Lawrence County Wins Cross Country Title, Randolph Places 2nd

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MOULTON, Ala. (WHNT) - Wilson won its first girls state title with 51 points and snapped a five-year winning streak by UMS-Wright, who was second with 69 points. Rogers (73) finished third.

    Cele Moon, the 2013 Class 4A individual champion, led Coach Robin Phillips’ Lady Warriors with a second-place finish to overall winner Amacis Tyynismaa, who set a new course record to claim top honors.  Montgomery Catholic’s Tyynismaa, an eighth grader, averaged 5:29 per mile in clocking an amazing 17:03.04 to win by more 1:20.  Moon, who improved her 2013 winning time by 27 seconds, clocked 18:23.08 and also averaged less than six minutes per mile.
Class 5A
    Coach Stanley Johnson’s Lady Red Devils gave Lawrence County a sweep of the 5A competition, edging out runner-up Randolph by two points, 65-67. Lawrence County’s boys won the 5A state crown as well.
Lexie Sport paced Johnson’s squad with a time of 20:25.80 and a sixth-place finish.   Isabell Valenzuela of St. Paul’s Episcopal was the individual champion with 18:51.37.  Alexandria runner Abby Nunnelly was second with a 19:26.16.


BOYS
Class 5A
     Lawrence County, coached by Stanley Johnson, won its first boys state cross title since 2004 with a strong 56-point  total.  Junior Kyle Bailey led the Red Devils of nearby Moulton with a fourth-place finish clocking 17:10.89. St. Paul’s Episcopal senior Reece Stevens won the individual championship clocking 16:28.57.  Madison County’s Jared Melton was second (16:52.90).
Randolph of Huntsville had 59 points to finish second. St. Paul’s was third with 63 points.


Courtesy: AHSAA media relations