Story and Photo by Maggie Turner | REP YOUR SCHOOL: Montgomery Catholic
OXFORD, ALABAMA — The 2021 cross country season got off to a fast start as the Montgomery Catholic Racing Knights maneuvered their way to MVP status in the Waffle House / Yellow Jacket Invitational over the weekend. Montgomery Catholic finished second (girls) and third (boys) as a team and placed multiple Knights in the event’s Top 10.
With new coach Tim Moore leading the program – the future looks bright.
Catholic has been a big name amongst Alabama Cross Country competitors for years, but after graduating many strong runners in 2021, the sanctity of that status was in question.
However, the Knights proved themselves a force to be reckoned with at their first meet this past Saturday with a host of fresh faces and some returning runners.
In the Varsity A race, senior Catherine Aaron finished first with a time of 20:45, and eighth-grader Ellis O’Connor placed 10th with a 24:24. Ninth-grader, and a new runner, Eryn Owens placed eighth in the Varsity B race at 29:14.
Sophomore Henry Skala represented the Catholic boys team in the Varsity A race, finishing in ninth place with a 19:11. All races were a 5K distance.
The Racing Knights will turn their attention now toward Grady, Alabama and their next event.
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