Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

October 29, 2012

SMHS cross country teams qualify for state


CROSSVILLE — The Stone Memorial cross country teams qualified for the Class A/AA state meet Nov. 3 by finishing in the top three at the region meet on Oct. 25 at Victor Ashe Park in Knoxville.

The Lady Panthers won the region with 38 points, two better than Christian Academy of Knoxville (40) and 60 better than Loudon (98). All three teams qualify for the state meet.

The Panthers finished third with 98 points behind Gatlinburg-Pittman (64) and CAK (68). All three qualify for the state meet.

Bo Hamilton finished 13th to lead the Panthers and earned second team All-Region. Rounding out the times were Mario Martinez, 19:02; Sam Hagan, 19:37; John Mathis, 19:54; Ismael Matius, 20:09; Anthony Spencer, 20:17; and Justin Simmons, 20:22.

Caroline Pribanich'a fifth-place finish of 21:39 led the Lady Panthers. She was followed by Kerigan Smith, 21:49; Rachel Hutson, 22:16; Tiffany Cokkinias, 22:44; Emily Swafford, 23:01; Faith Van Ruden, 23:48; and Ali Livesay, 27:38. Six of the seven Lady Panthers finished in the top 15.

Pribanich and Smith were first-team All-Region, while Hutson, Cokkinias, Swafford and Van Ruden were all second-team All-Region.