Carroll County’s Tyler Barrett put the finishing touches on an outstanding senior season Friday, finishing 12th out of 102 runners in the 4-A State Cross Country Championships.
Barrett, who placed 10th in the 4-A West Regional Championships and won the Conference 24 Championship, earned All-State honors by placing in the top 15 at the state meet Friday at Great Meadows State Course in The Plains, Va. Barrett finished the 3.1-mile course in 16:49 to place 12th in state. Junior Samuel Haynes, Barrett’s Carroll County teammate, placed 43rd in the state with a time of 17:35.
Loudon Valley senior Andrew Hunter dominated the state championship as he averaged better than a five-minute mile, winning with a time of 15:04. The next closest runner was nearly a full minute behind, Lafayette’s Konrad Steck in 16:00.
Hunter’s finish helped Loudon Valley claim the boys’ team title with 47 points. Fauquier placed second with 114 points, while Sherando (119), Midlothian (122) and Millbrook (144) rounded out the top five.
Carroll County junior Sydney Haynes finished 70th overall out of 103 runners Friday with a time of 21:51. Heritage sophomore Weini Kelati won the girls’ individual state title with a run of 17:22. Heritage also won the girls’ team championship with 86 points. Loudon Valley took second with 103 points, while E.C. Glass (109), Lafayette (113) and Jefferson Forest (116) also cracked the top five team standings.
Allen Worrell can be reached at (276) 779-4062 or on [email protected]