Runners post PRs at Carney Classic

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Hayesville – By the end of the meet, “It is a PR course” was being said by many of your Swain County High School XC runners.  

In all, 7 SCHS runners broke their personal record at The Buck Carney Invitational hosted by Hayesville High School Sept. 26.  The girls continued to show great growth with 5 total PRs, led by Gracie Monteith (22:14 pr) and a 3rd place finish, Amelia Rogers (22:50 pr) 7th place finish, Emily Ulaner (23:19 pr) 13 place finish led the girls team to a 3rd place overall finish with 3A, 2A, and teams from Georgia competing.  Ericka Wachacha (27:07 pr) and Katie Mae Roland finished out the top five.  Katie Simonds also set her personal record with a time of 30:30.

On the boys side, Austin San Souci led the charge with a 17th place finish, followed by Elijah Bryant (21:43 pr), John Schuler (22:18 pr), Jaxon McClung and Rider Maddox rounded out the top five and a 10th place overall finish for the boys.

Their next meet will be Tuesday, Oct. 8 at Robbinsville High School. 

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