For over a month, the Gilmer County Cross-Country team has been racking up road miles. This past Saturday, Sept. 14, that dedication paid off as three members of the Lady Titan Cross-Country team medaled at the Nicholas County Battle Run Invitational.
Medals are provided to the top 20 runners in most Cross-Country invitationals. These young ladies competed against runners from 14 other schools.
The Lady Titans were led by sophomore runner Cheyenne Crawford who came in 14th. Crawford finished with a time of 27:59.8.
Coming in at 16th was teammate Eve Mohr. Mohr, who is a junior, was just 30 seconds behind with a time of 28:27.2.
Finally, their classmate Rachel Phares rounded out the top 20 with a time of 29:06.5.
The Gilmer Boys were led by sophomore Andrew Putnum who came in at 36th (21:47.4). There were 103 boys running. All Gilmer runners finished in the top half!
Head Coach Amanda Williams and Assistant Coach Sean Hunt continue to work together to build a solid running program for Gilmer County.
Congrats, Cheyenne, Eve, and Rachel, on your medals. Now on to the next one!
Travel to Richwood this Friday, Sept. 6
By Jamie Mullins,
Those Friday Night lights returned to Gilmer last week as the GCHS Titans kicked off their 2019 season at Morris Stadium.
The CeeBees of Clay-Battelle, who were (5-5) a year ago, traveled down from Monongalia County to challenge the Titans, and the Gilmer boys were ready.
Clay-Battelle got on the score board early after a series of short, powerful rushes and multiple first downs allowed them to find the endzone.
However, GCHS answered early in the second when a recovered fumble by Levi Self on the punt left the Titans deep in CeeBee territory.
Quarterback Ean Hamric carried the ball in from 10 yards out to tie the game up, 6-6.
The Titans continued to play strong defense throughout the quarter keeping Clay-Battelle from scoring, again.
Read more on the Titans in this week's issue of the newspaper- on stands now!