LEXINGTON—A cold, miserable day greeted participants in this year’s KHSAA State Cross Country Championships, held Saturday at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

A mixture of rain and sleet, along with gusty winds, made conditions tough on the runners, who not only had to battle themselves, but also a wet, muddy course.

Ryan Eaton of Greenwood captured the boys’ title with a time of 15:55.70, beating Shelby County’s Stacey Eden, who finished in 16:02.62.

The top local runner to finish was North Laurel’s Robert Melton, who placed 122nd with a time of 18:15.53. South Laurel’s Hunter Sizemore took 148th in 18:34.38, while James Brooks (NL) finished in 166th with a time of 18:49.81. Layne Gaynor of North Laurel finished in 170th place with a time of 18:52.45; Jeffrey Poston (SL), 175th, 18:58.49; Aaron Beckner (NL), 179th, 19:01.32; Kevin Morgan (SL), 187th, 19:15.79; Chris Cheek (SL), 194th, 19:22.63; Gregory Randolph (NL), 198th, 19:24.00; Clay Montgomery (NL), 216th, 20:04.58; Blake Walden (SL), 219th, 20:16.53; Eric Wright (SL), 226th, 21:41.55; Mackenzie Kern (NL), 228th, 21:53.05; and Nick Poston (SL), 229th, 23:56.79.

The North Laurel boys finished in 27th, with the South Laurel boys in 28th.

The lone local girl, North Laurel’s Meredith Johnson, finished in 141st place with a time of 22:12.33. Sacred Heart’s Emma Brink won the Class 3A title with a time of 18:37.64, with John Hardin’s Maggie Mattingly taking second in 18:50.03.

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