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Macon XC at Ryan Burnett

The MCHS and MCJHS Cross Country teams participated in the 17th
Annual Ryan Burnett Memorial Invitational located at Cookeville High School on
Saturday Oct. 1, 2011.

  Ryan Burnett passed away on Sept. 14, 1995,
from an enlarged heart that caused him to collapse during cross country
practice. Cookeville High School coach Bill Wrasman and his team rallied from
the loss and dedicated the annual invitational they host to Ryan, and it has
been a traditional event that everyone on the team and community takes pride in

  The MCHS girls finished 2nd
overall with 59 points. Times were: Katie Swindle(2nd) with a time
of 20:42, Katie Hix(4th) at 21:40, Logan Hernandez (14th)
at 22:36 and a personal record(PR), Jasmine
(26th) at 24:23, Daisy McClanahan (30th) at 24:41 and a
PR, Taylor Stafford (44th) at 27:16, and Jena Dziekiewicz (45th)
at 27:19.

The MCHS boys finished in sixth place overall with 184 points. Times
were: Andrew Emberton (1st Place) with a time of 17:24, Ryan Avera
(40th) at 19:29 and a PR, Jorden Kemp (43rd) at 19:33,
Dylan Meador (59th) at 20:16, Jeff Maynard (63rd) at
21:04, and Dylan Sexton (72nd) 22:20.

Jr. High teams finished second in the meet, and most of the runners turned in
their personal best times.  MCJHS will
run in the region meet on Saturday, October 8 at 10:00 and 10:30.

 The girls’ team finished second with a team
total of fifty-four points. Cookeville won the meet with a score of sixteen,
and T.W. Hunter finished third with a score of sixty-seven.  Maddy Miller finished fifth with a time of
15:14.0 (a personal record).  Angela
Whisenhunt finished eighth with a time of 15:40.0  (season best).  Alyssa Whisenhunt finished eleventh with a
time of 15:59.0 (PR).  Bethany Graves
finished fifteenth with a time of 16:21.0 (season best).  Jessica Seehafer finished thirty-fifth with a
time of 20:00.0 (season best). McCayla McClard finished thirty-sixth with a
time of 22:07.0 (PR), and Karla Whisenhunt finished thirty-seventh with a time
of 22:42.0 (PR).

 The boys’ team finished second with a team
total of thirty-nine.  Cookeville won the
meet with a total of nineteen points,and T. W. Hunter finished third with a
total of seventy-one.  Oakland,
Clarksville, and Overton County did not have enough runners in the event, so
they could not score as a team.  Carson
Cunningham finished  fourth with a time
of 13:07.0 (PR).  Connor Chaparro
finished sixth  with a time of 13:0.9.
(PR).  Grant Towns finished seventh with
a time of 13:16.0 (PR).  Isaac Wakefield
finished eleventh with a time of 14:08.0 (PR). 
Parker Smith finished thirteenth with a time of 14:09.0 (PR).  Cole Dziekiewicz finished twenty-second with
a time of 15:08.0.  Jacob Sewell finished
twenty-fifth with a time of 15:21.0 (PR). 
Eric Davis finished twenty-eighth with a time of 16:15.0 (PR).  Gavin Lamb finished thirty-fifth with a time
of 16:47.0 (PR), and Kannon West finished fortieth with a time of 21:29.0
(season best).