Area schools represent at Trinity meet

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 4, 2000

Kim Robertson of Adams County Christian School won the girls division and Brady Hendrix of Cathedral won the boys division at the Second Annual Trinity Invitational Cross Country Meet Wednesday on the grounds of Trinity Episcopal School.

Robertson, competing in her first cross-country meet, had a time of 15:03.

&uot;It was fun,&uot; Robertson said. &uot;It’s not easy, though. This is the fourth time I’ve run 2 miles. I’m surprised I won. We (teammate Nikki Hankins and I) were both excited.&uot;

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Huntington’s Rachel Anders came in second place with a time of 15:10.

&uot;It was hard, but we (Huntington) practice a lot,&uot; Anders said. &uot;It’s not the best one, but I like running. I was pleased with my finish. It was a hilly course.&uot;

Anders came in second place for the second year in a row.

Phoebe Clare of Trinity finished one second behind Anders for third place with a time of 15:11.

&uot;I’m not on the team, but I just ran out here for fun,&uot; Clare said. &uot;I was surprised at my finish. I wish more girls would run for the team because they love it.&uot;

Hankins came up just short of receiving a trophy with a fourth-place time of 15:12.

Last year’s girls individual champion, Jessie Moak of Huntington, finished eighth with a time of 16:06.

Huntington’s girls team had 33 points for first place, followed by ACCS with 41 points and Trinity with 47 points.

Hendrix defended his boys individual title with a time of 21:10 seconds despite an injury and having to run the boys’ distance of 3.1 miles, compared to the girls’ distance of two miles.

&uot;I strained my knee playing soccer last week. I stepped in two holes,&uot; Hendrix said. &uot;(Trinity’s) Richard (Burke) gave me a scare. I did pretty well considering I hadn’t practiced much at all. It feels good to be a repeat champions.&uot;

Burke finished second with a time of 21:31.

&uot;It’s not my best, but it’s my best this year,&uot; Burke said. &uot;It was tough. I took it easy on the uphills and went in strides on the downhills.&uot;

Donnie Flynn, also of Trinity, finished third with a time of 21:51 seconds.

&uot;It’s not my fastest, but it’s my best this season,&uot; Flynn said. &uot;It’s going to be a lot better at state. It was a good team effort.&uot;

Trinity’s boys team had 23 points for first place, followed by ACCS with 45 points and Cathedral with 91 points; not bad considering Hendrix was Cathedral’s only runner in the event.