FHS’s Crain runs 5th in district

Published 1:59 pm Friday, November 13, 2020

Franklinton’s Wesley Crain was the fifth best runner in the District 8-4A Cross Country Meet that took place on Nov. 5 at Fontainebleau State Park.

Crain ran the three-mile race in 20 minutes, 40.7 seconds. He was just 0.6 seconds from fourth place, which was Lakeshore’s Drew Gourgues, as 16 competitors ran the event.

Two more runners competed for the Demons in Kael Boyle and D.J. Corkern.

Boyle and Corkern ran ninth and 10th with times of 25:15 and 25:20 respectively.

Pearl River’s Malachi McGuay won the race in 19:41.

McGuay topped the event by 16 seconds over Salmen’s Ethan Ruiz.

Lakeshore’s Elijah Entrekin was third at 20:21, followed by Gourgues and Crain to round out the top five.

Lakeshore won the team competition.

Pearl River was second.

In the girls race, Franklinton had two runners in Chloe Rayburn and Dawn Kehoe, who ran 21st and 22nd at 36:08 and 36:22.

The top five runners were from St. Scholastica Academy.

Chloe Chehardy won the event in 21:43 by 12 seconds over Maggie Oggs.

Sarah Kate Hendry was third at 22:01.

Claire Berrigan and Presley Lang were fourth and fifth with times of 22:16 and 22:54 respectively with 22 competing.

St. Scholastica Academy won the team part of the race.

Pearl River was second.

Everybody qualifies for the state meet.

The Class 4A state meet will take place Tuesday at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches.