Westover Christian Academy

Westover Christian Academy's senior runners include (from left) Greyson Bettendorf, Grayson Buckley, Taylor Waller, Coach Paul Nelson, Noah Barber and Nathan Crozier.

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Westover Christian Academy’s cross country team took part in a five-team outing in Rocky Mount with 89 runners on a cool Tuesday afternoon.

The middle school girls captured first place. The middle school boys, varsity girls and varsity boys earned second-place finishes in their competitions.

The middle school boys were led by Christopher Bowman (13:20), Colston Ware (13:23), Blake Johnson (14:00), Keeley Bettendorf (14:32) and Trey Leopold (14:39). All five runners finished in the top 15 out of 29 participants.

The varsity girls were led by Lanie Crumpton (25:52), Noelle Stewart (25:54.15), Taylor Waller (25:54.84) and Reagan Massingale (25:55). Just three seconds separated the girls.

Varsity boys were led by Noah Barber (20:21 and fourth overall), Alex Boaz (21:12), Grayson Buckley (22:12), Greyson Bettendorf (22:14), Ashton Bettendorf (22:27) and Nathan Crozier (23:38).

The middle school girls were led by Gracie Johnson (14:01 and first overall), Laicie Walker (14:04 and second overall), Kayleigh Johnson (16:10), Brooke Barrington (17:59) and Joanna Chen (19:19). All of our girls finished in the top 14 out of 16.

The team will travel to Garden, North Carolina, and compete against Vandalia Christian today. The last race of the regular season will be against Vandalia on Monday. The state tournament is set for Oct. 26 in Rocky Mount.

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