Morgan County's Kingsley Sitzmann beats a Greene County runner. Photo by Josiah Connelly

Morgan County’s Kingsley Sitzmann beats a Greene County runner. Photo by Josiah Connelly

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer

The Morgan County High School (MCHS) cross country team held their first home meet of the season last Thursday, Oct. 10. The Morgan County boys and girls teams placed first against runners from Putnam and Greene, and MCHS runners Jeremy Craft and Carolina Zant set course records at the meet.

“It was a pretty dominant performance for both of our teams,” said MCHS Cross Country Coach Brandon York. “Both the boys and girls had four of the top six finishers in each race.”

Craft’s and Zant’s course records, at 18:24 and 23:50, respectively, were a pleasant surprise to Coach York, since Morgan County’s course was not developed to generate fast times.

”I was very pleased with the times, largely due to the course not being engineered to be a ‘fast’ course,” began York.  “I’m very proud of the work I’ve seen on both sides. Jeremy has put in a great deal of work on his own to be where he is, and, on the ladies’ side, we’re now seeing three girls duking it out to be the top runner. It’s been a long time since we’ve had so much internal competition on our girls’ team.”

Today, Oct. 17, the MCHS cross country teams will travel to Oglethorpe County for the Oglethorpe Patriot Races.

On Oct. 22, MCHS will host their second home meet of the year, which will be the last event before the Region Meet, which will take place on Oct 31. at the East Jackson High School.

“I’m eager to see what we do at the region meet at East Jackson,” said York.

Click here for more photos of the meet.