By Kathy Barber
Special to Alabamian
TUSCALOOSA - The Haleyville Running Lions performed well at the 4A Section 2 meet at Sokol Park in Tuscaloosa on a COLD Thursday October 31st. The girls team brought home an amazing trophy finishing just behind American Christian Academy to take 2nd place.
Top 5 girls from Haleyville were Katie Beth Boyles, Mae Boyles, Carlie Pendley, Ana Aaron and Emma Nethery.
The boys finished 4th behind American Christian Academy, Northside and Indian Springs to advance them on to state.
By Kathy Barber
Special to the Alabamian
DANVILLE - The Haleyville High School Running Lions competed in The Jesse Owens XC Classic Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 5, in Danville. This is one of the largest races in the state with teams from four states competing. Runners numbering 3,767 completed the course.
Traffic was so congested that some spectators, as well as teams themselves, had to park a mile away on the side of the road and walk the course to make it in time for the races. Luckily our teams made it to the competition early.
HARTSELLE - Week three of the Haleyville High School Running Lions season took them to the Hartselle Tiger Invitational. Gracen Smith was the HHS top finisher for the boys and the team finished 4th overall.
Kaytee Beth Boyles was the top HHS finisher for the girls and the team finished 5th. They worked hard all week in practices and put in lots of miles. The cross country teams will compete Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Jesse Owens Classic at Oakville.
Boys top 5
13th Gracen Smith 18:58
16th Lewis Barber 19.49
By Kathy Barber
DANVILLE - Week two of Haleyville High School cross country took the Lions to the Chickasaw Trails Invitational in Danville.
The boys finished 15th out of 37 teams and the girls finished 12th out of 25 teams.
Lewis Barber and Kaytee Beth Boyles were the top finishers for the Lions. The runners faced 92ºF temperature, with 90 percent humidity. It was HOT!
HALEYVILLE - The Haleyville Running Lions opened their season Saturday, Aug. 31, at McFarland Park in Florence at the Brooks Lions Cross Country Invitational.
This is a very young team with only two female seniors and no male seniors. What is considered a rebuilding year, did not stop the Lions from putting up some impressive numbers.
Haleyville’s Top 5 boys finished in 12th, 24th, 39th, 43rd and 79th place out of 187 runners for a fifth place team finish.
HALEYVILLE - The Haleyville High School cross country team recently celebrated the end of a very successful season with an awards picnic at City Lake Park, in Haleyville. The season begins in June with summer conditioning and wraps up in November with state competition.
The ladies placed 12th in the state 4A division. State qualifiers for them included,
Ana Aaron, Kaytee Beth Boyles, Mae Boyles, Aly Donaldson, Holly Flippo, Daniela Largo, Emily Miller, Carlie Pendley, McKenzee Reid and Aynelise Vickery.
The Haleyville boys cross country team finished third in sectionals this past week, while the girls finished in second place in the 4A classification. The teams will be traveling the Oakville Indian Mounds, in Moulton, Saturday for state competition.
Results for the ladies division were:
1. Bijou Phillips, Good Hope-21:04.84
2. Theresa Billman, American Christian, 21:11.20
3. Isabella Lovvorn, American Christian, 21:12.66
4. Kaytee Beth Boyles, Haleyville, 22:21.52
5. Madison Isbell, American Christian, 22:42.93
FLORENCE -The Haleyville Running Lions participated in the Brooks Invitational, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, placing overall third in the large schools division - 4A-7A.
In the boys division, Tristan Carter placed 5th, Gracen Smith, 14th and Lewis Barber, 17th. In the girls category, Kaytee Beth Boyles finished 10th; Aly Donaldson, 12th and Mae Boyles 19th.