SCOTTSBORO — Cassi Still finished 17th (22:02.22), and Emily Campbell crossed the line in 21st (22:21.02) Saturday at the Scottsboro Invitational, motoring an extremely consistent Cold Springs girls cross country team to sixth out of 15 schools in the Class 1A-4A division.
Kaleigh Merring was the next best Eagle with a 33rd-place run (23:15.98), while Katie Huffstutler, 51st (24:10.44), and Haven Watson, 53rd (24:14.81), rounded out the team's top five. Hannah Watson grabbed 61st (24:43.16).
Porcha Hunter and August Stancil represented Fairview at the meet, taking 38th (23:25.19) and 67th (25:15.24), respectively.
Morgan Smith, 16th (18:46.75), and Kramer Crider, 31st (19:18.33) led Cold Springs to 10th as a team in the 1A-4A boys competition. The other three runners who contributed to that result were Adam Carney, 71st (20:48.98); Heath Hollis, 83rd (21:26.96); and Josh Coleman, 151st (25:35.80).
A trio of Aggie boys turned in impressive times on the difficult Scottsboro trail. Reece Walker was 34th (19:25.13), Jerrami Browder finished 39th (19:34.98) and Kurtis Miller snagged 65th (20:36.67).
Cullman's boys and girls squads sprinted to top-10 finishes in the Class 5A-6A division.
The Bearcat boys claimed seventh out of 24 teams behind a 19th-place result (17:13.78) from Devan Hall and 26th-place time (17:27.32) from Nicholas Fillinger. Jesse Burroughs, 52nd (18:00.03); Stephen McNeal, 60th (18:05.79); and Mark Gomez, 62nd (18:10.77), also played a part in Cullman's performance.
The Bearcat girls, anchored by Marisa Franklin, 43rd (21:46.39), and Megan Pendley, 49th (22:04.86), landed in ninth out of 20 teams. The squad's other three contributors were Anna Bailey, 63rd (22:32.14); Hillary Crider, 69th (22:43.56); and Savannah B. Smith, 83rd (23:17.27).
According to the AlabamaRunners website, Cold Springs, Cullman, Fairview, Holly Pond and St. Bernard are among the 16 schools scheduled to participate in the Fairview Invitational Saturday at the Fairview Town Park.
St. Bernard's results from the Scottsboro Invitational were published online and in Sunday's print edition of The Times.
% The Times' sports editor Rob Ketcham contributed to this report.