Grant County moves on to state meet

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Grant County runners competed in the Region 5 Class AAA regionals Nov. 2 at Sherman Elementary. Five members of the team qualified for the state meet: sophomores Hayley Leach and Jordan Rose, eighth grader Summer Dearing and seventh graders Molly Howell and Benjamin Spratt. They will be traveling to the Kentucky Horse Park on Nov. 9, to compete against the top high school runners in the state.


Reflecting on their season, Jordan Rose said, “We’ve come a long way as a team and made a lot of progress. I think we are on our way to becoming a team people will really notice.”

Running Saturday on the girls’ team were (in finishing order): Summer Dearing, Molly Howell, Hayley Leach, Whitley Calhoun, Kinley Wilson, Elizabeth Robinson and Makayla Centers.

Competing for the boys’ team were (in finishing order): Jordan Rose, Benjamin Spratt, Derek Gouge, Tyler Jackson, Cameron Beavers, Kevin Howell and Jemison Beavers.