Glenbrook’s cross-country team continued to expand while capitalizing on last season’s success to put up another strong 2019 campaign.
Sophomore, Emma Pitman, finished with three wins, a second, fourth, and a seventh place finish for the year. Vivian Still (seventh grade) also had a great season, picking up two wins in JV races, and two top-five finishes in varsity races.
“We have a strong young team that worked really hard all year,” head coach Keith Pitman said. “ Emma, Vivian, and Emily Chanler did what I expected after working with them last year. Sixth grader Mattison Fowler showed she’ll help the Apaches for many years to come. She was a great addition to the Varsity squad. Maci Tanner, Hannah Mosley, and Aubrey Gray also contributed and rounded out our varsity team.”
“Our team grew from 9 total runners last year, boys and girls, to 23 total this year for all the squads. Our JV squads, both boys (no boys varsity, this year) and girls, did a great job as well throughout the season.”
Choctaw Trail 5km Course in Clinton, Ms. Oct.28
The Lady Apaches are the 2019 MAIS 2A XC Champions with 34 points in their championship race with the top 5 runners finishing 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, & 23rd.
Emma Pitman MAIS 2A CHAMPION (21:22)
Vivian Still 2nd (22:29)
Emily Chanler 3rd (23:14)
Mattison Fowler 5th (23:33)
Maci Tanner 23rd (27:21)
Hannah Mosley 28th (28:34)
Aubrey Gray 36th (30:38)
“Emma led from the start, followed by Vivan, and both ran uncontested the whole race,” Pitman said. “Emily and Mattison, on the other hand, had to battle a pack of girls the whole race. They both edged out their closest competitors, winning by less than two seconds in a sprint to the finish. Maci secured the team title with her finish at number 23.
“Every varsity and JV runner set a personal best at the Mississippi College Choctaw Trail.
“I’m very proud of each and everyone of them and looking forward to next year,” Pitman said.
The JV team members included: Boys- Tucker Pitman, Nick Killgore, Cade Frye, Gavin Davis, Landon Chanler, and Eli Still
Girls- Gabi Brown, Hannah Day, Olivia Downer, Sophie Downer, Madison Kirby, Gwyneth Lott, Gracie Schaub, Sophie Spillers, Maggie Whitaker, and Kalyn Williams.