at&t Panther MS ReCap, Zack Truitt and Nyah Hernandez Take Individual Titles

Zack Truitt took the solo victory in 10:18.68 (photo and caption by Daniel McCauley)

The Middle School races at the at&t Panther Invitational were very competive. Zack Truitt of Landmark and Nyah Hernandez won the Individual races while Strong Rock Boys and Lovinggood MS Girls took the Team titles.

William Brown of the Walton Youth Track Club never gave up the chase of Zack Truit. (photo and caption by Daniel McCauley)

MS Boys- Zack Truitt of Landmark Christian made it 2 wins in a row taking 1st in 10:18. William Brown of Walton Youth placed 2nd in a solid 10:40 and 7th grader Tate Ellingson was 3rd overall at 10:50. Strong Rock Christian surprised the field winning the team title by 30 points over Landmark Christian by placing 2 runners in the top 10 including 6th grader Noah Kilgore in 8th and Justin George in 10th.

Tait Ellingson ran unattached and earned the bronze medal. (photo and caption by Daniel McCauley)

Matt Norton of Rising Starr edges out Renfroe's Eoin McNally, 11:05.67 to 11:05.89, for fourth Overall. (photo and caption by Daniel McCauley)

Rising Starr's Middle School Girls show great team spirit before the exciting start. (photo and caption by Daniel McCauley)

MS Girls- Nyah Hernandez of Creekland MS is no stranger to winning MS races as she motored to a 10:48 taking the overall title. Hopefully she'll go heads up with Bobak and Sydney Runyan at MS State...Katherine Vuckovic of Westminster placed 2nd in 11:16 while Grace Ellsworth led Lovinggood MS to the team title crossing 3rd in 11:16. It was very competitve from 2nd to 4th team places with Renfroe MS 2nd, Union Grove MS 3rd and Mount Paran 4th.

The graceful Nyah Hernandez took a long look to confirm that she had no one on her heels - Nyah won by 28 seconds in 10:48.75. (photo and caption by Daniel McCauley)

The Lovinggood MS Hawks Girls were the Team Champs (photo by Daniel McCauley)

Katherine Vuckovic ran strong to take the silver medal ahead of Grace Ellsworth.(photo and caption by Daniel McCauley)

Following in the footsteps of her older sister, Erin Fegans gave her all and took fourth Overall (photo and caption by Daniel McCauley)

Sprint specialist Camryn Bourne of Paideia grabs the early lead in the field of 131 enthusiastic Middle School Girls. (photo and caption by Daniel McCauley)