Floodwaters don’t faze boys’ cross-country

Despite flooding conditions moving this weekend’s cross country race from Robert Anderson Park to Kennedy Middle School, five runners broke West Shore records and moved into the Top 10 ranking for runners in their grade.

Overall the varsity team placed fourth out of 14 teams, while the junior varsity team placed fourth out of seven teams.

“The varsity team was projected to place sixth and we placed fourth,” coach Hayes said regarding the teams’ success. “In addition it was great seeing many JV runners working in groups to get through the race.”

Sophomore James Greathouse ran a 17:57 5K, beating his personal best by one minute and nine seconds after losing his shoe within the first half mile of the three mile race.

“The race felt much longer and more difficult with the uneven feeling of only one shoe, especially since it threw off my running form,” Greathouse said.

Among other notable performances for West Shore were sophomore Austin Camps, who ran a 16:29 5K, placing third overall, and Jared H. who placed 17th overall.

Editor’s note: Brevard Public Schools policy prohibits the inclusion of middle-schoolers’ last name on its websites.