Britt of Loyd Star, Spring of West Lincoln take 1st overall at Region 7-2A XC meet

Published 10:00 am Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Seniors Aubrey Britt of Loyd Star and Chase Spring of West Lincoln head into the MHSAA 2A State Championship Meet with momentum after winning the Region 7-2A championship last week.

The state title race will be run on Choctaw Trail in southwest Jackson on Saturday, Nov. 6 and that was also the location of the region title race.

Britt finished with a time of 20 minutes and 22 seconds, two minutes faster than anyone else running in the race.

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A four-time defending 2A individual state champion, Britt will be a big favorite in the state meet.

Freshman Ady Locke of Loyd Star finished in second place as coach Michelle Case’s team finished two points behind Heidelberg in the team competition.

Freshman Avery Sellers (26:06) of Loyd Star finished seventh overall while her classmate Josie Breakfield (27:30) was the ninth-place finisher and sophomore Alaina Mathis of West Lincoln was the 10th-place finisher.

Other finishers for West Lincoln were junior Kate McClatchy (28:37), freshman Anna Mckenzie (30:42) and seventh-grader Palyn Smith (34:41).

Junior Shanna Moore (28:55) finished 13th overall for Loyd Star.

Spring finished in a time of 18:18 to take first place in the boys’ race. Loyd Star senior Todd Michael Rodriguez (19:14) finished second as the Hornet took first place in the team competition.

Loyd Star sophomore Nathan Mills (20:10) finished third overall and his eighth-grade teammate Cooper Creel (21:07) was the fourth-place finisher.

West Lincoln freshman Hayden Skates (21:15) finished fifth and Loyd Star freshman Braxton Williams (21:56) was the seventh-place finisher.

Other runners for Loyd Star were freshman Carter Reed Britt (23:41), eighth-grader Zachary Reid (23:56), freshman Chandler Creel (27:12) and freshman Lawson Cook (28:25).

Also running for coach Jay Case and West Lincoln were junior Zack Reed (23:05), sophomore Ryan Purdy (24:29), seventh-grader Ethan Price (25:13), junior Connor Johnson (28:13), and seventh-grader Brice Spring (35:29).