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Trimble County’s boys took three of the top six positions to claim the KHSAA Region 5 Class A Cross Country title at Bourbon County High School in Paris on Saturday.

Freshman Jessup Smith was second overall in 17:08.73, sophomore Matthew Craig was third in 17:11.27 and junior Alex Seward ran sixth in 17:33.16 as the Raiders scored 63 points to edge Lexington Christian by four points.

Michael Kainer placed 14th in 18:17.49 and Brayden Taylor was 44th in 20:10.61 to round out Trimble’s scoring. In non-scoring runs, Luke Mullins was 58th in 21:40.89 and Keegan Congleton was 59th in 21:43.87.

Connor Hayes of Lexington Christian won the race in 15:59.34.

On the girls side, Rebecca Kainer finished second in 19:42.31 and three others placed in the top 12 as Trimble finished second overall with 56 points. Lexington Christian won the regional title with 27 points.

Following Rebecca Kainer, Kinley Kunkel was seventh in 20:08.64, Eliza Weston was ninth in 20:57.10, Meagan Kainer was 12th in 21:49.85 and Addison Phelps was 38th in 24:16.67.

Carroll County’s Sarah Marshall, a junior, qualified for the Class A state finals by running 16th in 22:11.61. Carroll was 10th as a team.

Anna Rupp of Lexington Christian won the girls race in 18:54.53.

The Class A State Finals will be run at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington on Saturday. The girls race will begin at 9:30 a.m.

Shawe’s Alderman runs 51st at semistate

The cross country season came to an end for five Courierarea athletes at the IHSAA Semistate on a rainy Saturday in Brown County.

Shawe freshman Calli Alderman placed 51st in the girls race in 20:43.4 while Switzerland County freshman Grace White was 68th in 21:15.6. Madison junior Brett Cahall ran 105th in 21:55.0.

“Calli had an outstanding freshman season,” Shawe coach Jim Leveille said. “Today was a hard and wet day but it has incentivized her to finish the process by going into next season to complete the road to the state meet. We are all very proud of her at Shawe.”

On the boys side, Southwestern’s Gavyn Mundt and Trevor Smith nearly crossed the line at the same time with Mundt running122nd in 18:01.1 and Smith 124th at 18:01.8.

Bloomington South won the boys team championship with 77 points, just two better than runner-up Columbus North. Bloomington North’s Paul Rushton won the individual title in 15:50.6.

Columbus North won the girls title with 57 points and Bloomington North was second with 76. Annalyssa Crain of Edgewood was the top individual at 18:02.6.