Middle School Boys and Girls Take Cross Country Meet

 Middle School Boys and Girls Take Cross Country Meet

The Union City Middle School boys and girls each claimed first place honors in their cross country meet in Brownsville….(photos: School Communications Director Mike Hutchens)

Union City Middle School won top honors in the girls’ and boys’ team portion of the Tomcat Invitational at Brownsville.

The Twister boys finished with 42 points, led by overall best finisher Woodrow McKinnis, who ran the two-mile race in 12:57.

Four other UC runners medaled with Top 20 finishes.

They included: Rushdon Howell (3rd, 13:08), Andrew Beard (10th, 14:09), Paul Martin Tohn (13th, 14:21), and Brayden Chism (18th, 14:43).

The Top 7 Lady Tornadoes earned medals, as Union City won overall with a total of 42 points.

Brylee Patrick finished second overall at 15:39. Ainsley Beard was seventh with a time of 16:50 and Briley McKinney placed 10th at 17:01.

Rounding out the medalist pecking order for Union City were Emma Jane Rice (11th, 17:12), Blythe Ogden (12th, 17:19), Rori Howell (15th, 18:16), and Phoebe Coleman (20th, 18:41).

The Tornado teams will compete for a final time this fall on Thursday when they run in the Best of the West at Northview Middle School.

Charles Choate