Demopolis sends eight runners to state cross country meet

Sylvia Clayton (Todd Thompson - RiverCat Photography)

Sylvia Clayton (Todd Thompson – RiverCat Photography)

Gracie Boykin (Todd Thompson - RiverCat Photography)

Gracie Boykin (Todd Thompson – RiverCat Photography)

In the first year in program history, the Demopolis High School Cross Country team sent eight runners to the state meet at Indian Mounds Park in Oakville Saturday.

The Demopolis girls finished 11th place in Class 5A. Gracie Boykin was the high finisher for the Demopolis ladies, completing the course in 22:55.85. Other DHS girls completing the course were Sylvia Clayton, Audrey Boykin, Mary-Michael Bradley and Petra Miranda.

Datrion Fultz ran the course in 18:21.35 to be the first finisher among Demopolis boys. Other finishers for DHS were Banks Compton and Seth Latham.

The following photos were submitted by Glenda Bradley.

Petra Miranda, Gracie Boykin, Sylvia Clayton, Audrey Boykin, Mary-Michael Bradley

Petra Miranda, Gracie Boykin, Sylvia Clayton, Audrey Boykin, Mary-Michael Bradley

Audrey Boykin and Mary-Michael Bradley running

Audrey Boykin and Mary-Michael Bradley running

Gracie Boykin races to the finish. She finished first for the Demopolis girls.

Gracie Boykin races to the finish. She finished first for the Demopolis girls.

Sylvia Clayton changes gears as she races to the finish.

Sylvia Clayton changes gears as she races to the finish.

Petra Miranda enters the last section of the course.

Petra Miranda enters the last section of the course.

Banks Compton, Datrion Fultz, and Seth Latham

Banks Compton, Datrion Fultz, and Seth Latham

Banks Compton running the course

Banks Compton running the course

5A boys start the course

5A boys start the course

Datrion Fultz races to the finish line. He finished first for the Demopolis boys' team and 38th overall out of 128 runners.

Datrion Fultz races to the finish line. He finished first for the Demopolis boys’ team and 38th overall out of 128 runners.

Seth Latham enters the last section of the race course

Seth Latham enters the last section of the race course