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The Simpson Academy Cross Country Team hosted the Early Bird 2-Miler on Saturday, August 14 at Neely Farms in Magee.
More than 200 runners participated in the meet, which included five races: Varsity Girls, Varsity Boys, Homeschoolers, JV Girls and JV Boys.
The Simpson Academy Cross Country Team’s own Layla Warren won first place in the varsity girls’ race with a time of 12:43, but the team from Columbia Academy finished first after placing six runners in the top ten. Emma Overstreet was also in the top ten, finishing 4th.
In the varsity boys’ race, Jake Harrington from Lamar Christian came in first with a time of 11:12, leading his team to victory.
Ainsley Freeman of Brookhaven won the homeschool girls’ race, while Noah Gill won the boys’ race.
Simpson was back on top when the JV girls ran with Caroline McAlpin finishing first with a time of 14:00, and the Cougars kept it up when Denver Carter crossed the line first in the JV Boys’ Race, coming in at 11:58. Braden Overby, Jayden Smith and Parker Payne also finished in the top ten, securing the team victory for the Cougars.
To see the full race results, visit https://ms.milesplit.com/meets/433108-early-bird-2-miler-2021/results.