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Both the boys and girls Simpson Cross Country teams showed out at the final regular season meet before the MSAIS State Championship Meet, which will be held Monday, October 25 at Choctaw Trails in Clinton.

The JV boys team won the JV race, led by Denver Carter, who was the overall winner; Parker Payne, who placed 6th; Braden Overby, who finished 5th; and Jayden Smith, who was 3rd overall.

Team Finishes were as follows:

11:20.00 Denver Carter 1st
12:32.40 Jayden Smith 3rd
12:42.80 Braden Overby 5th
12:43.50 Parker Payne 6th
14:17.20 Thomas Martin 20th
18:42.60 John Thomas White 40th


The Simpson Cross Country Girls’ Team continued its winning streak, finishing the meet with a perfect score of 15.

Pack running was once again key to the Cougars’ success, with the team led by the following runners: Lilly Overby, who placed 1st; Kinsley Welch, 2nd; Layla Warren, 3rd; Caroline McAlpin, 4th; Emma Overstreet, 5th; Carson Carter, 7th; and Cameron Bishop, 8th.

Sophie Grubbs led the Cougars in the JV race, finishing 10th overall.

Jayda Smith was not far behind in 12th.

The Fast & Furious 2-Miler, hosted by Simpson Academy and Park Place Christian Academy, was the last home meet for Senior Cameron Bishop, who had her best meet of the season so far.

Team finishes were as follows:

12:36.90 Lilly Overby 1st Girls 2 Mile Run CC Varsity
12:39.50 Kinsley Welch 2nd Girls 2 Mile Run CC Varsity
13:09.50 Layla Warren 3rd Girls 2 Mile Run CC Varsity
13:09.80 Caroline McAlpin 4th Girls 2 Mile Run CC Varsity
13:48.60 Emma Overstreet 5th Girls 2 Mile Run CC Varsity
14:20.00 Carson Carter 7th Girls 2 Mile Run CC Varsity
14:32.20 Cameron Bishop 8th Girls 2 Mile Run CC Varsity
14:40.20 Sophie Grubbs 10th Girls 2 Mile Run CC JV
14:53.30 Jayda Smith 12th Girls 2 Mile Run CC JV
14:55.90 Jami Bishop 13th Girls 2 Mile Run CC JV
15:49.20 Mary Madelyn Grubbs 15th Girls 2 Mile Run CC Varsity
17:32.30 Neely Kate White 22nd Girls 2 Mile Run CC Varsity
18:38.50 Callie Grace Clayburn 27th Girls 2 Mile Run CC Varsity


The Simpson Cross Country Team will finish its season Monday, October 25 at the state meet in Clinton.


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