Trojan cross country team members, from left: Anna Martin, Finley Jeffords, Kinley Logeman, Hannah Rojas, Jordan Forthman, Jayden Miller, Aden Parks, Chance Miller, Josh Fisher, Gabe Rottmann and Jack Turner. Not pictured are Jack Stephenson and Dravin Burrus.

Massac County’s junior high cross country team was primed and ready for their first meet last week at Marion but Mother Nature threw a wrench in the machine.

Threatening weather changed everything for the three team match. Powerful Herrin, home team Marion and Massac County ended up having a “practice match” after all was said and done. But there were high points.

All five of Massac’s girls finished in the top 10 led by Anna Martin, who ran a strong time of 11:45 which was good for fourth place. Hannah Rojas finished fifth, Jordan Forthman ran sixth, Finley Jeffords finished eighth and Kinley Logeman grabbed the last slot in the top ten finishing 10th.

Massac’s Jayden Miller led the boys team with a time of 9:45, also good for fourth place. Aden Parks and Gabe Rottmann also cracked the boys’ top 10 with seventh and eighth place finishes, respectively. Coach Luke Caporale lamented the “rushed match” but understood the situation. “We got to run against some competition,” he said.

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