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SOUTHLAND JV GIRLS’ CROSS COUNTRY TEAM CAPTURES STATE TITLE
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Thursday, October 26, 2017
Southland Academy’s JV Girls’ Cross Country State Champions pictured are Tayler Bennett, Ila Johnson, Gracie Burrell, Ella Arnold, Jadie Burrell, Elizabeth Law, Taylor Ragsdale, Taylor Humphrey, McGraw Minor, and Reece Bell.  Not pictured are Julia Claire Hubbard and Mary Beth Easterlin.
Southland Academy’s JV Girls’ Cross Country State Champions pictured are Tayler Bennett, Ila Johnson, Gracie Burrell, Ella Arnold, Jadie Burrell, Elizabeth Law, Taylor Ragsdale, Taylor Humphrey, McGraw Minor, and Reece Bell. Not pictured are Julia Claire Hubbard and Mary Beth Easterlin.

The Southland Academy Junior Varsity girls’ and boys’ cross country teams recently competed in the state meet held at Bullock Academy in Statesboro. 

The Southland girls’ team had an impressive performance at the meet, capturing the state title with four team members placing in the top ten.

Southland’s Jadie Burrell finished second overall, was followed closely by Elizabeth Law, finishing in third place. Ella Arnold earned a seventh-place finish and Ila Johnson came in eighth place. Other team members included Reece Bell, Tayler Bennett, Gracie Burrell, Mary Beth Easterlin, Julia Claire Hubbard, Taylor Humphrey, McGraw Minor, and Taylor Ragsdale.

In the boys’ race, the Southland runners finished in fourth place overall with Tanner Humphrey capturing the State Individual Title with a three-kilometer time of 10:56.  Ashton Ray finished in fourth place. Other team members included Matteson DeBaise, Will Godwin, Lee Graft, Shaw Pinnell, Walker Ragsdale, and Noah Sheff.

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