Westminster XC boys take first, girls second at Jesse Owens Classic

Published 3:49 pm Thursday, October 10, 2013


The Westminster School at Oak Mountain competed Saturday at the 15th annual Jesse Owens Cross Country Invitational on Oct. 5, capping a great middle school season for the young Knights.

In the Jr. High Small Schools Division 2.1 mile race, the Westminster boys’ team earned the title with 22 points, followed by St. Bernard with 71. Corinth of Mississippi placed third with a total of 115 points. Westminster runners took four of the top spots in the race. They were led by Scott Landers, who finished second with a time of 11:33, Price Leonard in fourth with a time of 12:34, Pierce Moffett in sixth place with a time of 12:56, Cole Callahan in seventh place with a time of 13:00, and Jonah Sellers in 15th place with a time of 13:31.

Racing in the Jr. High Large Schools Division 2.1 mile race, the girls team finished second with 82 points, only bested by Mountain Brook, which took the title with 43 points. Huntsville finished third with 150 total points. The Westminster girls took three of the top 15 spots, led by Maddie Hoaglund, who finished fifth with a time of 12:59, Camilla Lemons who finished 11th with a time of 13:26, Sarah Kate Lipperd in 12th with a time of 13:27.

One of the largest cross country meets in the South, the Jesse Owens Classic featured more than 5,000 runners representing over 150 teams from Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee.