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Jefferson, Rabun finish first in Region 8-AA cross country meet
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Boys team scores
1. Jefferson 35
2. Riverside Military 68
3. Union Co. 87
4. Oglethorpe Co. 97
5. Social Circle 120
6. Greene Co. 148
7. Rabun Co. 154
8. Wash.-Wilkes 226

Girls team scores
1. Rabun Co. 34
2. Jefferson 40
3. Union Co. 74
4. Oglethorpe Co. 104
5. Social Circle 116
6. Wash.-Wilkes 155

Boys individual scores
1. Marcus Gouthro, Riverside 17:01.99
2. Addison Cochran, Jefferson 17:49.56
3. Sid Wightman, Oglethorpe Co. 17:53.85
4. Cristian Garcia, Union Co. 17:59.64
5. Alex Parrish, Jefferson 18:10.85
6. Mitchell Clegg, Social Circle 18:16.19
7. Tyler Hampton, Riverside 18:24.74
8. Kyle Kashuba, Jefferson 18:31.35
9. Jacob Adams, Jefferson 18:36.28
10. Author Porter, Green Co. 18:38.29

Girls individual scores
1. Emma Garrison, Union Co. 19:19.68
2. Sally Woerner, Rabun Co. 20:52.05
3. Reese Bowles, Jefferson 21:59.49
4. Morgan Mitchell, Jefferson 22:05.16
5. Jordan Gihl, Rabun Co. 22:14.62
6. Sasha Parker, Jefferson 22:21.11
7. Sara Panico, Rabun Co. 22:44.48
8. Sarah Chastain, Oglethorpe 22:44.73
9. Katie McDonough, Rabun Co. 22:53.71
10. Kaylynn Rainey, Jefferson 23:00.44


Marcus Gouthro won the Region 8-AA boys individual cross country title with a time of 17:01.99, leading Riverside Military to a second place team finish on Wednesday at its home course in Gainesville.

Jefferson claimed the boys team title by placing four runners in the top nine, including Addison Cochran (17:49.56), the region’s individual runner-up.

Both Riverside and Jefferson qualified for the Class AA state cross country meet, along with third place Union County and fourth place Oglethorpe County.

In the girls race, Union County’s Emma Garrison won the individual championship with a time of 19:19.68, helping the Lady Panthers to a third place finish.

Rabun County took the team championship with four Lady Wildcats finishing in the top nine, while Jefferson put four Lady Dragons in the top 10 for second place.

Rabun, Jefferson and Union will be joined at state by Oglethorpe County, which took fourth.

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