The junior varsity and middle school runners got to enjoy it. The varsity did not.
That would be the 19th running of the Warner Robins Cross Country Invitational. The first two, Tuesday on the course that borders Huntington Middle School, were able to get their race off and finished â€“ even then lightning flashing off in the great distance. Inclement weather was not so kind for the rest.
As far as the JV â€“ in a â€śmixedâ€ť field of girls and boys â€“ Bleckley County won with 38 points. Veterans was second with 81. Houston County was fourth with 103, Perry sixth with 155, Warner Robins 10th with 272 and Northside 12th â€“ last unfortunately â€“ with 317.
Middle-school wise, it was Bleckley also earning first. It had 48 points. Bonaire Middle was 10th and Perry 11th out of the 12 teams. The Jags had 268 and Panthers 286, respectively.
The Lady Royals made it a sweep by capturing the girlsâ€™ middle school title. It had 34. Perry was second with 72. (Those were the only local squads competing.)