East Perry and R. W. Combs take cross-country titles

Tony McGuire — Sports Editor

October 15, 2013

Hundreds of runners showed up at Perry Central last week for the county cross country meet. When the smoke had cleared, East Perry held both girls’ titles, and R. W. Combs captured both boys’ titles.

R. W. Combs would not take the K-4 title, but they did have the top two runners. However, it would be East Perry that garnered the title as they collected the most points. Courtney Hoskins came in first, while Aaliyah Gibson took second place.

K-4 girls

Courtney Hoskins – R. W. Combs

Aaliyah Gibson – R. W. Combs

McKenna Gayheart – East Perry

Alex Creech – East Perry

Jayden Fields – East Perry

CoCo Beverly – A. B. Combs

Mary McReynolds – East Perry

Krista Fields – Willard

Morgan Dobson – East Perry

Cassidy Adams – A. B. Combs

Team finish

East Perry

R. W. Combs


Nearly 100 boys toed the line in the K-4 division race. Again, the top finishers in the race were not on the winning team. East Perry posted the top two runners, but it would be R. W. Combs that collected the trophy.

K-4 Boys

Seth Sale – East Perry

Ethan Perkins – East Perry

Dalton Sumner – R. W. Combs

Hatch Napier – Robinson

Tyler Day – Chavies

Connor Turner – Robinson

Tyler Fannin – R. W. Combs

Caleb Daniels – Chavies

Evan Eversole – R. W. Combs

Jonathan Pence – Chavies

Team finish

R. W. Combs


East Perry

The 5-8 girls’ race would also see well over 100 runners at the starting line. The East Perry Lady Miners would win the race and the title. The Lady Miners would have three runners in the top 10, leading them to the trophy.

5-8 Girls

Sydney Hall – East Perry

Hayley Caudill – R. W. Combs

Chelsey Napier – Robinson

Jamie Pollard – East Perry

Kelli Estes – Chavies

Vada Mill – East Perry

Simone Beverly – R. W. Combs

Kamryn Noe – R. W. Combs

Alexis Jones – A. B. Combs

Cala Gross – Chavies

Team finish

East Perry


R. W. Combs

An equally large number of boys took part in the 5-8 boys’ race. The R. W. Combs Mustangs captured first place in the race, and first place in the team standings with four runners in the top 10. East Perry would have two runners in the top 10, but would have enough points to secure second place in the team standings.

5-8 boys

Richard Cornett – R. W. Combs

Skylar Johnson – A. B. Combs

Logan Stidham – Willard

Weston Sizemore – R. W. Combs

Noah Caudill – East Perry

Chris Gibson – R. W. Combs

Chase Pennington – R. W. Combs

Jacob Napier – Buckhorn

Jason Overfelt – Chavies

Preston Mullins – East Perry

Team Finish

R. W. Combs

East Perry