The Lord Botetourt cross country team will be running for a spot in the state meet Thursday when they compete at the Smith River Sports Complex in Axton. The meet is hosted by Bassett and scheduled for 3 pm.
The top two teams and the next three individuals not on those teams will compete in the state meet. LB warmed up for the region meet with a run at Northside last week, and the Cavalier boys finished first in a four-team meet with Franklin County, William Byrd and host Northside.
Nathan Atchue of Franklin County was first overall with a time of 17:56 but LB took three of the next four spots. Bryson Cook was second in 18:01, Evan Gates was third in 18:08 and Evan Poff was fifth with a time of 19:18. Also scoring for LB were Carter Hudson in 13th place and Tristan Dodson in 24th.
The girls were missing some runners as William Byrd took first as a team. LB’s Sydney Vokus was second at 22:02, 37 seconds behind winner Addie Shorter of Franklin County. Ella Johnston was seenth in 24:11 and also scoring were Karley Burks in 22nd, Anna Hoover in 27th and Alexis Carillo in 28th. Harper Pace of LB was 29th.