Pennington ranked third in state


Top: Pennington boys start the Fairview Invitational. Bottom, left: Anthony Lopez. Bottom, right: Paul Gonzalez, Carlos Perez, Jaxon Branham. -photos courtesy Tiger Talker

Top: Pennington boys start the Fairview Invitational. Bottom, left: Anthony Lopez. Bottom, right: Paul Gonzalez, Carlos Perez, Jaxon Branham. -photos courtesy Tiger Talker

Blount County was well represented in the Fairview Invitational XC Meet Saturday. Cleveland, J.B. Pennington, Locust Fork, Oneonta, and Susan Moore had athletes participate.

In the 1A-4A division, Anthony Lopez of Susan Moore finished third overall with a time of 17:03. Paul Gonzalez, Jaxon Branham, and Carlos Perez, all of J.B. Pennington, finished sixth, 11th, and 13th respectively.

In the girl’s race, Autumn Sansing of J.B. Pennington posted a time of 21:37 earning an eighth-place overall finish. All five of these athletes received a medal for their top-20 finish.

The J.B. Pennington boys are currently ranked third in the state while the girls are ranked fifth overall. Individually, Susan Moore’s Lopez is ranked fifth and J.B. Pennington’s Gonzalez is ranked ninth.