Jefferson Dragons cross country takes first place at Oglethorpe Invitational

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With four first place finishes under the belt, the Jefferson High School girls’ team is on their way to taking the region title today in Lexington, Ga.

Reese Bowles finished first at the Oglethorpe Invitational and the course the team competed on will serve as the site for the region title meet.

“My girls are hungry for a win. They run very well as a team and they each know their position in a race,” said Head Coach Katie Sellers.

“It was a great feeling for them to accomplish this at the course we will run region this week,” said Sellers.

The boys are working hard to finish at the top and have done so already once this season. Jefferson was without one of their top runners during the Oglethorpe Invitational and will need everyone healthy and ready to go for a competitive region meet.

“Our number one boy did not run varsity this week, as he is nursing an injury. He will be back this week for region and with his help we hope to secure a top 4 finish so we can advance to state,” said Sellers.

JHS didn’t have too much turn around time to prepare for todays meet and will hopefully have strong and well rested legs to get through the path at Oglethorpe.

“The hard work is over for both teams. This week will be spent staying healthy, keeping our legs fresh and ready for Thursday. I told my runners last week this week of practice will leave them wanting more once region arrives,” said Sellers.