Perrin, Bryson runners advance to regionals
Perrin and Bryson can look forward to running against each other Monday, Oct. 28 after both schools had runners advance to Regionals in cross country.
Perrin’s boys were arguably the story of the day, with the five runners finishing in 1st, 3rd, 5th, 6th and 7th, earning a district title and a team berth at Regionals.
Michael Goodman led the way for the Pirates with a 17:31.59, nearly a minute ahead of Graford’s Dustin Matthews, who finished 2nd with a time of 18:29.41. Perrin’s other runners which placed were RW Aldridge in 3rd (19:24.03), Wyatt Keeney in 5th (20:02.88), Patton Laurence in 6th (20:07.28) and Keaton Burke in 7th (20:12.75). Tyce Lambert also ran for Perrin, finishing 15th.
Goodman mentioned his run at the same course two weeks ago at the Perrin meet, where he finished 1st, but walked around the last lap of the race. He said he was proud to not walk and that this was a personal best.
“I won here two weeks ago at our meet, but I ended up walking a couple of times as I was finishing,” Goodman said. “It’s amazing the times you can get when you push yourself and finish strong.”
Bryson’s lone high school runner, Ethan Smith, finished 9th with a time of 20:30.81, earning himself a spot. Last year Smith finished 11th at district, narrowly missing out on a Regional berth.
For more on this story, see the Wednesday, October 23 edition of the Jacksboro Herald-Gazette.