Local runners contending in cross country regionals

As many as five individuals and perhaps one team from local schools will be in contention for championships Saturday at regional cross country meets.

Area teams will compete in these three regionals:

  • Class 1A, Region 5 at Danville: Burgin, Danville
  • Class 2A, Region 5 at Bell County: Boyle County, Casey County, Garrard County, Mercer County
  • Class 3A, Region 7 at North Laurel: Lincoln County.

Brian Carlson of Lincoln and Alex Beckerson of Burgin will contend for boys individual championships at their respective meets. Meagan Smith of Danville, Nikki Coffey of Boyle and Alex Bunch Lincoln will be in contention in girls races. Bunch is a defending champion.

The Mercer boys might not have an individual winner, but they’re taking dead aim at their first team championship.

The top runners and teams will advance to next week’s state championships in Lexington.

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