Eight from DHS qualify for state cross country meet

Published 2:06 pm Thursday, November 6, 2014

Shown are the Demopolis High School cross country runners who qualified for the state meet: (back) Datrion Fultz, Seth Latham and Banks Compton; and (front) Audrey Boykin, Sylvia Clayton, Petra Miranda, Mary-Michael Bradley and Gracie Boykin.

Shown are the Demopolis High School cross country runners who qualified for the state meet: (back) Datrion Fultz, Seth Latham and Banks Compton; and (front) Audrey Boykin, Sylvia Clayton, Petra Miranda, Mary-Michael Bradley and Gracie Boykin.

Demopolis High School’s cross country team will send eight members to Saturday’s state championship meet at Oakville Indian Mounds Park and Museum in Moulton.

All five girls on the team qualified because as a team, they finished third in the Class 5A, Section 1 meet last weekend. On the boys side, three Tigers qualified.

The top three teams from each section meet qualify for state, then the top six finishers in the meet that are not members of the qualifying teams qualify. Three of Demopolis’ boys were in the top six of runners whose teams didn’t qualify.

The Demopolis runners who qualified and their times at the section meet are as follows:

•Datrion Fultz – 18:28.68

•Seth Latham – 20:10.60

•Banks Compton – 22:07.98

•Gracie Boykin – 23:41.40

•Sylvia Clayton – 23:41.67

•Mary-Michael Bradley – 26:00.14

•Audrey Boykin – 26:36.13

•Petra Miranda – 34:18.34