The annual Carney Classic cross country meet was held Thursday, Sept. 26 and the atmosphere felt like a festival. Teams had tents set up, music was playing, deputies were directing traffic and runners were using every bit of spare room to warm up. For the Hayesville Yellow Jackets, the meet is the only one in which they are the home team. A total of 11 teams lined up for the women’s event and 13 schools were represented for the men’s race. Kaysen Krieger’s third place finish led the Lady Jackets to the top of the podium with a team win. For the men, Jackson Burch continued to be the leader and his third place finish helped the Jackets secure a podium finish of third.
Lady Jacket results:
Kaysen Krieger: third place, 21:54.
Caroline Burch: sixth place, 22:35.
Lila Roberts: 17th place, 24:07.
Allison Thomas: 19th place. 24:14.
Meadow Rose: 24th place. 23:33.
Cecelia Jones: 27th place, 24:52.
Makayla Kaiser: 39th place, 25:47.
Samantha Moral: 58th place, 27:09.
Serina Penland: 76th place, 28:56.
Leah Hatherly: 77th place, 29:14.
Meg Barton: 97th place, 22:29.
Yellow Jacket results:
Jackson Burch: third place, 17:17.
Eli Roberts: 14th place 18:51.
Paul White: 16th place, 18:59.
Kevin Cook: 21st place, 19:15.
Jose Constantino: 29th place, 19:50.
Ryelan Snowden: 39th place, 20:28.
Andrew Scheu: 42nd place, 20:37.
Cameron Gray: 50th place, 21:06.
Evin Fields: 57th place, 21:35.
Logan Kaiser: 100th place, 24:25.
Jacob Ditmore: 102nd place, 24:41.
Dawson Coats: 105th place, 25:14.
Hayden Ledford: 131st place, 31:54.
Hayesville runners will finish their regular season Wednesday, Oct. 9 in Robbinsvlle.