Augusta Boys XC Claim Buffalo Trace Conference Title
On Wednesday, September 28, local schools gathered at Mason County for the Buffalo Trace Conference Championship.
In the boys race, sophomore Grayson Miller was the individual conference champion, winning the race in 16:57. It was not only a personal record for Miller, but the second best time in school history and only the second time a sub-17:00 time has been ran in program history. Bryant Curtis finished runner-up, running 17:35. Conner Snapp ran his best race of the season, running 18:36 and placing 5th. John Hamm ran 19:56 and Nicholas Mains 19:58, both medaling placing 9th and 10th, and both running sub-20:00 for the first time. Noland Young was a medalist, placing 13th and running a personal best 20:54. Braydon Appleman ran a PR of 29:35.
The boys team won the race, claiming the conference championship for the second straight year.
In the girls race, Braylie Curtis medaled and finished 4th, running 21:35, a season best. She was only 9 seconds off of her personal record set in 2020.
The team returned to action Saturday at the Louisville Classic, Kentucky's Premier Cross Country Showcase, at EP Tom Sawyer State Park. It was the team’s third race in 8 days, and one of the largest races the team has ever competed in with nearly 360 in the boys race and 320 in the girls race.
In the boys race, Grayson Miller ran 17:24, Bryant Curtis ran 18:06, Nicholas Mains 20:52, Noland Young 21:12, and John Hamm 21:47. In the girls race, Braylie Curtis ran 21:38.
“Overall, I thought we ran really well at our conference meet,” Augusta Coach Tim Litteral said. “Our boys were a little slow in Louisville, but I think the period of hard training we’re coming out of, compounded with having three meets in eight days may have contributed to that. Braylie, on the other hand, remained consistent. Her times at Mason and Louisville were very close.”
The team will compete at Lykins Park this Saturday at the GRC Coaches Classic.