LEXINGTON, GA – Senior Zoe Sanchez has brought a Region 8-AA championship to Union County High School.
Sanchez took first place for the Lady Panthers cross country team at the Region 8-AA championships last week at Oglethorpe County High in Lexington.
Sanchez ran to the top spot Oct. 22 with a time of 20 minutes, 35 seconds, more than 25 seconds faster than the next closest finisher, senior Mari Jablonski (21:02) from Monticello.
Oglethorpe Co. freshman Lizzie Wadsworth placed third with a time of 21:56, while sophomore Julie Russell, from Social Circle, finished fourth with a time of 22:03.
Madison Nimmons, a senior from Oglethorpe Co. rounded out the top five region finishers with a time of 22:11.
For Union County, senior Sadie Underwood placed eighth with a time of 22:52. Underwood finished as the second-fastest runner for the Lady Panthers.
Fellow senior Lexi Ochoa placed 23rd overall out of 50 runners with a time of 25:37.
As a team, Union County placed fourth overall with a total time of 2 hours, 1 minute, and 20 seconds. The average finishing time for Union County was 24:16.