Tupelo’s White runs 21st in elite cross country event

By NEMS Daily Journal

MOULTON, Ala. – A handful of area schools competed Saturday at the 13th Jesse Owens Invitational, one of the largest high school cross country meets in the South with more than 5,000 runners in 14 races.
In the Gold Elite boys event, Tupelo’s Andrew White ran a season-best time of 16 minutes, 12 seconds to place 21st in the 5K race. Tupelo as a team placed 16th with 435 points with Brentwood, Tenn., first with 60.
In the boys Silver 5-6A race, Starkville was third with 207, with Pontotoc fifth and Oxford seventh. Hume-Fogg (Tenn.) placed first with 140.
Starkville’s Kate Mattox placed 15th in the Elite Gold girls 5K with an 18:42, and Tupelo’s
Christina Daniels placed 22nd with an 18:59. As a team, Tupelo was 22nd with 520 points with Chiles (Fla.) first with 85.
In the girls Silver 5-6A event, Pontotoc finished second with 114 points, just edged by Collierville with 112. Oxford with fifth and Starkville was 13th.