Cumberland Academy had a strong showing at the 15-3A district cross country championships on Monday, October 9 in Sabine. Cumberland Academy was the only team in its district to advance both girls and boys to the region II - 3A championship scheduled for October 23 in Grand Prairie, Texas.
The varsity girls placed 3rd, edging out Sabine with a tie-breaker. Sophomore Sophie Shilling led the way for the Lady Knights in 5th place in 14:36 with Libney Huerta and Julia Eddings 30 seconds back.
The JV girls had three finishers, with Rebecca Rulsey winning the JV race by 2 minutes.
Varsity boys finished 2nd with an outstanding race from freshman Caleb Abbott leading the way in 3rd overall with his fastest 5K in 18:56. Cason Bledsoe also placed in the top 10 in 7th with his fastest time of year in 19:35.
The JV boys won with a perfect 15 score. Freshman Luke Youngblood led the charge finishing 2nd overall with a Cumberland Academy sweep from 2nd through 7th place.
Cumberland Academy Middle School’s boys team also won the district championship, led by 1st place finisher and 8th grader Conner Burke.