High School Sports

Season recap: Dreher cross country

Dreher’s girls cross country team returned to the Top 10 this season after missing the cut in 2007. The Blue Devils placed ninth at the Class 3A state finals on Nov. 8 with the added bonus of having sophomore Allyson Hill earn all-state recognition.

Hill was 13th with a time of 19:55.62 while leading Dreher to a 255-point team score. Hill’s best performance of the season was a 19:25 effort while finished second at the Region 5-3A championship meet two weeks prior to state. It was a personal record for Hill, and the first national elite time of her career.

Dreher won the region championship and was the highest 5-3A finisher at state.

Seventh-grader Ashbrook Gwinn and freshman Karina Colon also had impressive state showings, auguring even better things to come in the future for the Blue Devils. Gwinn was 20th with a time of 20:15, while Colon checked in 24th in 20:29. Senior Alanti McGill (96th, 22:51) and junior Melissa Bloom (106th, 23:10) were the other Dreher scoring runners.

The Dreher boys team placed 15th with 410 points. Junior Collin Glass (54th, 18:02), freshman Julian Scott (61st, 18:09), sophomore Quayshun Hawkins (88th, 18:40), senior Tanner Dalton (90th, 18:40) and junior Alaric Bruce (137th, 19:56) were the Blue Devils’ scoring runners.