Gage Horton qualifies for state cross country meet

Then there was one! After a long season in which dozens of runners represented local schools in the recently completed LHSAA cross country regular season, there is only one from Jackson Parish that is still competing. That is Gage Horton who will run in the state cross country meet that will be held on the Northwestern State University campus in Natchitoches on November 14th.

The freshman at Quitman High School qualified for the prestigious meet by setting a new personal record time of 19:30 to finish 21st in the Division IV, Region 1 meet that was held at Lincoln Parish Park on November 3rd. Adding to Horton’s accomplishment is that he achieved the top 25, state qualifying status, against runners from 17 schools from Class 2A and below and had the fifth fastest time of all runners in Class B. 

Jayden Harts and Chance Chaplin also ran for QHS in the regionals while Weston was represented by Daniel Albert, Dillon Pardue, Darin Allen, Emery Caskey, Ethan McCarty, Ariana Roberts, Brianna Williamson and Betty McCarty.  

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