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With the fast approaching beginning of the new school year and young athletes preparing vigorously for a new season, Aucilla Christian Academy Cross Country Coach Dan Nennstiel has provided an update for the boys and girls cross country teams.
The preliminary rosters have been released for both teams. Running for the girls this year are ninth graders Sarah James and Caroline Yaun; eighth graders Taylor Copeland, Megan Giddens and Sarah Tharpe; seventh graders Skylar Dickey, Stephanie English and Sarah Riley; and sixth graders Camryn Grant and Ria Wheeler.
Running for the boys will be eleventh graders Jay Dickey, Jay Finlayson and Sammy Ritter; tenth grader Braden Mattingly; ninth graders Ricky Finlayson and Carson Nennstiel; eighth grader Sam Hogg; seventh graders Donnie Kinsey, Traynor Barker, Chaz Hamilton, JT Harp and Gatlin Nennstiel; and sixth graders Timothy Finlayson, Cannon Randal and Brandon Slaughter.
The season schedule will be released soon.
“We’re really excited about the season. We’re coming off of the best boys and girls team we have had in history from last year,” said Nennstiel. “The boys team is real strong and the girls are working on replacing three strong runners that we had last year. There’s going to be a lot of hard work ahead, but the outlook for the year is promising.”
In cross country-related news, the teams will be having a car wash in the parking lot of The Monticello News, Saturday, August 20 from 8 a.m. until noon. The cost of a quality car wash is a donation to the team.
All proceeds collected will go toward the costs that the team endures during the course of the season.