Johnson sets LHS and course records in capturing Bull Run District championship

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Davey Johnson
Photo by Wendy Johnson

~ PVN staff report

LURAY, Oct. 26 — Despite already stacking up a solid resume of accolades as a sophomore, Luray’s Davey Johnson had his best day yet as a cross country runner at the 2022 Bull Run District championships on Wednesday at Chrisman Field.

Not only did Johnson win the boys cross country district title, but his time of 16:30.49 marks the best ever recorded at LHS, and the best time ever recorded at Chrisman Field. The sophomore blew away the previous school record of 17:04 (W. Sutphin) and narrowly surpasses the previous course record of 16:34 set by a Warren County runner (O’Reilly).

Madison County claimed the next two spots in the boys race, as Aidan Griffin (17:36.52) and Evan Roberts (17:48.10) finished second and third, respectively. Clarke’s Jackson Ellis (17:54.89) came in fourth, and Luray’s Eli Jones (18:16.38) rounded out the top five.

Other local finishers among the Top 20 of 56 competitors in the boys Bull Run District race include: Page County’s Logan Heiston – 13th (18:35.32); Page County’s Aaron Hensley – 17th (18:44.14); Page County’s Sean Cave – 19th (18:47.68); and Page County’s Trenton Eppard – 20th (18:54.09).

A solid team performance earned Page County a fourth-place finish, followed by Luray in fifth. Madison took top honors as a team, followed by Clarke and East Rockingham.

Page County’s Summer Kite was the top female finisher with a time of 21:46.35 in the girls cross country race. Clarke’s Teya Starley (19:56.83) won the 2022 Bull Run District championship, followed by Strasburg’s Claire Keefe (20:12.54), East Rock’s Katelyn Martin (21:17.24) and Central’s Eden Shelhamer (21:17.51).

Other top local finishers include: Luray’s Briana Plum – 8th (21:52.14); Luray’s Carolina Wood – 11th (22:12.43); and Page County’s Maryn Cave – 20th (24:05.47).

The Region B Cross Country Championships will take place in Woodstock next Wednesday, Nov. 2.

For full schedules, rosters and standings — check out the Bull Run District website.

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