The Scottsboro varsity boys cross country team showed off its depth on Saturday.
Despite the majority of its lead runners out of the lineup, other Scottsboro runners stepped up and gave the team a third-place finish in the Fairview Invitational's Class 5A-7A boys team standings.
Scottsboro closed with 85 points, 50 points back of champion Cullman and 26 back of runner-up Springville. Arab (102) and Guntersville (133) rounded out the top-five.
All of Scottsboro's runners, boys and girls, that made the trip to last weekend's Knights Crossing Invitational in Virginia sat out Saturday's Fairview Invitational.
Exchange student Tim Van der Linden from the Netherlands led the Scottsboro effort, finishing eighth with a personal-record time of 18:10.95. Brady Thomas followed in 12th-place (18:24.79) while Zach Avenel was 13th (18:31.62), Ridge Wells 25th (19:24.95), Logan Roberts 27th (19:35.65), Jackson Howes 33rd (20:11.60) and Skylar Reichle 73rd (23.46.86).
Scottsboro did not factor in the 5A-7A girls race's team standings because it did not have the required five runners to place.
Emily Littles finished 21st (24:42.94) for the SHS girls while Annabelle Parrish was 30th (26:33.95), Daniela Ola 31st (26:36.77) and Madison Kubon 50th (31:11.56).
Class 1A-4A — Pisgah finished fifth in both the Class 1A-4A girls and boys races at the Fairview Invitational.
Cecilia Garner led the Pisgah girls with a 15th-place finish (24:38.67) while Lauren Peek was 18th (24:51.05), Rhylee Bell 27th (25:25.00), Madison Phillips 33rd (26:08.52), Emma Ellison 41st (26:44.76), Katie Guffey 51st (27:45.77), Taylor McBride 56th (28:19.83), Kimberly Miller 63rd (28:52.41), Gracie Mckee 82nd (31:17.84), Addison Goff (31:50.35) and Kinsley Phillips 93rd (35:41.50).
Garrett Ellison was the Pisgah boys top finisher, placing ninth with a time of 18:39.79. Tanner Baine followed in 20th-place (19:17.88), Zach Cornelison 28th (19:41.56), Trey Barrentine 56th (20:58.49), Dalton Wilson 66th (21:35.50), Hunter Montgomery 95th (23:05.98), Holdon Goff 117th (24:12.98), Bailey Johnson 153rd (26:50.690, Blake Giles 164th (29:55.14) and Brody Giles 167th (32:10.14).
Junior high 2-mile races
Scottsboro wins the junior high girls 2-mile race title — The Wildcats had a perfect score of 15 as its runners claimed the top-five spots in the race.
Scottsboro's Maddie Gossett won the junior high girls race with a time of 13:04.62 while Ally Campbell was second (13:46.93), Lauren Judge third (13:53.94), Smith Bradford fourth (13:58.92) and Kaylee Farr fifth (14:04.52). Also for the Wildcats, Emma Bradford finished sixth (14:07.21) while Sadie Latham was 10th (14:21.04), Makenna Hawes 12th (14:59.42), Haylen Miles 14th (15:47.34), Brooklyn McGee 15th (15:48.81), Shelton Linville 16th (15:50.68), Sadye Webb 23rd (16:16.11), Sera Laney 28th (16:52.59) and Maggie Whitaker 39th (18:46.59).
Scottsboro also finished second in the junior high boys race. Evan Hill claimed the top spot in the race with a time of 11:39.12. Hamilton Richardson followed in eighth-place (12:17.06) while Wilson Hill was ninth (12:20.74), Stephen Jones 10th (12:27.63), Alex Farr 11th (12:33.96), Cameron Estes 13th (12:37.51), Jo Carlile 16th (12:41.57), Josh hill 18th (12:46.66), Johny Felix 22nd (12:53.79), Alex Avenel 25th (13:04.93), Tyler Allen 27th (13:12.48), River Green 30th (13:21.57), Christian Kilgore 45th (14:06.22), Nathan Bearden 59th (14:48.71), Alex Cloud 63rd (14:59.32) and Colin Tuno 67th (15:06.39).