Holy Spirit’s Enns races to title

Holy Spirit’s Alex Enns, left, won the boys Class 1A-2A state cross country championship. (Photo by submitted)

OAKVILLE | Holy Spirit High School’s Alex Enns won the 1A-2A state cross country championship at Jesse Owens Park on Saturday.

Enns posted a time of 16 minutes, 51 seconds, beating out 139 other runners who qualified. Enns, a junior, won all 1A-2A races in which he competed this season, including the AHSAA Section 2 meet in Montgomery on Oct. 25, in which he ran a personal-best time of 16:23.

Overall, the Holy Spirit boys and girls teams each finished fourth among 12 teams.

Other scorers for Holy Spirit’s boys were Jackson Colburn (18:43), Zach Smith (19:06), Henri Pitts (19:09) and Alex Smith (20:10). Also competing for the boys were Marius Weidman (20:27), Cody Fletcher (20:54), Mathieu Fuller (20:56) and Chandler Cobb (21:37).

Scorers for the Holy Spirit girls were Anna Pitts (21:15), Rebecca Billman (21:40), Ezra Patrick (22:12), Anna Byrd (22:23) and Emily Williamson (25:35). Also competing were Lisa Maggi (26:26) and Marie McKane (26:35).

American Christian Academy’s Kaitlin York finished second in the girls race in 19:19.7. The ACA girls, who moved up a class this year, finished third after winning five consecutive state titles at the Class 1A-2A level.

Winfield’s girls came in seventh, and Sipsey Valley’s eighth.

Emma Holdbrooks of Winfield was fourth individually in 19:39. 41.

ACA’s Harper Roberts finished eighth in 20:31.85.

In the 3A boys race, Winfield’s Nick Klein finished fourth in 17:05.67 as his team came in sixth.

Sipsey Valley was fifth, and ACA seventh.