Rebels headed to state cross-country meet

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By Brian Blair

The Owen County High School Boys’ Cross Country team is headed to the Class A state meet.
The team earned its spot Saturday at the Class A region five meet by finishing in second place. The Rebels were led by Hunter Trenary, who finished in second place just 12 seconds behind Nick Waltman from Sayre. For Waltman, it was his second-straight regional title. Trenary finished third  in last year’s meet.
Cory Hudnall improved on his 16th place finish from last year by finishing 14th while Kyle Flood placed 16th. Logan Bitler also had a better showing this year as he improved on his 36th place finish in 2011 to place 20th this time around. Keith Stout finished 28th while Evan Lozier was 53rd.
None of those representing the Rebels on Saturday are seniors meaning the future of the team is bright. Trenary is a junior while Stout, Lozier, Flood and Bitler are sophomores. Hudnall is a freshman.
Courtney Creech will also be representing Owen County at the Class A state cross-county meet this weekend.
The freshman finished eighth on Saturday to earn her place at the Horse Park on Saturday. Creech finished 31st at regionals last year.
Owen County High School senior Julie Spaulding finished 14th and freshman Samantha Tamplin came in 21st.
The boys’ and girls’ races will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington on Saturday morning.
Trenary finished eighth at the state meet last year.