Runners represent Spencer at AAU national meet

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Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

Seven Spencer County runners competed at the AAU National Cross Country Meet at Fort Gordon, Ga., this past weekend. These runners are part of the Kentucky Elite Running Club, a team of select runners from around the state of Kentucky. The meet was attended by teams from Florida, Ohio, Georgia, New York, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, California and more.
Local donations paid for the runners meals during this three-day trip.
Results for the Spencer County runners are as follows:

Boys 15-18 5K (97 runners)
Travis O’Dell, 22nd place, 17:08.82
Blake Richardson, 53rd place, 18:32.08
Zach Williams, 67th place, 19:14.49
Andrew Wheatley, 89th place, 20:51.48

Boys 15-18 5k Team (7 teams)
Kentucky Elite, third place, included Travis O’Dell and Blake Richardson
Boys 13-14 4K (143 runners)
Hunter Deitrich, 101st place, 16:16.56

Girls 13-14 4K (122 runners)
Tabitha Martin, 19th place, 15:39.04

Girls 13-14 4K Team (10 teams)
Kentucky Elite, 6th place, included Tabitha Martin

Boys 11-12 3K (173 runners)
Hunter Wethington, 58th place, 11:28.06