St. Xavier, Assumption gear up for Tiger Run

St. Xavier, Assumption gear up for Tiger Run

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St. Xavier, Assumption gear up for Tiger Run

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Defending Class 3-A state cross country champions St. Xavier and Assumption will open their 2014 seasons in Saturday’s St. X Tiger Run at Louisville Champions Park.

The boys’ race is scheduled for 9:30 a.m., with the girls’ race to follow at 10:15.

St. X, winner of three straight Class 3-A boys’ titles, lost five of its seven runners from last year’s championship squad. Senior William Mulloy and junior Spencer Hayden return.

Assumption, which has won four straight Class 3-A girls’ championships, also lost five of its seven runners from last season. Senior Abbie Wright and junior Sarah Crawford are back.

St. X is No. 1 in 3-A in the KyTrackXC.com preseason rankings. Assumption is No. 2, ranked behind Sacred Heart.

Here are the complete KyTrackXC.com rankings:

CLASS 3-A

Boys: 1. St. Xavier, 2. Cooper, 3. Trinity, 4. South Oldham, 5. Madison Central, 6. Daviess County, 7. Meade County, 8. Eastern, 9. Tates Creek, 10. Ryle.

Girls: 1. Sacred Heart, 2. Assumption, 3. South Oldham, 4 Manual, 5. Ryle, 6. Oldham County, 7. Daviess County, 8. Madison Central, 9. Cooper, 10. Male.

CLASS 2-A

Boys: 1. North Oldham, 2. Highlands, 3. Webster County, 4. Lexington Catholic, 5. Russell, 6. Warren East, 7. Wayne County, 8. Shelby County, 9. Covington Catholic, 10. John Hardin.

Girls: 1. Highlands, 2. Christian Academy, 3. North Oldham, 4. Scott, 5. Collins, 6. Calloway County, 7. Edmonson County, 8. Webster County, 9. Fort Campbell, 10. Lexington Catholic.

CLASS A

Boys: 1. Bishop Brossart, 2. St. Henry, 3. Green County, 4. Newport Central Catholic, 5. Walton-Verona, 6. Collegiate, 7. Villa Madonna, 8. Lloyd Memorial, 9. Hancock County, 10. Lexington Christian.

Girls: 1. St. Henry, 2. Hancock County, 3. Green County, 4. Louisville Holy Cross, 5. Bishop Brossart, 6. Presentation, 7. Murray, 8. Beechwood, 9. Sayre, 10. Berea.

Jason Frakes can be reached at (502) 582-4046 and followed on Twitter @kyhighs.

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