This morning at Hebron High School, at the Dave Walker Invitational, sophomore sensation Sam Martin ran nearly two minutes faster than at this same meet last year, placing 17th in a very strong field of runners. Her time of 21:20.0 is an outstanding early season time, and earned her a prestigious ribbon. The young Lady Kougars were seventh as a team in the eight team field with 182 points. Freshman Lexi Culbreth ran very tough in her varsity debut, placing 37th in a good time of 23:31.3, faster than she ran the Rotary Ramble last Saturday. Sophomore Abby Robinson, battling a balky knee, placed 46th in 24:33.0. Junior Hazel Veldman was 56th in 26:18.0. Freshman Sami Sullivan had a real good first varsity run, finishing just behind Veldman in 57th place, with a time of 26:51.0. Senior Haley Hixson and freshman Gracie Edwards pushed each other home in 35:14.0 to round out their team’s seven varsity runners. They return to action next Saturday at the McCutcheon Maverick Stampede.