Multiple Teams · Blue Flame Cross


Last night the Pickens Blue Flame Cross Country teams went to Walhalla High School to compete in their cross country meet. Once again it was a very successful night for our Blue Flame runners.  In the girls’ race, Junior Amber Saitta led the way for the Lady Blue Flame with a 10th place overall finish and a time of 23:04.  Almost all of our Lady Blue Flame runners ran personal best time including Juniors Maddalena Bernardelli and Kristen Smith, Sophomore Holly Newman, and 7th grader Campbell Sherwood who all had a top 20 finish in the race. In the boys’ race,  Junior Dylan Bray led the way for the Blue Flame with a 4th place overall finish and a time of 18:21.  Junior Levi Shelton, Senior Gabe Dillingham, Freshman Matthew Mitchell, and Sophomore Clayton Payne all had top finishes and either a personal record time or their best time of the season so far. After the race, Coach Furr said, “Our program continues to get better every single race with personal best times, and our kids continue to work hard every single day in practice.”  The Blue Flame will race again this Saturday October 12th in the GreenWave Invitational at Easley High School.