Carr competes in Saturday’s Class AA All State Meet

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By Mike Aldridge

Harrison County senior Grant Carr completed the third of his three fall sports on Saturday as he finished 57th of more than 200 runners in the Class AA State Cross Country Meet.  
The event was held on the course at the Kentucky Horse Park Saturday morning beginning at 11:30.  
Carr finished his football career the night before in Paintsville and competed in the Saturday meet both sore and sleep deprived, but still made a good showing.  
The Harrison County boys’ soccer season, in which Carr was all region, tournament was wrapped up last week.  
Coach Danny Simpson appreciated the effort that Carr made to be a three fall sport athlete.  
“This was Grant’s last high school cross country race but I will always think of him as one of the best. Grant isn’t the fastest runner that I have ever coached,” the veteran coach went on to say, “but he certainly has heart. I am sure that there have been other athletes around the state that have competed in three fall sports but the list would be short and I doubt if they competed at this high level.”
Simpson concluded with an acknowledgement of the obvious strength of the region that Harrison County competes in cross country.  
In the boys’ race Covington Catholic was second, Highlands third and Lexington Catholic was eighth.  
The girls AA race was won by Highlands with Scott High fourth and Lexington Catholic sixth.