Byers completed the 3.1-mile course in a time of 20:27, which was 33 seconds behind the race winner, Brianne Porter of Muhlenberg South.
Seventh grader Alex Olin finished in 21st place in a time of 22:48 and missed qualifying for the state meet by three positions.
Macey King finished 40th (25:55), Monica Jones 41st (25:57), and Rachel Cronin 55th (29:59).
To my knowledge, no English teachers ran in the race.
Muhlenberg South won the team event with 32 points, followed by Union County in second with 64 points, and Calloway County in third.
Trigg County finished in sixth place with 148 points, and Hopkinsville finished ninth.
Heidi Ramirez led Hopkinsville with a 30th place finish, followed by Aunye Christian (24:44), Paige Stallons (48th), Alayna Green (50th), and Myra Deason (58th).
In the boys' race, Romaine Cunningham was Trigg County's top runner with a 26th place finish in a time of 18:26. Jay Jolly was one spot behind with the same time. Cunningham missed qualifying for the state meet by three slots.
Muhlenberg South's Aaron Poore won the race in a time of 16:42 over the 3.1-mile course.
Jakelzie Martin finished 59th for Trigg County in a time of 20:58, followed by Matt Savage in 64th (22:33), Garrett Brown in 66th (22:40), and Raymond Cronin in 71st (29;38).
Hopkinsville's Johnny Kvietkus qualified for the state meet by finishing in ninth place. Ryan Crossett finished 51st and Carnel Croney was 57th.
Calloway County won the meet with 55 points, followed by Webster County and Muhlenberg North.
Trigg County finished 10th, and Hopkinsville was 11th.
Meanwhile, in the Class 3A, Region I Meet at Owensboro, Christian County edged Owensboro by a single point to finish fourth and qualify a team for the state meet for the first time since 2003.
Sean Hurd led Christian County with a ninth place finish in 17:18, followed by Chris Pyle in 17th, Danny Johnson in 19th, Roman Roman in 38th, Logan Hurd in 41st, Matt Moorefield in 47th, and Kyle Lancaster in 48th place.
Daviess County continued their mastry of the region by winning with 23 points. Apollo was second and Marshall County third.
In the Class 1A, Region I Meet at Marshall County, Fort Campbell swept the top two spots in the girls race and finished in second place in the team competition.
Senior Emily Such won the race in a time of 20:41, followed by freshman Kaycee Grimes in second place. Ashley Gibson finished in seventh.
St. Mary won the team title with 47 points, while Fort Campbell was second with 50 points.
In the boys' race, Tony Duran of Fort Campbell finished second to St. Mary's James Maglasang in a time of 17:08. Darrell Napier finished fourth, and Scott Hill was tenth.
Murray won the boys' title with 50 points, while Fort Campbell finished second, and St. Mary was third.
The runners move on to the state cross country meet at the Kentucky Horse Park Saturday.