PRAIRIE GROVE --Prairie Grove hosted the 4A-1 District cross country meet on Tuesday, Oct.29. Four races were held from late morning to early afternoon with a good showing by local teams. Prairie Grove placed fourth in both the high school boys and girls team standings while Farmington placed second in high school boys and sixth for the high school girls.
High School Boys
Farmington finished as 4A-1 Runner-up in the boys teams standings behind Huntsville during the conference cross country meet at Prairie Grove on Tuesday, Oct.29.
Huntsville won the meet with 44 points with three runners in the top 10 and five in the top 20. Eagle junior Jacob Braswell won the individual title in 17:07.19. Tanner Barbee was fifth in 17:59.15, Jett Loenneke seventh in 18:21.17, Alex Cornelison 13th in 18:54.37, and Mark Barksdale 18th in 19:17.46.
Farmington was second with 65 points with four runners in the top 15 and a fifth coming in 28th. Senior Kolby Gardner placed second overall with a time of 17:25.21 while freshman Mason Gansz came in ninth in 18:39.79, sophomore Pablo Ochoa placed 11th in 18:50.77, senior Canon King finished 15th in 18:59.63, and sophomore Micah Grusing placed 28th in 20:00.75.
Pea Ridge was third in the team standings with 83 points with five runners placing in the top 25 led by Levi Schultz, eighth in 18:34.79; Josiah Small, 12th in 18:54.24; Kevin Vasquez, 17th in 19:02.92; Elijah Wiggins, 22nd in 19:35.36; and Layton Powell, 24th in 19:42.46.
Prairie Grove was fourth among boys with a 119 team score. Freshman Zeke MacDonald was the first Tiger to cross the finish line in sixth place with at time of 18:10.92. Kade Mitchell placed 14th in 18:58.67; junior Peter Erdman came in 16th in 19:01.30; sophomore Wesley Key was 41st in 21:36.38; and senior Zach Helmer placed 42nd in 21:37.27.
Rounding out the boys team standings were: fifth place Berryville High School, 151; sixth place Gentry, 156; seventh place Shiloh Christian, 168; eighth place Gravette High School, 168; and ninth place Harrison, 233.
High School Girls
Harrison dominated the girls race with five runners in the top 10. Ruthy Ryan won the individual medal with a time of 20:01.17 followed by Noelle Pall, third in 20:37.80; sophomore Camryn Casey, fourth in 21:34.01; Olivia Pall, fifth in 21:43.61; and sophomore Madison Tramell, ninth. A sixth Goblin runner, Elise Bell, placed 10th in 22:17.21; while a seventh, Aidan Smithee, placed 12th in 22:30.36 and an eighth runner, Rylee Myers, placed 15th in 22:55.42; and a ninth Lady Goblin, Vittoria Gratton, owned the 16th spot to cross the finish line.
Many of the placings changed due to Harrison bringing a crowd across the finish line early. Only the top five runners were scored which benefitted everybody finishing behind them except their own teammates.
Pea Ridge finished second with a 52 score led by second place Harmony Reynolds with a time of 20:37.75. Sophomore Liz Vazques was sixth. Olivia Scates ran 13th in 22:44.96 and Maddisyn Robinson placed 17th in 23:04.73.
Third place went to Huntsville with 100 points. The Eagles were topped by Bobbie Johnson in eighth place and had two runners in the top 15 and five in the top 30.
No. 4 and host, Prairie Grove, achieved a score of 107 topped by senior Sarah Myane, whose 11th place became 10th with a time of 22:22.90. Senior Kendall Keller came in 21st but was scored at 17th with a time of 23:20.69. A pair of freshmen, Chaly Wade and Jazmyn Preston, placed 28th and 29th with times of 24:27.44 and 24:28.68, yet were scored at 22nd and 23rd. Harrison had so many runners coming in that junior Judea Musser moved up 15 spots from No. 50 to a score of 35 with a time of 33:49.4.
Gentry finished fifth with a 118 score with many runners also bumped up in the standings.
Farmington placed sixth in the team standings with 136 points. Senior Joelle Tidwell ran 19th but was scored 16th with a time of 23:10.87. Sophomore Macy Reese finished the course in 25:15.27, good for 35th place yet was scored 27th. The same happened for junior Georgia Richards going from 40th place with a time of 27:00.14 29 to being scored 29th. Katie Jansson finished 46th but was scored 31st with a time of 31:01.11. Sophomore Trianna Johnson went from 51st to 33rd with a time of 37:18.93 36.
The state cross country meet will be held Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 at Oaklawn Park (Infield) at Hot Springs hosted by Lake Hamilton High School.
The schedule has the 4A boys race starting off the day at 9 a.m. followed by the 4A girls at 10 a.m. Each classification competes until the 3A boys wrap up the male competition at 2 p.m. followed by the 3A girls race ending the day of competition at 2:45 p.m.Sports on 11/06/2019
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