Lake Hamilton's junior high cross country teams took top honors Saturday, winning the Minuteman Cross Country Invitational at the old Western Hills Golf Course in Little Rock.
The junior boys finished with a score of 27 in the two-mile race with Bryant taking second with 53. The junior girls tallied a 75 with Russellville taking second with 89.
Evan Armitage won the race, leading the junior Wolves with a time of 10:57.66. The next three Lake Hamilton runners were separated from Armitage by one runner, Cabot's Phillip Garcia. Levi Stratton came in third overall with a time of 11:29.53, Zeke McCain finished in 11:30.30 and Ethan Brock clocked 11:38.67. Nathan Taylor rounded out the team's top five with a time of 11:59.72.
Lakeside finished sixth overall in the boys race, led by Hunter Dorathy's 11th place finish of 11:55.71. Ben Hollis crossed the line in 12:28.78, Barrett James had a 12:52.56 finish, Jeffery Hall clocked a 12:59.92 and Walker Wood rounded out the team's top five with 13:02.91.
The junior Lady Wolves took three of the top five places, led by Maylin Reyes whose 13:29.52 finish earned her second place behind Vilonia's Kaci Buck. Olivia Pielemeier was third overall with a 13:33.23 finish, and Sheryl Rojas was fifth with a time of 13:44.44. Kiana Arcos (14:57.60) and Avery Hunt (14:58.40) rounded out the team's top five.
Lakeside's junior girls finished 14th overall with all of their top five in seventh and eighth grade, and they were led by Whitley Terry, who finished fourth overall with a time of 13:39.17. Elizabeth Chipps finished in 16:58.20, Macy Burroughs clocked 17:43.09, Haley Fickle crossed the line in 18:27.61 and Maddie Brown rounded out the top five with an 18:45.73 finish.
In the varsity races, Lake Hamilton's boys took second with 66 points between Conway's 23 and Maumelle's 137. The Rams were 14th overall with 372 points, and Hot Springs was 19th with 581.
Colby Swecker shaved off 40.38 seconds from the season-opening time at the Bob Gravett Invitational on Sept. 1, where he crossed the line in 17:21.54 for second place. His 16:41.16 finish Saturday was nearly 30 seconds ahead of second-place finisher Cade Swindle of Conway (17:10.37).
Fellow Lake Hamilton senior Skylar Davis was ninth with a time of 17:44.46, Noah Smith crossed the line in 17:47.45 for 11th, Adam Albrecht clocked a time of 18:13.28 and William Swecker rounded out the Wolves' top five with a time of 18:42.13.
Lakeside was led by William Mims with 19:01.27, Nick Sowerbutts crossed the line in 19:14.01 and Brandon Otwell clocked a 19:59.99. Ashton Dorathy (21:32.10) and John David Provins (22:37.31) rounded out the Rams' top five.
Cole Martinez paced the Trojans with a time of 21:10.59, and Sam Steven-Assheuer clocked a 22:44.56. Richard Gonzales (22:49.04), Michael Santillan (22:52.78) and Alex Salto (23:14.95) completed the team's top five.
The Lady Wolves (128) finished third behind Vilonia with 69 points and Russellville's 109. Lakeside's girls finished fifth overall with 186 points.
Meighan Mears led the Lady Wolves with a ninth place finish of 22:10.47 in the 5K race. Anacaren Ramos finished in 22:49.12, Katherine Scalzo crossed the line in 23:49.06 and Jessica Jennings clocked a 24:13.13 finish. Madison Mears wrapped up the team's top five with a 25:01.76 finish.
Natalie Jennings paced Lakeside with a 23:06.75 finish, Emma Belic came in with a 23:35.63 and Lilly Eye clocked a 24:32.46. Hope Drake finished in 24:43.52, and Rebecca May rounded out the top five with a time of 26:26.79.
Hot Springs had just three runners compete in the varsity girls race with Haley Mitchell leading the team with a time of 27:07.35. Caroline Moore finished in 28:56.20, and Emily Hedrick crossed the line in 36:58.26.Sports on 09/11/2018
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