BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
OCONEE COUNTY FINISHES SIXTH IN CARROLLTON: At the Carrollton Orthopedic Invitational, Oconee County’s Wesley John finished fifth among 142 runners as the Warriors came in sixth place among 20 teams in the Boys 5K Championship race.
John finished in a time of 16 minutes, 51 seconds. Teammate Harrison Morris finished 15th in 17:22.
Starr’s Mill won the competition with 103 points, followed by Westminster (115 points), West Forsyth (140 points), Dacula (141 points), Grayson (155 points) and Oconee County (162 points).
JACKSON COUNTY SIXTH AT WINDER: At the Winder-Barrow Invitational, Dawson Miller finished third among and Russell Hendley was fifth among 152 runners as Jackson County came in sixth place among 17 teams.
Decatur won the meet with 72 points, followed by Johnson-Gainesville (119 points), Central Gwinnett (129 points), Walnut Grove (157 points), Lanier (162 points) and Jackson County (190 points).
Cedar Shoals finished 10 with 216 points, Winder-Barrow was 11th with 222 points and Apalachee was 13th with 355 points.
Miller finished in a time of 17 minutes, 24 seconds and Hendley finished at 17:41.
Other top-20 finishes included Cam Bush of Cedar Shoals (14th, 18:17) and Henry Vencill of Cedar Shoals (20th, 18:33).
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
PACHUTA HAS TOP-10 FINISH: At the Carrollton Orthopedic Invitational, Oconee County’s Nicole Pachuta finished ninth among 128 runners as the Warriors finished ninth among 18 teams in the Girls 5K Championship race.
Pachuta crossed the finish line in a time of 19 minutes, 47 seconds. Caroline McArthur finished 15th in 20:23.
In the Girls 4A-5A race, Oconee County’s Norine Moore finished second among 91 runners in 21:26 and Maggie Clutter finished 16th in 23:21.
Oconee County finished eighth among 14 teams.
JACKSON COUNTY COMES IN FOURTH: At the Winder-Barrow Invitational, Jackson County had two runners finish in the top 20 as the Panthers finished fourth among 13 teams with 138 points.
Decatur won the meet with 82 points, followed by Archer (87), Walnut Grove (124) and Jackson County. Winder-Barrow was sixth with 171 points and Apalachee was ninth with 200 points.
Jaycie Ponce of Jackson County finished 10th among 96 runners in 21 minutes, 37 seconds and her teammate Kayla Shepherd was 13th in 22:46.
Winder-Barrow’s Kacie Wilson was the area’s top finisher, coming in third place in 21:00.
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
NORTH OCONEE WINS AT HOME: At an 11-team meet held in Bogart, North Oconee had four runners finish in the top 10 as the Titans scored 32 points and finished in first, ahead of Jefferson (63 points), Clarke Central (86 points), Chestatee (88 points), Hart County (92 points), Cedar Shoals (183 points), Commerce (222 points), Prince Avenue Christian (242 points), George Walton (247 points), Westminster Christian (310 points) and Oconee County (344 points).
Jefferson’s Derek Hilderbrand finished first among 102 runners in a time of 17 minutes, 1 second. North Oconee’s top-10 competitors included Brady Kalessa (third place, 17:05), Alex Thomas (fourth place, 17:14), Jacob Ash (fifth place, 17:20) and Davis Potts (sixth place, 17:22).
Justice Ogle of Jefferson finished seventh in 17:52 and Clarke Central’s top-10 finishers included Joseph Conaway (eighth place, 17:56) and Gabriel Mantione-Holmes (10th place, 18:08).
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
NORTH OCONEE, MORSE VICTORIOUS: At a 10-team meet held in Bogart, North Oconee had four top-10 finishers to score an impressive 25 points and win the competition by nearly 45 points. Hart County was second (62 points), followed by Chestatee (114 points), Jefferson (117 points), Westminster Christian (132 points), George Walton (167 points), Prince Avenue Christian (173 points), Clarke Central (182 point), Commerce (225 points) and Oconee County (285 points).
North Oconee’s Kelsey Morse finished first among 72 runners in a time of 19 minutes, 57 seconds, followed by teammates Kate Mattison (second place, 20:23), Caroline Duncan (fifth, 21:43) and Gabby Huff-Streiter (sixth place, 21:47).
Jefferson’s Caitlin Schroeder finished fourth overall in 21:03. Westminster Christian had two top-10 finishers – Rachel Snyder (seventh place, 20:03) and Klaire Lattin (eighth place, 22:06). Prince Avenue Christian’s Olivia Shiver was 10th in a time of 22:18.