Oua­chita, Genoa win Huntze meet

Texarkana Gazette - - SPORTS - By Bob Krayl

Oua­chita's Boys and Genoa Cen­tral's girls were the team win­ners of the Jack Huntze In­vi­ta­tional Cross Coun­try meet at Trin­ity High School Satur­day.

Oua­chita had a five-man team to­tal of 36 points. Jack­son Smith led the team with a third place fin­ish, and the other four were sixth, seven, eighth, and 12th.

Oua­chita is in the same district as Trin­ity Chris­tian.

“I'll be stunned if they don't win state,” Russ Nel­son, Trin­ity's head coach said.

Genoa Cen­tral was a dis­tant se­cond with 74 points, and Lake­side Hot Springs was third with 78.

The Lady Dragons just barely edged out Pleas­ant Grove with 51 points over the Lady Hawks' 53. Lake­side Hot Springs was third with 74 points.

Lake­side was an easy win­ner in the ju­nior high com­pe­ti­tion with 55 points. Plac­ing se­cond was Bis­mark with 112 and third went to Wright City, Okla., with 117.

Genoa's ju­nior high girls also had a close match but seized the win with a 54-56 vic­tory over Lake­side. Wright City was third at 107.

“This is the big­gest meet we've ever had, and the largest I've been around,” said Nel­son. “It was a great day weather wise, and we had over 400 run­ners. We had three schools from Louisiana and Ok­la­homa..”

The top 15 boys run­ners are as fol­lows:

1. Gideon Drake, 15:38, 2. Jack Jones, 17:49; 3. Jack­son Smith, 17:50; 4. Lo­gan Bai­ley, 17:51; 5. Ryan White­head, 18:17; 6. Garrett Webb, 18:209; 7. Ethan San­deo; 8. Tris­ton Lemons, 18:25; 9. Jor­dan Fis­ter, 18:27; 10. Tyler Davis, 18:29; 11. Pey­ton Porter 18:36; 12, Lo­gan Gil­bert, 18:43; 13. Rhett Nel­son, 18:48; 14. David Gon­za­les, 18:54; 15. Matthew McFad­den, 18:58. Top 15 girls:

1. Kayt­lynn Sweat­man, 20:35; 2. Katie Hutch­e­son, 20:54; 3. Emily Mi­born, 21:17; 4. Janie Bent­ley,21:55; 5. Fi­amma Del­grosso, 22:23; 6. Victoria Hill, 22:27; 7. McKayla Davis, 22:28; 8. Delia Tut­tledee, 22:41; 9. Es­thera Fililpek, 22:42; 10. Carly Eddy, 22:44; 11. Faith Green, 22:52; 12. Jana Avery 22:57; 13. Ali Looney, 23.07; 14. Jes­sica Jen­nings, 23:14; 15. Sid­ney Pritchet, 23:15.

The top 15 boys and girls re­ceived medals.

Caleb Wrublesby, Lake­side, was the over­all boys ju­nior high win­ner with a time of 9:37, and Ly­dia Coleuas of Pleas­ant Grove was the girls win­ner with a time of 10:53.

Top 10 fin­ish­ers for Genoa Cen­tral's se­nior girls were Janie Bent­ley (4th), Fi­amma Del­grosso (5th), Victoria Hill (6th), and Carly Eddy (10th).

The ju­nior Lady Dragons were led by Donna Jo Rowe (4th) and Heather Ri­ley (7th).

Jack Jones (2nd) and Ryan White­head (5th) were top 10 fin­ish­ers for Genoa Cen­tral's se­nior boys.

Ju­nior High boys and girls run 1.7 miles,while the var­sity run 3.1 miles.

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