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BHS XC dominates JPS Invitational

The Brookhaven High cross-country teams were head and shoulders above the competition Tuesday as both teams dominated the JPS Cross-Country Challenge Series race at Choctaw Trails in Clinton.

Brookhaven is back in Clinton today running on the trails at Clinton High School in the Arrow Invitational. Varsity girls will run at 9 a.m. with the boys following at 9:40 a.m. and middle school races to follow.

Tuesday the BHS boys took the top six spots at the JPS race with Jacob Britt finishing first in a time of 17 minutes even. Fellow Panther runners Sam Arnold, Jake Thompson, X’Zavion Stewart, Grayson Childress and Trey Knott finished in places two through six respectively.

Chase Spring of West Lincoln finished in eighth place and fellow Bear Alex Leake finished in 13th place while teammate Ashtin Castillo finished 19th while Sam Mabile of BHS ended in 20th place.

Other BHS runners included Collin Kellum, James Gardner, Jack Bower, Maddox Linton, Jeremiah Layton and John Michael Chance.

Also running for West Lincoln were Zachray Reed, Connor Johnson, Eli Williams, Dakota Spring and Caleb Myers.

Enterprise runners included Hib Johnson, Ben Ready, Anthony Nations, Keegan King and Alex Sales.

Running for Wesson were Logan Hux, Turner Green, Lane Westrope, Sam McInnis, Coleman Bonds, Brandon Gladon, Christian Marin, Sam Kirton, Zack Woods, Ben McKenzie and Ayden Carraway.

The BHS boys finished first out of the 23 school represented and there were 168 overall runners in the race.

The BHS girls were just as dominate in their race as they breezed to a first-place finish. Carley Craig finished in first place with a. time of 22:37. The Lady Panthers had Emmaline Wolfe finish in second, Lily Gray in third, and Ellie Slay in fourth place. Quinn Boerner of BHS was the eighth finisher and her teammates Maddie Brabham, Ramie Stovall, and Merritt Wolfe finished in ninth, 10th and 11th place ,respectively.

Amy Mabile and Kylee Veruchhi also ran for the Lady Panthers.

Adelia Nations, Isabelle Ballard, Carmin Banks and Madison Kees represented Enterprise in the race.

Wesson was represented by Tiara Tronstad, Hannah Meredith, Tess Holley, Raqual Tronstad, Vivian McRee, Courtney Carr, Jessie Cole, Makenze Martin, Mara Norwood, Olivia Clark, Taylor Watson, and Diamond Catchings.

West Lincoln had Camryn Summerall and Brooke Lewis running in the meet as well.

Ninety-nine runners competed in the varisty girls meet.