Varsity girls and junior high boys take XC titles for Brookhaven High at NW Rankin

Published 9:35 am Tuesday, October 4, 2022

The Brookhaven High Cross-Country team had a strong showing on Saturday at the Fleet Feet Invitational hosted by Northwest Rankin High School.

Eighth-grader Isabella Iles won first overall for the varsity girls’ team with a time of 22 minutes and 26.70 seconds across the hilly 5-kilometer course.

Sophomore Annabelle Summers finished third, sophomore Ella Thompson finished fourth, junior Jasmine Robertson finished fifth, eighth-grader Abby Slay finished sixth, sophomore Ariyana Graham finished eighth, freshman Allie Beeson finished ninth and junior Chrisiyona Quarles finished 11th overall for BHS.

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The race was rescheduled from an earlier date after rain forced a postponement in early September on the original date.

Sophomore Charlie Adams was the top finisher for the BHS varsity boys’ team on Saturday in 11th place.

There were 54 competitors in the boys 5K race and 22 runners in the girl’s event.

BHS took first, second and third place in the junior varsity boys’ 3K race. Eighth-grader Cooper Wallace got the top spot with a time of 11:21 and was followed by Isaac Iles and Ian Iles in second and third places, respectively.

Seventh-grader Landon Newman finished in fifth place, eighth-grader Cohen Leggett gained ninth place and seventh-grader Jeremiah Henning finished in 11th place for Ole Brook. Thirty-five runners competed in the JV boys’ race.

Top finishers for Brookhaven in the field of 30 runners to take on the 3K junior varsity girl’s race were eighth-graders Maddie Henning and Kylee Lopez in sixth and seventh places, respectively.

Eighth-grader Mary Kellum finished 12th overall and eighth-grader Amelia Furr was the 14th-placed finisher.

Next up for BHS XC is a race Saturday at Madison Central.