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Distance Doggs keep up the good work in races

POSTED: September 3, 2014 12:00 p.m.

GAINESVILLE—Winder-Barrow’s mens’ cross country team placed its top five finishers in the first 17 runners Saturday and won the 11th annual War Eagle Invitational at Chestatee High School’s course ahead of 11 other teams.

Meanwhile, the W-B girls, paced by sophomore Micah Weathers’ third-place finish, also put their top five finishers in the first 17 and placed second in their portion of the meet.

Timmy Villameter was fifth overall in 18:04.50 to pace the Bulldoggs, and teammate Nelson Lofton was sixth in 18:15.80.

Dakotah Kay (10th in 18:33.70), Jake Martinez (15th in 18:46.70) and Gustavo Garcia (17th in 18:53.50) rounded out the Bulldoggs’ scorers as the top five finishers for the Doggs were timed in less than 18 minutes over the 5,000-meter course.

The Bulldoggs wound up with 53 points to finish ahead of White County (102), West Hall (103), Johnson-Gainesville (115), Dawson County (134), Berkmar (146), Duluth (148), Chestatee (148), Lakeview Academy (219), Rabun County (248), Lumpkin County (310) and Franklin County (349).

Weathers led the Lady Bulldoggs with her time of 21:04.70 and was followed by Macy Hayes (seventh in 22:33.20), Sarah Carpenter (10th in 22:53.40), Katie Arrendando (16th in 23:47.90) and Hope Richardson (17th in 23:50.20).

The Lady Doggs had 53 points, the same total as the boys’ team, but came in second to White County’s 46.

Johnson-Gainesville was third with 84 points ahead of Chestatee (95), Dawson County (100), Berkmar (174), Rabun County (192), Lumpkin County (202), Duluth (231), Lakeview Academy (237) and West Hall (328).

Gerardo Suarez of Johnson-Gainesville was the overall boys’ winner in 17:00.60 while Jenna Gearing of White County won the girls’ race in 18:49.40.

Harrison Daniel (30th in 19:35.00) and Will Pursell (42nd in 20:06.10) were the other two finishers for Winder-Barrow in the boys’ competition.

Summer Bartz (48th in 26:07.40) was the only other finisher for the Lady Doggs.

Winder-Barrow’s next competition will be Saturday in the Mountain Eagle High School Invitational at North Georgia Technical College in Clarkesville.



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