Placing three runners in the top 30, the Lady Broncos brought back a fourth-place team finish in the Anderson County cross country invitational, Sept. 1.
Runners braved 103 degree heat and turned in impressive early season performances.
Leading the way was junior Macy Carbajo who earned a sixth-place medal with an excellent 4K time of 17:39.
“Macy ran a great race,” said Coach Rick O’Neil. “She led the way for the team’s fourth-place finish. She is doing a great job of competing in both volleyball and cross country.”
Equally impressive were junior medalists Brooke Smith and Makaela Willis. Smith finished 16th in 18:46 while Willis worked through the heat to take 18th in 18:58.
Next came junior Michaela Gustafson with a 41st-place time of 20:17. Freshman Macy Burke finished 45th in 20:32.
Rounding out the field were junior Brianna Hamilton, 61st in 21:39; freshman Taylor Hayden, 78th in 24:16; and sophomore Amanda Williams, 79th in 24:15.
On the boys’ side, senior Ricardo Garcia made the most of his last Anderson County race clocking 21:46 for 41st in the 5k race.
Next came senior Aaron Naylor in 67th with a 23:17 clocking. Sophomores Jordan Martin took 97th in 25:54 and Jake Putnam took 101st in 26:07.
In the boys freshman 4k race, Michael Hanson medaled with a second-place time of 16:19. Adam Hartsock just missed a medal with a 12th-place time of 19:15. Sam Fenton finished 19th in 20:01 and Alex Reynolds, 22nd in 20:57.
“Overall, I was real pleased with our performances,” added O’Neil. “We worked through the heat and competed well.”
Next comes the Santa Fe Trail Invitational, at 4 p.m., Sept. 7 in Carbondale.