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September 3, 2013

Cross Country Report: Bullard girls finish second at Hallsville Meet

Silvers claims 12th for Maidens



Cross country action took center stage early Saturday morning as several area schools sent teams to the Hallsville Meet, which took place at Lear Park in Longview.

The Lady Panthers of Bullard finished as the runner-up in the varsity girls 1A-3A division, earning 66 points, which put them three behind the winner, the girls from Winnsboro.

Canton finished third, followed by Longview Spring Hill.

Jacey Preston of Bullard ran a 14:02 to finish second in the individual standings.

Winnsboro's Danielle Mabry won the 2-mile run in a time of 13:56.

Brook Hill had two young ladies to finish in the top 10.

That pairing included Kennedy Rose and Patience Lopez, who ran a 14:32 and 14:35. respectively.

Rachel Kelley of Bullard finished 10th and was clocked in a time of 14:46.

A total of 66 runners competed in the race.

In the varsity girls division for the 4A and 5A schools, Jacksonville's Tempest Silvers, a sophomore, was timed in 22:50 (5000 meters), which earned her a team-best 12th-place finish.

Mary Neal, running for Tyler Lee, crossed the line first in a time of 20:09.

Shannon Chilton and Lindsay Johnston earned 18th and 19th place, by stopping the timers on 23:48 and 23:50, respectively.

Pine Tree won the team title with 36 points, followed by Hallsville (46)l, Tyler Lee (48) and Jacksonville (84).

Thirty-one contestants were entered into the race.

Hallsville Gold (41), Pine Tree (81) and Tyler Lee (103) were the top finishing squads in the varsity boys segment for Class.

Jerry Romano (36th, 19:27) was the first to cross the line for the Indians.

Brian Thompson of Pine Tree won the 500-meter event in a time of 16:30, which was a full 10 seconds ahead of the runner-up.

First to finish for Bullard was Dylan Stegall (72nd, 21:35), with Alek Kitt (83rd, 22:09) leading the Gaurd to the tape.

A total of 119 boys ran in the race.

Next up for the Jacksonville runners is the Texas-Arlington Meet on Saturday.

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