Prairie Valley girls, Bowie boys top at cross country meet

Kason Spikes paced the Bowie High School boys cross country team to a first-place finish at the Prairie Valley Invitational on Sept. 27.

A total of 52 runners from six area schools competed in the varsity boys division, where Spikes completed the run in 18:51 to finish first in the individual results.

Mitchell Hanafin helped the Jackrabbits along with a sixth place finish and a time of 19:46.

Meanwhile, Joshua Martinez, Bryson Moore, Daniel Mosley and Roman Rivas completed the race in the ninth-twelfth spots.

The Prairie Valley High School boys earned the silver medal with a third-place showing from Julian Rohde (19:22) and a fourth-place finish from William Winkler (19:26).

“The meet went really good, we had several teams here and everyone competed well,” said Prairie Valley Cross Country Coach Zac Tabor. “It was a little wet, but we went ahead and ran it anyway. I was pleased with all my kid’s efforts and the other teams. It is not easy running in the rain but it is one of those things you kind of have to do.”

Read the full story in the mid-week News.