Several Montague County schools competed at the Alvord Invitational on Wednesday while competing well against schools such as Chico and Poolville.
Varsity teams from Bowie, Nocona and Forestburg had a good showing despite the course being three-tenths of a mile longer than normal, rendering the times not comparable with what has been previously run.
The big winner was the Nocona girl’s team, who finished first overall while having four of its top five runners finishing in the top 10.
The Lady Indians were led by Kylie Rose, who finished first overall with a time of 15:31. She was followed by Raylee Sparkman in second, Claudia Espinoza in fifth, Madilyn Ferguson in ninth and Natalie Pirkey in 31st to round out the scoring runners.
Coach Kyle Spitzer liked what he saw from his team.
“It was another hot day, but the girls stepped up and made no excuses,” Spitzer said. “I was proud of how the girls competed and our times came down.”
The Bowie boy’s team also had a good day, finishing second to Poolville and just six points ahead of third place Nocona.
Sid Mayfield finished first for the Jackrabbits in sixth place with a time of 20 minutes. The other top five runners for Bowie included Brody Armstrong in 10th place, Ignacio Saucedo in 15th, Nathan Rogers in 26th and Trevor Vann in 17th place.
Coach Jonathon Horton liked what he saw from some of his younger runners in leading the charge.
“I was really pleased with our underclassmen,” Horton said. “Sid, Brody, Ignacio and Nathan are all running very well right now.”
The Lady Rabbits finished just three points behind meet host Alvord to finish third overall. Landra Parr finished first for Bowie in eighth place with a time of 16:49. The top four runners that followed included Julia Witt in 10th place, Jojo Villarreal in 13th place; Brysen Richey in 18th place and Jaylin Hudson in 21st place.
Coach Joe Crabb thought his girls ran and competed well despite the times not reflecting it.
The Nocona boy’s team also finished third. Hank Ulbig finished first for the Indians in fifth place with a time of 19:41. He was followed by Eli Croxton in eighth place, Lyndon Fenoglio in 13th place, Iziak Weatherread in 21st place and Adam Meekins finishing 25th.
Forestburg also brought its runners to the meet though it was short two runners to compete as a team. Issabella Roller finished first for the Lady Horns in 32nd place with a time of 20:42. She followed by Gracie White in 33rd place and Sol Martinez in 38th place.
To see the full list of results, pick up a copy of the weekend edition of the Bowie News.