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Local Runners Stand Out Again At State Cross Country Meet

Miller Grove Boys, Billingsley State Champs; Saltillo Boys, MG Girls Finish 2nd At State Cross Country Meet; SB, NH Have Top 10 Finishers

Hopkins County cross country teams continued to shine brightly at the State Class 1A Cross Country Meet held Monday at Old Settlers’ Park in Round Rock.

In boys competition, Miller Grove captured the state championship followed by Saltillo in second place. Hornet runner Isaiah Billingsley also is a state champion finishing first. Saltillo’s Garrett Tarver placed second. Miller Grove’s Kobe Robertson was fourth. Hornet Lance Verner Davis was seventh. Lion Gunner Tarver was ninth and Miller Grove’s Tanner Hensley was10th.

In girls competition, Miller Grove was second in state behind Nazareth. Saltillo was seventh. Top area girls finisher was Bailey Neal of Sulphur Bluff who was third in state. Lady Hornet Jorja Bessonett finished fourth. Miller Grove’s Alaira Serrano was sixth and teammate Jolee Fox was seventh.

On the second day of the state cross country meet Tuesday, another Hopkins County runner had a top 10 finish. Jonathan Hatley of North Hopkins finished eighth in state in the boys Class 2A Cross County competition.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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