Veterans sweeps county CC championships

Veterans High School’s girls and boys each earned first in the 2017 Houston County Cross Country Championships held Tuesday at Huntington Middle School.

The defending champ Lady Warhawks finished with 31 points. Perry was second with 55, followed by Houston County with 82, Warner Robins with 89 and Northside with 94.

The Warhawks, taking the title back from Perry, had 30 points. Perry had 53, Warner Robins 72, Houston County 111 and Northside 114.

Individually, MacKenzie Walls defended last year’s title with a first-place finish. She crossed in 19:49.72. (Improving on the 20:12.03 she had last year.) Teammate Brynn Wilson was second with a time of 21:24:53. Houston County’s Ande Chalout was third with a time of 21:49.88, followed by Mikayla Wellborn from Perry. She crossed the line in 22:35.78 and was followed by Lady Warhawk Alaysha Hawkins, who finished with a time of 22:39.56.

Penelope Jackson was Northside’s first finisher. She was sixth, finishing the race in 22:5.03. Brittney Yann crossed first for Warner Robins. She finished with a time of 24:08.78.

For the boys, Panther Tanner Reid was also a repeat champion. He finished with a time of 16:33.25. (Last year it was 17:32.66.)

Brett Horton and Aamiri Ducksworth, both from Veterans, finished second and third, respectively. Horton’s time was 17:36.94 and Ducksworth’s 17:37.25.

Bryan Storie for Perry was fourth with a time of 17:38.22 and Franco Sosa rounded out the top five with a time of 18:01.53.

Houston County’s first finisher was Tim Feezor. He was sixth with a time of 18:08.15. Griffin Davey came across the line first for Northside, with a time of 18:30.22.