MH cross country teams fare well at Willow Springs

The Bombers traveled to Willow Springs for the Steve Wagger Invitation on Thursday. The day started with the middle school girls (1.5 miles). Whitney Wilber was the top Lady Bomber, she finished in seventh place. Dana Garrison placed 32. She was the top seventh grader for the Lady Bombers. Mya Styer was third, Naomi Wiggins was fourth, Mya Davila was fifth and Kira Mathis was sixth on the team. There was a total of 118 finisher in the middle school race. They finished sixth as a team.

The middle school boys (1.5 miles) were next to race. Hendrix Hughes won the race. He led the race from the start. Ryan Amick was the next bomber to cross the line. Bennett Foster was only 14 second back. Eli Lane was fourth on the team and finished in 87th place. The door closer for this meet was Lane Loving in 124th place. Adam Jones was only four places back in 130th. Legend Blount was the Jr. Bomber to finish. The Jr Bombers finished seventh as a team out of 17 teams. There was a total of 184 finishers.

The Lady Bombers (5k) were the next to toe the start line. From the gun Marcie Cudworth and Rylee Patterson were in the top 10. They worked their way up the whole race. Marcie Cudworth placed third, and Rylee Patterson finished in seventh place. Bella Bevel was the next Lady Bomber to cross the line in 21st place. Britney Jenkins rounded out the finishers in 33rd place. The Lady Bombers only had four finishers, so they did not score as a team. There were 37 finishers in 3A-4A division.

The Bombers were next to race 5k (3.1 miles). It was a battle from the gun between Mountain Home and West Plains. Whit Lawrence was the runner-up only seven seconds behind Riley Simpson of West Plains. Andrew Westphal and Jacob Pyeatt finished fourth and fifth respectfully with only two seconds between them. Bob Allen was fourth on the team and finished in 10th place. Tyler Sosnowski was the door closer for the Bombers in 11th place. The next three Bombers finisher to stop the clock were Jacob Lewis (17th), Xander Towne (18th) and Anderson Hodges (19th). Bryson Hodges finished in 21st place. The Bombers finished second to West Plains by two points. There were 53 finishers in 3A-4A division.

The last race of the day was the JV race (1.5 miles). They ran both the JV boys and girls together. There was only on Lady Bomber in this race. Madi Feeser finished in 31st place. On the boys side, Ky Bickford was the winner. Riley Rowden was the second for the Bombers in fourth place. Shadd Darracq finished in eighth place. Isaiah Kemp was the next Bomber to cross the line in 14th place. Nathan Jenkins (15th) was close behind Isaiah only six seconds back. Darren Blount finished in 18th. Other Bombers were Ian Blair (25th), Brandon Pollack (27th), Chase Blum (29th), Ty Lawrence (30th), Josh Boelkens (31st), Alex Hester (33rd), Isaac Long (51st), Jackson Shurley (54th), Tucker Davidson (64th), and rounding out the finishers for the Bombers was Zach Vanhouse (66th). The JV Bombers won the meet with a score of 36 points.

The Bombers and Lady Bombers will travel to West Plains on Tuesday. The races will start at 4. There is a dollar admission.

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