CROSS COUNTRY: Ogden High dominates Region 11 championships

Friday , October 13, 2017 - 5:05 PM

RYAN COMER, Standard-Examiner Staff

SALT LAKE CITY — Paced by a pair of individual champions, the Ogden High boys and girls cross country teams each took first place in the Region 11 championships Wednesday at Cottonwood Complex.

Senior Andrew Blackham won the boys race with a time of 15:22.0 while junior Kalii Caldwell won the girls race with a time of 17:25.2.

The Ogden boys finished with 29 points, topping second-place Stansbury by four, and the Ogden girls finished with 31 points, topping second-place Stansbury by 23.

Christian Warren and Christopher Allred finished second and fourth, respectively, for the Tigers boys, while Kate Allred and Bonita Gray placed third and fourth, respectively, for the Tigers girls.

The Bonneville boys placed third while the Bonneville girls finished fourth. The Lakers boys were led by Brandon Barclay, who finished seventh, and the girls were led by Jessica Peterson, who finished seventh as well.

Ben Lomond’s Joshua Medsker finished 22nd overall but qualified for the 4-A state meet because he was in the top four among runners from a non-qualifying team. The top four teams automatically qualified. Medsker was the top finisher from a non-qualifying team.

REGION 1 CHAMPIONSHIPS (LAYTON COMMONS PARK)

Davis High’s depth proved to be significant as the Darts took first place in both the Region 1 boys and girls cross country championships Friday, Oct. 6.

Only one runner on the Davis boys team finished in the top five, but five runners placed in the top 10. Davis senior Seth Stromberg placed third.

Two Davis girls placed in the top five, and like the boys, five finished in the top 10. Ellie Lundgreen led the way for the Davis girls, finishing third.

The Davis boys finished with 37 points, 16 more than second-place Fremont, while the Davis girls finished with 35 points, seven more than second-place Weber.

Weber and Layton took third and fourth, respectively, on the boys side, while Fremont and Layton took third and fourth, respectively, on the girls side.

Fremont’s Bronson Winter won the boys race with a time of 14:58.9 and Weber’s McKenna Lee won the girls race with a time of 17:39.1.

Zack Winter and Mazzie Melaney, both from Fremont, placed second in the boys and girls races, respectively.

REGION 5 CHAMPIONSHIPS (WEBER COUNTRY FAIRGROUNDS)

39 proved to be the magic number at the Region 5 boys and girls cross country championships on Friday, Oct. 6.

The Woods Cross boys won with a score of 39 while the Bountiful girls won with the same score.

The Wildcats boys were led by second-place finisher Jason Davis and the Braves girls were led by fourth-place finisher Laurie Murphy.

Roy’s Curt Crossley won the boys race with a time of 15:59.2 and Woods Cross’ Carlee Hansen won the girls race with a time of 18:49.0.

Roy placed second while Bountiful and Viewmont took third and fourth, respectively, in the boys race. In the girls race, Viewmont took second while Woods Cross and Box Elder finished third and fourth, respectively.

REGION 12 CHAMPIONSHIPS (UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY)

The Ridgeline boys and girls each cruised to victories in the Region 12 cross country championships on Tuesday.

Both teams took first place by 19 points. The boys finished with 28 points while the girls finished with 52.

Freshman Madison Patrick won the girls race with a time of 20:04.4 and Logan’s Ian Bressel won the boys race with a time of 16:51.8.

Bear River took third in both the boys and girls races. Nathan Pace led the Bears boys with an eighth-place finish while Lindsay Schow led the Bears girls with a second-place finish. Abbie Fuhriman, also from Bear River, finished third in the girls race.

REGION 13 CHAMPIONSHIPS (COTTONWOOD COMPLEX)

The Morgan boys dominated the competition at the Region 13 cross country championship Wednesday. Seven Trojans finished in the top 10 and Morgan finished with 24 points. Grantsville finished second with 36.

Morgan’s Carson Wilkins won the race with a time of 15:31.2.

State cross country meets for all six classifications will be held Wednesday, Oct. 18 at Sugar House Park and Highland High School in Salt Lake City.

Contact Standard-Examiner sports reporter Ryan Comer at rcomer@standard.net. Follow him on Twitter at @RyanComerSe and on Facebook.

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