Cross-Country Runners Set High MarksNov 14, 2014 02:19PM ● By Greg James
West Jordan and Copper Hills runners closed out their cross-country season with fast finishes and school record times.
The Grizzly boys and girls teams qualified for the state cross-country championship Oct. 22 at Sugarhouse Park. The boys placed second to Alta in region and eighth overall in the 5A state race. Junior Christian Allen finished third at state, shattering his own school record time. He ran the three-mile course in 15:16.8, 36 seconds faster than last year’s time.
The boys team of Allen, Jared Reed, Matt Lyon, Charlie Olson, Corban Allen, Brian Nelson and Cameron Bodily finished just 12 points behind the seventh-place team, Weber High School.
Jaguar senior Kimball Booth placed 67th individually at state and 11th in Region 3. The Jaguars boys and girls teams placed sixth overall in Region 3 but failed to qualify for the state meet (they needed to finish in the top four).
The Copper Hills girls team finished 11th at the state meet and fourth in Region 3. Junior Hailey Barker finished 35th overall in state, tops for the Grizzlies with a time of 19:56.6. The girls team consisted of Barker, Julia Falcon, Kaitlin Farley, Isabella Ruiz, Emily Furnell, Taryn Burnett and Hannah Adams.
Jaguar sophomore Mackenzie Prows finished 73rd individually overall at state.