Parkview’s cross country program swept the individual titles, and the Panther boys won the team championship in Saturday’s Bob Roller Invitational in Jefferson.
Andrew Todd led the boys victory with a first-place time of 16 minutes, 13.63 seconds. He was backed up by Caden Hall (fourth, 16:38.36), Antonio Valenti (ninth, 16:56.03), Hayabel Tekle (12th, 17:07.43), Martin Robles (18th, 17:37.35) and Jack Holcomb (20th, 17:40.47).
Parkview’s Emma Geaney won the girls race in 19:40.28, and teammate Abi Debebe was second in 20:04.19. The Panthers, second in the girls team standings, also got top finishes from Haley Primm (eighth, 20:32.01), Jaimie Chen (ninth, 20:34.13) and Zhari Maxineau (24th, 22:26.55).
Wesleyan’s teams finished third at the meet. The boys were led by Mac Howie (seventh, 16:50.18), Braden Debow (eighth, 16:52.24), Stafford McDaniel (10th, 17:05.25), Shane Kelly (13th, 17:10.86), Fletcher Morris (21st, 17:41.78) and Jacob Price (24th, 17:45.32). The girls were paced by Danielle Kelly (19th, 21:55.79), Caitlin Kelly (20th, 22:08.70), Bella Tucker (21st, 22:12.03), Kendrick Archer (22nd, 22:24.66) and Ashland Hemken (23rd, 22:25.75).
In the girls meet, Peachtree Ridge (fifth) and Lanier (sixth) also had top team finishes. Laney Pierce of Peachtree Ridge was 11th in 21:08.80, and teammates Zoe Torio and Alitza Dennard followed by taking 16th (21:49.92) and 17th (21:50.19), respectively. Annette Rodriguez of Lanier was 13th in 21:18.71.
The Greater Atlanta Christian boys, led by Alex Craig (19th, 17:39.23), were sixth. Aldi Susanto (fifth, 16:39.50) helped the Peachtree Ridge boys to eighth, and the Lanier boys were 10th behind top finisher Nicholas Phillips (22nd, 17:43.28).
Hebron girls win
Hebron Christian put three girls runners in the top six to win Heat 1 of Saturday’s Kona Ice Invitational.
Brooke Browning was second in 19:09.05, Ellie Brewer was third in 19:37.26 and Georgia Piper took sixth in the 21:07.49. Sydney Whalen (20th, 23:52.50) also was in the top 20 for the Lions, whose 52 points narrowly edged runner-up Paideia’s 55.
The Hebron boys placed sixth in Heat 2.
Mountain View’s boys were first in Heat 3, followed by Buford in fourth and South Gwinnett in sixth.
Mountain View was led by Andrew Giacalone (fifth, 17:32.46), Logan Sanders (sixth, 17:41.84), Marcus Lasey (eighth, 17:42.61) and Jorge Becerra (ninth, 17:56.44). Buford’s top-20 finishers were Carter Hales (15th, 18:41.68), James Morgan (16th, 18:41.76), Zach Davidson (17th, 18:45.02) and Garrett Posey (18th, 18:45.56).
South’s top finisher was Jeffrey McFarland (13th, 18:24.22).
In Heat 3’s girls race, Mountain View was second and Buford finished third.
Buford’s Caroline Snell took third in 21:52.20, followed by teammates Callie Snell (fifth, 22:08.36), Caroline Montini (sixth, 22:09.92) and Madeline Matos (20th, 24:07.55). Mountain View was led by Kaley Johnson (seventh, 22:11.50), Eva Lea Hoffman (eighth, 22:26.32) and Candace Wan (16th, 23:29.55).
Titans’ Mendoza takes first
Discovery’s Sol Mendoza won the girls title Saturday at the Heroes Invitational, held at The Farm Course in Tallulah Falls.
Mendoza’s first-place time was 23:13.25. Teammate Mariam Rezai was fifth in 25:18.04.
The Discovery boys finished second in the team standings with 46 points, trailing only Tallulah Falls’ 39. Jorge Patino led the Titan boys with a runner-up finish in 18:47.90. He was backed up by teammates Alex Cantero (seventh, 20:15.85), Jeyson Martinez (10th, 20:37.13), Nadiri Morrison (12th, 21:16.98) and Nicholas Dennis (15th, 21:25.35).