WNC Cross Country Carnival
September 27, 2012Mitchell High School
The Mountaineer cross country teams competed in their first meet of the season on Saturday at the WNC Cross Country Carnival in Hendersonville.
The men's team finished 11th out of 22 teams in the 5K championship run at Jackson Park with a score of 277. Mitchell runners turned in an average time of 17:58.37. Chapel Hill High School won the event with a score of 84 and a 16:54.06 average.
The Mountaineers placed two runners in the top 25. Zach Boone was the top Mitchell finisher with a seventh-place result in a field of 155 entrants. He covered the course in 16:22.55, averaging 5:16.3 per mile. He was 35 seconds behind event-winner Quentin McKinnish of Morristown Hamblen West (Tenn.). Brandon King was 24th, finishing in 17:11.11. He averaged 5:31.9 per mile.
Other Mitchell results in the men's 5K championship event:
Chase Stevens finished 77th in 18:33.58, with a 5:58.5 average.
Alex Cruz finished 89th in 18:46.65, with a 6:02.7 average.
Daniel Yokubinas finished 95th in 18:57.94, with a 6:06.3 average.
Luke Deyton finished 138th in 20:39.95, with a 6:39.1 average.
Brian Helms finished 146th in 21:28.65, with a 6:54.8 average.
Mitchell finishes in the men's 5K individual run:
Dylan Suiter, 60th, 21:56.30
Brandon Laws, 99th, 22:59.14
Caleb Street, 106th, 23:12.41
Jacob Gortney, 114th, 23:29.79
Houston Twiddy, 165th, 25:41.02
Mitchell finishes in the men's 5K invitational run:
Tony Gunter, 175th, 22:13.92
David Martinez, 177th, 22:16.32
Austin Ely, 206th, 23:32.59
Lane Letner, 214th, 24:23.07
Jake Deyton, 215th, 24:24.88
Nick Stevens, 224th, 25:43.59
Mitchell finishes in the women's 5K invitational run:
Samantha Huskey, 73rd, 24:44.48
Marguerite Van Der Vorst, 117th, 26:51.76
Pahola Quierapa, 161st, 30:23.15
Abbigayle Atkins, 165th, 31:47.04
Katey McElrath, 167th, 31:58.60
Lindsay Thomas, 170th, 33:36.81
Rebecca Robinson, 172nd, 34:29.78
Story by Corey Hoilman-Mitchell News Journal