Runners battle at The Sting

Date: Thursday, October 06, 2011

 By Shiela K. Haynes

Contributing Writer
Wylie and Wylie East sent cross country teams to “The Sting” at Rockwall’s Harry Myers’ Park. Rockwall, North Forney and Wylie East finished in the top three for the boys; Forney, Rockwall and North Forney were top three teams for the girls.
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Sarah Scott ran away from the competition to claim yet another gold medal. The sophomore posted a time of 12:49 on the 2-mile course. Teammate Leslie Snider finished 44th with a 15:31.
Grant Buley placed fifth in the boys 5K race. Buley’s time of 17:29 helped the Raiders to a third-place finish out of 14 teams. Other strong performances came from team members Lehi Palencia (20th, 18:44), Edwin Walker (21st, 18:46), Mark Pollard (43rd, 19:43), Drago Janjic (53rd, 20:18) and Hunter Black (65th, 20:49).
Gabriel Hernandez led the JV Raiders. After him were D.J. Harris, Chance Grantham and Bryar Barnes. 
Sara Simmons placed first in the JV girls division with a time of 14:53.
For the rest of this story, pick up a copy of the Oct. 5 Wylie News. 

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