Bryant girls sixth among 20 at Minuteman Invitational

Photos courtesy of Scott Dettmer

9-11girlssoloLITTLE ROCK — In their season-opening meet at Western Hills Park, the Bryant Lady Hornets finished sixth in large field at the Minuteman Invitational Saturday.

Bailey Brazil paced the team with a time of 23:26.31, which produced a finish of 23rd overall.

The Lady Hornets accumulated 222 points. Conway won the team title with 87 followed by Lake Hamilton at 92 and Russellville with 113. Little Rock Christian (116) and Cabot (131) rounded out the top five.

“We did pretty good,” said Bryant coach Keith Dale. “You could really tell that we still don’t have the endurance level that we need to compete with a 5K. Luckily, we have a couple of months to try and establish a base that should pay off in the end. So we are going to try and bandage our current state and fix the issue of base endurance for next summer.”

Senior Bree Hood finished second among the Bryant runners. Her 23:49.97 was good for 30th overall. She was followed by Zhania Hall (46th, 24:47.36), Lauren Hart (57th, 25:10.30) and Sarah Rogers (66th, 25:57.50). Rounding out the top seven were Sydney Sasfai (68th, 26:00.77) and Natasha Hobby (73rd, 26:15.22).

9-11girlsturnThe meet included 20 full teams and several partial squads.

Junior girls

Two Junior Lady Hornets finished in the top 20 as the team finished fourth in a field of 15 full teams and several others.

Vilonia was the junior girls title with 47 points followed by Russellville with 86 and Lake Hamilton with 114. The Lady Hornets also scored 114 points. Lakeside was fifth at 161.

Jillian Colclassure was 14th overall and first among the Bryant runners to finish. She completed the course in 14:22.14. Olivia Orr was right with her, placing 15th in 14:26.30.

Completing the top seven were Ellie O’Gary (24th, 14:55.25), Sydney Dettmer (30th, 15:03.82), Maddie Gallagher (31st, 15:05.72), Rachel Buck (36th, 15:11.54) and Madison Moore (37th, 15:11.75).

Bryant will return to competition at the Russellville Invitational to be held Saturday, Sept. 24.

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