Junior Lady Hornets wrap up cross country season with fourth-place finish

CABOT — The Bryant Junior Lady Hornets cross country team ended their season Saturday with a fourth-place finish at the Wal-Mart Invitational Cross Country Championship held in Cabot.

Russellville won the meet with 70 points. Lake Hamilton was runner-up with 75 points, followed by Heber Springs with 90. Bryant scored 96 points. There were eight teams in the competition.[more]

On an extremely wet and sloppy course, the Junior Lady Hornets had their top three finishers earn medals. Kat Bolton led Bryant finishing 12th place in a time of 14:31. Finishing right behind her in 13th place at 14:32 was Randie Owens. Marley Adams also collected a medal by finishing 17th in 14:49. Kayla Nickels (25th, 15:04) and Mikayla Douglas (29th, 15:23) finished out the scorers for Bryant. Skylar Combs (31st, 15:34) and Haylee Campbell (34th, 15:40) finished out the top seven.

"Our junior girls have had a very successful year,” commented head coach Danny Westbrook. “Our middle school coaches, Rhonda Hall at Bethel and Angel Dale at Bryant, have done a great job getting our seventh and eighth graders ready to race each week. We have some really good runners moving up to high school next year and I am looking forward to working with them."

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