CONWAY — The Bryant Lady Hornets concluded their regular-season schedule on Saturday at the annual Conway Wampus Cat Invitational cross country meet at Lake Beaverfork Park, finishing sixth in a field of 11 teams with 126 points.
Conway, with 117, was fifth, the only Central Conference rival to top Bryant. Fayetteville won the senior girls division with 34 points.
The Lady Hornets were paced by senior Bailey Brazil, who took 24thin 22:22.02. Sophomore Caroline Pelton and junior Olivia Orr were 27thand 28th, respectively. Pelton ran a 22:32.02 and Orr finished in 22:34.68.
Jillian Colclasure, also a sophomore, was Bryant’s fourth runner. She clocked in at 23:00.27 to place 37thwith senior Abbie Patton 41stin 23:13.32, rounding out the scoring quintet.
Sophomore Mckenzie Moore (66th, 24:50.26) and senior Natasha Hobby (68th, 24:51.36) completed the top seven with senior Sarah Rogers (70th, 24:56.59) and junior Rebekah Hargis (72nd, 25:00.20) close behind.
The Lady Hornets’ next competition will be at the 6A-Central Conference championship at Bishop Park on Monday, Oct. 22.
The Bryant Junior Lady Hornets were second in their division with 59 points, just four points behind Russellville. Conway was third with 62 then Benton with 147 in a 10-team field.
Margo Gilliland and Kim Hernandez finished in the top 10 for the Junior Lady Hornets. Gilliland was fifth in a time of 13:02.10 with Hernandez ninth in 13:13.00.
Aiden Fisher and McKenzie Hicks each finished in the top 20. Fisher, a seventh-grader, was 17thoverall in a time of 13:30.70 while Hicks turned in a 13:31.40 to place 19th.
Maddie Nelson, an eighth-grader, completed the scoring group with a 13:34.40, which was good for 22nd.
Eighth-grader Mariel Ocana with a 13:39.90 was 24thfor Bryant. Heather Hammett (13:52), Caitlyn Phillips (13:52.90) and Ashleigh Byles (13:58.20) finished in a bunch from 28thto 30th.
The junior girls will complete their season on this Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Walmart Central Arkansas Junior High championship meet in Cabot.