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Decatur secures another victory

By Messenger Staff | Published Wednesday, September 12, 2012

FLYING HIGH – Decatur’s Taylor Clayton finished fifth individually in the 4A and up competition Saturday at the Assault of Eagle Summit. Messenger photo by Ashley Kyle

The Decatur Lady Eagles rolled to another victory in the 3A and under Division at the Assault of Eagle Summit in Decatur Saturday.

”It was an awesome event that went off without a hitch,” Decatur coach David Park said.

The Lady Eagles finished 40 points ahead of second-place Mineral Wells.

Decatur’s Nicole Neighbors cruised to the individual title with a time of 12:54.

Greenhill’s Rachel Carp was the only runner who prevented Decatur from sweeping the top four spots. Carp placed second in 13:12.

Decatur’s Jessica Kyle finished third in 13:16. Palo Palomo placed fourth in 13:18. Nancy Torres took fifth in 13:22. Georgina Palomo was the Lady Eagles’ fifth runner, taking seventh in 17:24.

Morgan Haney placed 13th in 13:50. Hope Fuller captured 15th in 14:07. Tamera Maywald ran 14:27 for 18th. Jossy Rivera finished 32nd in 15:13.

The Eagles competed in the 4A and up Division and came away with a seventh- place finish.

Taylor Clayton led the running for the Eagles with a fifth-place finish in 16:53.

“We ran good despite missing some guys,” Park said. “Taylor did well against some 5A competition.”

Austin Poole placed 17th in 17:40. Travis Kyle finished 41st in 18:20. Tyler Wilson was 57th in 19:10. Lane Mitchell took 66th in 19:51. Cheyne Hutcheson ran 20:09 for 69th.

Decatur will compete in the Ken Garland Invitational Saturday in Denton.

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