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Clayton races to 1st

By Clay Corbett | Published Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Taylor Clayton destroyed the 4A and 5A competition at the Assault of Eagle Summit cross country race Saturday.

Clayton finished in 16:52 to claim first place. Bryon Nelson’s Yakari King was the next closest competitor, completing the race in 17:49. Whitesboro’s Grant Butts was third in 17:50.

Off and Running

OFF AND RUNNING – The Decatur Eagles compete at The Assault of Eagle Summitt Saturday at Decatur High School. The Eagles placed third, while Taylor Clayton won the individual title. Messenger photo by Mack Thweatt

Byron Nelson took the team title with 30 points, while Decatur finished third with 74.

Decatur’s Austin Poole placed 13th with a time of 18:39 and Tyler Wilson was 15th in 18:51.

Brandon Rivera captured 19th in 19:00. Joaquin Aldape ran 19:40, good for 26th. Riley Keller took 28th in 19:51 and Juan Gamino was 31st in 20:22.

Decatur’s Lady Eagles placed second Saturday with 44 points. Byron Nelson took the overall girls title with 27.

TOP FIVE – Decatur’s Nicole Neighbors took fourth place at The Assault of Eagle Summitt Saturday. The Lady Eagles placed second overall. Messenger photo by Mack Thweatt

Jessica Kyle led the way for Decatur with a second-place finish in 21:15. Byron Nelson’s Andrea Karlen won the meet in 19:40.

Nicole Neighbors took fourth with a time of 21:26 and Haley Dennard was ninth in 22:08.

Morgan Haney captured 12th with a time of 22:20. Nancy Torres ran 22:49, good for 17th.

Georgina Palomo ran 23:12 for 20th and Paola Palomo finished 21st in 23:12.

In the Class 3A and under division the Decatur boys took first place, taking the top seven spots in the race.

Hunter Helm was first overall with a time of 21-flat. Bryse Hoyt placed second, Dillian McGurie third, Ancelmo Galindo fourth, Hunter Davitt fifth, Evan Davis sixth and Pedro Rivera seventh.

The Lady Eagles tallied 31 points in the Class 3A and under division, winning the team title by one point over Whitesboro.

Springtown was third.

Hope Fuller won the individual title in 13:38. Lluvia Ramos took fourth in 14-flat. Allison Dobbs ran 14:33 to finish sixth and Macen Stripling was eighth in 14:54.

Mary Shannon placed 12th in 16:06 and Rene White was 14th in 16:35.

Decatur travels to the Sanger Invitational Saturday.

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