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Cross Country: Greyhounds win ninth straight title

By Richard Greene | Published Saturday, October 14, 2017
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The Slidell Greyhounds continued their dominance at the district level Wednesday.

Hunter Horner led a pack of four Greyhounds in the top six as Slidell claimed its ninth straight league title. Slidell finished with just 26 points in winning the 21-A meet in Bowie.

“It’s the most complete team I’ve had here, so we are hoping for a good outcome at regionals,” said Slidell athletic director Casey Pierce.

Slidell will run in the Region III 1A race held at Lynn Creek Park in Grand Prairie Oct. 23.

Horner won the 5K in 17:09, running away from the field. Horner beat Prairie Valley’s William Winkler, who took second, by 49 seconds.

Slidell’s Dillion Fortune took third in 17:59. Ben McCasland garnered fifth in 18:07. Carlos Gonzalez was sixth in 18:45 and Brock Harwell 11th in 19:37.

Jeri McCasland finished 16th in 20:35 and Noe Villarreal 19th in 22:16.

The Slidell Lady Greyhounds earned a regional spot, finishing third with 79 points. Prairie Valley won the the district title with 52 and Bellevue second with 72.

Sydney Keating led the Lady Greyhounds, finishing seventh in 15:06 on the 3,200-meter course. Bailey Meyer took 10th in 15:18, Aurora DeLuna 15th in 16:32, Jayden Ellison 18th in 16:44 and Jenny Licea 29th in 22:32.

RESULTS

21-A
GIRLS

Team: 1. Prairie Valley 52, 2. Bellevue 72, 3. Slidell 79, 4. Gold-Burg 110

Slidell individuals: 7. Sydney Keating, 15:06; 10. Bailey Meyer, 15:18; 15. Aurora DeLuna, 16:32; 18. Jayden Ellison, 16:44; 29. Jenny Licea, 22:32

BOYS

Team: 1. Slidell 26, 2. Prairie Valley 44, 3. Bellevue 100, 4. Midway 107, 5. Forestburg 120

Slidell individuals: 1. Hunter Horner, 17:09; 3. Dillon Fortune, 17:59; 5. Ben McCasland, 18:07; 6. Carlos Gonzalez, 18:45; 11. Brock Harwell, 19:37; 16. Jeri McCasland, 20:35; 19. Noe Villarreal, 22:16

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