Weatherford Sports

Brock teams first, second at own meet

The Brock Lady Eagles took the top spot among the girls and the Eagles were second among the boys at the Brock Cross Country Invitational recently.

The Lady Eagles scored 24 points to easily outdistance runner-up Breckenridge with 83. Brock's girls have finished first four times and second in six meets.

The Eagles were second with 55 points, behind Stephenville with 49.

"The girls had gone two straight meets placing second, so it was nice to win first at our own meet," said Brock coach Chance Westmoreland. "Putting four in the top six gave us a huge boost.

"The boys ran well and were missing two key contributors, Luke Hamilton and Cooper Kern, who didn't run to nurse some injuries. Freshman Peyton Murley had his best race of the season."

Murley placed ninth with a time of 18 minutes, 28 seconds over 3.1 miles, one of three Eagles in the top 10. Jared Steele was second in 17:27 and Brennan Freeze was third in 17:41.

Millsap's Buster Lee won among the boys, clocking 16:58.

Brock's girls were led by Ashlynn Tutter, whose 12:59 over 2 miles was first overall. Kylee Laverty was third with a 13:19, Jessica Steele fourth in 13:24, and Lauren Wakefield sixth in 13:31. Peyton Wakefield was 11th in 14:16.

Hailey Allen was the lone Millsap girl running, finishing fifth in 13:28. Also for the Millsap boys, Colby O'Bannon ran an 18:49 for 13th.

Among the 2A-Under girls, Poolville placed second with 98 points, behind De Leon's 24. Billie Roberts clocked a 14:38 for sixth, Emery Lang ran 14:48 for eighth, and Trinity Johnson had a 1505 for 11th.

Julia Burks of Weatherford Christian had the top finish among 2A-Under girls with a 13:33.

ALEDO RUNNERS SHINE AT ELITE MEET

Freshmen twins Graydon and Gracie Morris each posted top-10 finishes in the prestigious McNeil Invitational at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock this past weekend. The course is also the site of the state meet in early November.

Both competed in the Gold Division, featuring the top runners in the meet. Graydon posted a fifth-place time of 14:59 over the 3.1-mile course. Gracie placed ninth among the girls with a 17:57.

WHS ENJOYS BEST MEET OF SEASON

The Weatherford Lady Kangaroos had the top two finishes at the Keller Timber Creek Invitational Saturday. Freshman Sadie Tharp continued her strong season, taking first among the girls, running the 3.1-mile course in a time of 18:40. Her teammate, Hanul Lewis, was second with a 19:07.

The Weatherford boys were led by Austin Christmas, who was 16th in 16:58. Victor Castro was 20th in 17:00.

As a team, the Lady Roos were sixth and the Kangaroos seventh.

"Everyone on the girls team ran a personal best," said head coach Ty Comstock.

PEASTER TEAMS FOURTH IN EASTLAND

The Peaster Lady Greyhounds and Greyhounds each placed fourth in the team standings at the Eastland Invitational recently. The boys had four top-25 finishes and the girls had five.

Leading all runners was Brice Hardin of the Greyhounds. He placed second, followed by Danny Turner in 13th, and Anthony Martinez was 15th.

For the girls, Natalie Smith was 18th.

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