Weatherford Sports

WHS ninth grader wins Junior Open Division of race

Weatherford High School ninth grade student Hunter Hinton had a great weekend of cycling after placing first overall in the Junior Open Division (age 18 and under) of the Iris Stagner Memorial Stage Race Feb. 15-16 in Mineral Wells.

The stage race consisted of three stages - each stage having to be completed to move to the next stage.

Hinton won the time trial stage by placing first on Feb. 15. Then, he followed with a first-place finish in the circuit race and a second-place finish in the road race on Feb. 16.

Hinton competed last weekend in Walburg Classic Road Race near Austin and plans to participate in other races almost every weekend through the summer.

He is also racing in the Texas High School Cycling League (www.texashighschoolcycling.org) as a one-man team representing Weatherford High School and will do all the events in the race series.

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