KINGMAN - The Lee Williams boys cross country team won Saturday's Ray Gomez Invitational in Bullhead City. The Volunteers led the pack with 25 points. Mohave (56) was second, followed by Lake Havasu (61) and Parker (71). Kingman Academy, Needles and River Valley only had individuals race.
Brendon Allred led Lee Williams by winning the individual event. He ran the 3.1-mile course in 16 minutes, 19.54 seconds, more than 40 seconds faster then Mohave's Pegro Quintero, who came in second. Allred's teammate Peyton Cardiff (17:31.26) came in third.
"Brendon ran a great race," said LWHS coach Joan Abraham. "It was a personal best for him and one minute faster then he ran at state last year."
Allred's time has him No. 5 in Section I and No. 8 in Division III.
Kingman Academy's Alex Blanco (24:28.75) was the top Tiger and finished 34th.
Lake Havasu won the girls team race with 21 points. Mohave (50) was second and Kingman Academy (70) came in third. Lee Williams and Needles did not qualify for the team race.
Megan Barnes finished seventh in 23:09.46 for Lee Williams. Mary Jo Lohmeyer (23:49) was ninth for Kingman Academy.
All three Kingman schools race at 2 p.m. today in the Colorado River Region championships at River Valley.
The teams are preparing for the section championships Nov. 1, which are the state qualifying races.