KINGMAN - Lee Williams cross country runner Brendon Allred posted his fastest time of the season, winning the 3.1-mile Mark Weston Invitational Saturday in Lake Havasu City. Allred's time of 17 minutes, 50 seconds puts him approximately in 34th place in Division III.
"The Calexico boys were close enough behind Brendon that he had to push himself to stay in the lead, and that is a really good thing for him," said LWHS cross country coach Joan Abraham. "He told me he finally felt like he had run a good race."
Lee Williams finished second in the 12-team boys race, behind the Calexico, Calif., squad. After Allred, Calexico runners finished second, third, fourth, eighth and tenth for 27 points and the win. Lee Williams scored 52 points.
Zach Moyd was sixth for the Volunteers. Cayden Robles came in 12th, Peyton Cardiff was 14th and Zack Tempert finished 19th to round out the scoring.
Kingman came in fifth with 127 points. Christian Barrios came in 13th for the Bulldogs. Jonathan Hunt was 20th and was followed by Thomas Bigelow (27th), Enrique Ayala (34th) and Robert Clark (36th).
Kingman Academy did not qualify a team score with only three runners. Sam Skankey came in 24th and was followed by Andrew Michelson (63rd) and Ashton Gatineau (66th).
Calexico won the girls race with 37 points, and Lee Williams finished fifth and Kingman was seventh. Kingman Academy did not qualify a team score.
Hallie Powell led Lee Williams, coming in seventh place. She was followed by Cassie Finkbeiner (14th), Alondra Correa (24th), Marian Esplin (32nd) and Macey Shafer (37th).
Jennifer Lackey led Kingman with a 30th-place finish. Christina Thames was 33rd, Kelly Bowers 36th, Mikayla Baca 45th and Celine Lucero-White was 47th.
Alexis Whalen posted a 21st-place finish for Kingman Academy, and Serena Parker came in 35th.