The Tooele boys and girls cross country teams swept the team titles at Wednesday’s Region 10 meet at Dinosaur Park in Ogden, with Joel Brown claiming the individual victory in the boys’ race.
Brown finished the race in 17 minutes, 2 seconds, making him the first of nine Tooele runners to finish in the top 20 overall. Christopher Day was fourth in 17:47, followed by Joseph Wilkins in eighth in 18:24. Tyler Stewart was ninth in 18:27 and Garrett Palmer was 10th in 18:31.2, giving the Buffaloes a team score of 32. Parker Hansen (12th, 18:31.8), K Stoddard (15th, 19:00), Garrett Lawton (16th, 19:02) and Cameron Murphy (18th, 19:13) also recorded top-20 finishes.
Cedar Valley finished second with 47 points, followed by Ogden (58), Ben Lomond (101) and Stansbury (143).
Stansbury’s top runners did not compete in Wednesday’s race after competing at the BYU Autumn Classic in Provo last Saturday. They are also preparing for the prestigious Bob Firman Invitational, which will take place this weekend in Boise, Idaho.
On Wednesday, the Stallions were led by Ian Hurley, who finished 21st in 19:44. Austin Probst (36th, 20:27.9), Logan Duersch (43rd, 21:06.8), Reid Howard (49th, 21:40) and Colin Silver (50th, 21:42) were Stansbury’s other scoring runners.
Tooele and Ogden were the only schools to field full girls teams in Wednesday’s meet, and the Buffaloes won the team title by placing 11 runners in the top 20. Jennifer Thomas (second, 21:31), Holly Johansen (third, 22:34) and Grace Jenkins (fourth, 22:34.2) recorded top-five finishes, with Jessica Glaser (seventh, 23:56) and Elaina Desmond (ninth, 24:31) giving the Buffs a team score of 18 to Ogden’s 43. Rachel Thomas (10th, 24:48), Mayling Jorgensen (11th, 25:07), Courtney Furniss (14th, 25:42), Cadence Critchlow (15th, 25:51), Ava Niederhausern (16th, 25:52) and Savannah Kenison (18th, 26:00) were Tooele’s other top-20 finishers.
Stansbury had just three runners in the race, but each of the three finished in the top 20. Kate Ricks was 12th in 25:35, with Charly Jensen 17th in 25:53 and Kate McCubbins 19th in 26:07.
The next Region 10 meet is next Wednesday in Eagle Mountain and will be hosted by Cedar Valley. The region championship meet is Oct. 11 at the Cottonwood Complex in Millcreek, with the state championships Oct. 23 at Sugar House Park in Salt Lake City.