The Grantsville boys and girls cross country teams took part in the Highland Invitational on Friday at Sugar House Park in Salt Lake City, competing primarily against much larger schools.
The Cowboys finished 33rd in the boys team standings, though they were second to Morgan among the five Class 3A schools that competed. Seth Beckett was Grantsville’s top finisher, crossing the finish line 49th overall in 16 minutes, 20 seconds. Jordan Wheeler (155th, 17:52.2), Wyatt Teggins (202nd, 19:03.9), Tanner Wright (215th, 19:20.4) and Alex Mower (222nd, 19:36.4) contributed to the Cowboys’ team score in a field of 258 runners.
The Grantsville girls finished 25th of 28 teams in their race, but finished ahead of Salem Hills, West and Jordan and one point behind Box Elder. Sarah Kurtz (149th, 22:43.8), Makayla Lear (150th, 22:48.1) and Lyndee Limburg (152nd, 22:48.6) finished close together to lead the Cowboys’ effort. Lindsay Riches (182nd, 24:20.7) and Rachel Barker (197th, 25:40.2) were Grantsville’s other two scoring runners, and Desiree Garcia (212th, 27:37.4) wasn’t far off.
Grantsville will compete in a Region 13 meet hosted by South Summit High School on Wednesday in Oakley.