The Grantsville boys and girls cross-country teams each brought home second-place finishes from the first Region 13 meet of the season, hosted by South Summit High School on Wednesday afternoon at the Oakley Rodeo Grounds.
Porter Whitworth won the boys’ varsity race, clocking in at 17 minutes, 58.31 seconds to beat Morgan’s Gabe Sargent by 18.03 seconds. Morgan’s Kaleb Bowles was third in 18:17.86, followed by Grantsville’s Caden Williams in 18:51.22.
Morgan’s Tony Nicoletti (19:06.82), Patrick Owen (19:18.05) and Parker Wallace (19:23.06) finished fifth through seventh, giving the Trojans a team score of 23 points. Providence Hall’s Chase Fracis was eighth in 19:24.50, with Grantsville’s Jordan Wheeler (19:28.76) and James Limburg (19:53.92) rounding out the top 10. Evan Thomas finished 14th in 20:39.14 as Grantsville ended up with 38 points. Connor Paxman ran 24th in 21:36.65 for the Cowboys.
Judge Memorial finished third with 75 points, with Providence Hall in fourth with 101 points and South Summit fifth with 122.
Lindsey Palmer gave Grantsville a sweep of the two varsity races, winning the girls’ race in 23:28.45. Judge Memorial’s Madelyn Bossarte (24:35.68) and Madi Tartaro (24:35.84) were second and third, followed by Morgan’s Bailey Beckstrom (24:39.62), Sophie Earley (24:46.55), Ella Stevenson (24:50.85), Kate Heywood (24:56.10), Elaina Halls (24:57.40) and Emma Payne (25:17.93). Grantsville’s Ellie Lowery finished 10th in 25:21.89.
Other scoring runners for Grantsville included Makayla Lear (12th, 25:40.22), Erin Petersen (13th, 25:51.40) and Bethany Swallom (14th, 25:56.87). Jade Garcia was 17th in 26:44.75 and Reagan Wexels was 20th in 27:19.95.
Morgan won the team title with 30 points, with Grantsville scoring 50 points to edge Judge Memorial by a single point for second place. South Summit was fourth with 112 points, while Providence Hall didn’t have enough runners to field a full girls team.
The Cowboys will compete again Tuesday at Wheeler Farm in Murray, with Judge Memorial serving as the host school for another Region 13 meet.