Forest Park’s Adriana Laguna and Riverdale’s Henry Johnson won the individual championships over the weekend at the Clayton Cross Country Series #2 meet.
Laguna won the girls division with a time of 24 minutes, 50.50 seconds, and Johnson was first in the boys competition in 20:52.50.
The Forest Park girls had a great meet as they backed up Laguna’s win with top showings from Yessenia Serratos (second, 25:52.40), Carolina Galaviz (fifth, 28:04.00) and Jimena Castillo (eighth, 30:49.90).
Riverdale’s girls also fared well with the group of Lydiana Styles (third, 27:12.10), Reyna Olivares (fourth, 27:15.60), Nikaya Reynolds (ninth, 31:06.30), Doraian Pursley (11th, 33:27.70) and Rahkeya Reynolds (12th, 35:58.10). The Mundy’s Mill girls were led by Shadaja Young (sixth, 29:09.00) and Asha Shabazz (seventh, 29:26.20), while Morrow was led by Lauren Brice (10th, 31:06.70).
Forest Park’s boys matched the girls performance with a solid effort from Nicholas Jefferson (second, 21:21.90), Andres Laguna (fourth, 21:46.30), Roman Perez (16th, 27:04.20) and Gary Spencer (20th, 29:29.60). Jonesboro’s Chemar McGhee was third individually in 21:25.40.
Morrow had five runners in the top 14 with Kalif Walston (sixth, 22:23.50), Marcus Rayner (seventh, 22:25.20), Nhat Nguyen (ninth, 22:55.70), Ervin Thomas (12th, 24:32.00)
and Raphael Seabrooks (14th, 25:43.40). Lovejoy was led by Robert Smith (fifth, 22:19.50) and George Dorton (11th, 24:13.60).
Drew’s Danny Ortega-Mendoza (eighth, 22:26.40) and Mohammed Sawane (15th, 25:46.10) were in the top 15, while Riverdale backed up Johnson’s win with top-20 finishers Joshua Atuahene (10th, 23:58.60), Anthony Mckennie (13th, 24:41.90), Ja’Quavon Gleaton (18th, 28:36.00) and Elijah Miller (19th, 29:25.40).
Mundy’s Mill’s top finishers were Jacobi Barnes (17th, 27:14.00) and Marion Duffey (21st, 30:54.40).