• Northwest claimed a pair of top-eight finishes in boys and girls competition in the fourth meet of the Chattanooga Cross Country League season, with the Bruins taking fourth and the Lady Bruins eighth at Camp Bluff in Dayton, Tenn.
The boys scored 185 points as they finished behind a trio of Tennessee schools — Chattanooga’s Baylor (39), Cumberland County (119) and Soddy-Daisy (182) — in the 31-team field.
Leading the way for the Bruins was Henson Gibbs, who took 14th with a time of 17 minutes, 52 seconds on the 5K (3.1-mile) course. Also scoring for Northwest’s boys were Lane Bramblett (19th, 18:18), Dylan Richards (38th, 18:53), Kyle Roberts (50th, 19:14) and Brandon Bolino (64th, 19:26).
Northwest’s girls took eighth among more than 20 teams, scoring 237 points. Tennessee’s Signal Mountain won the girls meet with 44 points, ahead of Heritage-Catoosa (69) and Baylor (75).
Nancy Paz led the Lady Bruins in 23:09 for 34th place, while also scoring were Jen Riviera (37th, 23:29), Caroline Duffy (48th, 24:04), Ashley Sweeney (55th, 24:35) and Leah Frye (63rd, 25:15).
Northwest won’t return to action until Oct. 17, when it will compete in the Front Runner Championships at Baylor.
“I don’t feel like we’ve peaked yet,” Northwest coach Tom Sell said. “We’ve not run as well as we’ve hoped, but we’re about to take a little time off for fall break next week and we’ll get fresh legs. We’re just tired. I kind of expected that.”
• Coahulla Creek’s boys and Dalton’s girls had the best finishes among teams from Whitfield County at the Cartersville/ Cass Invitational, with the Colts taking third among 16 teams and the Lady Cats taking sixth among 13 teams. Alpharetta’s girls and Pickens’ boys won the titles.
Dalton’s girls were led by Ashley Parham (34th, 23:30), with the Lady Cats also getting points from Beronica Hernandez (35th, 23:31), Bitia Paz (44th, 23:58), Fabiola Torres (45th, 24:01) and Monica Vega (50th, 24:16).
Dalton’s boys finished fifth, with scoring runs from Brandon Pineda (19th, 18:19), Jay Tripp (27th, 18:33), Jose Boyzo (35th, 18:49), Saul Izaguirre (36th, 18:50) and Sergio Aguirre (40th, 18:51).
It was a solid day for Dalton, coach Karen Galyon said.
“We’re getting better, we’re cutting time and I think a lot of them did very well time-wise,” she said. “We’re young and still building. This was a good meet for a lot of them.”
Southeast’s boys were 11th, while the Lady Raiders were 13th.
Isabel Salinas finished 18th overall with a time of 22 minutes, 5 seconds to lead the Lady Raiders, who also received counting times from Ana Padilla (23:33), Jessica Flores (25:27), Jennifer Conteras (28:01) and Sandy Torres (30:27).
Luis Perez finished 30th overall with a time of 18:37 for Southeast, which also received scoring times from Daniel Triana (19:22), Omar Ruiz (19:24), Juan Ruiz (19:34) and Cristian Gonzalez (19:49).
Southeast only knew the place finish for Perez and Salinas.
Coahulla Creek’s girls finished 12th.
No individual results for Coahulla Creek were available by The Daily Citizen’s deadline.