Last updateSat, 31 Jan 2015 4pm

High School boys take fifth at Belle meet

    The St. James High School boys’ cross country team placed fifth at the Belle Invitational on September 26. The team had a score of 140, while Linn took first place with a team score of 44.

    The Tigers lead runner was Alex Auxier with a time of 18:39 in third place. Auxier was only 30 seconds off of the first place time. The other varsity Tigers crossing the finish line were Isaac Altis in 32nd with a time of 20:44, Jordan Howard 33rd in 20:53, Seth Thompson 37th in 21:06, Tucker Lepper 57th in 22:47 and Nick Burns 71st in 24:38.
    Leslie Perona took fourth in the girls’ race with a time of 21:38. She was followed by Parker Fane in sixth with 21:38 and Hannah Perona 13th in 23:15. The girls do not have a varsity team score.
    The middle school boys came in 11th out of 15 teams with a score of 264.  The first-place team was Thomas Jefferson (Jefferson City) with a score of 73. The girls came in 14 out of 14 with a score of 346.
    Leading the boys across the finish line was Tyler Dover with a time of 10:04 in 21st place followed by Jonathon Bowley 35th in 10:32, Ethan Barnett 67th in 11:10, Garrett Rankin 100th in 11:44, Christian Harrell 111th in 12:09, Connor Gorrell 112th in 12:09, Curtis Schultz 124th in 12:26, Thomas Henderson 134th in 12:40, Tyler Bass 151st in 13:14, David Deluca 154th in 13:16, Matthew Altis 165th in 14:18, Alex Hunter 168th in 14:32 and Chessley Plank 172nd in 15:67.
    For the MS girls, Valerie Frasier was first across the line in 13:10, taking 82nd. Next across the finish line was Maia Bond in 83rd with a time of 13:14, Courtney Cale 94th in 13:49, Taylor Brennan 96th in 13:56, and Emily Hill 124th in 15:32.
    The Tigers ran in Dixon Monday and hosted their meet on Wednesday. They will be back in actin Tuesday, when they run in Cuba at 4 p.m.