J-Hawk’s host cross country meet, May wins

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CHRIS MCCONNELL
Outlook staff writer
Outlook photo by Chris McConnell. Joliet 7th grader Bryce Williams (green jersey and shorts) is seen at the beginning of the Middle School race on Saturday. He took 9th in the 1 1/2 mile race with a time 9:37. Nearly 500 Middle School, JV and Varsity runners participated in the meet. J-Hawk junior Jakob May was the overall varsity boys winner, posting 18:42 in the 5K race.

Joliet hosted 19 schools and nearly 500 middle school, JV and varsity cross country runners on Saturday. Coach Rachel Herrington said it was a “beautiful day in Joliet for a meet. All of the participants competed well and had a fun-filled day.  The Joliet boys and girls both competed well and had a great showing.”
The varsity team placed 7th overall.  
J-Hawk junior Jakob May won the varsity meet with a time of 18:42.  Parker Smith was second amongst the Joliet team with a time of 21:56.  Dawson Bancroft had 22:06, Brigham Smith 23:46 and Riley Simons 27:38. 
Herrington said the JV boys did well and “pushed each other throughout the entire race.”
Raiden Ovitt finished 20th with a time of 24:26 and Nathan Ovitt took 21st with 24:29. 
For middle school boys, Bryce Williams placed ninth with a time of 9:37, his new personal record for the season. Dakota Weidner also had a new PR with a time of 19:53. 
“The CJ Roadrunners did well throughout the day as well, taking fifth place [overall],” Herrington said,
Keelie O’Reilly came in first on the team at 27:42, followed by Jalyn Songstad 29:02, Megan Deines 29:07, Allison Onoszko 29:10.  Liz Lorash 31:01 and McKendra O’Dore, 32:34. 
“The Middle School girls had an amazing day. Peyton Whitehead took two minutes off of her previous PR with a time of 11:44 and Kaitlyn Bancroft came in not too far behind at 13:09,” Herrington said, adding “we are looking forward to both of our meets this week in Shepherd and Big Timber.”

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