Jaci McGregor won her fifth straight race to start the season and Salado swept the individual titles at the Lampasas Battlin’ Badger Invitational.

McGregor finished the 2-mile course in 12 minutes, 5.7 seconds.

Salado’s Logan Rickey won the boys 5K race in 16:24.6.

McGregor won the boys team title with 57 points. Salado (65) was second, and Gatesville (73) was third. Lampasas finished seventh.

Gatesville’s Luis Macias (16:33.1) finished second. Salado’s Carlo Martinez (16:47.3) finished fourth. Trey Graham of Salado was ninth (17:32.6).

Cody Hinson topped Lampasas runners with a 12th-place finish of 17:40.4.

McGregor won the girls team title with 47 points. Gatesville (59) was second. Salado (75) placed fourth. Lampasas (106) was fifth.

Tasha Thoms (12:45.6) was fourth for Gatesville. Bethany Penrod (12:59.8) was sixth.

Lampasas placed two in the top 10 with Brooke Coffman (seventh, 13:00.7) and Nyla Long (10th, 13:24.4).


Ellison’s Kera Harvey posted the top local finish in the Ellison Invitational at Dana Peak Park in Harker Heights.

Harvey placed second in her division and second overall with a time of 19:14.5 on the 5K course.

The boys and girls varsity competitions were divided into two divisions to reduce the size of the fields and comply with UIL COVID-19 cross country guidelines.

There were 115 combined runners in the girls races.

College Station’s Maddie Jones won the race and the overall title with a time of 19:08.8.

College Station led the team standings with 20 points. Belton (91) was third. Ellison (124) was sixth.

Belton placed three in the top 20 with Shannon Cook (12th, 20:46.7), Abigail Cargile (13th, 20:55.4) and Shelby Littlefield (18th, 21:12.7).

Lago Vista dominated the second race, taking the top five spots and a perfect score of 15 points.

Copperas Cove’s Breonna McCarthy-Reese (21:30.1) placed seventh. The Lady Dawgs scored 51 points for second place. Shoemaker (108) finished fourth.

Freshman Emily Poste (23:52.7) was 11th for Cove, and Tori Olsen (23:52.9) was 12th.

Killeen High’s Keniuh Russell (24:02.3) was 14th.

Ellison’s Aaron Crittenden was third (16:03.3) in the opening boys race and third overall.

College Station’s Ricardo Lopez won the race and the overall title with his time of 15:46.8.

College Station also topped the team standings with 44 points. Belton (54) was second. Ellison (97) was fourth, one point behind Round Rock Stony Point.

Zach Dennison (16:08.2), David Duncan (16:09) and Clayton Oaks (16:13.4) placed sixth, seventh and eighth for Belton.

In the second boys race, Killeen’s Gian Mikel Pulido finished second. His time of 16:59.1 was 23rd overall.

There were 109 total runners in the two boys races.

Shoemaker’s Tyrek Davis (17:41.4) finished sixth in the second race.

Cove’s Ayden Seymour (17:53.2) was seventh.

Waco led the second race standings with 55 points. Cove (72) was third. Killeen (100) was fifth, and Shoemaker (143) was sixth.

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