Junior Evan Ellison led the way for the Red Devils, taking the gold medal with a time of 16:33. Finishing third with a time of 17:17 was junior Malachi Ricks. Freshman Arthur Hawks ran a 17:33 that earned him a seventh-place finish. Rounding out the scorers for Grand were Jameson Hawks and Soren Indergard who finished with times of 18:24 and 19:25, respectively.
The girls dominated the competition, sweeping the top three spots in the varsity race. Sophomore Kylah Ricks continued her stellar season by taking first with a time of 19:27. Sophomore Anika Scherer followed in second place with a time of 21:21. Ali Hirt was only a fraction of a second behind Scherer to claim third place. Freshman Bella Welch finished in sixth place with a time of 23:53. Close on her heels was senior Mercedes Zunich, who took seventh place by running the course in 24:10. Sadie Farnsworth ran a 25:47 to take ninth place and ensure a majority of the runners in the top ten were Red Devils.
At press time, Sept. 26, the cross-country team was traveling to Blanding for another region meet. Soon after, the team will head north for the Park City invitational on Friday, Sept. 28. Grand will host the region meet at the Moab Golf Club on Tuesday, Oct. 9.