Girls take second, boys tie for fourth at state x-country
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The Grand County High School girls cross-country team ran away with the second place trophy after competing last week. 
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Kylah Ricks literally ran away from the field in her first-place finish at the Utah High School Activities Association Cross-County State Championship held Wednesday, Oct. 17 at Sugar House Park.

Ricks, a Grand County High School sophomore, finished the three-mile race in 19:09.8, nearly 25 seconds faster than second-place finisher Sophie Earley of Morgan.

But it was Morgan that took home the championship trophy with 62 points, 27 points better than second-place Grand County High. Eleven teams competed.

Red Devil runners Ali Hirt, 10th; Anika Scherer, 13th; Jessie Anderson, 24th; Bella Welch, 47th, Sadie Farnsworth, 54th; and Mercedes Zunich, 65th; also competed in the 78-runner championship race.

Morgan High also won the boys’ championship with 61 points, 15 points better than second-place Emery County. Grand County finished tied with Union High for fourth place out of the 11-team field.

Evan Ellison and Malachi Ricks finished in the top 10 – Ellison with a time of 16:35 in fifth place and Ricks at 16:44.3, good enough for seventh place out of 86 runners.

Arthur Hawks took 13th place with a time of 17:05. Soren Indergard finished in 57th place, Jameson Hawks at 65, and Stan Johnson and Jonathan Martineau rounded out the field finishing in 78th and 80th, respectively. A total of 86 runners competed in the boys’ race.


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