Cross Country: Ellison, Ricks take first at region championships

Kylah Ricks

Evan Ellison and Kylah Ricks took first place at the 2019 Region 12 Cross Country Championship on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at Carbon Country Club Golf Course in Helper.

Ellison won the varsity boys three-miles race in 15:43.7. Malachi Ricks secured fourth place in the boy’s three mile with 16:01.7. Arthur Hawks landed in 16th place with 17:18.4.

Kylah Ricks

Kylah Ricks took first for the varsity Lady Red Devils in 18:25.9, almost 2 minutes and 20 seconds faster than the second place finisher. Jessie Anderson placed seventh with 21:21.7. Bella Welch locked in the eighth spot for the girls with 21:34.1.

Overall, the boys and girls teams took fourth place in the region. The Grand County cross country team was scheduled to attend the UHSAA State Championship at Sugarhouse Park, in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Oct. 23.

See next week’s edition of The Times-Independent for results.