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High School Cross Country: Benton and Parkway Win Border Dash Titles

Benton and Parkway won the tag team titles at Parkway’s annual Border Dash meet Saturday morning at South Bossier Park.

Benton won the women’s title with 46 points. Parkway was second with 55 and Byrd third with 66.

Parkway ran away with the men’s title for the second straight year. The Panthers scored 26 points to 76 for runner-up Benton.

Benton rookie Claire Allen and senior Isabelle Russell finished 1-2 in the girls race. Allen completed the 3-mile course in 19 minutes and 3 seconds. Russell ran a 20:15.

Parkway junior Cheyenne Olson was third in 20:34. Parkway’s Ember Pierce and Airline’s Elena Heng finished sixth and seventh respectively in 20:40 and 20:45.

Benton’s Dominique Coore finished 10th in 22:14.

The girls division had 94 runners.

Other parochial school runners in the top 25 were Emily Rogers of Parkway (12th), Lowrey Lain of Haughton (13th), Danielle Smart of Benton (14th), Clara Hicks of Haughton (15th), Lauren Taylor of Parkway (18th) , Reagan Thompson of Parkway (22nd), Racquel Rios of Parkway (24th) and Halle Hassett of Benton (25th).

Seven Parkway riders finished in the top 15 in the boys division led by runner-up Gabriel Falting.

Falting, also a finalist last year, ran in 16:01. Captain Shreve’s Evan Johnson won in 15:48.

Parkway’s Andrew Kent was third in 16:12. Parkway’s Ben Ruliffson was sixth in 16:43.

Dominic Helverson led Benton with a seventh-place finish in 16:49.

Riders from Parish rounded out the top 10. Parkway’s Gary Smith was eighth in 16:53, Benton’s Brody Hutchison ninth in 16:54 and Parkway’s Noah Fox 10th in 16:57.

The boys’ peloton had 126 riders.

Other parochial school runners who finished in the top 20 were Parkway’s Charles Ernest (12th), Parkway’s Jesus Cordova (15th), Parkway’s Charlie Ruliffson (18th), Parkway’s Alex Gomez (19th), and Benton’s.

Benton and Parkway won the tag team titles at Parkway’s annual Border Dash meet Saturday morning at South Bossier Park.

Benton won the women’s title with 46 points. Parkway was second with 55 and Byrd third with 66.

Parkway ran away with the men’s title for the second straight year. The Panthers scored 26 points to 76 for runner-up Benton.

Benton rookie Claire Allen and senior Isabelle Russell finished 1-2 in the girls race. Allen completed the 3-mile course in 19 minutes and 3 seconds. Russell ran a 20:15.

Parkway junior Cheyenne Olson was third in 20:34. Parkway’s Ember Pierce and Airline’s Elena Heng finished sixth and seventh respectively in 20:40 and 20:45.

Benton’s Dominique Coore finished 10th in 22:14.

The girls division had 94 runners.

Other parochial school runners in the top 25 were Emily Rogers of Parkway (12th), Lowrey Lain of Haughton (13th), Danielle Smart of Benton (14th), Clara Hicks of Haughton (15th) Lauren Taylor of Parkway (18th), Parkway’s Reagan Thompson (22nd), Parkway’s Racquel Rios (24th) and Benton’s Halle Hassett (25th).

Seven Parkway riders finished in the top 15 in the boys division led by runner-up Gabriel Falting.

Falting, also a finalist last year, ran in 16:01. Captain Shreve’s Evan Johnson won in 15:48.

Parkway’s Andrew Kent was third in 16:12. Parkway’s Ben Ruliffson was sixth in 16:43.

Dominic Helverson led Benton with a seventh-place finish in 16:49.

Riders from Parish rounded out the top 10. Parkway’s Gary Smith was eighth in 16:53, Benton’s Brody Hutchison ninth in 16:54 and Parkway’s Noah Fox 10th in 16:57.

The boys’ peloton had 126 riders.

Other runners from parochial schools finishing in the top 20 were Charles Ernest of Parkway (12th), Jesus Cordova of Parkway (15th), Charlie Ruliffson of Parkway (18th), Alex Gomez of Parkway (19th) and Lucas Clarke of Benton (20th ).

Lincoln Gines led Airline with a 21st place finish. Benton’s Bernebe Mancilla finished 23rd.