St. Al’s Edwards earns second cross-country win of the season
Posted 10:09am on Sunday, September 18, 2022
Samantha Edwards kept St. Aloysius’ cross-country winning streak intact.
Edwards, a sophomore and defending MAIS Class 5A champion, won her second meet of the season clocking a time of 21 minutes and 4 seconds in the girls’ 5k race at the Valhalla Invitational in Warren. Central Saturday.
It was the third consecutive meeting that Edwards or his teammate, Hendrix Eldridge, finished first. Eldridge was third on Saturday, clocking 21:10, in a tight finish among the top three runners. Edwards, Eldridge and Clinton’s runner-up Evelyn Mata-O’Dwyer were only six seconds apart. Mata-O’Dwyer posted a time of 21:08.
Mata-O’Dwyer was the first of four Clinton runners to finish in the top 10, giving the Lady Arrows the tag team title with 46 points. Brookhaven finished second, with 58 points, and was followed by St. Andrew’s with 61 and St. Al with 86.
Other runners scored from St. Al were Julia Tuminello in 21st place and Linley Miles in 33rd. Frances Ferrell finished 34th.
Warren Central freshmen Mere Smith and Abigail DeJesus finished 23rd and 28th respectively. Vicksburg High’s top runners were Terri Boyd, Rodrianna Hall and Kierra James, at 51st, 52nd and 55th. A total of 78 riders from 11 teams took part in the women’s competition.
Warren Central’s Cora Lindsay finished second in the middle school girls’ 3K race, clocking 12:31. Brandon’s Addison West won in 12:24.
In the men’s 5K, Clinton’s Miguel Bankston clocked 17:26 to easily win the individual title, and the Arrows also won the team title taking four of the top five spots.
JT Price, Christian Parks and Jonah Barnhardt finished third, fourth and fifth respectively for the Arrows. Brandon’s Dylan Chapman broke up the group finishing second in 17:53.
Clinton won with 21 points, Brandon was second with 60 and St. Andrew’s third with 106. Warren Central (132), Brookhaven (144) and St. Aloysius (169) followed.
Warren Central’s Matthew Brewer finished 11th, following a strong fifth place finish in his previous encounter. Brewer clocked 19:04.
Holt Pownall finished 30th and Aiden Dickerson 32nd for the Vikings. Both are freshmen.
Dalton Windham was St. Al’s best runner, with a time of 19:58 which was good for 19th place. Walker Lambiotte finished 22nd.
Khalib Miinor was Vicksburg High’s top finisher, 70th out of 99 runners.