Lakeside’s Jake Tubesing set a new fastest time for 2017 in DeKalb County competition at 17:29.00 to win individual honors on Tuesday. (Photo by Mark Brock)

The fifth week of the 2017 DCSD cross country season featured sweeps in the two varsity races of the day at the Druid Hills Middle School course on Tuesday.

Lakeside took the team titles in the opening races of the day as the Vikings won 26-38 over Clarkston in boys’ action and the Lady Vikings picked up a 21-56 win over Dunwoody in the girls’ race.

Jake Tubesing ran the fastest time in DeKalb County competition as he clocked a 17:29.00 to pace three Vikings in the top four finishers.

Mikias Mekonen followed just five seconds behind in 17:34.00 to finish second with Miles Boyd in fourth with an 18:01.00. William Nelson was the fourth Viking to cross the tape taking eighth in 18:13.40. Daniel Martinez clinched the win over Clarkston finishing 11th in 18:40.20.

The Angoras put three across the finish line in the top seven led by Rukundo Uwimana with a time of 18:06.00 good for fifth. He was followed consecutively by Mathurn Allawai (18:07.30) and Ngabo Daniel (18:07.80).

Dunwoody (3rd, 72), Chamblee (4th, 88) and Tucker (5th, 118) all had runners finish in the first 10. Dunwoody’s Max Mowrer finished just 8.2 seconds behind Tubesing to take third with a time of 17:37.20. Tucker’s Abdilnur Tiroro took ninth in 18:29.20 and Chamblee’s Bennett Solomon was 10th in 18:37.50.

Chamblee senior Beining Xiao clocked the fastest girls’ time in DeKalb this season at 20:55.30 to take top honors in the girls race at Druid Hills Middle. (Photo by Mark Brock)

The Lady Vikings put six across the finish line in the first 10 to clinch the girls’ race while Dunwoody (56) and Chamblee (59) each had two runners in the top 10.

Stephenson was fourth with 135 followed by Clarkston with 138 and Tucker with 170.

Chamblee’s Beining Xiao ran the fastest girls’ time in DeKalb this season with a 20:55.30 to outrun the pack by 48.40 seconds to claim the girls’ individual title.

Lakeside’s Hannah Breeden was second in 21:43.70 to lead a group of four Lady Vikings to finish in the first five. Abigail McHail was third in 22:32.80 followed by Sydney DeWoody (22:47.00) and Abbie Hunter (22:59.90).

Kate Van Horn (23:35.80) was seventh and Santai-blu Boyd (23:59.50) was ninth to round out the Lakeside top 10 finishers.

Chamblee’s Paris Williams joined teammate Xiao in the first 10 with a time of 23:48.40 to take eighth overall. Dunwoody was led by Nina John’s sixth place finish in 23:21.50 and Emma Tessler’s 10th in 24:09.50.

Southwest DeKalb’s Anthony Parker was the top boys’ finisher in the second varsity race at Druid Hills Middle on Tuesday, (Photo by Mark Brock)

Second Varsity Competition
Despite a one-two finish by Southwest DeKalb’s Anthony Parker (19:30.30) and Nakai Jack (19:53.10), the Lions of Martin Luther King Jr. claimed a 40-71 win over Arabia Mountain to capture the boys’ team title in the second race of the day at Druid Hills Middle.

Demetrius Carson (20:09.20) was one of three Lions to get into the top 10 finishing third while Christian Abraham (21:00.20) was sixth and Deonne Wragg (21:16.10) was ninth.

Cedar Grove’s Tyvontae Stokes finished fourth in 20:20.60 while Redan had a pair of top 10 finishers in Kingsley Harris (20:41.90) in fifth and Allansa Providence (21:01.40) in seventh.

Miller Grove’s Joel Mazelin (21:02.80) was eighth and Arabia Mountain’s Sam Garrett (21:40.10) was 10th to round out the first 10 runners to cross the tape.

Southwest DeKalb’s Raven Thurman was the top girls’ finisher in the second race. (Photo by Mark Brock)

Southwest DeKalb picked up a sweep of the individual title as Raven Thurman captured first with a time of 27:39.90, but the Lady Lions won the team title with 15 points as the only full team in the race.

King’s Ayonna Dennis (31:27.20) and Allison Walker (32:24.40) were seventh and 10th overall to lead the Lady Lions.

Cedar Grove put a pair of runners in the top four with Ale’yah Roberts (28:37.70) in second and Zenera Foster (29:48.00) in fourth.

Arabia Mountain had the most runners in the top 10 led by Makayla Swann (30:12.30) in fifth, Mya Willingham (30:35.10) in sixth and Trisha Warren (31:39.90) in eighth. Columbia’s Rayeanna Motley (32:01.40) was ninth.

Martin Luther King’s Zar Anderson Brown captured the boys’ JV title on Tuesday at Druid Hills Middle. (Photo by Mark Brock)

Junior Varsity
Chamblee put together the third sweep of the day at Druid Hills taking the boys’ and girls’ titles in the junior varsity race.

The Bulldogs put four runners in the top 10 to outduel Dunwoody 42-64. Southwest DeKalb was third with 82 points followed closely by Martin Luther King Jr. (84), Stone Mountain (90) and Redan (159).

Chamblee was led by the fourth place finish of Connor Lin (13:23.80) while Tyler Hood (14:07.50) was eighth, Dylan Cruz (14:15.10) ninth and Nate Wolf (14:23.70) was in 10th.

King’s Zar Anderson-Brown took the individual honors with a time of 13:14.60 followed by Stone Mountain’s Kun Aung (13:18.60) in second and Dunwoody’s Jack Wichman (13:20.20) in third.

Dunwoody’s Nathan Pettit was fifth in 13:34.10 and Stone Mountain’s Dwain Atherley (14:01.90) was sixth followed by Southwest DeKalb’s Calvin Mosley (14:07.10) in seventh.

Chamblee’s Chloe Hyatt won the girls’ JV race at Druid Hills Middle on Tuesday. (Photo by Mark Brock)

Four Lady Bulldogs were in the first 10 to cross the finish line, including four in the top 5, to outrun Southwest DeKalb 20-41 while Cross Keys was third with 73.

It was a one-two finish by race winner Chamblee’s Chloe Hyatt (16:05.10) and Sydney Luna (16:51.70). Ansley Morehouse (17:27.10) and Samantha Gudger (17:59.60) were fourth and fifth, respectively, for Chamblee.

Redan put three runners in the top 10 led by Amia Glass (18:14.20) in seventh, Seralyn Scott (18:18.80) in ninth and D’Asia Jones (19:05.40) in 10th.

Southwest DeKalb’s Nya Bostic (17:20.50) was third and teammate Lauryn Bell (18:17.20) was in eighth.

Martin Luther King’s Daisy Rowser-Grier finished sixth in 18:11.90.

See links below for complete results from Druid Hills this past Tuesday.




DCSD Week 5 Varsity XC Results

DCSD Week 5 JV XC Results