Stephenson picked up a sweep in the first Week 6 race at Arabia Mountain as teams get ready for the 2017 DCSD County Championships coming up on Tuesday, Oct. 6.
The Jaguars got past Arabia Mountain 37-50 to win the boys’ opening race of the day. Redan (74) was third followed by Lithonia (120), Cedar Grove (128) and Columbia (135).
Cedar Grove’s Tyvontae Stokes set the pace early in route to winning the boys’ individual title with a time of 21:57.60. He was followed by Redan’s Kingsley Harris (22:02.70) and Arabia Mountain’s Torrance Allen (22:35.50) who finished third on his home course.
Stephenson had four runners in the first 10 to cross the line with Donald Griffin (23:06.60) in fourth and Lawrence Thompson (23:07.80) right on his heels in fifth.
Jechorvion Foster (23:38.00) was seventh and Kevin Nwogu (23:45.80 was 10th for the Jaguars.
Third place Redan got a sixth place finish from Allansa Providence (23:35.50) to aid the Raiders’ cause. Arabia Mountain rounded out the Top 10 with Sam Garrett (23:42.90) in eighth and Ridge Turner (23:44.80) in ninth.
The Lady Jaguars field the only full team in the girls’ race to finish with a score of 15. Stephenson had the first three to cross the finish line led by Deanna Rawling in 27:45.00. Rawling was followed in second by Jeniya Culbreath (28:49.30) and Jordan Williams (29:15.20) in third.
Jennifer Lamour (31:15.50) gave Stephenson four in the first five and Angelina Jackson (32.22.50) closed out the scoring in ninth.
Columbia’s Franol Hulufe (29:18.90) was fourth and Redan’s Aniya Dallis (31:17.10) was sixth. Host Arabia Mountain picked up a pair of Top 10 finishes by Makayla Swann (31:18.10) in seventh and Mya Willingham (31:59.20) in eighth.
Second Varsity Race
Tucker’s Bereket Adugna clocked a 19:51.30 to capture the individual title and lead the Tigers to a 32-51 win over Martin Luther King Jr. in the second boys’ varsity race of the day.
McNair was third with 70 points followed by Stone Mountain with 81 and Towers 145.
Tucker’s Ian Nuhfer was second in the race with a time of 19:57.90 while Adil Ahmed (21:21.70) was sixth and Ahmed Hassan (21:49.70) took ninth go give Tucker four Top 10 finishers.
Cross Keys’ Bladimir Morales crossed the line in third place with a time of 20:10.40 with Stone Mountain’s Mohamed Dirie (20:59.50) in fourth and Martin Luther King’s Demetrius Carson (20:59.80) right behind in fifth.
Stone Mountain’s Cameron Burse (21:32.70) was seventh while McNair picked up an eighth place finish from Roger Fortson (21:35.20) and Isaiah Thomas (21:54.90) in 10th.
Tucker’s Gabrielle Williams claimed the individual title in the girls’ second varsity race of the day with a time of 28:53.00 with Martin Luther King’s Imani Barkley second in 32:47.90.
Tucker’s Marise Plummer (33:13.30) was third and teammate Nafekot Tadesse (33:28.00) was fourth. Martin Luther King had the next two runners in Kanissa Hodges (33:45.10) and Allison Walker (34:48.00).
Leah Whitmoyer (35:16.90) was in seventh for Tucker to round out the race finishers.
The DCSD Junior Varsity County Championships are set for Thursday, September 28 at Druid Hills Middle School at 5:15 pm.
The Dunwoody Lady Wildcats are six-time defending champs and going for a seventh consecutive title on Thursday. The defending champions Lakeside Vikings are looking for a second consecutive title and 11th overall since 2005.