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High school cross country: Parkway sweeps Region I-5A titles; Airline boys runner-up, girls third

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Parkway swept the team titles Saturday in the Region I-5A cross country meet in Pineville.

Parkway scored 46 points in the boys division to 65 for runner-up Airline. Ruston was third with 93.

Parkway scored 42 points in the girls division. Lafayette High finished runner-up with 60. Airline was third with 114.

For the first time, teams and individuals had to qualify for the Class 5A state meet in a regional meet. The top eight teams and 25 individuals in each region qualified for the meet scheduled for Nov. 15 at NSU.

Parkway’s Adrianna Wilder won the girls individual title, covering the Ward 9 Sportsplex course in 19 minutes, 14 seconds. Angela Primeaux of Lafayette was second in 19:21. Parkway’s

Parkway’s Lindsey Hutcheson and Carly Hanson finished third and fifth, respectively. Hutcheson ran a 19:31 and Hanson a 19:35.

Haughton’s Emily Sharp was sixth in 19:44.

Other Lady Panthers in the scoring were Jazz Rasouliyan (17th, 21:10.82) and Alyssa Ramirez (23rd, 21:25). Keely Reed was 25th and Claire Carlisle 37th.

Bethanie Dunn led Airline with an 11th-place finish in 20:42. Teammate Anneliese Jones was 15th in 21:09.

Other Lady Vikings in the scoring were Kimberly Yarrington (29th), Riley Lear (38th) and Haley Wainwright (43rd).

Airline’s Seth Papineau and Cole Billiot finished 2-3 in the boys race. Papineau ran a 15:30, two seconds faster than Billiot. Parkway’s Cameron Rogers was sixth in 15:33.89. Airline’s Taejon Morris finished eighth in 15:54.

West Monroe’s Kasey Tannerello won in 15:16.

Other Panthers in the scoring were Andrew Robinson (11th, 16:03), David Morgan (12th, 16:06) and Tyler Kruifhof (14th, 16:29). Brencen Delacruz and Austin Jacobson finished 17th and 22nd, respectively.

Other Vikings in the scoring were Joshua Burns (13th, 16:22), Xavier Wilson (15th, 16:32) and Donaven Preston (28th, 17:11). Nate Godeaux was 36th and William Jones 50th.

Airline freshman Will Dart, the District 1-5A runner-up, did not compete because of tightness in his upper left leg. Since Airline qualified, he is eligible to compete in the state meet.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com