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Parkway sweeps Calvary cross country meet

Russell Hedges



Parkway swept the Calvary Invitational cross country meet Saturday.

The Parkway boys scored 35 points to 44 for runner-up Byrd. Haughton finished fourth with 116.

The Parkway girls scored 22 points. Cedar Creek finished a distant second with 75. Haughton was fifth with 135.

Four Parkway runners finished in the top 10 in the boys’ division. Hayden Kingfisher was second, covering the 3-mile course in 16 minutes, 9 seconds. Byrd’s Daniel Tanner won in 15:46.

Other Parkway runners in the top 10 were Zac Funderburk (sixth, 17:52), Nathan Poovey (seventh, 17:55) and David Morgan (10th, 18:14). Keith Billiot (12th, 18:30) was also in the scoring as Parkway’s No. 5 finisher. Haughton’s Zach Smith finished fifth in 17:45.

Parkway’s Alison Ringle, the 2012 Class 5A state runner-up, took the girls’ individual title in 17:53, easily outdistancing runner-up Kaitlin Tanner of Loyola (19:05).

Parkway’s Sara Funderburk was third in 19:38. Four other Lady Panthers finished in the top 10 — Destiny McGaffey (fifth, 20:52.19), Ariel McGaffey (sixth, 20:52.50), Cassidy Cummings (seventh, 21:10) and Rylie McConnell (ninth, 21:32).

Haughton’s Hannah Logan finished eighth in 21:19. Teammate Britnee Roldan finished 13th in 22:08.


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