Cieza finishes ninth to lead Warriors at Bo Run

Beddingfield’s Watson wins boys invitational

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GREENVILLE — Senior Renzo Cieza finished ninth out of 92 runners in the boys championship division of the Bo Run cross-country meet Saturday, helping his Hunt High team finish eighth out of 10 teams.

Cieza ran the 5K course at Boyd Lee Park in 17 minutes, 30.15 seconds while teammate Chelear Forbes finished 15th in 18:10.05. The Warriors also got points from Collin Matthews (58th, 19:49.82), Miguel Tovar (60th, 19:56.82) and David Cardenas-Cisneros (70th, 20:16.25).

In the girls championship race, Isabel Reed of Hunt came in 11th out of 88 runners in 21:28.26, pacing the Lady Warriors to a ninth-place finish out of 12 teams. Also picking up points for Hunt were Rebekah Pierce (62nd, 25:05.66), Kate Furiness (65th, 25:15.85), Emma Fatzaun (71st, 25:32.54) and Emily Day (74th, 26:00.64).

Topsail won the girls team title while Kill Devil Hills First Flight claimed the boys crown.

In the boys invitational race, also a 5K, Beddingfield freshman Kamare Watson was the winner in 17:57.23 ahead of Fike’s Amando Robles in second place. The Golden Demons placed second and the Bruins were 10th out of 18 teams. Fike’s Daniel Lewis was fourth in 18:51.34.

Beddingfield’s Mikaela Taylor edged Fike’s Vallery Gore by less than three seconds for fourth place in the girls invitational race. Taylor finished in 24:02.19 ahead of Gore’s time of 24:05.09. Fike’s Parker Barnes was eighth in 24:14.64, helping the Lady Demons place fifth out of nine teams. The Lady Bruins didn’t field enough runners for a team score.

Owens equals CBA school record

NEW BERN — Charles B. Aycock High boys cross-country runner Deshawn Owens tied the school record of Joseph Mooneyham, crossing the finish line in 17:14 to lead the Golden Falcons to a second-place finish in 3-A/4-A Eastern Carolina Conference action Wednesday afternoon.

Mooneyham finished second behind Jonathan Johnson of New Bern in 16:41 as CBA amassed 56 points. D.H. Conley was first with 29 as the Bears (100), Greenville Rose (106), South Central (107) and Southern Wayne (116) finished out the field.

The Falcons put two other runners in the top 10, including Davis Carroll (6th, 18:58) and Chance Hobday (9th, 20:24). Brady Lavoie (16th, 20:49) and Guy Crane (29th) completed the five scoring runners for CBA.

In the girls race, CBA did not field enough runners to qualify for a team score. Instead, the Lady Falcons were led by Sarah Gregory’s 11th-place showing.

Conley also dominated the girls proceedings, with all five runners inside the top eight with 25 points. Greenville Rose (66), South Central (70) and Southern Wayne (72) followed.