SWANNANOA – Darius Lambert, a junior member of the Cherokee High School cross country team, placed ninth at the 1A West Regional meet at Asheville Christian Academy on the damp morning of Saturday, Oct. 28. With a time of 17:30.78, he was named to the All-Regional team and qualified for the state meet to be held on Saturday, Nov. 4 in Kernersville.
Drew Zink, Lincoln Charter, won the boys race with a time of 16:45.64 followed by Jacob Laughlin, Mountain Island Charter, 16:53.44 and Gavin Morgan, Hayesville, 17:04.95. Morgan won the Smoky Mountain Conference championship on Oct. 18.
Emma Pindur, Smoky Mountain Conference champion from Swain County, won the girls race with a time of 20:50.54. She was followed by Emily Elliot, Lincoln Charter, 21:02.01 and Kilia Hasty, Thomas Jefferson, 21:06.32.
Dorian Reed was the lone Lady Braves runner in Saturday’s race, and she placed 22nd with a time of 22:59.30.
Other Braves finishers are as follows:
- Braylon Arch, 55th, 20:13.28
- Josiah Lossiah, 62nd, 20:34.82
- Tihjah Lossiah, 64th, 20:41.73
- Richard Mata-Welch, 70th, 21:03.54
- Dakota Siweumptewa, 90th, 23:24.71
– One Feather staff report