Bobcat Back 40: Area teams compete in Berryville
By Ty Loftis
The Berryville cross country team hosted the Bobcat Back 40 on Saturday. Eureka Springs and Green Forest also competed. Green Forest won the 1A-3A boys race, scoring 22 points, and Eureka Springs finished second, scoring 39 points. Lexington Hilton won the race with a time of 16 minutes and 21 seconds. Green Forest also won the 1A-3A girls race, scoring 25 points. Karina Maravillas won with a time of 19 minutes and 38 seconds. Individual results are as follows:
1A-3A boys: Green Forest's Hilton won in 16:21, while Eureka Springs' Kayden Eckman finished third in 17:35 and Green Forest's Jake Lopez finished fourth in 18:22. Eureka Springs' Tyler Stephenson finished sixth in 18:41, while Green Forest's Paco Rangel finished eighth in 18:47 and teammate Colin Delavin finished 10th in 19:19. Green Forest's Jacob McMahan finished 13th in 19:59, while teammates Alexis Rangel finished 14th in 20:05 and David Aguinana finished 15th in 20:34. Green Forest's Daniel Alvarez finished 16th in 20:46, while teammates Eli Gomez finished 18th in 21:59 and Tono Mendez finished 19th in 22:18. Green Forest's Jair Juarez finished 20th in 22:21, while Eureka Springs' Donte Kruse finished 21st in 22:40 and teammate Austin Moloney finished 22nd in 23:35. Eureka Springs' Joel Harris finished 27th in 24:40, while Green Forest's Kevin Solorzano finished 28th in 24:54 and Eureka Springs' Sam Gay finished 29th in 24:55. Green Forest's Chris Alcantara finished 30th in 25:09.
1A-3A girls: Green Forest won the girls race and Eureka Springs didn't have enough runners to form a team. Maravillas won for the Lady Tigers in 19:38, while her teammates Lucy Rios finished fourth in 23:31 and Lyndsay Anglin finished fifth in 23:32. Green Forest's Samantha Delavin finished seventh in 23:59, while teammates Michelle Calderon finished ninth in 24:05 and Jennifer Martinez finished 11th in 35:02. Green Forest's Emily Bolen finished 14th in 25:38, while teammate Margarita Vega finished 19th in 26:58 and Eureka Springs' Ana Tapia finished 24th in 28:40. Green Forest's Alejandra Lopez finished 25th in 29:56.
4A-5A boys: Siloam Springs won, scoring 31 points and Berryville finished third, scoring 64 points. Siloam Springs' Michael Capehart won in 17:06. Berryville's Braden Scrivner finished fourth in 17:56, while teammates Eduardo Rangel finished ninth in 18:34 and Brian Tovar finished 16th in 19:28. Berryville's Carlos Garduno finished 17th in 19:32, while teammates Nathan Engel finished 18th in 19:33 and Denver Knapp finished 19th in 19:38. Berryville's Caden Nickell finished 22nd in 19:57, while teammates Dominic Henry finished 26th in 20:22 and Grant Lee finished 29th in 20:37. Berryville's Reese Johnson finished 30th in 20:38, while teammates Alex Lemus finished 31st in 20:45 and Hayden Braziel finished 33rd in 21:02. Berryville's Josh Wilson finished 40th in 23:37.
4A-5A girls: Harrison won, scoring 28 points and Berryville finished fifth, scoring 106 points. Harrison's Ruthy Ryan won the race in 20:16. Berryville's Cecilia Doss finished ninth in 21:43, while teammates Alexis Steele finished 17th in 23:07 and Lucy Reyes finished 21st in 23:41. Berryville's Hope Braziel finished 32nd in 28:06, while teammates Trinity Rains finished 35th in 29:21 and Samantha Witherby finished 36th in 29:24. Berryville's Mariana Hernandez finished 41st in 32:30. On Saturday, Berryville, Eureka Springs and Green Forest will all compete in Green Forest. The action begins at 8 a.m.