Published On: Mon, Nov 4th, 2019

CROSS COUNTRY: Esquivel, Swayney qualify for state meet

 

ONE FEATHER STAFF REPORT

 

NEWTON – Jaylynne Esquivel, Cherokee Lady Braves cross country team, took fifth place at the NCHSAA 1A West Regional Cross Country Championships at Southside Park in Newton on Saturday, Nov. 2.  With the finish, she qualified for the state meet to be held in Kernersville on Saturday, Nov. 9 and was also named to the All-Region team.

Oztin Swayney, Braves cross country team, also qualified for the state meet with a 21st place finish at the 1A West Regional.

Following are the top seven finishers in each race, plus each Cherokee High School finisher, per Big Kahuna Timing:

Girls

1 – Lauren Tolbert, Highland Tech, 19:19.44

2 – Hannah Oliver, Elkin, 19:42.89

3 – Sydney Bolyard, Tri-County Early College, 20:09.14

4 – Kilia Hasty, Thomas Jefferson, 20:26.97

5 – Jaylynne Esquivel, Cherokee, 20:34.85

6 – Olivia Overholt, Polk Co., 20:35.25

7 – Brooklyn Pierce, Highland Tech, 20:37.58

82 – Dorian Reed, Cherokee, 29:52.91

Team Results

1 – Lincoln Charter 91

2 – Hayesville, 105

3 – Polk County, 116

* Cherokee did not compete in the team event.

 

Boys

1 – Drew Zink, Lincoln Charter, 16:20.50

2 – Patrick Rice, Lincoln Charter, 16:48.58

3 – Chase Pierce, Murphy, 16:57.42

4 – Cutter Law, Lincoln Charter, 16:58.37

5 – Jackson Burch, Hayesville, 17:02.21

6 – Carson Gilliam, Thomas Jefferson, 17:18.57

7 – Caleb Jones, Murphy, 17:29.29

21 – Oztin Swayney, Cherokee, 18:29.55

44 – Richard Mata-Welch, Cherokee, 19:56.56

48 – Cavan Reed, Cherokee, 20:07.70

62 – Tainin Esquivel, Cherokee, 21:02.77

64 – Jaylen Bark, Cherokee, 21:06.47

83 – Ayden Thompson, Cherokee, 22:23.65

89 – Toby Johns, Cherokee, 23:51.22

Team Results

1 – Lincoln Charter 24

2 – Murphy 66

3 – Hayesville 83

8 – Cherokee 230

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