East Coweta’s Kyle Harkabus turned in the best finish among local runners at the 2017 GHSA Cross Country Championships in Carrollton over the weekend.
Harkabus (16:20) finished third in the Class AAAAAA meet behind two runners from Milton -- Sam Bowers (15:58), who won the race, and teammate Nicholas Yanek (16:04) who was second.
Also competing for East Coweta were Braden Ray (18:10) who finished 58th, Konner Johnson (18:50), who was 113th, Jack Cliett (19:17) who was 127th, Alex Taylor (19:51) who was 145th, Jacob Smith (20:48) who was 158th and Xavier Church (21:59) who was 164th.
Newnan was led by Beck James (18:17), who finished 76th. The Cougars’ Caeden Greer (18:34) was 91st, Bo Palmer (18:38) was 94th, Will Thomas (18:48) was 107th, Gray Frederick (19:26) was 132nd, and Bryson Houston (19:43) was 142nd.
In the boys Class AAAAAA meet, Matthew Hill was the first runner across the finish line for Northgate. Hill (17:42) was 28th.
Also for Northgate, Sam Wessells (18:13) was 54th, Davis McIntire (18:30) was 68th, Michael Nelson (18:35) was 75th, Will Stephens (18:47) was 84th, Chase Mathwig (19:24) was 108th, and Hayden Hasberger (19:39) was 123rd.
For the Northgate girls, Sydney Tutle (23:07) was 74th, Hannah Skiotis (23:31) was 75th, Delaney Shaw (24:43) was 101st, Claire Wathan (24:53) was 104th, Dalia Gibson (26:03) was 140th, and Meagan Ryan (26:13) was 144th.