Highlights: Led by Parlette, HCC XC men place second at Hood Invitational

Cross country

Last week, River Hill won a tri-meet with Oakland Mills and Reservoir, hosted by the Hawks.

The River Hill boys, led by Chris Heydrick (16:57), Terry Tossman and Mark Moody in a 1-2-3 finish, defeated the Scorpions, 17-40, and the Gators, 15-44. Oakland Mills, led by Connor Holley's fourth-place finish, edged Reservoir, 22-33.

In the girls race, River Hill defeated Reservoir, 15-49, and Oakland Mills, 21-39. The Hawks were led by Allison Krein (first, 18:57), Angelica Yi (third) and Eileen Ying (fourth). Despite Brit Lang's second-place finish and Alyssa Hemler's fifth, Reservoir's depth led it past Oakland Mills, 25-35.

Howard Community College

The Howard Community College cross country team competed at the Hood Invitational in Frederick last weekend, with the men finishing second out of 10 teams.

Andrew Parlette (sixth, 28:13) was the top finisher for the Dragons. He was followed by Filagot Dinku (ninth, 28:31), Alex Warfield (18th), and Juan Cortez (19th) also finished in the top 20.

The women's team was incomplete due to illness. Still, Anna Sandacz placed 17th in the 6k with a time of 28:24.

"This was not one of our stellar races," said coach Steve Musselman. "We knew Hagerstown would be tough; but we need to match their efforts."

The teams will travel to Hagerstown this Saturday to compete in the Region XX / MD JUCO Championships.

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