The Red Devil boys placed second to Monticello High School on the Buckaroos’ home course, 40-44, while the varsity girls’ squad finished second to Pagosa Springs, 42-66.
The boys who finished the three-mile race in the top five are Malachi Ricks, 16:54.53, behind first-place finisher Adam Bunker of Monticello, 16:52.09. Red Devils Evan Ellison, 17:22.47 and Arthur Hawks, 17:23.91, finished fourth and fifth, respectively.
On the girls’ side, Kylah Ricks took first, finishing the three-mile race with a time of 19:52.45, well ahead of second-place finisher Sierra Liverett of Pagosa Springs, Colorado, who posted a time of 21:01.72.
Anika Scherer, 21:15.16, and Jessie Anderson, 21:42.66 finished third and fourth, respectively.
Here’s how other Grand County runners fared: On the boys’ side: Jameson Hawks finished 16th with a time of 19:10.03; Soren Indergard came in 23rd with a time of 19:32.90; Jonathan Martineau with a time of 21:06.90 came in 44th.
The scoring ended with harriers Carson Whitney and Stan Johnson, who finished in 47th and 48th place, respectively, with times of 21:11.53 and 21:25.59.
On the girls’ side, Mercedes Zunich finished with a time of 24:53.08, good enough for a 24th-place finish, followed by Rachel Thompson, whose time of 28:24.20 was good enough for a 42nd-place finish.
Grand County runners to compete at the junior varsity level were, for the girls, Alexa Stripeika, who finished her three-mile race with a time of 32:34.80, good enough for a 15th-place finish and Lorena Johnson, whose time of 33:04.20 earned her an 18th-place finish.
On the boys’ side, Cameron Stotz finished with a time of 21:54.06, good enough for fourth place, followed by 13th-place finisher Daniel Thayer, 23:53.91 and Patrick Johnson, who finished in 18th place with a time of 25.06.50.