Parker runner takes first place in season's second cross country meet

Despite challenging weather, Parker Junior High School’s cross country team Wednesday competed in its second meet of the fall season.

During the meet, Parker took on teams from James Hart Junior High School, of Homewood, and New Lenox Liberty. It took place at Apollo Park in Homewood.

In the two-mile seventh grade girls race Eleanor Sloan finished fifth with a time of 16:47, Anna Wootton finished sixth in 17:01 and Kamya Brown finished seventh in 17:10 to lead the Parker girls.

Charlie Faoro finished second In the two-mile seventh grade boys race with a time of 14:43, Justus Zillman placed third in 14:47, and Finn Ryan placed sixth in 15:14. 

In the eighth grade girls race Jasmyn Hunter finished second in 14:53, Jane Bachus finished third in 15:03 and Karen Opara finished fourth in 15:15.

Xavier Frazier finished first overall in 12:25 in the eighth grade boys race. Jeron Burns finished third in 12:26, and Jacob Goldberg finished fifth in 12:43.

Parker’s next cross country meet is Thursday against Forest Trail, of Park Forest.

Photos provided.


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