Lakeside High School’s girls’ and boys’ cross country teams were the county’s top finishers at the 10th Annual NEGA Cross Country Championships at Athens Christian on Saturday.
In a field of 16 in the boys championship division, the Panthers were fifth, while the Lady Panthers finished 11th in a field of 14. Senior Christian Bowles paced the young Panthers, coming in third in 16:38.24. Sophomore Allen Clark (17:22.41) was 14th, sophomore Joe Way (18:00.94) was 26th, sophomore Brooks Lemmon (18:55.49) was 53rd and junior Joseph Stapf (19:21.93) was 72nd.
Greenbrier’s boys finished seventh overall, led by senior Logan Hughes (17:03.44) who was10th. Junior Laquentin Brown (18:11.89) was 32nd and junior Jonathan Vernon (18:43.93) was 47th.
In the boys’ varsity division, Grovetown junior Zach Reformat was the county’s top finisher, coming in 22nd in 19:55.16.
In the championship division, the Lady Panthers were led by sophomore Alyssa Hooker (19:54.38) who finished seventh and freshman Maggie Bembry (23:12.47) who was 50th. The Greenbrier Lady Wolfpack came in 13th overall, led by senior Laura Shillingsburg (23:27.17) in 59th and Kath-erine Markowski (23:47.12) who came in 71st.
In the varsity girls division, Grovetown was 16th led by sophomore Michelle Villanueva (25:00.22) who finished 37th.