Golden Suns XC enter championships with momentum


The Golden Suns Cross Country team will compete in the Great American Conference Championships this Saturday, in Magnolia, starting at 9:30 a.m.

The Golden Suns enter the championships with momentum, having finished in 1st place in each of their final two races of the regular season.

Last weekend, Golden Suns made up six of the top 10 runners in the Arkansas-Little Rock Invitational, including making up four of the top five.

The Gilreath twins led the charge for the Golden Suns, finishing in both 1st and 2nd place.

Aubre Gilreath, from Rogers, was the first to cross the line, with a time of 19:31.83.

Her sister, Halle Gilreath, from Rogers, finished 2nd, her best finish of the season, with a time of 20:20.99.

A runner later and more Golden Suns would show up, as Mallory Morris, from Gentry, finished in 4th, a season high for her, with a time of 20:35.25. Right behind her was teammate Logan Edwards, from Van Buren, with a time of 20:44.95.

Two more Golden Suns made it into the top 10, Lauryn Doublet, from Arlington, Texas, finished in 8th, with a time of 21:17.27, and Cami Hedstrom, from Bentonville, who finished in 9th, with a time of 21:20.00.

Rounding out the Golden Suns was Megan Bradley, from Springdale, who finished in 12th, recording a time of 21:40.32, and Adrianna Simmons, from Heber Springs, who finished in 26th, with a time of 24:52.11.