MOULTRIE — The Colquitt County High boys cross country team got personal best times from Heath Lamb and Ben Hoover to finish fifth out of 14 teams in Saturday’s Bainbridge Invitational.

“That was an outstanding performance when you consider we were sixth out of seven teams the last time we ran (on September 12 in the Blue Devil Invitational),” said coach Mell Wier. “We performed much better than I expected.

“We’re making progress.”

Lamb’s time of 16:25 was good enough for a third-place overall finish. Hoover had a 19:18.

“That was his best time by a good chunk,” Wier said of Hoover.

Jared May was the team’s third finisher and he was followed by Jose Zunun, Landon Rehberg, Kyle Tolbert and Ismael Moreno.

Tift County took first place in its own meet.

Westover was second.

The Colquitt County girls finished seventh out of 14 teams, but raced without six of their top seven runners, who were playing with Georgia United Futbol Club's U18 team in a weekend tournament.

Lacey Webb and freshman Lindsey Stapleton led the Lady Packers, finishing 38th and 39th respectively in a field of about 160 runners.

Also running for the Lady Packers were Aislin Sheffield, who was 56th; Jaycee Lott, 66th; Samantha Price, 69th; Natalie Griffin, 91st; Taylor Humphries, 109th; and Meg Robinson, 110th.

“They all ran really well,” Wier said of the girls team. “Everybody ran their best times ever.”

Colquitt will run again on Thursday when it takes part in Albany Invitational at Robert Cross Middle School.

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