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Bulldogs fourth in cross country meet

All three Suffolk Public Schools participated in the fourth Southeastern District cross country meet this season at Bells Mill Park Tuesday evening.

On the boys’ side of things, King’s Fork High School once again had an impressive meet, placing fourth out of 10 teams. Shamond Smith placed first for King’s Fork but placed No. 8 overall in the meet with a time of 17:11.43. Tyler Gray finished second for the Bulldogs and 10th overall with a time of 17:35. Marcus Ramos and Jack Van Straten finished 15th and 22nd overall, respectively, giving King’s Fork four runners in the top 25. Corinda Thomas finished No. 1 for the Lady Bulldogs, which was good for 39th overall. The Lady Bulldogs finished seventh as a team.

Diamonte Moore finished as the top runner for Lakeland High School with a time of 18:49, which put him at 39th overall for the meet. Nick Horton finished second for the Cavs. Lakeland finished ninth overall. Rachel Brinkley finished 59th for a Lady Cavs team that finished in last place.

Alistair Ortiz finished No. 1 for Nansemond River and 26th overall for the meet with a time of 18:22. Deylan Heyman finished second and 33rd overall with a time of 18:39. Cameron Ballinger finished third. Nansemond River boys’ team finished eighth. The girls’ team finished fifth. Olivia Ladehoff finished No. 1 for the Lady Warriors and 13th overall for the meet. Selby Heyman finished second and placed 20th overall.

The next district meet will be held Tuesday at Bells Mill Park.