Valley Preps

Columbus’ Alex Salgado comes in 11th in state cross country meet

Columbus High runner Alex Salgado finished 11th in the GHSA Class 5A state cross country meet on Saturday.

He finished with a time of 16 minutes, 51.85 seconds.

He led the Blue Devils to a 17th-place finish as a team. Northside was 24th.

The other Columbus runners were Andrew White (71st, 18:29.85), Frank Lumpkin (116th, 19:24.00), Amari Conwell (125th, 19:31.33) and Keshawn White (133rd, 19:40.52).

The Northside runners were Jonathan Myrthil (73rd, 18:30.30), Jack Forbes (128th, 19:33.09), Devin Walters (138th, 19:43.89), Ben Thompson (140th, 19:45.93) and Chris Schintgen (162nd, 20:12.40).

The Northside girls cross country team finished 15th in the Class 5A state meet on Saturday.

Columbus finished 16th, and Shaw was 27th.

The Northside runners were Kyla Bellinski (33rd, 21:43.15), Marisa Gonzalez (88th, 23:18.28), Romie Ingram (94th, 23:34.97), Alyssa Anderson (99th, 23:41.04) and Olyvia Brock (135th, 25:02.59).

The Columbus runners were Hope Skypek (66th, 22:43.26), Harper Fine (69th, 22:51.44), Heaven Allen (82nd, 23:06.20), Amber Lorentz (100th, 23:41.27) and Hannah Mishkoff (25:09.94).

The Shaw runners were Semia Houston (91st, 23:26.20), Keyanna Davis (167th, 26:28.50), Honey Shah (171st, 26:41.31), Kira Whittlesey (179th, 27:30.13) and Ya’Mia Cystrunk (19th, 30:09.74).