DeKalb Schools Cross Country: Cross Keys Sweeps Season Openers

Stone Mountain gets past SW DeKalb; Arabia Mountain places third.

Despite a two-day delay due to weather the 2012 DeKalb County cross country meet schedule got underway with Cross Keys sweeping the first of two varsity races on Thursday at the Druid Hills Middle School course.
The Indians place five runners in the top 11 finishers led by Juan Garcia’s second place finish overall in a time of 18:46.77 in a 35-51 win over second place Clarkston. Arabia Mountain was third with 65 points followed by Martin Luther King Jr. in fourth with 92 and Stephenson fifth with 116.
Clarkston’s Hussein Sadik ran a time of 18:29.91 to win the individual honors in the race as teammates Leiso Tumbo (19:40.39) and Muhozi Aimable (19:46.54) finished third and fourth, respectively.
Cross Keys got top 10 finishes from Chao Lin (20:03.59) in fifth, Christian Newkirk (20:26.06) in seventh and Pierre Delisle (21:30.016 in 10th.
Arabia Mountain’s third place finish was led by a pair of top 10 finishes from Cornell Maddox (21:14.39) in eighth and Brandon Parris (21:25.38) in ninth.
Patricia Alvarez nipped Arabia Mountain’s Matoaka Wilson to capture first in the first girls’ varsity race and lead Cross Keys to a 23-41 win over Arabia Mountain.
Cross Keys placed five runners in the top 10 finishers including Mayra Peralt (25:48.45) in third and Yesenia Ramos (28:05.88) in fifth. Miller Grove’s Tomara David was fourth in 27:51.01.
Stone Mountain High School won the second boys’ varsity race with a sweep of the top three individual spots and five of the top 10 finishers to get past Southwest DeKalb 23-41. Tucker was third with 62 points while Towers was fourth with 116 to round out the team scoring.
Abel Abay ran the fastest time of the day with a clocking of 18:01.53 to lead the Pirates while Abdullahi Ahmed was second in 18:29.00 and Nahome Abura third in a time of 18:49.50. Cedric White was seventh in a time of 20:26.72 and Andrew Detherow was 10th in 21:15.59 for the Pirates.
Southwest DeKalb took the fourth through sixth slots led by Jacques Williams in a time of 18:55.53 while Brandon Dorsey (19:06.19) was fifth and Chris Morris ran a time of 19:43.92 to take sixth.
The girls’ race did not have any full teams competing but Tucker had a 1-2 finish as Naima (22:45.83) and Nuba Jackson (22:47.12) took the top two spots.

Mark Brock is the Information Officer/Statistician/Web Manager for DeKalb County Schools Athletics.

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