Welch earns all-conference nod
By Kevin Taylor
Alma’s Brayden Welch earned all-conference with a 21st place finish at the 5A-West cross country meet Tuesday.
Welch finished with a time of 17:52.10.
Jael Nunez was 29th (18:07.30) and Grant Allen was 54th (19:02.30).
Mountain Home’s Andrew Westphal won the boy's individual crown with a time of first-place finish of 15:43.70 to help the Bombers to an overall first-place finish.
Russellville and Siloam Springs were second and third, respectively.
Also for the Airedales, Logan Evans and Avery Bowerman placed 102nd and 107th, respectively.
Faith Wilson was Alma’s lone girls’ representative and placed 37th overall with a time of 23:43.00.
Alma’s Wyatt Brister was 90th in the junior high boys’ two-mile event.
For the girls, Elena Frantzen was 58th in the junior high event and Mckinley Boyd was 61st.
Breanna Engelke, Piper Powell, and Aleeze Williams finished 80th, 81st, and 89th, respectively.