Denmark's boys cross country team placed three runners in the top 10 during Saturday's race, earning an impressive win at the Warparth Invitational, which featured 25 schools.
Ethan Ashley's third-place finish (16:15) led the Danes, while Tavian Anderson (16:29) and Xavier Anderson (16:29) placed ninth and 10th, respectively. Chinmay Dongari finished 15th (16:36) and Hayden Hare finished 42nd (17:12).
The meet gave the Danes a glimpse at some familiar competition, as West Forsyth (6th) and Forsyth Central (21st) also raced at the invitational. Tyler Doty led the Wolverines with a seventh-place finish (16:24), while Trent Bell finished 17th (16:38). Aiden Portelli finished 54th (17:18), while Will Conner placed 74th (17:38) and Aiden Murray was 75th (17:39). Central was led by Brendan O'Sullivan's 76th-place finish (17:39). Ansley Skelton finished 83rd (17:42) and Zach Payne finished 85th (17:45).
Denmark's girls team eked past West finishing in fourth place, just nine points ahead of the Wolverines.
Morgan Grace Sheffield led the Danes with a sixth-place finish (19:13), which was the highest finish by a freshman. Jessica Perriello finished 13th (19:44), while Jade Lopez placed 43rd (20:48) and Kendall Hilyer finished 46th (20:51). West was led by a trio of seniors in Brooke Simon (22nd, 20:06), Rachel Murray (25th, 20:12) and Ava Krogman (26th, 20:15), in addition to junior Sophia Slavov, who finished 47th (20:56). Peyton Maddox's 68th-place finish (21:22) was Central's top time, as Reese Maddox finished 82nd (21:47), Becca Wade placed 87th (21:54) and Cami Malone was 104th (22:11).
Lambert sweeps home meet
Lambert earned a pair of wins in Saturday's home meet at Chattahoochee Point Park, as the Longhorns' boys and girls teams beat Brookwood, Lovett and Walton.
Colin Chapman placed second individually (15:50), while Reid Latimer placed fifth (16:44) to lead all freshmen runners. Matthew Miller (7th, 16:49), Calvin Stilwell (9th, 16:50) and Tucker Kim (10th, 16:53) also placed in the top 10 Saturday.
Lambert's girls team had six runners place in the top 10, led by Charlotte Lawson's fourth-place finish (19:44). Bella Cammarota (5th, 19:56), Emily Chapman (6th, 20:10), Amanda Feeney (7th, 20:15), Caroline Harris (9th, 20:17) and Isabelle Graham (10th, 20:41) rounded out the Longhorns' top finishers.