By David Knox, Sports Editor
CENTER POINT – Paced by Vondrecus Miller, the Pinson Valley boys cross country team coached by Cedric Lane won the Center Point Invitational meet on Oct. 11.
Miller and teammate Seth Lord finished 1-2 to lead the Indians to a big win over Gardendale.
Miller ran a 17:37 and Lord followed with a 17:45 as the Indians scored 36 points to Gardendale’s 78. Shades Valley (83) was third, Corner (90) fourth, Oakman (124) fifth and Fultondale (239) sixth. Huffman and Clay-Chalkville runners competed but did not have a complete team.
Other Indians in the top 10 were George Vasquez (9th) and Caleb Phillips (10th).
Tim Moneyham was 14th to round out the winning Indians.
Center Point’s Jaylen Stephens was eighth. Marcus Goldsmith was 17th, Jackson Johnson was 28th and Steven Soles was 39th.
Alex Rowan led Clay-Chalkville’s entries with a 35th-place finish. Troy Hoffman was 52nd and Devan Cook was 60th.
In the girls race, Gardendale took first place with 34 points, followed by Shades Valley (77), Corner (78) and Pinson Valley (102). Center Point, Fultondale, Huffman and Oakman had runners compete but not enough to score as a team.
Payton McCaleb of Corner won the race with a 21:22. Pinson Valley’s Charlotte Phillips was second with a 21:32.
Other Lady Indians who fared well were Getsemani Matangil (14th), Ashley Gaston (26th) and Adrianna Holloway (33rd).
Center Point’s Aiyana Bishop was 31st and Mahogany Reynolds were 36th.