HIGHLAND OAKS MIDDLE SCHOOL
Highland Oaks Middle boys' cross country team performs well at county championships
The Highland Oaks Middle School boys' cross country team finished seventh out of 20 teams in the Miami-Dade County Cross Country Championships at Larry and Penny Thompson Park Oct. 31.
For the third year in a row, Jeffrey Tait finished in the top 10, coming in ninth out of 168 runners and covering the 2-mile course in 12:43. He was followed by Kyle Lampkin (14:07), Evan Gruda (15:02), Zion Edelson (15:03), Joaquin Osio (15:12), Amani Coq (15:58), Alex Setuain (16:27), Cameron Eghtessadi (16:29), Julien Moreira (17:32), Daniel Angeles (17:49), Ari Lusky (18:00), Efraim Vainstein (18:07), Nolan Houghteling (18:40) and Eduardo Vitale (20:14).
Lauren Houghteling led the girls' team, finishing 31st out of 128 in 16:13. Marissa Gudiel (19:04), Cassandra Savino (20:02), Kristine Mora (20:14), Allison Bermudez (22:05), Beatrice Ulysse (23:18), Brianna Molina (23:25) and Meredith Lee (24:01) turned in their best performances of the season.