Canes place 4th at West Hall XC meet


The Cartersville High boys and girls cross country teams took a mid-week trip to Gainesville Tuesday for the West Hall Spartan Invitational.

The boys came away with a strong fourth-place finish in the 14-team field while the Lady Canes placed sixth out of 11.

Bill Archer paced the Canes, finishing seventh overall with a time of 17:43. Alex Rios was next in 16th at 18:28, followed by Max Florence in 17th at 18:37, Levi Booth in 32nd at 19:05, Banks Wilson in 34th at 19:10, Jacob Busek in 37th at 19:16 and Colin McCann in 41st at 19:20.

For the girls, Alex Machado led the way in 10th overall with a time of 22:55, followed by Vanna Beach in 23rd at 24:02, Alice Terry in 27th at 24:16, Trista Kelly in 29th at 24:25, Jocelyn Blanchette in 31st at 24:47, Jaxiry Betancourt in 38th at 25:37 and Metzli Munoz in 43rd at 26:05.

The Canes won't have much time to rest, with the Wire2Wire Invitational at Dellinger Park taking place Saturday, beginning at 7:45 a.m.