CONWAY -- The Dover Pirates and Lady Pirates ran on a sloppy, rain-soaked course at the Hendrix Invitational on Tuesday. The Junior Lady Pirates finished second overall behind the Conway Junior Lady Wampus Cats.
Bree McCrotty and Carley Nantze finished in the top 10, while several other Dover runners placed in the top 20.
The junior girls were led by Bree McCrotty with a time of 12:00 on the 1.84-mile course. She was followed by Carly Nantze 12:50, Jaidyn Eby 13:07, Emily Jones 13:34, Piper Koster 13:37, Tori Metzer with 14:07, Zoie Stutzman with 14:36, Bailey Titsworth with 14:51, Allyson Casey with 15:06, Avie Reams with 15:53, Ella Beene with 15:59, Cady Metzer with 17:01, Dessie Bull with 17:22, Savanah Daubenheyer with 17:22, Bailey Metzer with 17:35, Hannah Clayton with 18:09, Ava Moreland with 18:10, Eislie Lawson with 18:13, Lucy Wagner 19:45, Elouse Chesser with 20:32, Ciarra Shouffler with 21:41, and Bailey Damon with 21:50
"Our junior girls ran awesome again," Dover head coach Mike Heath said. "I couldn't be more proud of them. They came out in this sloppy weather and had one of their best races of the year. We just finished up short to Conway, or we might have had us another championship."
The Junior Pirates finished sixth out of 11 teams.
They were led by Landon Canfield with a time of 11:34 and he was followed by Josh Soto with a time of 11:42, Xain Eby with 12:47, Caleb Raney with 13:15, Russell Rook with 13:42, C.J. Hogins with 14:05, Jacob Combs with 14:13, Zakary Lang with 14:16, and Jaques Keener with 15:07.
"Our junior boys just keep going out there and competing," Heath said. "We came up short but what I love about them is they have a great attitude and just keep showing up to compete. That will help us not only this year but also next year."
The senior girls were led by Bekah Williams with a time of 25:33.
"Bekah has continued to be a strong senior leader and her times are steadily going down," Heath said.
The senior boys were led by Isaac Lindsey with a time of 25:50.
"Isaac just keeps going out there and competing. Hopefully next year with some recruiting we can get some more runners to compete with him," Heath said.