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Harrisburg's Pullum qualifies for 1A Sectional

  • Harrisburg's Aubrey Pullum qualified for Saturday's sectional in Belleville after finishing 28th overall with a time of 23:48 at the Hamilton County 1A Regional.

    Harrisburg's Aubrey Pullum qualified for Saturday's sectional in Belleville after finishing 28th overall with a time of 23:48 at the Hamilton County 1A Regional.
    SPYDER DANN | mdann@dailyregister.com

 
Staff Report
updated: 10/26/2020 9:41 AM

Benton double dipped at the Hamilton County Regional over the weekend as both the Rangers and Rangerettes took home both titles.
On the boys side, Benton scored 20 points as the Rangers had five runners finish in the top 10 as Reece Johnson was the individual winer, coming in at 15:37.5
Nashville scored a second place finish with 81 points, while Fairfield (83) and West Frankfort (111) will also advance to Saturday's Belleville Althoff Sectional.
Other teams that participated: Hamilton County (114), Norris City-Omaha-Enfield (149), Carmi-White County (151) and Harrisburg (195).
The Rangers' Chase Owens finished fifth with a time of 17:06, while Mason Tieffel scored a sixth place finish with a time of 17:08 and Parker Sieveking finished in the top 10, coming in at 17:26.
Benton also got contributions from Roman Rechesteiner (16th, 18:29) and Holden Allsopp (45th, 21:01).
Harrisburg's Luke Winkleman was the Bulldogs' top finisher, placing 27th with a time of 18:54 and Tyler Depew was 36th, finishing at 19:27. Luke Miller was 44th at 20:48, Doc Harrawood was 50th, finishing at 21:56 and Ryan Wilson was 59th overall with a time of 28:05.
On the girls' side, Benton beat out five other teams as the Rangerettes picked up 27 points to win and advance to the Sectional, which will be run at the Swansea Clinton Hills Conservation Park.
Hamilton County was second with 36 points, while Nashville tacked on a third place finish with 66 points. West Frankfort (94) and Fairfield (131) rounded out the top five teams.
Hamilton County's Maddie Karcher won the race, with a time of 19:29, but the Rangerettes had four runners in the top six as Hailey Wallace, Mia Wills and Peyton Tieffel all finished second, third and fourth, respectively.
Wallace had a time of 19:48, while Wills finished at 20:05 and Tieffel at 20:15.
Addisyn Miller was sixth for BCHS at 20:32 and Blakely Johnson was 14th with a time of 21:52. Brooklyn Frailey was 43rd with a time of 26:59.
Harrisburg, who didn't qualify with a team score but did advance one runner as an individual, got a 28th place performance out of Aubrey Pullum, as the junior crossed the line at 23:48.
Zoey Brand wasn't far behind for the Bulldogs, finishing at 24:27. Lauryn Gribble was 45th in a time of 28:03 and Lily Siler was 49th at 29:36.