The Burroughs High School cross country team competed in the Burros Invitational on Wednesday afternoon.

The meet was originally scheduled at 3:15 p.m., but the Burros started early because the Cerro Coso Community College girls soccer team had a game scheduled later in the evening.

Compared to last week’s scorcher at the college, temperatures were more ideal for the athletes to compete in.

The girls varsity team finished in first out of four schools, with Barstow finishing in second, Tehachapi in third and Bishop Union in last.

Madeline Acosta finished the race first for the Burros, and third overall, with a time of 20:30.9. Alana Nagy finished in sixth place with a time of 21:41.3, Kylie Bird finished in seventh with a time of 22:34.8, and Elliotte Abernathy finished in eighth with a time of 22:46.2.

The boys varsity team finished in first as well, with Bryce Hill leading the way. Hill finished the race with a time of 16:56.9, while Michael Hoyer and Ben Washburn finished with times of 17:22.2 and 17:36.2, respectively. 

Michael Dillon finished the race in eighth place with a time of 18:05.2, and Derek Kallberg finished in ninth with a time of 18:08.8.

Barstow finished the meet in second place, while Tehachapi and Bishop Union finished in third and fourth, respectively.

The JV teams also competed at the college, but because of the time restraints, the girls and boys teams ran together. 

The Burros boys finished in the top six positions. Isaac Rogers finished in first with a time of 18:57.5, while Wyatt Porsch finished in second with a time of 19:14.3.

Rudy Richards, Caden Geoppinger and Andrew Mower finished in third, fourth, and fifth, respectively, with times of 19:28.5, 19:47.6, and 20:09.09, respectively.

Yaseen Sardar finished in sixth with a time of 20:19.6.

Coriana Mondle was the first Lady Burro to finish the race with a time of 25:02.4, with Janelle Flores finishing next with a time of 26:18.8.

The Burroughs High School cross country team competes again in the season’s second Mojave River League Cluster on Sep. 25, at 3:15 p.m.