Lakewood Ranch High’s Julia Ortiz captured the Manatee County Championship at the Tri-County Cross-Country Championships Oct. 17 in Sarasota.
Ortiz crossed the finish line in 20 minutes, 58.60 to finish ahead of Ande McDonald (3rd, 21:28.90), Michelle Last (4th, 21:43.20), Emily Perez (5th, 21:44.90) and Katie Wray (6th, 22:26.50).
Asia Borman finished eighth in 23:03.40 to lead the way for Braden River.
On the boys side, Lakewood’s Mitch Arnold finished as the county runner-up in 17:34 followed by teammates George Dabbiero (3rd, 17:50.80), Read Corley (6th, 19:07), Brice Easton (7th, 19:07) and Griffin Dorsey 19:08).
RJ Brown finished ninth in 19:13.50 to lead the way for Braden River.
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