Last Saturday, the Calhoun Lady Jackets became the first cross-country team in school history to win the Carrollton Orthopedic Invitational.

Sophomore Anna Gibson finished the race in second place overall with a time of 22:49, placing her on the podium. Senior Brisa Lopez completed the event in fifth place with a time of 23:33. Ashley Hartness, Elizabeth “Ibby” Peyton, and Angie Jimenez also made significant contributions to the team score, leading to the first place trophy.

The Calhoun boys finished in 10th place as a team. With an injury to Felipe Barrios, senior Mario Marroquin led the way for the Jackets, completing the course at 20:15.64. Sophomore Ricardo Meija and freshman Alexis Villalobos also turned in strong performances given a hot day and a hilly course.

The Yellow Jackets will race again this Saturday at the Big Peach Stampede in Acworth.

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