Hatton bounces back with win at Brooks invitational

The Hatton Lady Hornets picked up the gold trophy at the Brooks Invitational by finishing first in the girls’ 1A-4A race this past Saturday. The Hornets had three runners finish in the top 10. Lawrence County’s girls finished strong too, placing second in the girls’ 5A-7A race. 

The Hatton varsity girls had a rough start to the season last week due to some unforseen circumstances. However, they bounced back strongly over the weekend by claiming first place in the Brooks Lions Invitational at McFarland Park. 

Ally Amerson, Alondra Aranda and Neidyn Lopez all finished in the top 10 (Amerson 3, Aranda 8, Lopez 10) to help the Lady Hornets take home the gold. The Hornets defeated the second place team Colbert Heights by 31 points. 

Lawrence County’s girls also had a strong day, finishing in second place by just 12 points to 7A Florence. 

Emily Daniel finished in second place, while Taylor and Savannah Williams finished sixth and seventh place respectively. Olivia Marsh finished just outside the top 10 at 11. 

Hatton’s boys came in fourth in the race. Carson Graves placed third, while Jairo Lopez finished 10. 

Lawrence County’s boys came in fifth in the race with Steele Joiner finishing in third. 

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