NAPLES — The Spartan cross country team got off to a fast start on the season by winning the Bonners Ferry Invite here Aug. 26. The boys team won first place in their class, and the girls team won second place in their class. Cameron Parkes won first overall with a time of 18:30, followed by Caleb Gleason in second place at 18:45, Jordan Phillips in sixth at 20;49 and Slava Negrieiev in seventh at 20:53. Graden Hanes ran a 25:23, and Kyler Lord clocked in at 25:28.
Head coach Lance Clark said this is the earliest that Priest River has had a complete girls team, with 10 girls on the team at present.
The girls team was led by Sharnai Hogan who came in sixth with a 26:01 time. Katelynn Marks ran eighth with 26:55, Annika Rantala placed ninth at 28:53, Amber Johnston ran 11th in 30:42, Reinie Proctor finished 12th in 31:23, and Julia Rantala clocked in 14th at 33:02. PRLHS travels to Post Falls Aug. 31.