Primeaux wins cross country state title

By Chris Quebedeaux

SPORTS EDITOR

NATCHITOCHES – Midland’s Michael Primeaux added to his growing list of accolades Tuesday.

The sophomore distance runner claimed his second straight Class B cross country state title, covering the 3-mile course at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches in at time of 17:12.2.

In 2008, Primeaux won the title with a time of 16:50. He also went on to win the 3200-meter run last May at the Class B State Track and Field Championships in Baton Rouge.

“Michael did a really good job considering the conditions,” said Midland coach Todd Briley. “It was really muddy and slippery out there. It was tough on all the contestants, but Michael really ran by himself out there. There was no one that really pushed him.”

Primeaux’s effort helped earn the Rebels a tie for second place with ESA in the overall team standings behind meet champion Choudrant.

“I was really pleased with our overall team performance,” said Briley, who had five runners place in the top 30 in a field of 134 competitors. “All of our guys ran really well.”

Midland’s B.J. Cormier finished in 16th place with a time of 18:58.9 while Cody Stutes came in at No. 21 with a time of 19:28.2. Jake Gautreaux was 27th (19:56.6) and Steven Primeaux was 28th (20:01.6).

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