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Members of the Midland boys cross country team that placed first in the Midland Rebel Invitational last weekend include, first row from left Parker Myers Steven Habetz, Pheonix Robinson, Camden Myers, Carson Armentor; second row, Owen Woods, Cole Shamsie, Lance Hoffpauir, Lane Guidry and Copeland Schwinn.

Habetz leads Rebels to Midland Invitational team title

The Midland Rebels had four runners place in the Top 5 to claim the team title at the MHS Invitational last weekend at Sievers Airfield.
District rival Lacassine placed second in the team standings and Northside Christian was third.
Steven Habetz paced the Rebels with a personal best time of 16:35 to take home the individual title in the field of 30 runners.
Teammate Phoenix Robinson ran a second-place time of 17:01 and Lacassine’s Brent Hargrave was third (17:16).
Midland took the next two spots with Copeland Schwinn placing fourth (17:48) and Carson Armentor finishing fifth (18:15).
Also placing in the Top 10 for the Rebels were Lance Hoffpauir (19:03), Cole Shamsie (19:05) and Camden Myers (19:27).
Also competing for Midland were Owen Woods (21:49), Parker Myers (24:46) and Lane Guidry (26:34).
Andrew Woods was Northside Christian’s top finisher with a time of 20:34. Noah Woods and Joseph Woods followed with times of 22:55 and 23:42, respectively.
Rounding out Northside Christian’s contingent were Ashton Green (24:55) and Isaac Temple (27:58).
Gray Standing was the leader for Notre Dame with a time of 19:59 to finish 12th. Jude Hebert ran a time of 20:22 and Jack Himel finished in a time of 26:05.
The Pios did not have enough runners to qualify for the team standings.
On the girls side, Peyton Sievers broke the Midland High School record for the fourth time, third this year, with a personal best run of 20:00.1.
The new personal best was good enough for top honors.
Notre Dame’s Mackenzie Olinger placed second with a time of 20:52 and Lady Pio Jill Moody placed third with a time of 21:19.
Midland’s Kinzee Borill and Kadence Hargrave also scored with times of 25:04 and 25:06, respectively.
Northside Christian’s Madison Romero, the lone Lady Warrior competing, placed ninth with a time of 23:53.
Lacassine won the team title and Midland was second. Notre Dame did not have enough competitors to qualify for team honors.
Next up for the local teams is the LHSAA State Cross Country Meet at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches.
Classes 2A-C will compete for the state title on Monday and the Class 5A-3A will run on Tuesday.

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