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High school cross country: Gainesville sweeps titles at Region 8-6A championship
Cross country 2022
The Gainesville boys and girls each won the Region 8-6A titles on Saturday at Apalachee High in Winder. Photo courtesy John Corbett For The Times

Paced by senior John Jessup’s first-place overall run of 16 minutes, 13 seconds, both the Gainesville boys and girls earned Region 8-6A cross country titles on Saturday in Winder. 

In the boys’ race, Red Elephants junior Conner Proffitt ran a third-place time of 16:34, while David Islas finished ninth (17:29).

For the Gainesville girls, senior Samantha Hartman earned fourth place (20:01) and Josabeth Graciano was one spot back (20:11).

Also for the Gainesville girls, Arianny Hoyos was seventh (21:10) and April Marrufo took 10th (21:52). 

Up next, both Gainesville teams will run at the state championship meet on Nov. 5 in Carrollton. 

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