Bradshaw, Hansen win Murray Invitational XC racesSep 15, 2022 02:24PM ● By Tom Haraldsen
MURRAY—Farmington senior Spencer Bradshaw and Woods Cross sophomore Katie Hansen were individual winners of varsity races at the Murray High Spartan Invitational cross country meet on Friday afternoon. The 3-mile course that zigzagged through Murray Park attracted close to 200 varsity racers as the midpoint event of the prep cross country season.
Bradshaw finished in a time of 15:08.38, followed by Woods Cross senior Sam Hansen at 15:26.18 and Bountiful senior Andrew Jensen at 15:27.43. Also in the top 10 were senior Aaron Miller of Farmington (6th, 15:48.37), Woods Cross junior Brady Christensen (7th, 15:56.09), Bountiful sophomore Simon Barlow (9th, 16:04.97) and Davis sophomore Jonny Reed (10th, 16:07.92).
In team scoring, Farmington took first with a score of 63, edging Weber which finished with 65 (low score wins in cross country). Woods Cross was fourth in boys’ varsity at 103, Bountiful was fifth at 134 and Davis sixth at 177.
In addition to Bradshaw and Miller, other scoring runners for the Phoenix included senior Bodie Williamson (12th, 16:14.41), junior Tyler Muirbrook (21st at 16:34.78) and senior Kohen Reed (23rd at 16:36.28).
Hansen continued her strong sophomore season with a win in the girls’ race. She took the lead with about a mile to go and crossed the finish line in a time of 18:54.84. Wasatch’s Kate Giles was second at 18:58.97. Hansen, along with older brother Spencer and now college sophomore sister Carlee, continues the strong racing tradition of the Hansen family at Woods Cross. She was the only local runner finishing in the top 10. Davis senior Kenedy Maudsley was 11th at 19:55.31, while Farmington sophomore Skye Siddoway was 12th at 19:56.18.
In team scoring, Weber won at 77. Farmington was fifth at 124, Davis eighth at 194, Bountiful ninth at 249 and Woods Cross 10th at 275.
Among other top local finishers were Davis freshman Keeley Miller (14th, 20:06.38), Farmington sophomore Ella Miller (21st, 20:16.62), Farmington junior Tai Aston (26th, 20:27.52) and Farmington junior Ayla Kazmar (28th, 20:29.96).
Upcoming races with local teams include Border Wars this Saturday at Valley Regional Park in Taylorsville, the Davis District Championships on Sept. 28 at Layton Commons Park, Region 5 championships on Oct. 5 at Layton Commons Park, Divisionals on Oct. 12 at Lakeside Park in Orem, and the Utah State Championships on Oct. 25 at the Regional Athletic Complex in Rose Park. λ