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East Jackson's Emily Parker makes her way up a hill at the Jefferson Invitational Saturday (Oct. 10).

East Jackson’s girls finished 10th out of 14 teams, while the boys placed finished 12th out of 17 teams in the Jefferson Invitational.

Lissett Miranda led the girls’ squad with a 38th-place finish and time of 22:21.94. Emily Parker also broke 23 minutes, taking 44th with a time of 22:43.44. Others placing for East Jackson were Lizzy Smith (61st, 23:27.99), Alayna Castaneda (64th, 23:31.35) and Kaitlyn Weaver (84th, 24:54.42).

For the boys, each of the Eagles’ top-five runners broke 19 minutes. Evan Gates led all Eagles with a 49th-place finish and time of 18:03.05. Isabel Guerra-Baca also ran a time in the low 18’s, finishing 55th with a time of 18:09.06. Rounding out the top five were Theron Walker (67th, 18:24.38), Noah Watts (73rd, 18:35.71) and Gabe Merk (85th, 18:47.43).

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