With a nice boost from individual champion Jacob Jones, Hampton’s boys cross country team won the Region 5-AAAA championship Saturday at Locust Grove.

Jones won the meet in 19 minutes, 17 seconds, and his team finished with 34 points, nine ahead of runner-up Fayette County. He was backed up in the meet by teammates Kameron Elliot (fifth, 19:51), Dexter Cladd (sixth, 19:55), Christopher Williams (ninth, 20:26) and Bryan Ponce (15th, 21:39).

The McDonough girls finished second in the team standings behind a pair of top-10 finishers, Samantha Anderson in seventh (28:41) and Teyona Weldon in eighth (29:02). They were joined by teammates Rebecca Jenkins (12th, 31:50), Lalla Howard (15th, 33:44), Chiko Ejikiame (16th, 37:13) and Whitney McGrudder (17th, 40:39) in the top 20.

Luella’s boys team had two top-10 finishers, including a runner-up finish by Ethan Sanders (19:35). Teammate Mario Spencer was eighth (20:25), while Jaden Knight (17th, 22:08), Solomon Faison (19th, 22:38) and Jaden Shaw (20th, 22:46) landed in the top 20.

Luella’s Semya Faison took fourth in the girls race in 26:49, and teammates Milian Smith (18th, 41:33) and Trinity Layton (46:16) also were in the top 20.

Jasmine Scott led the Hampton girls with a fifth-place run in 27:20. She was supported by other top finishers Nelly Vivaldo (10th, 31:05), Rhiannon Bowen (11th, 31:29) and Precious Roberts (13th, 31:58).

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