Gortemoller, Forbes, Evans lead pace regional cross-country finishes

A pair of Port St. Joe juniors did the Tiger Sharks proud in Friday’s regional cross-country championship at Jacksonville’s New World Sports Complex.

For the Lady Tiger Sharks, Madelyn Gortemoller finished 30th in the field, with a time of 22:27.40. For the Tiger Sharks, Ricky Forbes ran 36th, with a time of 18:53.90.

The Wewahitchka boys squad was led by freshman Adin Evans, who was just four seconds behind Port St. Joe’s Forbes, with a 18:57.70 time that placed him 38th.

For the Port St. Joe girls, finishing in 54th place was junior Kristen Bouington with a time of 24:12.90, 11 seconds ahead of her teammate, seventh grader Katie Trochessett who ran a 24:23.40 for 56th place.

In 68th place was junior Emily Lacour with a 25:45.20 time, 21 seconds ahead of senior Savannah Burkett, who was 71st with a time of 26:06.90. Junior Zoe Gerlach was 78th with a 26:36.80 time.

For the Port St. Joe boys, sophomore Walker Chumney was 56th with a time of 19:50.00, ahead of teammate junior Parker Hicks who ran 66th with a 20:22.60 pace. Senior Noah Bareld was 78th with a 21:59.90 time, followed by freshman John Cullen who was 85th with a 22:35.60 finish and seventh grader Stratton Levins who was 87th with a 22:56.60 time.

For the Wewa boys, freshman David Rich ran 60th with a 20:01.30 pace and finishing 76th was freshman Jeffrey McGlon with a 21:36.10 time.

The Wewa girls were led by an 86th place finish by sophomore Bethany Jenkins, 28:02.00, seven seconds ahead of teammate eighth grader Haley Weston whose 28:09.90 time placed her 88th. Nest to finish was sophomore Kiera Desrosier with a 28:19.20 time.

In 94th place was eighth grader Riley Book with a 29:25.50 finish, followed by freshman Allie Archibald in 95th place, with a 29:27.70; a 97th place finish for eighth grader Katelyn Kemp with a 30:23.70; and a 98th place run for freshman Savana Mayhann, in 30:37.80.

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Wendy Weitzel, The Star’s digital editor, joined the news outlet in August 2021, as a reporter covering primarily Gulf County.

Prior to then, she interned for Oklahoma-based news wire service Gaylord News and for Oklahoma City-based online newspaper NonDoc.com during her four years at the University of Oklahoma, from which she graduated in May with degrees in online journalism and political science.

While at OU, Weitzel was selected as Carnegie-Knight News21 Investigative Fellow among 30 top journalism students from around the country. She also was senior editor managing a 12-person newsroom in coordination with Oklahoma Watch, a non-profit news organization in eastern Oklahoma.

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