COLUMBUS — Henry Adabo led the Columbus High boys cross country team to a runner-up finish Friday at its home invite.

Adabo was third in the 5-kilometer race, finishing in 16 minutes, 47 seconds. The senior made a late charge, passing Omaha Bryan’s Nick Abdallas down the homestretch at Lutjelusche Course and nearly tracking down Fremont’s C.J. Martinez, who finished second in 16:44.

The Tigers’ Jose Gonzalez won the race in 16:30 and Fremont took the team title with 21 points, putting all seven of its runners in the top 10.

Columbus High's Lucas Miller finished 10th in 17:22 and Roman Ramirez was 16th in 17:43. Antonio Jimenez finished 18th and Douglas Davidchik was 21st with times of 17:45 and 17:55, respectively, to round out the Discoverers’ team score.

The Columbus girls finished third in the team race with 80 points.

Fremont also won that team title with 21 points while Norfolk’s Megan Means was the individual champion with a time of 19:32.

Beatriz Garcia was the top finisher for Columbus in 11th with a time of 22:31. Gracie Luebbe (18th in 23:31), Makenna Loften (19th in 23:58), Natalia Salazar (20th in 24:28) and Emily Hall (21st in 24:39) also scored for the Discoverers.

Columbus runs Friday in the Greater Nebraska Athletic Conference meet at Heritage Hills Golf Course in McCook.


Columbus High's Beatriz Garcia leads a group of runners in Friday's Columbus High Invite at Lutjelusche Course.


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