HUNTINGTON — Eric Canada took first place and the Bulldogs put three runners in the top 10 as they finished second Saturday in the Red Devil Cross Country Invitational.
The Lady Bulldogs finished third as Zee McGrue and Sindi Salazar finished sixth and seventh, respectively.
In the boys race, Hudson nipped the Bulldogs for the team title, finishing with 45 points to Carthage’s 49. Central was third with 65, followed by Diboll with 109, Corrigan with 139, Huntington with 160, Jasper with 173, Pineywoods with 186 and Douglass with 208.
Canada ran away from the field to take first as he was clocked in 16:27, one of only two runners to break 17 minutes — and he was 22 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher.
Nestor Hernandez finished fourth, despite having the same time of 17:04 as the third-place finisher.
Marc Hanks with seventh in 17:25, while Cody Miller was 13th in 17:51 and Jose Hernandez was 25th in 18:31.
Hudson also won the girls race with 37 points, followed by Central with 42, Carthage with 71, Douglass with 107, Diboll with 115 and Woodville with 128.
McGrue and Salazar both finished with the same time of 12:45 to lead the Lady Bulldogs, followed by Kip Travis in 11th with a 13:04.
Melissa Garcia was 22nd in 13:43 and Melissa Salazar was 28th in 14:20 for Carthage.
The Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs are scheduled to run at the Pine Tree Invitational on Friday at Lear Park in Longview.