ONA, W.Va — The Point Pleasant and Gallia Academy cross country teams traveled to Cabell Midland High School Saturday for the sixth annual GEICO Classic Cross Country Invitational.
Cabell Midland took top spot in the boys Class AAA division with a team score of 41, followed by Ripley with a score of 89 and Parkersburg with a score of 91. Point Pleasant did not qualify for a team score. Out of the 94 runners to compete in the boys AAA division Jacob Burcham of Cabell Midland took top honors with a time of 16:11.2, followed by teammate Avery Campbell (16:45.4).
Zach Canterbury held Point Pleasant’s fastest time with a 21:15.2, good enough for 70th on the day, followed by Joesph Littlepage (21:40.5) at 76th place and Caleb Riffle (22:10.7) at 81st place.
Hurricane took first place in the AAA girls division with a score of 51, just two ahead of runner-up Parkersburg. Winfield finished third with 75 points. Point Pleasant did not qualify as a team. Hurricane’s Tori Dent took first place with a time of 20:08.0, followed by Parkersburg’s Kaylee Williams (20:15.1).
Andrea Porter led the Lady Knights with a 14th place time of 22:45.7, followed by 66th place Makenzie Thomas (40:26.5) and 67th place Avery Daughtery (41:55.9).
In the girls AA-A division Fairland took the top prize with a score of 108, followed by Scott with 155, and Ravenswood 171. Gallia Academy finished 12th with a team score of 289. There were 163 runners in the race, led by St. Marys’ Maggie Drazba with a time of 18:30.2, followed by Katie Jan of Frankfort with a time of 20:12.3.
The Blue Angels were led by Madison Holley (22:51.26) with a 22nd place finish, followed by Hannah Watts (23:07.5) at 26th place. Liz Holley (24:42.4) finished 52, Jenna Bays (27:51.4) finished 104th, and Morgan Foster (29:43.8) finished 127th rounding out the GAHS scoring. Akeshia Saunders (32:11.7) finished 150th and Aliza Warner (32:21.8) finished 154th for the Blue Angels, but their times did not count toward the team total.
Complete results of the event can be found online at runwv.com