VINCENT, Ohio —Pure domination.
The Eastern cross country team finished with four runners in the top five Saturday at the Warren Scenic Hills Lions Invitation in Washington County.
The Lady Eagles took the top spot with a score of 28, followed by Marietta with 47 points and Warren with 57. East Fairmont was fourth with 104 points, Magnolia was fifth with 140 points, while River Valley was sixth with 141 points. Belpre, Meadowbrook, Jackson, Southern and Waterford each had runners compete but they did not have enough for a team score.65 runners competed in the girls competition.
Eastern junior Asia Michael finished with the best time of the day with a 21:13, while fellow Lady Eagles junior Taylor Palmer was second with a time of 21:14. Keri Lawrence was fourth overall with a time of 22:37, while Laura Pullins was fifth with a time of 22:37. Rounding out the EHS total with a time of 24:28 was Kourtney Lawrence, who finished 20th overall.
Leanne Hively led the Lady Raiders with a time of Midnight, good enough for 13th place overall. Kasey Eblin was 41st, with a time of 27:10, Ramsey Warren was 49th with a time of 28:48, Morgan Greenlee was 56th with a time of 30:49, while the RVHS score was rounded out by Kayla Browning who was 58th with a time of 30:49.
Southern’s lone competitor was Joyce Weddle, who finished 18th with a time of 24:26.
Warren took first place in the boys competition with 26 points, while Marietta was second with 48 points. River Valley took third place with 75 points, Southern was fourth with 99, while Jackson rounded out the field with 118 points. Magnolia, Meadowbrook, Belpre, Eastern and Waterford each had runners compete but did not have enough for a team score.
Warren’s Parker Blain was first overall with a time of 17:20, while Sam Goodman was runner-up with a time of 17:54. There were 60 competitors in the boys race.
River Valley was led by sophomore Jacob Kemper, who finished 11th overall with a time of 19:39. Kyle Randolph was 19th with a time of 20:35, Ethan Hersman was 20th with a time of 20:42, Austin Hamilton was 31st with a time of 21:50, and rounding out the RVHS total was Garrett Young who finished 36th with a time of 22:30. Ben Moody also ran for the Raiders, finishing 57th with a time of 25:39, but did not add to the team total.
Bradley McCoy led the Tornadoes, finishing 10th with a time of 19:35, followed by 28th place finisher Joseph Morris with a time of 21:33. Lucas Hunter was 43th overall for SHS with a time of 23:42, while 45th place finisher Dimitrus Lamm finished with a time of 23:52, and rounding out the SHS total was 47th place finisher Chris Yearter with a time of 24:02. Jacob Weddle, who finished 50th with a time of 24:30, ran but did not contribute to the team total.
Eastern’s Tyson Long was was 12th overall with a time of 19:43, while Brock Smith was 32nd overall with a time of 21:51.
Complete results of the Warren Scenic Hills Lions Invitational can be found on the web at www.runwv.com