Blue Angels 2nd at Patty Forgey CC Invitational
by Bryan Walters email@example.com
RIO GRANDE, Ohio — The Gallia Academy girls cross country team finished second while the Blue Devils came away with fifth Saturday afternoon at the 43rd annual Patty Forgey Invitational held at the University of Rio Grande in Gallia County.
The Blue Angels were the overall runner-up in the nine-team girls event with 88 points, finishing 13 spots behind eventual champion Williamstown (75). Charleston Capital (91), Manchester (109) and Trimble (122) rounded out the top half of the field.
Peyton Panger of Capital beat out 91 other competitors to win the girls individual title with a time of 19:13.85. Allyson Malone of Alexander was the overall runner-up with a mark of 20:46.06.
Hannah Watts paced GAHS with a fifth place time of 21:28.28, followed by Madison Holley with a ninth place effort of 21:52.74. Mary Watts was 20th overall with a mark of 22:48.17, while Elizabeth Holley placed 31st with a time of 24:13.31.
Aliza Warner rounded out the Blue Angels’ team tally with a 46th place effort of 25:39.06. Hayley Petrie (26:27.87) and Brittany Angel (26:39.65) respectively finished 53rd and 55th overall, while Sydney Rose placed 64th with a time of 27:11.38.
Kendra Barnes (28:02.08), Taylor Queen (29:13.07) and Caitlyn Caldwell (29:57.40) also had respective finishes of 71st, 77th and 80th for the Angels.
The Blue Devils placed fifth out of 13 teams with 170 points, while Williamstown won the boys competition with a 35 points. West Branch was the overall runner-up with 98 points, with Williamsburg (123) and Capital (153) also coming in ahead of GAHS.
Layne Pickerill of Sardinia Eastern Brown beat out 119 other runners for the individual crown with a winning mark of 17:40.60. Teammate Blake Rigdon was the overall runner-up with a time of 17:44.74.
Michael Edelmann paced the Devils with a fifth place time of 18:10.22, followed by Devon Barnes (20:25.78) and Cade Mason (20:39.79) with respective finishes of 39th and 44th.
Cole Tawney was 52nd with a mark of 21:02.36, while Kaleb Crisenberry rounded out the team tally with a 61st place effort of 21:25.75. Griffin Stanley (22:51.84) and Mitchell Bolin (22:52.29) also finished 80th and 81st, respectively, for Gallia Academy.
Atticus Davies (23:18.67) and Griffon McKinniss (23:19.65) were 89th and 90th, while Kirkland Saunders (23:55.42) was 94th overall. Ryan Vallee (24:28.46), Jordan Johnson (25:26.55) and Quenton McKinniss (25:57.44) also placed 100th, 104th and 105th, respectively.
Mark Brown (27:34.13) and Jared Stevens (28:13.24) also finished 116th and 117th for GAHS.
Complete results of the 2013 URG Patty Forgey CC Invitational are available on the web at baumspage.com
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