PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The cross country season has come to a close for GAHS.
Eight Gallia Academy cross country runners seasons came to an end at the Division II Regional tournament held on Saturday at Pickerington High School North.
The girls team competition was won by Claymont, while Dover, Athens and Carrollton also advanced to the state tournament. The Blue Angels finished 15th out of 16 teams.
Individually Allyson Malone, a junior from Alexander, led the field of 122 with a time of 19:14.61, beating out Dover sophomore Olivia Warther by less than a second.
The Blue Angels were led by senior Madison Holley with a 40th place finish and a time of 21:01.25. Hannah Watts finished 65th with a time of 21:54.59, Mary Watts was 84th with a time of 22:38.93, Elizabeth Holley finished 102nd with a time of 23:28.53, and Jenna Bays was 114th with a time of 24:35.04. Also running for GAHS was 119th place finisher Taylor Queen with a time of 25:28.57 and 122nd place finisher Hayley Petrie with a time of 28:53.82.
The boys team competition was won by Sheridan, followed by West Holmes, Indian Valley and Unioto. The individual champion was Sheridan senior Matt Bromley with a time of 16:01.99, while teammate Joey Pulumbo was runner-up with a time of 16:31.86.
Michael Edelmann was the lone Blue Devil and he finished 38th with a time of 17:42.61. 128 runners competed in the boys regional race.
Complete results of the Divison II Regional cross country meet can be found on the web at www.baumspage.com