ONA, W.Va. — The Point Pleasant cross country program had its 2013 season come to an end Thursday at the Class AAA Region IV Championships held at Cabell Midland High School in Cabell County.
The Big Blacks finished sixth in the boys competition with 162 points, while the Lady Knights had only one competitor at the event and did not record a girls team score. The Cabell Midland boys and Hurricane girls came away with the team championships.
CMHS won the boys crown with 25 points, followed by Hurricane (44) and Winfield (61) in the top-three — with those teams advancing to the state meet later this week. Huntington was fourth out of seven teams with 139 points, followed by St. Albans (148), PPHS and Lincoln County (199).
Nick Salmons of CMHS won the individual title with a time of 16:12.73, while Jake Henley of Hurricane was the overall runner-up with a mark of 16:22.69. There were 57 individuals in the boys competition.
Hunter White led the Big Blacks by placing 21st overall with a time of 18:00.67, followed by Joseph Littlepage in 27th with a mark of 18:59.40. Guy Fisher (21:02.24) and Brandon Hall (21:11.78) also had respective finishes of 39th and 40th.
Darrell McBeath rounded out the team tally by placing 53rd overall with a mark of 25:13.01, while Byron Fisher was 57th with a time of 28:23.42.
Avery Daugherty — the lone Lady Knight runner — placed 44th out of 47 competitors with a time of 33:16.20. Tori Dent of Hurricane won the individual crown with a mark of 18:57.51, followed by teammate Anna Gordon as the overall runner-up with a time of 19:02.83.
Hurricane posted a winning team score of 26 points, followed by Winfield (31) and Cabell Midland (76). Those teams will also be advancing to the state meet later this week.
Complete results of the 2013 Class AAA Region IV cross country championships are available on the web at runwv.com