LONDONDERRY, Ohio — The Unioto girls and Fairfield boys cross country teams both earned first place at the Aaron Reed Invitational on Saturday, hosted by Southeastern High School.
The Lions posted a team total of 34 to win the boys competition, followed by Unioto (87) and Fairland (118). Gallia Academy had a team total of 158, which placed the Blue Devils fifth among the 22 teams that posted a score. Waverly junior Hunter Hoover paced the field of 198 with a time of 17:25.3.
Kaleb Crisenberry was 14th overall and led the Blue Devils with a time of 18:12.7, followed by 16th place finisher Kyle Greenlee (18:17.7) and 18th place finisher Caleb Greenlee (18:23.6). Rounding out the GAHS team score was 54th place Devon Barnes (19:53.3) and 58th place Cade Mason (20:10.0). Recording times as the potential tie breakers for GAHS were 78th place Kobe Cochran (20:54.3) and 88th place Tanner Allen (21:21.4).
The Lady Shermans finished with a winning team total of 36, while second place Waverly (113) edged out Zane Trace with a tie breaker. The Blue Angels total of 199 was good enough for eight place of the 17 teams that scored. Unioto’s Haley Wright paced the 144 runners with a time of 19:44.3, nearly a full minute ahead of the field.
Gallia Academy was led by fourth place finisher Mesa Polcyn (20:48.6) and seventh place finisher Mary Watts (21:00.5). GAHS sophomore Cassidy Starnes (26:25.2) claimed 64th, Abby Cremeans (27:01.5) was 71st, while Sabrina Manygoats (28:05.5) took 83rd. Recording times as the potential tie breakers for Gallia Academy were 104th place Caitlyn Caldwell (29:24.9) and 116th place Hayley Petrie (31:30.2).
Complete results of the 2015 Aaron Reed Invitational can be found on the web at www.baumspage.com
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