STEWART, Ohio — It was a good day to be a Marauder.
The Meigs boys and girls cross country teams placed first in their respective events at the Federal Hocking Invitational on Tuesday in Athens County.
The Marauders posted a total of 44 points during the boys race — with two racers placing in the top-5 — followed by Alexander with 68 points and Southern with 78 points. Southern sophomore Conner Wolfe paced the field of 64 with a time of 17:10.20.
Jacob Swindell (17:56.70) led Meigs with a third place finish, followed by James Parsons (18:05.30), who finished fourth. Junior Dillon Mahr (18:47.30) placed 11th and Nate Hoover (18:48.00) finished 12th. Cole Betzing (18:51.80) placed 14th for the Maroon and Gold, while Tyler Fields (20:14.70) and Brad Logan (20:29.90) finished 34th and 37th respectively for the Marauders.
Larry Dunn (17:35.60) finished second for the Tornadoes, while Tylar Blevins (18:48.40) took 13th place. Lucas Hunter (19:52.10) and Dimitrius Lamm (20:00.20) placed 30th and 32nd, respectively, for the Purple and Gold.
The Lady Marauders posted a total of 39 points, edging out Vinton County (40) and Alexander (41). Meigs also had two runners finish the race in the top-5. Alexander’s Payton Remy paced the field of 34 with a time of 20:18.30.
Meigs junior Gracie Hoffman (21:09.40) led the Lady Marauders with a second place finish, followed by Lara Perrin (22:05.80), who finished in fifth place. Taylor Swartz (23:37.50) and Caitlyn Rest (23:48.60) placed 13th and 14th respectively for the Maroon and Gold.
Sadie Fox (24:11.70) finished 18th, while Carmen Doherty (26:24.80) placed 25th. Ariann Sizemore (27:19.30) and Madelyn Hill (30:17.00) finished 28th and 34th respectively for the Lady Marauders.
Complete results of the Federal Hocking Invitational can be found on the web at www.baumspage.com
Donald Lambert can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2106