Locals compete at Fed Hock INV


By Colton Jeffries - cjeffries@aimmediamidwest.com



River Valley senior Cody Wooten finished 13th overall in the boys race of the Federal Hocking Invitational Wednesday afternoon in Stewart, Ohio.

River Valley senior Cody Wooten finished 13th overall in the boys race of the Federal Hocking Invitational Wednesday afternoon in Stewart, Ohio.


Colton Jeffries|OVP Sports

STEWART, Ohio — The South Gallia, River Valley, Eastern and Southern cross country teams competed in the Federal Hocking Invitational Wednesday afternoon.

The Eagles had two runners place in the top-3 of the boys race.

Junior Brayden O’Brien finished second with a time of 16:34.07 while freshman teammate Connor Nolan made third with a time of 17:00.01.

South Gallia sophomore Gabe Frazee, the only Rebel runner, finished 13th-overall with a time of 18:34.32.

The Raiders of River Valley had their first finisher a couple places behind Frazee, with senior Cody Wooten crossing the finish line 15th with a time of 18:52.35.

Behind Wooten was teammate Ethan Schultz, who placed 29th with a time of 19:41.45.

Rounding out the local runners in the boys race was Koen Sellers (Eastern, 45th, 21:35.16), Adam Green (River Valley, 48th, 21:41.77), Brayden Haught (Eastern, 52nd, 21:58.33), Kade Alderman (River Valley, 53rd, 21:59.19), John E. Santos (River Valley, 64th, 22:56.42), Luke Santos (River Valley, 73rd, 26:41.91), Brayden Kingery (Southern, 74th, 26:53.90) and Seth Collins (Eastern, 76th, 27:27.44).

Placing first in the boys race was Blake Rodgers (16:12.05) of Belpre.

As teams, Eastern finished seventh with a score of 154 while River Valley finished 10th with 190.

The Rebels and Tornadoes didn’t have enough runners to qualify.

Athens took the top prize with a team score of 78.

In the girls race, River Valley senior Lauren Twyman finished second with a time of 20:07.91.

Eastern also had a runner finish in the top-10 with junior Erica Durst, who notched a time of 21:54.62.

The next two area runners hailed from South Gallia.

Freshman Emma Sanders finished 46th with a time of 25:42.87 and junior Karolina Kediz finished 53rd with a time of 26:25.40.

Round out the group of area runners in the girls race was Ruth Rickett (River Valley, 57th, 26:30.96), Bryleigh McClure (River Valley, 59th, 27:12.67), Leah Polcyn (South Gallia, 60th, 27:18.09), Ally Denney (River Valley, 61st, 27:23.64), Jordyn Barrett (River Valley, 69th, 29:58.88), Jorja Lisle (Southern, 70th, 30:14.53), Madison Summers (South Gallia, 73rd, 31:51.78) and Reegan Brown (South Gallia, 75th, 39:32.66).

Finishing 1st-overall in the girls race was Cadence Waller (19:57.80) of Fort Frye.

In teams, River Valley finished seventh with a score of 183, while South Gallia finished eighth with 221.

The Lady Eagles and Lady Tornadoes didn’t have enough runners to qualify.

Fort Frye took home first overall with a team score of 43.

River Valley senior Cody Wooten finished 13th overall in the boys race of the Federal Hocking Invitational Wednesday afternoon in Stewart, Ohio.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2021/09/web1_RV-Wooten.jpgRiver Valley senior Cody Wooten finished 13th overall in the boys race of the Federal Hocking Invitational Wednesday afternoon in Stewart, Ohio. Colton Jeffries|OVP Sports

By Colton Jeffries

cjeffries@aimmediamidwest.com

Colton Jeffries can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2100.

Colton Jeffries can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2100.