By: Alex Hawleyahawley@heartlandpublications.com
September 17, 2012
IRONTON, Ohio — Runners from the River Valley cross country team as well as Ohio Valley Christian’s Madison Crank competed at Saturday’s Tiger Town Cross Country Palooza in Lawrence County.
East Carter took the title in the girls competition with a team total of 31 points, followed by Wheelersburg with 37 points and River Valley with 74. Macy Dyer of East Carter won the girls race with a time of 20:19, followed by Sarah Willis of Wheelersburg with a time of 21:57.There were 41 runners in the girls competition.
OVCS senior Madison Crank took fourth in the girls competition with a time of 22:13 on the day.
Keyanna Ward led the Lady Raiders with a 10th place finish and a time of 23:52. Kayla Browning (30:41) finished 33rd, Megan Martin (30:43) finished 34th and Kristen Saber (31:47) finished 35th on the day for RVHS. Abby Atkins finished 38th for River Valley with a time of 33:12.
Wheelersburg took top prize in the boys competition with a score of 35, followed by St. Albans with 77 and Minford with 105 points. River Valley finished fifth with a team total of 120. The Pirates’ Max Conley won the boys race with a time of 17:48, followed by Aaron Dalton of Rock Hill with a 17:53. There were 69 runners in the boys competition.
The Raiders were led by Aaron Oehler, who took sixth place with a time of 18:38, followed by James Jackson who finished 22nd with a time of 20:01. Ethan Hersman (20:21) finished 26th, Andrew Brown (21:23) finished 41st and Austin Hamilton (21:29) finished 43rd to round out the RVHS scorers. Also competing for the Raiders were Kyle Randolph (21:53), who finished 46th, and John Oehler (23:36), who finished 60th.
Full results of the Tiger Town Cross Country Palooza can be found online at www.baumspage.com