Point Pleasant runners compete at GW Invitational


October 1, 2012

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Point Pleasant cross country teams competed at the George Washington Invitational at Meadowood Park Saturday.

The girls team competition was won by Winfield with a 62, followed by Capital with an 82 and George Washington with a 95. Point Pleasant did not have enough runners for a team score. Peyton Panger of Capital won the girls race with a time of 19:19.2, followed by Brittney McMillion (19:50.8) of Winfield and Ali Cunningham (20:04.9) of Ripley. There were 101 runners in the girls race.

Andrea Porter led the Lady Knights with a time of 21:25.4, which was good enough for ninth place on the day. Judith Vives Sanchez of Point Pleasant finished 92nd with a time of 32:09.4, while PPHS junior Avery Daughtery finished 99th with a time of 35:37.9.

The boys team competition was won by Ripley with a total of 72, followed by Huntington High with a 110 and Oak Hill with a 112. Point Pleasant finished 12th on the day with a 324. Matthew Brafford of George Washington took first place on the day with a time of 15:48.2, followed by Huntington High’s Jack McGee (16:32.4) and Oak Hill’s (16:37.0). 141 boys competed in the race.

Caleb Riffle led PPHS with a time of 19:03.0, good enough for 51st place. Christian Pyles (19:35.2) finished 57th, Joseph Littlepage (19:57.2) finished 64th, and Zach Canterbury (20:11.5) finished 72nd. Rounding out the Point Pleasant scoring was Darrell McBeath (26:53.9) with a 137th place finish, while Corbin Neville (27:34.1) finished 140th.

Complete results of the George Washington Invitational can be found online at