Eastern, Point Pleasant compete at Chick-fil-A invite

Alex Hawley

September 9, 2013

MINERAL WELLS, W.Va. — The Lady Eagles hang tough with the big schools.

The Eastern girls cross country team finished third in the Class AAA, Chick-fil-A meet Saturday in Wood County.

Winfield was first in the girls meet with 56 points, Hampshire was second with 90, while Eastern was third with 99 points. Caldwell (101) took fourth, while Parkersburg (105) was fifth.

Peyton Pager, a junior from Capital, was first place in with a time of 18:47. 125 runners competed in the Class AAA girls event.

The Lady Eagles were led by fourth place finisher Taylor Palmer, who finished with a time of 19:33. Asia Michael finished eighth with a time of 20:05, while Laura Pullins was 16th with a time of 20:36. Keri Lawrence was 27th with a time of 21:21, and Kourtney Lawrence was 50th with a time of 23:19.

The lone Lady Knight’s competitor was senior Avery Daughtery. Daughtery finished with a time of 34:50, good enough for 123rd for Point Pleasant.

Parkersburg took top spot in the boys contest with 53 points, followed by Winfield with 65, Hampshire with 120, Caldwell had 138 points, and Ripley marked 143 points, good enough for fifth.Point Pleasant was 12th with 328 points.

Matthew Bradford was first overall with a time of 15:17 for George Washington.154 runners competed in the boys Class AAA event.

The Big Blacks were led by Hunter White, who finished 41st with a time of 18:32, while Joseph Littlepage was 62nd with a time of 19:18, and Guy Fisher was 113th with a time of 21:25. Brandon Hall (22:35) was 133rd, Holden Adkins (23:04) was 137th, while Byron Fisher (27:39) was 154th for the PPHS.

The Eagles had two runners compete in the event, 58th place finisher Tyson Long (19:08) and 88th place finisher Brock Smith (20:27).

Complete results of the Chick-fil-A Invitational can be found on the web at