VINCENT, Ohio — Every point counts.
The Gallia Academy girls cross country team edged Warren by just one point for second place, Saturday at the Southeastern Ohio Athletic League cross country meet in Washington County.
Logan won the girls competition with a score of 22, followed by Gallia Academy with a 52 and Warren with 53. The Lady Chief’s Emma Hoellrich was league champion with a time of 20:23.5, followed by teammate Brianna Jackson with a time of 20:52.9. There were 33 girls in the event.
Hannah Watts led Gallia Academy, finishing fifth with a time of 21:11.4, followed by sixth place runner Madison Holley with a time of 21:21.2. Mary Watts finished 13th with a time of 22:18.5, Elizabeth Holley was 15th with a time of 23:32.5 and Jenna Bays was 22nd with a time of 25:15.8.
Also running for the Blue Angels were 23rd Taylor Queen (25:40.8), 24th Hayley Petrie (26:11.3), 26th Aliza Warner (26:24.9), 28th Brittany Angel (27:00.2), 30th Caitlyn Caldwell (27:45.4), 31st Kendra Barnes (27:58.9), 32 Akeisha Saunders (27:58.9) and 33rd Rachel Rote (34:33.3).
Hannah Watts and Madison Holley both earn All-SEOAL honors for GAHS. This marks the third time on the all-league team for both Watts and Holley.
The boys team competition was won by Warren with a score of 25, followed by Logan with a score of 38 and Gallia Academy with a score of 70. The Warriors’ Parker Blain was meet champion with a time of 16:41.3, while Warren’s Sam Goodman was second of 49 runners with a time of 17:12.3.
The Blue Devils were led by Michael Edelmann, who finished fourth overall with a time of 17:35.5. Quenton McKinniss was 17th with a time of 19:53.6, Devon Barnes was 18th with a time of 19:58.9, Kaleb Crisenberry was 19th with a time of 20:08.1 and Cole Tawney was 20th with a time of 20:08.5.
Also running for GAHS were 21st Cade Mason (20:19.8), 28th Griffon McKinniss (21:05.1), 30th Mitchell Bolin (21:10.5), 34th Griffin Stanley (22:00.3), 37th Kirkland Saunders (22:36.7), 38th Ryan Vallee (22:39.2), 44th Atticus Davies (23:19.0), 45th Jordan Jonson (24:22.2), 48th Jared Stevens (25:06.0) and 49th Mark Brown (27:46.6).
Edelmann is the only Blue Devil to earn All-SEOAL honors for the third consecutive seasons.
Complete results of the SEOAL cross country meet can be found on the web at www.baumspage.com