VINCENT, Ohio — The Eastern girls cross country team came away with another team title for the second straight weekend after winning the 2014 Scenic Hills Lions Invitational championship Saturday at Warren High School in Washington County.
The Lady Eagles were 36 points better than the entire field as the Green and Gold posted a winning team score of 26 points. Marietta and Warren tied for second in the girls race with 62 points, but MHS finished ahead of the hosts due to the placements of each team’s sixth runner.
Magnolia (102) and River Valley (113) rounded out the top five spots, while Belpre, Southern and Meadowbrook also competed individually without enough runners for a team score.
Laura Pullins led the Lady Eagles and the entire 42-person field by winning the girls title in a time of 20:30. Teammate Asia Michael was the runner-up with a mark of 21:04, while Jessica Cook (22:28) and Kaitlyn Hawk (22:56) each earned top-10 finishes with respective placements of fourth and seventh.
Brittany Long rounded out the winning tally with a time of 23:45 for 12th place. Taylor Parker was also 15th overall with a time of 24:54.
Kenzie Baker paced RVHS with a fifth-place effort of 22:37, followed by Leanne Hively in 24th place with a mark of 26:19. Ramsey Warren (28:51), Hannah Nutter (29:43) and Natosha Ranking (35:07) also respectively placed 33rd, 34th and 41st for the Lady Raiders.
Lauren Lavender (31:10) and Sailer Warden (34:18) had respective efforts of 37th and 40th overall for the Lady Tornadoes.
Marietta came away with the boys title after posting a winning score of 38 points. Warren was second with 46, followed by River Valley (66), Meadowbrook (106) and Southern (118) in the top five. Belpre, Eastern, Magnolia and Waterford also competed individually without enough runners for a team score.
Sam Goodman of Warren was the individual boys champion in the 60-person race with a winning time of 16:53. Cray Sistrunk of Belpre was the overall runner-up with a mark of 17:12.
Jacob Kemper paced the Raiders with an eighth place time of 18:32, followed closely by Ethan Hersman in ninth place with a mark of 18:36. Kyle Randolph (19:16), Nathaniel Abbott (20:36) and George Rickett (20:40) rounded out the team tally with respective finishes of 16th, 25th and 26th.
Garrett Young (21:09) and Ben Moody (21:22) also placed 29th and 31st overall for RVHS, respectively.
Larry Dunn paced the Tornadoes with a 20th place time of 19:34, followed by Joseph Morris (20:12) in 24th place and Dimitrious Lamm (22:26) in 41st place.
Jonah Hoback (23:14) and Conner Wolfe (23:31) rounded out the Southern’s tally by finishing 45th and 47th. Ryan McCabe (24:19) was also 50th overall for SHS.
Tyson Long led EHS with a 14th place time of 19:01, followed by Brock Smith in 28th place with a mark of 20:49.
Complete results of the 2014 Scenic Hills Lions Invitational at Warren High School are available on the web at baumspage.com