McARTHUR, Ohio — The Vinton County boys and the Alexander girls cross country teams took top honors at Saturday’s Vinton County Invitational at Vinton County High School. The Meigs boys team finished sixth while the Lady Marauders took fourth place.
The Lady Spartans finished with a team total of 36, winning the girls race, followed by Trimble with 81, and Logan with 83. Meigs finished with a total of 87, topping Vinton County (101), Waverly (136), and Oak Hill (152). 73 girls participated in the varsity race.Alexander’s Alyson Malone took the top prize with a time of 21:57.1 followed by Kate Spencer of Trimble with a time of 22:27.8.
Lara Perrin led Meigs with a sixth place finish and a time of 23:11.2, followed by Hayler Kennedy at 11th place and a time of 24:21.1. Cheyenne Gorslene (25:50.6) finished 26th, Tess Phelps (27:52.6) finished 37th, Maggie Smith (28:07.5) finished 42nd, and Tara Walzer-Kuharic (28:42.38) finished 45th rounding out the Lady Marauders score.
The Vikings took top spot in the boys team total with 35 point, followed by Logan with 75, Jackson with 79, Rock Hill with 101, and Trimble with 107 points. Meigs took sixth with 121 points, while Waverly finished seventh with 143 points. 70 boys participated in the race, which was won by Rock Hill’s Aaron Dalton with a time of 18:34.0. Brett Radbaugh of Vinton County finished second with a time of 19:04.5.
Meigs was led by Brandon Mahr with a time of 20:22.0 and an 11th place finish. Sophomore Mitchell Howard (20:59.4) finished 19th, while classmate Forrest Nagy (22:51.5) finished 36th, Bradley Helton (23:01.7) finished 38th, and Jaxon Meadows (23:43.24) finished 44th to round out the Marauders total.
Full result of the Vinton County Invitational can be found on the web at baumspage.com