PIKETON, Ohio —The Gallia Academy and River Valley track teams competed at the Piketon Invitational Saturday at Piketon High School.
The boys competition was won by Unioto with 66 points, followed by Fairland with 77 and Zane Trace with 153. River Valley finished 12th with a total of 296 points, while Gallia Academy finished 14th with a time of 321. The boys race was won by Fairland’s Raine Wireman with a time of 16:25.9, followed by Unioto’s Ethan Richter with a 16:30.9 and Zane Trace’s Cory Miles with a 16:48.9. There were 166 runners in the boys race.
The Riders were led by Aaron Oehler with a 25th place finish and a time of 17:56.5, followed by 59th place finisher Ethan Hersman with a time of 19:11.1 and 66th place finisher James Jackson with a time of 19:23.0. Austin Hamilton took 85th place with a time of 20:21.0, Kyle Randolf came in 97th with a time of 20:14.9, and John Ohler finished 99th, rounding out the RVHS runners with a time of 20:18.8.
The Blue Devils were led by Michael Edelmann, who finished 19th with a time of 17:36.1, followed by 74th place finisher Joel Craft with a 19:46.5. Cole Tawney finished 76th with a time of 19:50.6, Jeremy Wilson finished 94th with a time of 20:12.5, Quenton McKinniss finished 108th with a time of 20:37.9, Atticus Davies finished 118th with a time of 21:18.0, and Scott Mash finished 121 with a time of 21:24.7. Also running for Gallia Academy were Conner Christian (22:12.2) finishing 133rd, Ryan Vallee (22:52.0) finishing 144, Griffin Stanley (23:03.7) finishing 146, Griffin McKinniss (23:18.2) finishing 152nd, and Michael Vallee (27:50.8) finishing 163rd.
The girls team competition was won by Zane Trace with a score of 53, followed by Fairland with a 55 and Westerville Central with a 108. Gallia Academy finished seventh with a score of 203, while River Valley finished 16th with 442 points. Zane Trace’s Jessie Proehl with a time of 18:35.9, followed by Jenna Liston of Circleville with a 19:10.1 and Rebekah Mullins of Logan Elm with a 19:37.6. There were 183 runners in the girls race.
Gallia Academy was led by Madison Holley with a time of 20:39.9, good enough for 15th place. Hannah Watts took 18th place with a time of 20:50.1, while Elizabeth Holley took 40th with a 22:01.5, Jenna Bays took 77th with a 23:58.3, Morgan Foster finished 94th with a 24:39.8, Britney Angel came in 109th with a 25:07.5, and Aliza Warner finished 147th with a 27:50.6. Also running for GAHS were Akeisha Saunders (27:54.0) finishing 149th and Darian Miller (33:58.3) finishing 182nd.
The Lady Raiders were led by Keyana Ward, who finished 71st with a time of 23:41.9, followed by120th place finisher Ramsey Warren with a 25:32.2. Casey Eblin finished 150th with a time of 27:58.0, Kayla Browning came in 152nd with a 28:19.2, Morgan Greenlee finished 161st with a 29:21.9, and Emily Violand finished 168th with a 30:12.2 to round out the RVHS runners.
Complete results of the Piketon Invitational can be found online at www.baumspage.com