Eastern competes at Panther CC Invite
by Bryan Walters
PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The Eastern cross country program took part in the massive Panther Invitational this past Saturday at Pickerington High School North in Fairfield County.
The Lady Eagles finished 17th out of 31 teams in the girls division, while the Eagles did not have enough competitors to partake in the boys team competition — which had 37 teams in all.
The Lady Eagles posted a team score of 472 in the girls event, which was won by Upper Arlington with 65 points. Athens was the overall runner-up with a team tally of 135.
Hannah Campbell of Caledonia River Valley was the overall champion out of 271 female runners, posting a winning time of 18:48.8. Heather Sandvik of Westerville North was the runner-up with a mark of 19:07.8.
Taylor Palmer led EHS by finishing 31st with a time of 20:41.8, followed by Keri Lawrence in 62nd with 21:43.9. Chantel Barnhart was 127th with a time of 22:52.8, while Kourtney Lawrence was 131st overall with a mark of 22:57.5. Savannah Hawley rounded out the team scoring by placing 193rd with a time of 24:20.5.
On the boys side, Hilliard Davidson won the team crown with 34 points and New Albany was the runner-up with 80 points. Colin Burnette of Hilliard Davidson won the individual title with a time of 16:10.4, followed by Kameron Carpenter of Newark with a mark of 16:18.9. There were 315 male competitors in the boys division.
Tyson Long led the Eagles by finishing 168th overall with a time of 19:09.8, followed by Johann Wolfe in 260th spot with a mark of 21:10.6. Brock Smith concluded Eastern’s day by placing 293rd with a time of 23:27.1.
Complete results of the 2012 Pickerington North Panther Invitational are available on the web at baumspage.com
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