ROCKSPRINGS, Ohio — Meigs held its second annual Cross Country Invitational this past Saturday at Meigs High School. In the girls high school event Alexander won with a score of 26, while Trimble finished second with a team total of 29. Ally Malone led the Lady Spartans with a time of 22:17.38, Kate Spencer of Nelsonville-York followed with a time of 23:07.37.
Rounding out the top five were Lilly Parsons of Nelsonville-York 23:13.42, Jennifer McCoy of Southern 23:27.99, and Haley Kennedy of Meigs 23:57.39. Joyce Weddle of Southern finished in ninth place with a time of 25:41.9.
In the boys race Trimble won the team title with a score of 19, followed by Nelsonville-York with a 38. Josh Smathers of Trimble won the individual with a time of 19:40.23.
Rounding out the top five were Nick Spoutz of Nelsonville York 20:34.11 followed by Brandon Mahr of Meigs 20:55.07, Mitchell Howard of Meigs 21:27.90 and Brandon Brown of Trimble 21:33.24.
Other locals taking part were Bradley McCoy of Southern in seventh (21:59.70) in ninth Forrest Nagy of Meigs (22:50.19), in 12th Demitri Lamm of Southern (23:26.62) and in 14th Joe Morris of Southern (23:55.06).