Area Cross Country Runners Compete at Wet and Wild
Rachel Snedden of Hundred High School finished the famous Wet and Wild at Cameron in 14-place with a time of 25:36.0 for the best area female time with 56-athletes and 13-teams. Grafton High School was the overall team winner with 43-points, while John Marshall finished a close second with 47-points.
The Blue Eagles Karina Patel placed 23rd at 26:47.1, while the top time was All Hicks of JMHS at 23:26.7.
In the boys meet, the Hornets Martin Baker had the best area time, at 22:34.8 for a 26th place finish with 17-teams and 89-athletes. Parkersburg South was the overall team winner with 45-points, while Grafton was also a close second with 62-points.
Paden City’s Braden Hizer picked up his time with a 25:12.8 time, while the Eagles Joshua Rice (28:02.7) and Lucas Zombotti (30:24.0), and Hundred’s Elijah Geho (31:14.3) and Bobby Hostutler (32:07.2) and the Wildcats Christopher Rush (35:00.8) all competed in the boys high school division.
In the junior high girls division, with 274 athletes from 18-different schools competing, the New Martinsville team placed 13, while Montaineer Middle School was first. Sydney Knight (11:56.7) had the best area time, placed 67th, while teammates Hannah Cumberlidge (15:28.5), Jessa Anderson (16:07.9), Jordan Dyer (16:10.4), Paden City’s Jocelyn Sawinski (15:47.6), and Short Line’s Charity Bates (16:27.6) all competed in the Wet and Wild.
In the junior high boys race with 260-athletes from 22-different schools, New Martinsville was 16th, while East Fairmont was first. Gavin Derby of Short Line Middle School had the areas best time at (12:31.2) placed 36th, while Aidan Scott of Triadelphia was first with a time of (10:31.9).
New Martinsville’s Dubale Greathouse (12:54.7), Miguel Guerra of Paden City (14:01.5 and Owen Brown of Short Line (14:32.8) all had pretty good times. As well as New Martinsville School’s Isaiah Frye (14:45.9), Nicholas Metheney (16:42.8), Joey Beido (16:44.4), Cameron Cumberlidge (17:57.2), Alex Yeager (20:02.2) and Sammy Sammy (24:16.1) all competed for the middle school boys bracket.
The high school regional is set for Oct. 24-26 and State Nov. 2.