McARTHUR, Ohio — The Meigs cross country teams had respectable showings Saturday at the 2015 Vinton County Invitational, hosted by Vinton County High School.
The Marauders placed third out of nine boys teams with 60 points, while the Lady Marauders finished fourth out of seven squads with 112 points. Rock Hill (44) and Athens (50) had the top-two finishes in the boys field, while Athens (39) and Vinton County (49) did the same in the girls competition.
Jacob Swindell (18:57.4) and James Parsons (19:10.3) paced the MHS boys with respective finishes of seventh and eighth, followed by Dillon Mahr (19:46.3) in 14th and Nate Hoover (19:55.0) in 16th.
Cole Betzing wrapped up the team scoring by finishing 20th with a time of 20:20.1. Tyler Field (21:02.1) and Jared Kennedy (21:38.5) were also 31st and 42nd for the Marauders.
Seth Miller of Rock Hill won the boys race, beating out 103 other runners with a winning time of 17:13.30.
Gracie Hoffman paced the Lady Marauders by finishing 10th with a time of 23:00.5. Caitlyn Rest (24:54.0) and Taylor Swartz (25:09.8) respectively placed 20th and 21st, while Sadie Fox was 38th with a mark of 27:41.0.
Carmen Doherty rounded out the team tally by finishing 42nd with a time of 28:58.2. Ariann Sizemore (30:10.7) and Madelyn Hill (31:31.6) were also 47th and 53rd for Meigs.
Freshman Payton Remy of Alexander was the overall winner of the girls race after beating out 61 other runners with a time of 20:47.0.
Complete results of the 2015 Vinton County Invitational are available on the web at baumspage.com
Bryan Walters can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2101.
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