ST. ALBANS, W.Va. — The Point Pleasant cross country program took part in the St. Albans Invitational held Saturday in the city park, as the boys team finished fourth out of five squads while the girls did not have enough runners to compete as a team at the annual event.
Senior Andrea Porter finished third overall in the girls competition with a time of 25:03, while Avery Daughtery placed 30th overall with a mark of 37:26.
Ali Cunningham of Ripley won the girls race with a time of 23:00, finishing well ahead of runner-up Kylie Rutherford (24:40) of Wayne.
Ripley won the girls team title with a score of 20, followed by St. Albans (40) and Nitro (67). There were three teams and 33 competitors in the girls division.
On the boys side of things, Dylan Rich of Buffalo won the individual title with a time of 19:37. Ryan Gregory of Ripley was the overall runner-up with a mark of 20:29 in the 43-competitor field.
Buffalo won the boys team title with a score of 35, followed by runner-up St. Albans with a 45. Ripley was third with a 46, PPHS was fourth with 96 points and Sissonville was fifth in the five-team field with 125 points.
Zach Canterbury led the Point boys by placing 16th overall with a mark of 22:53, followed by Caleb Riffle in 18th with a time of 23:05. Christian Pyles was 23rd with a time of 23:58, while Joseph Littlepage (24:22) and Darrell McBeath (28:35) rounded out the team tally with respective finishes of 27th and 37th.
Complete results of the 2012 St. Albans Invitational are available on the web at runwv.com