WELLSTON, Ohio — River Valley senior Lauren Twyman led the Lady Raiders at the Golden Rocket Invitational Saturday, finishing first overall with a time of 21:20.37.
Just behind Twyman was freshman Grace Hefferman in second with a time of 22:18.94.
Rounding out the pack for the Lady Raiders was senior Kate Nutter (21st, 27:09.78), junior Ruth Rickett (32nd, 28:40.27) and sophomore Ally Denney (38th, 29:42.73).
The Lady Raiders ultimately finished the invitational second overall with a team score of 55.
The Southern Lady Tornadoes also competed in the Golden Rocket Invitational.
The top-finish for the Purple and Gold came from sophomore Ava Roush, who finished 18th with a time of 26:51.60.
Next was sophomore Laren Smith, who notched 37th with a time of 29:42.33, then senior Jacelynn Northup (45th, 32:57.02).
Lastly, freshmen Adyson Fields, Jorja Lisle and Hyaden Turner placed 47th (33:25.11), 48th (33:26.22) and 49th (35:26.04), respectively.
The Lady Tornadoes finished sixth overall in the meet with a team score of 119.
On the boys’ side, senior Cody Wooten had the top placement for the Raiders, finishing 7th with a time of 19:48.82.
Just behind him was sophomore John Siciliano in 8th with a time of 20:06.48.
Other placements for the Silver and Black were: senior Ethan Schulz (20th, 21:05.57), junior Kade Alderman (37th, 24:20.69), junior Adam Green (40th, 25:16.04) and senior John Santos (45th, 26:24.50).
The Raiders finished fourth overall with a team score of 86.
Also participating in the race was sophomore Brayden Stanley (28th, 23:03.77) and freshman Donald Patton (52nd, 29:45.44) of Meigs High School and senior Braydon Kingery (59th, 32:21.82) of Southern High School, but lack of members kept the Mauraders and Tornadoes off the team board.
Finishing in the top-two of the boys’ race was Evan McPherson (17:33.61) and Brayden Tabler (17:51.74) of Federal Hocking.
Eastern competes at Marietta
MARIETTA, Ohio — The Eastern High School boys cross country team competed in the Elizabeth S. Broughton Memorial Invitational Saturday, taking ninth overall with a team score of 209.
Leading the way for the Eagles was junior Brayden O’Brien, who finished sixth with a time of 17:13.0.
Next was freshman Connor Nolan, who netted eigth place with a time of 17:37.4.
Rounding out the Eagles was: junior Koen Sellers (59th, 22:35.4), freshman Brayden Haught (73rd, 23:40.4), freshman Ayden Wilhelm (90th, 26:11.9) and junior Seth Collins (97th, 29:14.2).
The top-two in this race went to Franklin Angelos (15:53.9) of Parkersburg and Blake Rodgers (16:25.3) of Belpre.
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