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Birds Sweep Hudson Invitational




The PHS girls and boys cross country teams swept the Hudson (Mich.) Invitational. Front row, from left: Sarah Herring, Elizabeth Sauder, Nichole Foor, Katie Hauter, Evan Warner, Jake Myers, Jaret Rychener. Back row: Kate Stuber, Morgan Leppelmeier, Max Leppelmeier, Calvin Nofziger, Logan Rufenacht, Caleb Nolander, Sarah Foor, Ellie Wixom, Kelly Miller, Ava Hoylman.– photo by Beth Foor

The PHS girls and boys cross country teams swept the Hudson (Mich.) Invitational. Front row, from left: Sarah Herring, Elizabeth Sauder, Nichole Foor, Katie Hauter, Evan Warner, Jake Myers, Jaret Rychener. Back row: Kate Stuber, Morgan Leppelmeier, Max Leppelmeier, Calvin Nofziger, Logan Rufenacht, Caleb Nolander, Sarah Foor, Ellie Wixom, Kelly Miller, Ava Hoylman.– photo by Beth Foor

Pettisville won both the boys and girls Division IV championships at the Hudson (Mich.) Cross Country Invitational, Saturday, Oct. 7.

The girls team finished with 34 points to win the title, with its top five finishers all placing in the top 16.

The boys team finished with 67 points to take the title.

Girls

“Our ladies ran another great team race, taking places 1-2-8-9-16 on quite a hilly course,” said Tom Wagner, PHS head coach.

“Elizabeth Sauder and Nichole Foor ran a splendid race, finishing first and second. Kate Stuber and Kelly Miller finished eighth and ninth, with Sarah Foor coming in 16th to finish the scoring.”

Pettisville 34, Hudson 56, Sand Creek 85, Lenawee Christian 112, Athens 137, Brittain Deerfield 143, North Central 153

Sauder won the race in 19 minutes, 49 seconds. N. Foor was right behind, placing second in 19:55.

Stuber placed eighth in 21:14, and Miller was ninth in 21:32. S. Foor was the final scoring runner, placing 16th in 22:18.

Other PHS runners, their places and times: 32. Ava Hoylman 24:20; 50. Ellie Wixom 26:05.

Girls Open Race

263. Madeline Shumaker 30:16; 264. Sarah Herring 30:20; 285. Mayzie Clark 31:02; 315. Katie Hauter 33:58; 349. Anna Hudspeath 44:20.

Boys

“Our boys ran a tough race and pulled out the victory,” said Wagner.

“When we signed up for this race we really didn’t know anything about all these Michigan teams for either the boys or girls. We finished 5-7-12-28-31 to win by 13 points.

“Max Leppelmeier and Logan

Rufenacht led the way, finishing fifth and seventh. Jaret Rychener placed 12th, running a fine race.”

Pettisville 67, Sand Creek 80, Hudson 99, North Central 132, Jackson Prep 133, Fayette 149, Summerfield 167, Tekonsha 194, Will Carleton 207, Athens 214, East Jackson 221

Leppelmeier led PHS into the chute, placing fifth in 17:31. Rufenacht was ten seconds behind, finishing seventh in 17:41. Rychener was 12th in 18:31, Jacob Myers was 28th in 19:19, and Calvin Nofziger was 31st in 19:35.

Other PHS runners, their places and times: 39. Caleb Nolander 20:07; 49. Evan Warner 20:40.

BBC Meet

The PHS girls team will attempt to win its fifth straight Buckeye Border Conference championship and 12th in school history, Saturday, Oct. 14, at Edon.

The PHS boys team placed fifth in 2016.


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