The Archbold cross country teams opened their 2007 seasons with a tri-match against Evergreen and Pettisville, Tuesday, Aug. 28.
PHS won the boys race with a low score of 18 points. Archbold was second with 47; Evergreen had 63.
Pettisville also won the girls meet, with 25 points. Evergreen had 41; Archbold had 69.
The first Archbold runner to cross the finish line was Brian Grime. He placed sixth in 20 minutes, 20 seconds. Second for AHS and seventh across the line was Michael Volkman in 21:05.
Justin Storrer was 10th in 21:51, followed by Colin Shannon, 11th in 22:04, and Tyler Short, 13th in 22:15.
Jacob Gobrogge was 19th in 24:24.
Pettisville’s Alex Fry won the meet in 17:44.
Katrina Gobrogge was the first Streak to cross the line. She was second in 24:18. Jackie Bell was the second Streak to cross; she was 13th in 27:49. Aleah Lambright was 18th in 29:29; Amanda Storrer was 23rd in 37:45; and Paige Price was 26th in 39:54.
Evergreen’s Melanie Brock won in 23:41.
Mike Watchmann, AHS coach, was particularly pleased that the freshman girls endured the heat and distance, since it was their first competition at 5000 meters.
“I was pleased with the way the athletes ran their first meet,” he said. “Normally Defi- ance is the first meet they run and they use it to get a feel for their race pace, but because of flooding this was the first race of the season.
“All of the runners showed good endurance. Emphasis on speed work should help them improve dramatically.”