The Pettisville cross country teams ran well at the Archbold Invitational, Saturday, Sept. 6. The girls team claimed third place behind a champion run by freshman Tanner Hostetler; the boys team took second out of 15 teams.
Hostetler finished the course in 19 minutes, 34 seconds, beating Wauseon senior Holly Baird by 4 seconds.
But Wauseon won the girls team competition with 30 points. Bryan had 55 and Pettisville, 134.
Brady Avina was second for the Blackbirds, finishing 14th in 22:34. Rachel Beck crossed the line at 23:22 to take 28th.
Lexie King was 44th in 24:14, and Jackie Morrill was 61st in 25:07.
Other Pettisville runners, their places and times: 79. Taylore Lantz 26:02; 90. Alexa Short 26:44; 97. Erin Fricke 27:26; 119. Kayla King 30:15.
There were 134 runners and 13 teams in the varsity girls race.
In the varsity boys race, Pettisville scored 97 points for second. Hilltop claimed the top spot with 58.
Austin Borton was the top Bird runner, finishing third in 17:27.
Lincoln Frey finished eighth in 18:08; Jacob Frey was 10th in 18:09.
Chris Matthews ran the course in 19:47 for 37th; Aaron Bruner was on Matthews’ heels, crossing the finish line at 19:51 for 38th.
Other PHS runners, their places and times: 63. Brandon Hamilton 20:50; 82. Harris King 21:32; 85. Trevor Lantz 21:37; 111. Zach Davis 22:34; 142. Zach Pursel 26:59.
The boys varsity race included 15 teams and 148 finishers.