The Pettisville boys team defeated Archbold and Evergreen in a tri-meet, Tuesday, Aug. 28, at Archbold.
The Birds had five of the top eight finishers and finished with 24 points. Archbold was second with 34. Evergreen didn’t have enough runners to score as a team.
Archbold’s Bryce Tinsman won the meet in 18 minutes, 15 seconds.
Matt Kinsman was fifth in 19:27, and Zeb Frank was sixth in 19:35. Pete Schoenhals ran 10th in 20:30, and Tyson Helmke was 12th in 21:37 to complete the scoring for AHS.
Dominic Frey was the first Blackbird to finish. He placed second in 18:38.
Jeremy Mann was third in 18:46. Tanner Rufenacht was fourth in 18:47. Jacob Hauter was seventh in 19:42, and Kyle Lantz finished the scoring for PHS, placing eighth in 19:54.
Other AHS and PHS runners, their times and places: 9. Austin Dykstra (P) 20:24; 11. Nathan Siller (P) 21:35; 14. Evan Rufenacht (P) 23:29; 16. Brandon Bryan (A) 23:45; 18. Clay Waidelich (P) 26:38.
Archbold swept the top three places, but didn’t have enough runners to score as a team.
Tressa Parsley won the race in 24:23. Taylor De- Wolfe was second in 24:30, and Ellie Sonnenberg was third in 24:32.
Evergreen won the girls race with 26 points. Pettisville finished with 31.
Samantha Shinhearl was the first Blackbird across the line, finishing sixth in 26:10.
Taylor D’Alelio was seventh in 27:04, Grace Friend was 10th in 27:24, Amber Dykstra finished 11th in 27:36, and Becky Tilley was 12th in 27:36.
Other PHS runners, their times and places: 13. Jaelyn Rufenacht (P) 27:49; 14. Amber Loar 29:28; 15. Hannah Herring 29:39; 17. Delaney Nofziger 29:44; 19. Josaphine Bloomer 32:17.