The Pettisville varsity boys “A” cross country team came in 13th out of 44 teams in their division at the Tiffin Carnival, Saturday, Sept. 8.
Alex Frey was the first Blackbird across the finish line. He was 13th out of over 300 runners in 16 minutes, 39 seconds.
Austin Borton came in next for Pettisville, crossing the line at 17:23 for 35th. Lincoln Frey also came in under 18 minutes, completing the course in 17:55 to grab 77th. Brandon Hamilton ran an 18:30 race to claim 118th; Josh Bruner finished in 19:58, and Harris King crossed at 21:08.
Tom Wagner, PHS coach who accompanied the team to Tiffin, said his team showed a lot of potential.
“It is early in the season and they work hard, so we will continue to get better,” he said.
The PHS varsity girls and the remainder of the Pettisville boys team competed at the Archbold Invitational at the Archbold reservoir, Saturday, Sept. 8.
The girls came in sixth out of 14 teams with 187 points. Wauseon won the meet with a score of 37. Wauseon’s Holly Baird won in 19:59.
Rachel Beck was the first runner in for Pettisville across the line, running a 23:36 to finish 32nd. Hannah Beck crossed next for Pettisville; she was 40th in 24:13.
Alisha Rupp completed the course in 24:27, placing 42nd. Emily Short ran the race in 24:52 to finish 51st. Morgan Lantz rounded out the scoring runners, coming in 59th in 25:31.
Other Pettisville runners and their times: Jackie Morrill, 25:55; Rachel Giovarelli, 26:38; Alexa Short, 27:31; Taylore Lantz, 28:22; Kayla King, 28:30; Lin Lin Huang, 30:11.
The Pettisville boys did not have enough runners to be ranked in the team competition.
Those who ran, their places and their times were: 80. Josh Villalovos, 20:50; 104. Trevor Lantz, 21:44; 106. Preston Lantz, 21:50.