Pettisville finished 16th out of 39 teams in the Boys Division III-A race at the Tiffin Cross Country Carnival, Saturday, Sept. 7.
There were 267 total runners in the race.
The Birds finished with 456 points. Seneca East had three of the top six finishers and won with 117 points. Summit Country Day was second with 154.
Dominic Frey was the first Blackbird across the finish line. He placed 16th in 16 minutes, 58 seconds.
Kyle Lantz was next, finishing 58th in 17:50. Jacob Hauter was 87th in 18:18, Austin Dykstra was 145th in 19:01, and Aaron Bontrager was 150th in 19:07.
Other PHS runners, their places and times: 217. Evan Rufenacht 20:56; 229. Levi Nofziger 21:25.
Boys Div. III Open
Two PHS boys ran in the Boys Div. III Open, which featured 224 runners.
Ben Gray was 99th in 22:09. Clay Waidelich was 164th in 24:28.
The PHS girls team finished 31st out of 46 teams with 850 points.
Liberty Center won with 96 points.
There were 302 runners in the race.
Alexa Leppelmeier was the first Blackbird to finish. She was 13th in 20:02.
Elizabeth Miller was 156th in 23:22, Taylor D’Alelio was 219th in 25:03, and Krystine Davis was 222nd in 25:09.
Hannah Herring was the final scoring runner for PHS; she was 244th in 26:06.
Other PHS runners, their places and times: 252. Jaelyn Rufenacht 26:36; 253. Andrea Aeschliman 26:37.