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PHS Boys Finish 12th At Tiffin Carnival




Tanner Rufenacht, left, was the second Pettisville runner across the finish line in the boys race at the Tiffin Carnival while Grace Friend, right, was the second Blackbird to finish in the girls race.– photos by Jack Frey

Tanner Rufenacht, left, was the second Pettisville runner across the finish line in the boys race at the Tiffin Carnival while Grace Friend, right, was the second Blackbird to finish in the girls race.– photos by Jack Frey

The Pettisville boys cross country team finished 12th out of 39 teams in the Boys Division III-A race at the Tiffin Carnival, Saturday, Sept. 8.

There were 271 total runners in the race.

The Birds finished with 437 points. Cortland Maplewood won with 126, while Seneca East placed second with 167. Minster was third with 196.

Dominic Frey was the first Blackbird across the finish line. He placed 41st in 17 minutes, 22 seconds.

Tanner Rufenacht was 59th in 17:41, while Jeremy Mann was 107th in 18:20. Jacob Hauter placed 109th in 18:21, and Kyle Lantz completed the scoring for PHS, placing 124th in 18:33.

Other PHS runners, their places and times: 182. Austin Dykstra 19:29; 212. Nathan Siller 20:01.

Boys Div. III Open

Two PHS boys ran in the Boys Div. III Open, which featured 175 runners.

Evan Rufenacht finished 74th in 21:33. Clay Waidelich was 138th in 24:08.

Girls

The PHS girls team finished 47th out of 50 teams with 1,275 points. Minster won with 111, while Russia was second with 145. West Liberty-Salem was third with 174.

There were 334 runners in the race.

Samantha Shinhearl was the first Bird to cross the finish line. She placed 213th in 24:38.

Grace Friend was 263rd in 25:49, and Taylor D’Alelio was 277th in 26:21. Amber Dykstra was 280th in 26:30.

Becky Tilley completed the scoring for PHS. She was 283rd in 26:36.

Other PHS runners, their places and times: 284. Jaelyn Rufenacht 26:41; 292. Hannah Herring 26:57.

Girls Div. III Open

Two PHS girls ran in the Girls Div. III Open, which had 312 runners.

Delaney Nofziger finished 228th in 28:44, and Josaphine Bloomer was 259th in 29:49.


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