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PHS Girls Second, Boys Third In BBC




Tanner Hostetler, left, won all three BBC Jamboree girls races and was named BBC MVP. Lincoln Frey, right, finished sixth at the final BBC Jamboree and was named First Team All-BBC.- photos by D.J.  Neuenschwander

Tanner Hostetler, left, won all three BBC Jamboree girls races and was named BBC MVP. Lincoln Frey, right, finished sixth at the final BBC Jamboree and was named First Team All-BBC.- photos by D.J. Neuenschwander

The Pettisville cross country teams ended their regular season at the final Buckeye Border Conference Jamboree, Thursday, Oct. 9.

The girls team finished a solid second place in the league, and the boys team tied for third.

In the girls meet, Fayette came in first place with 37 points, winning all three league meets. Pettisville was second with 61.

The second-place finish was a repeat of the second BBC Jamboree, and allowed the Birds to claim second place overall after finishing third at the first BBC meet in mid-September.

Stryker was third.

Tanner Hostetler, a freshman, won all three league meets and was named BBC most valuable player.

She finished the tough course that circles Harrison Lake State Park in 20 minutes, 22 seconds.

Brady Avina was next in for the Birds, completing her run in 21:49 for fifth. Hostetler and Avina were named First Team All-BBC.

Rachel Beck came in 11th in 23:58. Jackie Morrill was 18th in 25:00.

 

 

Taylore Lantz and Erin Fricke raced to the finish line, coming in 26th and 27th, respectively, with identical times of 26:43. Alexa Short was 30th in 27:11.

In the boys race, Pettisville scored a fourth-place finish with 91 points in the final league meet, but tied with Stryker for third overall.

Hilltop won all three meets, and Fayette came in second.

Austin Borton was the top runner for Pettisville, finishing the course third in 17:13. Lincoln Frey was sixth in 17:22. Both were named First Team All-BBC.

Brandon Hamilton was 22nd in 19:03, and Aaron Bruner was 23rd in 19:08.

Chris Matthews finished 44th in 21:13 to finish the scoring.

Other Pettisville runners, their places and times: 45. Trevor Lantz, 21:17; 53. Zach Davis 22:14; 55. Harris King 22:30; 57. Zach Pursel 24:20.

District

Both Pettisville teams compete at the Division III district meet in Ottawa, Saturday, Oct. 18.

The boys run at 1:15 p.m., and the girls, 2 p.m.

The race begins and ends at the Ottawa Park. The top four teams in each race advance to the regional meet in Tiffin, Saturday, Oct. 25.

Any individual who finishes in the top 16 also will advance to the regional.

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