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CC teams compete at Grand Vue

By Staff | Sep 29, 2010

The Tyler Consolidated Cross Country boys and girls teams headed to Grand Vue Park in Moundsville last week on Sept. 25 for the John Marshall Invitational.

Running first this time at the competition were the middle school boys. Sixty eight boys took off at the gun with Silver Knight Sean Camerlin finished a very respectable 12th place in a time of 13:09. Creed Eller was hot on his heels finishing 23rd but only 32 seconds behind. Zach Bonner ran his best time yet with a 21:31 performance coming in 68th position.

Next, competing among 73 runners, were themiddle school girls. Marisa Gogan turned in another stellar performance, completing her race in 13:05, good enough for fifth place. McKenzie Bradfield was the next Silver Knight to finish, finishing in 15:11, in the 31st spot. Becky Bolin came in, not far behind, in 46th at 16:18. Cosette Bantug and Vanessa Templeton completed the hilly course in the 62nd (17:51) and 72nd (19:30) positions respectfully.

“This girls team has started coming into their own,” said head coach of the teams, Luke Reynolds. “They finished ahead of Ohio County Middle School to clinch seventh place out of eight teams.”

The high school boys were up next with freshman Dylan Reynolds taking a break from soccer practice to finish 22nd in 20:17. Ryan Dalrymple finished strong with a 83rd placing in 24:03. Devon Thompson went down late in the race with a sprained ankle and was unable to finish.

Lauren Seckman and Ashley Pfohl were the two high school girls to make the meet with Lauren finishing 76th (30:17) andAshley coming in 99th (36:26) out of 102 competitors.

The Knight harriers will face another busy week as they host their home meeton Tuesday, and head toNorth Bend onSaturday.

“Hopefully after this week we can put a few nagging injuries behind us and start preparing for some very important races coming up,” the coach said.