Cross country teams keep busy
Another good week is in the books for Tyler Consolidated High School and Middle School cross country teams, with the middle school attending two championship races and the high school one.
Starting out on Oct. 5 at the LKC Middle School Championships at St. Marys, the middle school boys had cool, wet weather and 44 competitors to deal with. Sean Camerlin paced to a 18th place finish, in 12:41, while Creed Eller was 29th(13:56) and Zach Bonner came in 44th in 19:49.
Next to run were 51 girls in the LKC Middle School Championships. Marisa Gogan was the first Lady Knight to finish with a 13th place, 13:59 performance. Alexis Chambers and Becky Bolin came in neck and neck, crossing the line in the 41st (16:39) and 42nd (16:41), respectfully. Also running closely together were McKenzie Bradfield (48th, 18:42) and Cosette Bantug (49th, 18:51). Two more Consolidated runners tripped the clock in close proximity, with Celeste Beard at 20:31(51st) and Vanessa Templeton at 20:55 (52nd).
On Saturday, both the middle and high school sent their teams to Byesville, Ohio to compete in the OVAC Championships for the High School and the Ohio-WV Jr. High Challenge for the Middle School.
The Knight boys started out early with freshman Dylan Reynolds finishing 140th out of 245 boys, in a time of 20:18. Ryan Dalrymple came in next in 186th position, with a time of 21:32.
Next in was Devon Thompson, stopping the clock at 26:08 (239th). Lady Knight high school girls had 197 competitors in their race, with junior Jennifer Yost leading the Silver Knights by finishing 137th in 26:05. Lauren Seckman, Emily Wells and Ashley Pfohl all finished with times and places of 29:35 (170), 31:21(177) and 35:12 (189), respectively.
For the middle school boys, 88 runners toed the line, with Camerlin again leading the Knights with a 15th placing, in 12:56. Eller and Bonner finished well in the 39th (14:15) and the 80th (18:52) places, respectively. Gogan led out the Knights in the girls race again, placing 22nd in 14:43.
Chambers finished in 17:07(67th) and Bolin was 101st (19:00). Bantug came in next with a 108th place, 20:14 performance. Amanda Forrester ran her first race of the season coming in 116th, in 21:12. Beard and Templeton were the next two Lady Knights, finishing in 117th(21:27) and 124th (24:02) places.
The Middle School team competed at the Doddridge County Middle School Invitational on Oct. 5 and will finish their season at Cameron on Oct. 16 in the Cameron Wild and Wet Invitational.
The High School cross country teams will compete at the LKC Championships on Oct. 13 and also at the Cameron Wild and Wet Invitational on Oct. 16. The Cross Country Regional meet will be held in Cameron on Oct. 21, and for those who qualify, the State Cross Country meet will be held at Cabell Midland on Oct. 30.