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Area Runners Compete in Chick-Fil-A Cross Country Invitational

By Ed Parsons - Editor | Sep 15, 2021

With 46 teams and 200 runners from all over the state taking part in the annual Chick-Fil-A cross country meet at Mineral Wells, WV on Saturday, September 11, competition was tough but, several area runners performed well. While area teams didn’t have enough members to compete for team points , they did get recognition for individual times.

The winning team among all schools was Winfield High School who finished with a team score total of 59 points in the boys high school division. Top overall runner was Matthew Scheneber of Winfield finishing the tough course in a blazing time of 15:23.7. Second place also went to Winfield with Brayden Marshall with a time of 15:25.6.

Haygen Baker of Tyler Consolidated was the top local finisher with a time of 17:07.9 to grab the 23rd spot. Silver Knight freshman Jaden Ebert came in with a time of 17:53.2 good for the 49th position among the 200 competitors. The next local runner to finish was Paden City senior Brandon Hizer who covered the course in 18:20.4 good for 95th. Tyler Consolidated’s Mason Nichols was next across the line with a time of 21:53.2, his team mate Haydon Ammons was next with a time of 22:39.1.

In the Girls Division: Williamstown won the event with a team score of 79 points. Top individual runner was the Yellow Jackets freshman sensation Alyssa Sauro who covered the field in a time of 17:09 nearly one minute ahead of the second place runner.

Top local runners include Tyler junior Emily Ebert who grabbed the 68th spot with a time of 22:46.6. Paden City freshman Lexi Mathis came in 74th with a nice time of 23:01.8. Knight junior Trinity Kanz came in 88th with a time of 23:40.8.She was followed by freshman teammate Anna Volmer with a time of 24:52.8, Kashia Brown with a time of 26:02.9 and Kate Gorrell with a time of 26:09.2.

174 runners from 37 schools from Class AAA through Class A took part in the giant event.

Silver Knights Middle School Boys finish 12th at the Chic-fil-A Invitational on Saturday at Mineral Wells, WV

With 43 teams and 205 runners competing in the event Tyler Consolidated Middle School put on a good show as they racked up 353 points to finish in 12th place among the 28 teams qualifying. Winning the event was Doddridge County Middle School with a team total 62 points.

The top individual runner was Doddridge County 8th grader Carter Sias with a time of 9:41.9. Second place went to Trace Marshall of Winfield Middle School with a time of 9:48.2. Tyler Consolidated 8th grader Amos Kimble was third with a time of 9:56.2. Those were the only runners to break 10 minutes out of the 205 participants.

Silver Knight 7th grader Travis Moore gave the Knights some points when he came in 11th with a time of 11:00.5. Paden City 8th grader Riley Dennis was the next local runner to cover the course coming in 50th with a time of 11:13.2. Kellan Dalrymple a Silver Knights 7th grader was the next local to cross the line with a time of 11:33.2 for 75th among the 205 runners. Following him were Silver Knights Xavier Kanz with a time of 12:21.7, Jacob Keller with a time of 13:42.5 and Caleb Gist at 14:24.5.

TCHS Middle School Girls Finish Sixth at Chic-fil-a Invitational

On Saturday the Tyler Consolidated Middle School Girls came in sixth in the giant Chic-fil-a Invitational at Mineral Wells.WV. With 26 teams placing and 41 schools overall participating in the event the Silver Knights kicked up their heels to finish near the top.

Elkview Middle School wonthe event with 98 points followed by Braxton East Fairmont, Pleasants County, Winfield and Tyler Consolidated.

The top overall individual winner was Anna Bennentt with a time of 10:23.6.

The fist local individual runner was Tyler Consolidated 7th grader Makenna Martin with a time of 11:21.8 to grap the 8th place. Her teammate 7th grader Maddy Cox finished the course in 26th place with a time of 11:58.5. Knights 7th grader Lily Dillaman came in 43rd with a time of 12:35.5.

Following close behind her was Paden City 8th grader Jadyn Duncan with a time of 12:36.8. Knights 6th grader Andi Fiber came in 86th with a time of 13:37.2and Knights 7th grader Camryn Westbrook finished 91st with a time of 13:40. Next to finish among local schools was Knights 8th grader Lily Haught with a time of 13:59.9. Silver Knights 7th grader Jahna Brown ran a 14:33.8. Paden City 8th grader Lily Hatcher finished 15:35.4.

201 girls took part in the race.