By: Bryan Waltersbwalters@heartlandpublications.com
September 17, 2012
HURRICANE, W.Va. — Andrea Porter finished ninth in the girls division, and the Point Pleasant boys team came away with sixth place Saturday at the 2012 Hurricane Cross Country Invitational held at the Wave Pool Park in Putnam County.
The Black Knights posted a team score of 187, which put them right in the middle of the standings during the 11-team boys event. Hurricane won the boys meet with 41 points, followed by runner-up Huntington with 60 points. Winfield (74), Buffalo (77) and Ashland Paul Blazer (138) rounded out the top-five team spots.
Senior Jack McGee of Huntington won the boys individual title with a time of 17:16.4, while Buffalo senior Dylan Rich was the overall runner-up out of 92 competitors with a mark of 17:32.4.
Senior Christian Pyles led PPHS by finishing 32nd overall with a time of 20:31.3, followed by Caleb Riffle (20:55.2) and Zach Canterbury (21:03.7) with respective placements of 36th and 40th. Joseph Littlepage was 50th overall with a time of 21:42.3 and Nick Taylor rounded out the team tally by finishing 79th with a mark of 25:10.3.
Darrell McBeath (26:22.7) and Corbin Neville (30:23.0) also had respective finishes of 83rd and 89th for Point.
The Hurricane girls came away with the team title with a total of 24 points, followed by runner-up Winfield (32) and third-place Nitro (87). The Lady Knights had only two competitors in the 57-person girls division, so Point did not record a team tally.
Senior Andrea Porter led the Lady Knights with a ninth-place effort of 22:13.1, while Avery Daughtery finished 51st overall with a mark of 33:34.5.
Hurricane junior Tori Dent won the girls individual crown with a time of 20:16.6, followed by teammate Emily Schwendiman with a second-place time of 20:33.8.
Complete results of the 2012 Hurricane Cross Country Invitational are available on the web at runwv.com