BYESVILLE, Ohio — For a small school, the Lady Eagles left quite an impression.
The Eastern girls cross country team came away with third place Saturday at the 2013 Colt Carnival held on the campus of Meadowbrook High School in Guernsey County.
The Lady Eagles — a Division III program — beat out some bigger programs this weekend, as EHS finished the day with five top-40 efforts and a team tally of 82 points. Only Carrollton (57) and Caldwell (70) finished ahead of Eastern in the team standings, while Indian Valley (85) and St. John Central (113) rounded out the top-five.
Martins Ferry (165), Marietta (172), Bellaire (208), Cambridge (229), River (287), Philo (302) and Barnesville (306) rounded out the 12-team field.
Fallon Doyle of St. John Central held off 125 other runners to win the individual title with a mark of 18:22.18. Paige Saho of Indian Valley was the overall runner-up with a time of 18:42.93.
Taylor Palmer (19:26.21) and Asia Michael (19:27.83) provided a solid one-two punch for Eastern with respective finishes of fifth and sixth. Laura Pullins was also 14th overall with a mark of 20:20.85.
Keri Lawrence placed 34th overall with a time of 22:01.14, while Kourtney Lawrence rounded out the team score with a 36th place finish of 22:06.33.
Eastern had only one competitor in the 156-participant boys division, as Brock Smith finished 66th overall with a time of 19:28.48.
Luke Myers of Strasburg Franklin won the individual title with a mark of 16:04.97. Tanner Harding of Caldwell was the overall runner-up with a time of 16:05.39.
Caldwell held off 17 other squads to win the boys team crown with 47 points. Indian Valley was the runner-up with 61 points.
Complete results of the 2013 Colt Carnival at Meadowbrook can be found on the web at baumspage.com