Niles girls fourth at Big Hill InvitationalPublished 12:46pm Friday, August 24, 2012
THREE RIVERS – The Niles girls cross country team finished fourth at the Big Hill Invitational hosted by Three Rivers Tuesday.
The Viking boys team was sixth.
Marshall won both the boys and girls team titles, which are decided by total time from the Novice and Veteran Divisions.
The Niles boys team had a combined time of 1:52:21. The girls had a combined time of 2:11:33.
Ryan Roberts was sixth in the Novice Division with a time of 21:07. Noah Hall was 12th (21:52) and Charles Leonard 14th (21:56). The top 15 runners all received medals.
Bridgett Carpenter, Abby Gaines and Libby Heins all earned medals with top 15 finishes in the Veteran Division.
Carpenter was eighth in 25:03 and Gaines ninth in 25:06. Hein placed 11th with a time of 25:54.
Allison Grant placed 13th in the Novice Division with a time of 27:22.
Big Hill Invitational
At Three Rivers
Boys team scores
Marshall 1:40:47, Bronson 1:42:15, Three Rivers 1:44:21, Constantine 1:46:06, Union City 1:51:47; Niles 1:52:21; Athens 2:01:27; Paw Paw 2:04:19
Ryan Roberts 21:07, Noah Hall 21:52, Charles Leonard 21:56, Daniel Sierra 23:09, Sean Morgan 24:17, Casey Burandt 25:56, Stringray Jaynes 26:45
Girls team scores
Marshall 2:01:48, Kalamazoo Home School 2:10:10, Three Rivers 2:10:29, Niles 2:11:33, Bronson 2:25:10
Bridgett Carpenter 25:03, Abby Gaines 25:06, Libby Hein 25:54, Allison Grant 27:22, Taylor Hess 28:08, Kylee Meyer 29:19, Sasha Zidar 29:25