(September 20th, 2014)-LIBERTY CENTER: One-hundred thirty-seven boys and sixty-eight girls ran at the junior high incarnation of the Liberty Center Invitational. Montpelier, Stryker, and Pettisville had runners among them.
Three girls and three boys ran on Montpelier’s behalf at the meet. Brinn Miller finished fifteenth in the girl’s heat with a time of 14:50. Kimberly Engels put up a 15:03 for seventeenth place, and Gabby Cox a 15:29 for twenty-third place. All three girls received medals.
Locomotive Mathew McClaine finished seventh for the boys, running a 12:03 and earning a medal. Teammate Gage Crisenberry turned in a 13:52. Daniel Banks ran a 14:08 for Montpelier as well.
Stryker had two girl runners compete at the event. Abigail Grice finished in nineteenth place at 15:17. Emily Banks ran a 19:09.
Izayah Ferguson was the first Panther to cross the finish line, taking eleventh place at 12:10. Emanuel Villanueva completed the course in 13:13 for a twenty-ninth place finish. Tristin Sampson clocked in a time of 13:24.
Pettisville’s Kelly Miller took fourteenth place with her time of 14:48. Madeleine Wixom ran a 16:03 for the Lady Blackbirds.
The Blackbird boys were led by Logan Rufenacht, who finished the race in ninth place at 12:05. Fifteenth place was earned by Pettisville runner Caleb Nolander with a 12:28. Tony Stuckey ran a 14:54 for the Blackbirds as well.