University sweeps the Bryan Fritz Invitational

WELLSBURG — University High School’s cross country team swept the Bryan Fritz Invitational Wednesday at Brooke High School, taking first place in the girls and boys portions of the event, and having the individual first-place finisher in both.

University had the first three finishers in the girls event, with Caroline Kirby finishing in 19:34.92 to take first place. Emma Williams came in at 20:20.23 to take second. Emma Troischt crossed the line in 20:31.64 to finish third.

Univeristy’s team score was a 15, coming in well below the 62 turned in by Indian Creek and the 63 put up by Wheeling Central.

Indian Creek’s top finisher was Leia Hunt, who crossed the line in 13th with a 22:50.76.

In the boys event, University’s team score was a 21. Harrison Central came in at 63 to take second. Oak Glen scored a 96 to take third. Fourth was host Brooke with a 112. Weir put up a 123 for fifth.

University’s Nathaniel Edwards was the first individual finisher in the boys portion, crossing in 17:05.57. His teammate, Nick Summerlin, came in second at 17:17.12. Kelshi Arnold came in fifth to lead Harrison Central at 17:35.85. Also for Harrison Central, Eric Leech crossed in 10th at 18:24.56.

Oak Glen was led by Hunter Gorby who finished ninth at 18:17.57. Nathan Atkinson finished 13th at 18:39.14.

Brooke’s top finisher was Matthre Harvey who came in seventh at 17:48.77. Weir’s top finisher was Andrew Spiers who crossed in 24th at 19:13.50.

Bryan Fritz XC Invitational

At Brooke High School

Girls

Team scoring: University, 15; Indian Creek, 62; Wheeling Central, 63.

Top 20

1. Caroline Kirby (U), 19:34.92; 2. Emma Williams (U), 20:20.23; 3. Emma Troischt (U), 20:31.64; 4. Jasmine Arnold (H), 21:00.45; 5. Bella Balko (U), 21:17.14; 6. Madaline Wright (U), 21:23.73; 7. Abby Murray (U), 21:53.88; 8. Kendall Ours (U), 22:04.91; 9. Karina Patel (M), 22:17.75; 10. Kennedy Quinlan (OG), 22:22.63; 11. Madison Beadling (S), 22:37.93; 12. Kelsey O’Malley (U), 22:41.99; 13. Leia Hunt (IC), 22:50.76; 14. Courtney Walker (C), 22:53.20; 15. Logan White (U), 22:53.81; 16. Madge Lucey (C), 23:20.33; 17. Beatrice Wear (S), 23:27.62; 18. Spencer Neville (IC), 23:28.26; 19. Aubrey Hall (M), 23:52.12; 20. Erika Lerfald (U), 24:12.75.

Boys

Team scoring: University, 21; Harrison Central, 63; Oak Glen, 96; Brooke, 112; Weir, 123; Wheeling Central, 129; Linsly, 154.

Top 20

1. Nathaniel Edwards (U), 17:05.57; 2. Nick Summerlin (U), 17:17.12; 3. Quintin Thomas (WC), 17:29.53; 4. Jordan Thomas (U), 17:31.58; 5. Kelshi Arnold (H), 17:35.85; 6. Alex Dean (U), 17:42.63; 7. Matthew Harvey (B), 17:48.77; 8. Aiden Palmer (U), 17:56.88; 9. Hunter Gorby (OG), 18:17.57; 10. Eric Leech (H), 18:24.56; 11. Josey Stern (C), 18:28.22; 12. Sam Frasch (U), 18:30.45; 13. Nathan Atkinson (OG), 18:39.14; 14. Sam McClelland (H), 18:39.57; 15. Edorado Ghigo (WC), 18:41.87; 16. Jeremy Adams (OG), 18:44.63; 17. Logan Laney (H), 18:45.34; 18. Colin Brown (IC), 18:49.62; 19. Andrew Phillips (U), 18:53.38; 20. Sam Fuller (L), 18:54.32.

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