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River’s Beard Eighth Overall

October 17, 2018

The River Pilots' Olivia Beard placed eighth overall in the four-class 2018 OVAC Cal Pokas Cross Country Championship at Cambridge High School Oct. 6.

Beard finished first in the OVAC Class A/AA and eighth place overall with a time of 20:55 out of 19 full teams and 38 overall. In doing so, Beard earned All-OVAC accolades as one of the top 30 in her class. She helped lead the Lady Pilots to a second place finish in the Class-A/AA, while teammates Camryn Caldwell (23:48), Kylie Piatt (25:58), Sofie Myers (28:12) and Julianna Taylor (32:11) followed, respectively.

The Lady Hornets' Rachel Snedden finished 48th overall with a solid time (23:48), while teammates Destiny Eastham (26:44) and Iris Woodward (27:55) followed, respectively.

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Photo by Bruce Crawford
The River Pilots’ girls cross country team finished runner-up in the OVAC Class A/AA cross country championship. Pictured is the River Pilots’ cross country team. Back row, from left, are Camryn Caldwell, Alli Long, Cooper Brown, Britton Degarmo, Kylie Piatt, Adrianna Karpacs Brown and Coach Shreve. Seated are Mara Beard, Kolton Dotterer, Sofie Myers, Mekayla Dye, Destiny Merrill, and Livi Beard.

The Lady Eagles' lone runner was Aubrey Hall (23:31). She finished 45th overall, while the Paden City Wildcats' Arissa Kline (37:00) and Paige Leonard (37:26) all had respectful times.

Martins Ferry won the 4A title, while Linsly captured the 3A, and Caldwell - A/AA crown. River took second.

In the boys' race, the Hornets' team of Jacob Kuhn (19:55), Cole Miller (21:30), Joseph White (23:38) Christian Fluharty (25:01) and Travis McCoy (27:30) finished 25th overall in a field of 29 full teams and 32 overall.

The River Pilots' boys team of Britton DeGarmo (19:55), Cooper Brown (24:88) and Justin Fisher (21:30) each had outstanding times, as well as the Wildcats' Tobin McEldowney (23:37), Brandon Hizer (25:09) and Paxton Pierce (30:55). The Eagles had two runners - Nathan Schubach (22:42) and Austin Pyles (22:59) - compete with quality times.

Martins Ferry, Fort Frye and Caldwell each won the OVAC Class 4A, 3A and 2A/1A crowns, respectively.



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