The Daily Tribune News
The Woodland boys and girls cross country teams each placed inside the top five during the Pickens and Grinnin’ Invitational over the weekend in Jasper.
On the girls side, Woodland came in runner-up behind champion Milton. Rylee Evans led the way for the Wildcats, finishing third overall in the event with a time of 19 minutes, 51.8 seconds.
Olivia Berry and Emma Segars crossed nearly neck and neck, placing 16th and 17th, respectively. Miranda Pelow came in 32nd overall. Danielle Thayer finished 37th.
Woodland’s boys team placed fourth — one point back of Locust Grove. Cass, meanwhile, placed 32nd out of 39 teams.
Tyler Jones (17:03.8) and McKinley Chappell (17:09.6) posted seventh- and eighth-place finishes, respectively, for the Wildcats.
Kain Tanturri wound up 54th out of 330 competitors. John Forsyth came in 62nd. Andy Forsyth and Drew Thayer crossed within a second of each other in the 70th and 71st positions, respectively.
Critton Gearhart paced the Colonels with an 85th-place showing. Jake Wright wound up 134th. Leonardo Galeana (246th), Andrew Rampey (260th) and Abiatar Reyes (266th) rounded out the Cass scorers.