ONA, W.Va. — Hampshire’s Chris Lucas finished fifth overall and Garrett Ferguson’s sixth-place finish helped Frankfort take third as a team at the West Virginia cross country championships held last Saturday on a cool, clear day at Cabell Midland High School.
Ferguson completed the course on 16:50 and became the first freshman in school history to achieve All-State.
Lucas turned in his best time of 16:24 and helped the Trojans to a sixth-place finish in the Class AAA meet. Three Trojans came within five places of each other as Andrew Dorsey crossed 39th (17:42) followed by Coltyn Kile 41st (17:45) and William Saville 43rd (17:48).
Hampshire’s Austin Ramsay was 69th (18:36), Hunter Rose 76th (18:49) and Dennis Davis 85th (19:36).
The Hampshire girls came in eighth overall led by Danielle Davis’s 30th-place finish. Alexandrea Kile was 34th (21:05), Magnolia Odom 49th (21:52), Katlyn Dice 54th (22:02), Jada Fout 61st (22:24), Deidra Haines 65th (22:34) and Emalee Bradley 81st (24:18).
In the A/AA girls race, the Falcons’ Chaysie Barnes ran a personal-best 20:47 to finish 13th. Keyser’s Averi Everline crossed 52nd (22:08).
The Falcons’ boys team, among 170 runners in the A/AA field, placed four in the top 20 to earn their third place showing. Xander Shoemake crossed in 13th place (17:03) and Evan Pyles was 15th (17:15) followed by Anthony Sanders in 20th with his personal-best time of 17:30.
Others for Frankfort were Jacob Ridgel (18:15), Christian Cimaglia (18:20), and Peyton Slider coming in 56th, 61st and 63rd, respectively. Slider ran a personal record time of 18:25. Frankfort finished the season 194-18.