Pettisville girls cross country headlined a long list of teams whose runners performed well at the Ottawa-Glandorf Blue/Gold Invitational Saturday. The Blackbirds won the Girls Gold competition with 36 points while Evergreen placed fourth at 100 points.
The Birds had five in the top 20 as Nichole Foor finished fourth (20:43.4), Kate Stuber eighth (21:31.2), Kelly Miller 10th (21:59.8), Morgan Leppelmeier 14th (22:09.1) and Sarah Foor 17th (22:37.9).
For Evergreen Sarah Schwan took third (20:29), Kennedy Keller 18th (22:42.7), and Grace Bryson was 21st (22:59.9).
In the Girls Blue race, Archbold took third at 94 points. Kylie Sauder placed third (20:43.5) for the Blue Streaks, Brittney Ramirez finished ninth (21:13.5), and Gwynne Riley 14th (21:40). Camryn Hudson of Archbold finished just outside of the top 20 at 21st (22:06).
The Wauseon boys placed third in the Blue race with 106 points. Fairview took first with a score of 94.
The Indians had three individuals place in the top four and finished second as a team to Fairview in the Blue race.
Wauseon’s Kyle Vernot took first overall, coming in with a time 16:55.3. Michael Cheezan took third (17:05.7), Joshua Lowry fourth (17:09.6), and Braden Vernot came in at 19th (17:56.4).
Archbold had a runner place in the top 20 as Caden Garrow took 18th with a time of 17:55.9.
In the Boys Gold competition, Pettisville finished fourth as a team with 120 points.
Max Leppelmeier took fifth (17:35) for the Birds, while teammate Logan Rufenacht was eighth (17:48.2). Kyle Bowser of Evergreen placed 18th (18:31.4).
Delta boys third, Fayette fifth
The Delta boys placed third and their girls were sixth at the Fayette Eagle Invitational that same day.
In the boys race, Anthony Wayne took first with 30 points, Antwerp was second with 101 points, Delta third with 108, Patrick Henry fourth at 109 and Fayette fifth at 133. Swanton placed ninth with a score of 202.
Delta’s Hayden Davis notched the best finish in the county as he took sixth with a time of 18:20. Brett Bettinger of Swanton was right behind him, placing seventh with a time of 18:32.
However, Maverick Wright had the next best time for the Panthers, placing 20th (19:33).
Fayette was led by Caden Colegrove at 16th (19:25), Brett Merillat at 17th (19:32), and Tyrese Pearson who finished 19th (19:33).
The Panthers took sixth in the girls race with a score of 142. Blissfield was first at 46, five points ahead of second place Anthony Wayne.
Leading Delta were Jenna Hallett who finished ninth (22:14) and Grace Sonick who was 20th (23:39).
Swanton’s Natalie Newman was right behind Sonick at 21st (23:42).