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Hacker sets Lady Fighting Tigers’ cross country school record

It was a day to remember.

Running at the Piketon Invitational Saturday, sophomore Taylor Hacker broke the Ironton school record for girls as she finished with a 20:58 clocking. The old record was 21:05 set by Sarah Herman in 2000.

Hacker finished 15th overall in a field of 141 runners.

Fairland junior Kira Dillon was 12th individually with a 20:45 time.

Also running for Fairland were (place, runner, time): 35. Kaniss Carrico 22:01, 41. Tori Hutchinson 22:15, 63. Carmen Webb 23:43, 66. Grace Sholes 23:58, 108. Amy Bowman 27:28, 110. Preslie Lewis 27:41, 114. Amanda Cooper 27:56, 129. Alexis Wright 29:54, 139. Leah Sowards 35:58.

Finishing for Coal Grove were: 119. Ariel Cole 28:21.8, 134. Jordyn Cox 32:59, 135, Taylor Sexton 32:59.5.

Chesapeake’s Paige Nelson ran a 25:58 to finish at No. 89.

Peyton Adkins of Gallipolis ran an 18:20 time to set the course record for girls.

In the boys’ meet, Fairland was fifth overall as a team and Ironton finished in the top 10 with an eighth place finish.

Sophomore Adam Stumbo led Ironton with a 17:46.7 time to place No. 27 overall. Gary Monroe came in at No. 47 with an 18:20 time, Levi Runyon had an 18:40 clocking to come in at No. 55, Dustin Mortiz posted a 19:14 time to finish No. 68, and Caleb Hammond ran a 21:55 to take No. 134 in the 163-man field.

Fairland was led by Tanner Mattie withat 16:50 time that was good for fifth place overall. Teammate Joe Stewart finished 15th with a 17:28 time.

Also running for Fairland were (place, runner, time): 52. Chad Gibson 18:35, 53. J.C. Emery 18:36, 56. Garrett Wiseman 18:41, 57. Rob Hinshaw 18:46, 122. Ed Adkins 21:16.

Coal Grove had four runners including: 40. Jacob Pauley 18:07, 107. Roger Forest 20:33, 151. Alex Ulery 23:48, 153. Codey Erwin 24:29.

Girls’ Team Scores

1. Midland 40

2. Gallipolis 86

3. Zane Trace 112

4. Unioto 139

5. Logan Elm 147

6. Fairland 183

7. Wheelersburg 190

8. Piketon 214

9. Jackson 225

10. Southeastern 229

11. Westfall 271

12. Minford 282

13. Oak Hill 319

14. Paint Valley 360

15. Adena 364

16. Chillicothe 387

Boys’ Team Scores

1. Unioto 42

2. Cabel Midland 53

3. Wheelersburg 136

4. Fairland 151

5. Zane Trace 156

6. Piketon 203

7. Paint Valley 231

8. Ironton 267

9. Western Pike 272

10. Oak Hill 277

11. Wellston 296

12. South Webster 301

13. Southeastern 334

14. Waverly 354

15. River Valley 381

16. Greenfield McClain 402

17. Westfall 434

18. Minford 462

19. Logan Elm 465

20. Portsmouth Clay 492

21. Chillicothe 527