Circleville sophomore Maddux Bigam finished second out of 185 runners on Saturday in the Rio Grande Patty Forgey Invitational.
Bigam ran a time of 20:03.15 that was only bested by Cabell Midland’s Savannah Pritt in 19:26.31.
Circleville didn’t have enough runners to qualify for a team score. Also running for the Tigers were Ava Justice (53rd, 23:41.67) and Kaylyn Milliron (95th, 25:17.71).
The Logan Elm girls finished fourth with 183 points.
Cabell Midland topped the 21-school field with 21 points, followed by Warren (140) and Bidwell River Valley (166).
Leading runners for the Braves included Vera Henderly (20th, 21:39.62); Kinley Whited (39th, 22:44.10); Tayla Tootle (44th, 22:59.84); Chloe Anderson (50th, 23:36.29) and Maggie Wilson (65th, 24:13.67).
The Circleville boys finished 17th with 448 points and Logan Elm finished 19th with 487 points.
Liberty Union topped the 30-school field with 86 points, followed by Belpre (87) and Cabell Midland (119).
Top runners for the Tigers were Sterlin Mullins (44th, 18:59.12); Preston Hulse (87th, 20:11.06); Brandon Patrick (122nd, 20:58.73); Chip Stanley (132nd, 21:12.95) and Zach Buitendorp (159th, 22:00.97).
Leading runners for the Braves included Dane Liggins (65th, 19:37.47); Jude Schaal (95th, 20:22.49); Keegan Kidd (107th, 20:45.37); Parker Disbennett (140th, 21:24.85) and Hank Palmer (152nd, 21:51.43)
Vikings run in Fairfield County
The Teays Valley boys ran in the Division I boys race on Saturday at Lancaster’s Bob Reall Invitational and finished 10th with 292 points.
The host Gales topped the 16-school field with 50 points, followed by Dublin Coffman (58) and Westerville North (87).
Leading runners for the Vikings were Jerry O’Dell (52nd, 17:45.90); Thomas McPeek (55th, 17:53.0); Connor Dean (63rd, 18:06.10); Rueger Shrewsberry (83rd, 18:26.30) and Conner Davis (104th, 19:04.60).
Teays Valley finished 12th with 311 points in the Division I girls race.
Marysville topped the 15-school field with 50 points, followed by Dublin Coffman (91) and New Albany (128).
Jenna Lathem paced the Vikings by placing 45th in 22:06.40, followed by Kate Charter (51st, 22:19.20); Katy Zang (58th, 22:52.20); Claire Krouse (95th, 24:50.00) and Meredith Smith (96th, 24:51.50).