Trio of Pickaway County schools run in Backwoods Festival

Circleville sophomore Maddux Bigam led Pickaway County runners on Wednesday by taking 16th out of 223 runners at the Sheridan Backwoods Festival Two-Mile Race.

Bigam turned in a time of 12:10.2 that included an average mile of 6:05.1.

Circleville didn’t have enough runners to qualify for a team score. Also running for the Tigers were Kaylyn Milliron (134th, 15:00.1) and Meg Warner (135th, 15:00.5).

Granville won the 21-school race with a team score of 28, followed by Pickerington Central (150) and Fairfield Union (156).

Teays Valley finished eighth with a team score of 206.

Leading runners for the Vikings included Lindsey Triplett (19th, 12:13.6); Evie Layton (28th, 12:37.1); Kate Charter (35th, 12:49.0); Jenna Lathem (40th, 12:54.2) and Claire Krouse (120th, 14:27.6).

Teays Valley’s Lindsey Triplett (left) finished 19th and Evie Layton (top) placed 28th on Wednesday during the Sheridan Backwoods Festival Two-Mile Race.

Logan Elm placed 14th with a team tally of 366.

Top runners for the Braves were Vera Henderly (52nd, 13:02.4); Kinley Whited (80th, 13:36.1); Camryn Ross (86th, 13:49.4); Tayla Tootle (98th, 13:58.9) and Chloe Anderson (99th, 13:59.2).

Fairfield Union topped the 26-team boys field with a team score of 75, followed by Granville (85) and Sheridan (100).

Teays Valley finished eighth with a team tally of 229.

Leading runners for the Vikings were Jerry O’Dell (25th, 10:24.8); Thomas McPeek (32nd, 10:34.8); Connor Dean (45th, 10:45.7); Rueger Shrewsberry (57th, 10:57.0) and Conner Davis (81st, 11:11.1).

Teays Valley’s Jerry O’Dell finished 25th at the Backwoods Festival
Teays Valley’s Rueger Shrewsberry finished 57th on Wednesday in Perry County.

Circleville came in 20th with a team score of 604.

Top runners for the Tigers were Sterlin Mullins (78th, 11:09.8); Zach Buitendorp (133rd, 11:41.1); Preston Hulse (141st, 11:48.4); Brandon Patrick (172nd, 12:16.5) and Chip Stanley (219th, 13:10.2).

Logan Elm finished 25th with a team tally of 649.

Leading runners for the Braves were Dane Liggins (129th, 11:37.8); Keegan Kidd (132nd, 11:40.4); Jude Schaal (148th, 11:54.7); Parker Disbennett (192nd, 12:32.4) and Andrew Pryor (205th, 12:51.3).

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