B-UHS cross country takes first in Forest Festival Invitational


ELKINS — The Forest Festival Invitational hosted 10 schools for a cross country race on Saturday in Elkins. Buckhannon-Upshur High School took first place out of the 10 schools and the Buccaneers cross country team placed three runners in the top 10. 

Jordan Gillum ran second with a time of 18:49.48, while Reis Leonard secured fifth with a run time of 20:25.78. Jack Waggy came in sixth, just behind Leonard, with a run time of 20:34.65. 

Charlie Smoak of Elkins High School won the individual title with a run time of 18:15.89. He placed first out of 79 runners. 

B-UHS’ total score was a 38, taking the top at first place for the Invitational. Elkins placed second with a 44, and North Marion took third with a 94.

The results:

TEAM STANDINGS

1. Buckhannon-Upshur 38; 2. Elkins 44; 3. North Marion 94; 4. Trinity Christian 120; 5. Lewis County 121; 6. Roane County 166; 7. Tucker County 199; 8. Robert C. Byrd 203; 9. Braxton County 209; 10. Lincoln 233.

INDIVIDUAL TOP 10

1. Charlie Smoak (Elkins) – 18:15.89

2. Jordan Gillum (Buckhannon-Upshur) – 18:49.48

3. Lucas Anger (Elkins) – 18:57.51

4. Slate Swiger (Lewis) – 20:17.95

5. Reis Leonard (Buckhannon-Upshur) – 20:25.78 

6. Jack Waggy (Buckhannon-Upshur) – 20:34.65

7. Luke Robinson (RCB) – 20:43.16

8. Peyton Dixon (Trinity Christian) – 20:44.07

9. Isaac Anger (Elkins) – 20:54.97

10. Elijah Frank (North Marion) – 21:02.33

BUCCANEER RESULTS

Jordan Gillum (2nd) – 18:49.48

Reis Leonard (5th) – 20:25.78

Jack Waggy (6th) – 20:34.65

Brycen Allen (12th) – 21:45.04

Logan Wyatt (13th) – 21:59.85

Alex Casto (35th) – 24:04.67

Brandon Landis (62nd) – 26:50.95

Lucas Bennett (63rd) – 27:09.37

Nicholas Winters (67th) – 27:55.43

Ryan Dowell (68th) – 27:58.78

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