B-UMS boys’ cross country takes second at Braxton Invitational


SUTTON — The Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School boys’ cross country team traveled to Sutton on Saturday, September 25, 2021 for the 2021 Braxton County Invitational. B-UMS placed second with a total score of 61. 

Although no runners from B-UMS placed in the Individual Top 5, Weldon Zirkle placed 8th all-around with a run time of 14:57.9, only 13 seconds behind 5th place. Briston Hyre ran a 15:17.9 for 12th and Jacob Frye ran a 15:34.4 for 15th. 

Bridgeport Middle School had four of the five Individual Top 5 runners. Troy Zorick took 1st running a 13:03.5, Adam Jackson in 2nd with a 14:18.5, and Parker Muncy in 3rd with a run time of 14:40.6. Braxton County Middle’s Austin Smarr took 4th running a 14:42.8 and Bridgeport’s Brady Elliott landed the 5th slot with a run time of 14:44.8.

The results:

TEAM STANDINGS

1. Bridgeport Middle School 17; 2. Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School 61; 3. Braxton County Middle School 61, 4. Clay County Middle School 110.

INDIVIDUAL TOP 5

1. Troy Zorick (Bridgeport Middle) – 13:03.5

2. Adam Jackson (Bridgeport Middle) – 14:18.5

3. Parker Muncy (Bridgeport Middle) – 14:40.6

4. Austin Smarr (Braxton County Middle) – 14:42.8

5. Brady Elliott (Bridgeport Middle) – 14:44.8

Buckhannon-Upshur results

Weldon Zirkle (8th) – 14:57.9

Briston Hyre (12th) – 15:17.9

Jacob Frye (15th) – 15:34.4

Jonathan Howes (21st) – 16:25.5

Aiden Squires (25th) – 16:47.6

Kenton Stump (26th) – 16:49.8

Bryce Mullens (30th) – 17:39.6

Jack Loftis (31st) – 18:10.2

Reese Zirkle (33rd) – 18:25.8

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