ELKINS – The Buckhannon-Upshur boys’ cross-country team ran a strong fourth place in the Forest Festival Invitational last Saturday morning at Davis & Elkins College.
The Buccaneers finished with 126 points.
Fairmont Senior won the team title with 32 points while Bridgeport was second with 53 and Allegany was third, just a point under the Bucs with 125.
Samuel Walker again led the charge for the Bucs as he posted another top 10 finish, placing 10th out of 130 runners with a time of 19:59.21.
Julius Hobbs also had a strong run for the Bucs taking 16th with a time of 20:31.17.
Runners that scored for B-U included Harrison Walker taking 29th with a time of 21:10.07, Ethan Cutright finishing 42nd with a clocking of 22:14.50 and Cory Hamner earning 43rd with a time of 22:27.55.
Fairmont Senior placed first and second in the event with Tavian Richardson winning it with a time of 18:48.09 while Caleb Carlson took second with a time of 18:49.30.
Jackson Jacobs of Bridgeport was third with a time of 18:53.22.
The Bucs will return to the course Saturday when they compete in the Charles Pointe Bridgeport Indian Run Invitational.
The race will start at 9 a.m.
1. Fairmont Senior 32; 2. Bridgeport 53; 3. Allegany 125; 4. Buckhannon-Upshur 126; 5. Elkins 152; 6. North Marion 160; 7. Lewis County 188; 8. Robert C. Byrd 216; 9. Tucker County 220; 10. Mountain Ridge 261; 11. South Harrison 266.
INDIVIDUAL TOP 10
Tavian Richardson, Fairmont Senior (18:48.09)
Caleb Carlson, Fairmont Senior (18:49.30)
Jackson Jacobs, Bridgeport (18:53.22)
Ethan Kincell, Fairmont Senior (19:16.47)
Samuel Starkey, Robert C. Byrd (19:222.37)
Cade Robinson, Bridgeport (19:29.95)
Thomas Stalnaker, North Marion (19:45.60)
Logan Carr, Bridgeport (19:50.25)
Samuel Walker, Buckhannon-Upshur (19:59.21)
Samuel Walker, 10th (19:59.21)
Julius Hobbs, 16th (20:31.17)
Harrison Walker, 29th (21:10.07)
Ethan Cutright, 42nd (22:14.50)
Cory Hamner, 43rd (22:27.55)
Spencer Vaught, 46th (22:40.09)
Tanner Hardman, 50th (22:48.28)
Caleb Hamner, 72nd (23:54.43)
Noam Keith, 96th (25:43.12)
Andrew Dahlheim, 97th (25:52.28)
Logan Wyatt, 109th (27:31.17)
William McCauley, 111th (27:33.92)
L. J. Wyatt, 115th (27:41.25)
Patrick Nanners, 124th (29:56.71)
Nathaniel Beer, 126th (33:13.10)