The Fairfield High School boys and girls cross country teams traveled to the eastern part of the state to Marietta on Saturday, August 29th for the 15th annual Elizabeth Broughton Invitational held at Broughton Nature and Wildlife Education Area.
The boys captured the overall title with 20 schools competing. The Fairfield Lions boys’ team scored a low score of 56 points to runner-up Warren HS with 122.
Leading the way for Fairfield was sophomore, Matthew Mangus who finished 7th with a time of 17:39. He was followed by junior, Wyatt Evans, 11th with a time of 18:07; Noah Richmond, sophomore, 13th with a time of 18:13; Austin Setty, freshman, 14th with a time of 18:21; Trent Swisher, junior, 16th with a time of 18:28; Dillon Burley, junior, 22nd with a time of 18:47; and rounding out the top 7 was sophomore Andrew Davis finishing 25th with a time of 18:52.
The Fairfield Lady Lions cross country team also competed and finished 15th out of 16 full teams. Leading the way was freshman Alexis Swisher in 49th place with a time of 24:01; freshman Sammy Shepherd in 81st place with a time of 26:07; freshman Megan Gragg in 94th place with a time of 26:54; freshman Brianna Barnes in 131st place with a time of 30:41; freshman Meadow Cunningham in 132nd place with a time of 30:53 and junior Haleigh Bates in 135th with a time of 31:52.
The High School and Middle School teams will be back in action on Saturday, September 5th at the Hillsboro, Ohio Classic held at Liberty Park.
Reach Robert Stegbauer at 937-393-3456 ext. 1679 or on Twitter @RStegbauer