Blue Devils harriers place at Big Valley


Jake Miller

Jenna Bartlett and Robert VanKirk had successful finishes at the Big Valley Invitational.

Jake Miller, Staff Writer

Two members of the Bellwood-Antis cross country team placed in the annual Big Valley Invitational in Milroy, Pennsylvania, last Saturday.

Robert Vankirk, a senior, came in tenth among 1A runners with a time of 18:50. This performance awarded him a silver medal.

Jenna Bartlett also placed in the meet. She came in eleventh place against 1A girls with a time of 22:21, winning a bronze medal.

Vankirk and Bartlett also placed at Big Valley last year.

Following Vankirk in the boys race was Jake Miller with a time of 20:31, earning him 22nd in 1A. Daniel Kustaborder led a pack of three, including junior Nicholas Padula and freshman Kenny Robinson, with times ranging from 21:13 to 21:31. Finally, Dominick Faith finished his first competitive race with a time of 22:31.

The boys team finished in fourth amongst 1A schools.

Succeeding Bartlett for the girls team was Adisyn Gilbert, who finished with a time of 25:26. Gilbert was followed by Alexis Noel, Thalia Lucio, and Alanna Vaglica, who finished with times of 26:29, 28:54, and 31:47, respectively.

The girls finished last in 1A.

Both cross country teams will run again Tuesday, September 5th at Central High School.