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.