HERSHEY — Athens senior Matt Gorsline finished up his career at the PIAA
Cross-country Championships on Saturday, while Sara and Emma Bronson
gained experience for next season.
Gorsline (18:28.1) was 142nd overall in the Class AA boys’ race. He had a strong finish — he was 161st at the 4,000-meter mark, so in the final thousand meters he improved 19 spots.
Freshman Sara Bronson (21:39.3) was 99th overall. She went out hard, sitting 46th at the mile mark, but fell back running those famous Hershey hills during the middle portion of the race, running 82nd at the 2-mile.
Emma Bronson, a junior, finished 115th in 21:53.2. She was 70th at the mile, and 95th at the 2-mile.
District IV did well in both Class AA races. For the girls, there were four medalists from the district, while Danville took fourth and Lewisburg was ninth.
On the boys’ side, Lewisburg won the team title by 20 points with four medalists.
BLOOMSBURG — For Athens’ Emma Bronson, Thursday’s District IV, Class AA
girls’ Cross Country Championship race was a long time coming. The
junior had come up just short of qualifying for states last year, and
wasn’t going to let it pass by again, as she, and her freshman sister
Sara Bronson both qualified for States, along with Matt Gorsline in the
boys’ Class AA race.
“Coming into this season, I knew I wanted to do it, and I did, so it’s really exciting,” said Emma.
Emma (20:51) was the final state qualifier, taking 14th overall, as she continues to work her way back from an injury. Sara (20:36) came in ninth and was the second highest freshman finisher in the field.
“This was my goal all season long, so it was really nice to have accomplished it,” she said.
Sara ran mostly by herself as she got caught in between packs for much of the race.
“I just didn’t want to get passed by anyone because I knew where I was,” she said. “I just wanted to keep running a good race, and try and catch the girl in front of me.”
Emma was racing throughout the course, and was out kicked at the end in a pack, but was still 29 seconds ahead of the next individual placer.
“(I knew) right at the end, and then I was just waiting,” she said. “But it all worked out.”
For the two of them, this is a dream come true they they’re going to experience states together.
“It’s super fun being able to run with her,” said Emma.
The Wildcats were eighth overall with 199 placement points.
Thea Bentley (24:50) was 58th, Emily Henderson (26:25) came in 71st, and Cailyn Conklin (27:03) took 74th.
On the boys’ side, Gorsline ran right on the bubble for most of the race, but used a furious finish to be the sixth individual to qualify, taking 12th overall in 17:27.
“The race went very well, just how I wanted it to,” he said. “I did know I was going to be toward the back a little bit. I knew I just had to sit there and kind of pass a lot of people at the end, that’s what I did.”
Gorsline out kicked five runners of a pack he was in during the final sprint.
“I knew I was right at ninth and 10th individual, so I locked my eyes on one guy three places ahead of me, and I caught him,” he explained. “Then I went for the next two, and I actually caught them, too.”
Last year, Gorsline, along with two other Athens runners, would have made states if it had been a normal year. That motivated Gorsline to make it happen this time around.
“It really put the pressure on for this year,” he said. “It really pushed me to strive to get there.”
His teammate Ethan Denlinger (17:39) missed a state spot by one second as the first person out, taking 20th overall. Kyle Anthony (18:21) was 28th, Carter Lewis (18:46) came in 32nd, and Izaak Hobday (19:35) was 45th as the Wildcats were fifth as a team with 124 points.
The Sayre girls team had three competitors in Class A: Corey Ault (26:59) in 44th, Rose Shikanga (27:27) in 49th, and Deborah Shikanga (30:31) in 57th.
Braylon Dekay (23:29) was 56th in the boys’ Class A race.
The PIAA Cross Country Championships are Nov. 6 in Hershey.
WAVERLY — Athens, led by senior Matt Gorsline and junior Ethan
Denlinger, had five of the top six runners to cross the finish line here
Monday afternoon in the varsity boys race at the annual Tom Koons
Valley Cross Country Invitational at the Waverly Glen.
The Wildcats won the team title, and were the only complete team in the field.
Gorsline clocked in at 17:39.0, and Denlinger was second in a wild finish with the next two runners just 0.56 behind.. Denlinger finished in 17:45.57, while Waverly senior Nate Ackley was third in 17:45.88, and Athens senior Kyle Anthony was fourth in 17:46.13,
Athens freshman Carter Lewis was fifth in 18:52, and Athens sophomore Nate Prickitt was sixth in 19:47.
Waverly seniors Sam VanDyke (19:50) and Gavin Schilmoeller (20:11) finished seventh and eighth, respectively, while Athens seniors Izaak Hobday (20:20), and Sander Bertsch (21:45) were ninth and 10th.
Sayre’s Braylon Dekay was 11th in 22:18, while Waverly sophomore Brayden Hurd was 12th in 22:32, and Athens senior Brendan Jones (23:31) was 13th, and Athens freshmen Pierce Oldroyd (24:29), Ryan Gorman (27:11) and Lohith Kinthala (29:06) were 14th through 16th.
Sayre’s Andrew Panek was 17th in 31:44.
ROME — It couldn’t have been a better day for Athens runners at the NTL
Coaches’ Invitational. The boys won the team title, avenging their dual
meet loss to CV earlier this week, while the Bronson sisters took first
and third in the girls’ race.
The Wildcat boys had four in the top 12, and five in the top 20. They finished with 49 points, outpacing second-place Wyalusing (63) by 14 places. The Rams edged CV (63) for second place via tie-breaker.
On Tuesday, CV was able to go 1-2-3 on Athens, but on Saturday, the Wildcats’ Matt Gorsline (18:01.8) and Kyle Anthony (18:08.60) broke up that pack, getting ahead of CV’s third runner, Nathaniel Welch (18:13.6), to take sixth and seventh overall.
“I knew I had to get that number three Cow Val kid,” said Gorsline. “Kyle’s been struggling with an injury, and, he’s been struggling to get back to where he was, and today he executed really well, so I’m hoping he’s starting to feel better going into districts.”
Ethan Denlinger (18:24.6) finished in the top 10 at ninth, while Carter Lewis (18:39.2) was 11th, and Isaac Hobday (19:43) took 20th.
Nate Prickitt (19:58.2) finished 24th, and Sander Bertsch (21:07.3) was 38th to round out their top seven.
They had the tightest split of any team at the meet, just 1:41 between 1-through-5, and 40 seconds between 1-through-4.
While it was more than enough to claim the Invitational title, they’ll need to keep working if they want to do well at districts. The defending state champions for Class AA, Lewisburg, are in District IV, while Danville will also be a formidable opponent.
“We’re going to be hitting some tough workouts,” said Gorsline. “Really just prepping for it. We know where in the pack we need to be. Hopefully, three of us will work together - Ethan, Kyle, and I.”
In the girls’ race, freshman Wildcat Sara Bronson (21:01.3) cruised to the win, besting runner-up Alyssa Parks of Troy (21:40.3) by nearly 40 seconds.
“It was a pretty competitive race, which is good,” said Sara. “I’m pretty happy with how I ran. It’s nice being able to train with great teammates who help, and great coaches really help too.”
Her sister, Emma Bronson (21:57.6), took third overall coming off an injury. She missed Tuesday’s dual meet race at NEB.
“I felt pretty good,” said Emma. “It felt good to run again.”
This is the first time the two have been teammates, and they’re enjoying the extra time they’re spending together.
“It’s awesome being able to run with her,” Emma remarked.
Emma won the NTL Invitational last year, while Sara took second in the junior high race a year ago.
“It’s really nice being able to train together, and push each other, because we run so well,” said Sara.
Fellow Wildcat Thea Bentley (24:29.7) finished 20th as Athens was third as a team with 102 points. Troy (57) and Wyalusing (62) took first and second, while the Wildcats edged NEB (112).
Emily Henderson (26:40.5) finished 36th, and Caitlyn Conklin (27:53.7) took 48th to round out their top five.
For Sayre, Corey Ault (26:55.5) took 39th in the girls’ race, while in the boys’ race Braylon DeKay (23:31.9) finished 59th, and Andrew Panek (31:02.9) was 79th.
In the junior high boys race, Athens (38) was edged out by Troy (35) for the team title. Graham Wanck (10:29.7) and Eli Hicks (10:45.5) took second and fourth, respectively, for the Wildcats.
On the girls’ side Addison Bruns (12:26.40) came in fifth for the Wildcats, who were third overall with 70 points. Sayre’s Mackenzie Chamberlain (12:42) finished seventh overall.
ROME, Pa. — The Athens boys won two of three decisions, but Cowanesque
Valley’s win over the Wildcats secured the NTL Large School cross
country title here Tuesday.
Cowanesque Valley 24, Athens 31
Athens 22, NEB 35
Athens 16, Canton 42
CV swept the top three spots, and handed Athens its first loss of the season, but the Wildcats topped NEB and Canton to finish 9-1 on the season. CV finished the season at 10-0.
Senior Matt Gorsline finished fifth in a time of 17:53 to lead Athens, while junior Ethan Denlinger (18:18), senior Kyle Anthony (18:54), and freshman Carter Lewis (18:59( finished sixth through eighth, respectively.
Senior Sander Bertsch finished 13th for the Wildcats in 20:03, while sophomore Nate Prickitt was 16th in 20:21, and senior Izaak Hobday was 17th in 20:43
Cowanesque Valley 26, Athens 29
Athens 26, Canton 29
NEB 22, Athens 33
Freshman Sarah Bronson won the race, but only one other Lady Wildcat runner finished in the top 14 as they went 1-2 in the four-team meet.
Bronson clocked in at 21:28, while sophomore Thea Bentley was seventh in 25:45.
Sophomore Cailyn Conklin finished 15th in 27:21, while sophomore Emily Henderson was 16th in 27:38, and senior Ruby Kinsman was 19th in 32:08.
Athens 15, Canton 50
Athens 23, NEB 36
Athens 16, CV 41
Athens’ top five runners finished in the top eight as the junior Wildcats earned wins over Canton, NEB, and Cowanesque Valley in NTL junior high cross country action.
Graham Wanck finished second in 10:44, and Eli Hicks was third in 10:54 to lead Athens, while Ty Lezak (12:42), Zach Fisher (12:49), and Charan Venkataswamy (12:58) finished sixth through eighth, respectively.
Athens 20, CV 35
Athens 15, Canton 50
NEB 18, Athens 43
Addison Bruns finished third, and Olivia Cheresnowsky was seventh, but they were the top two finishers aside from NEB’s top five runners, leading Athens to wins over Canton and Cowanesque Valley.
NEWARK VALLEY — Athens had three runners place in the top 14 to fuel a
fourth-place finish, while senior Nate Ackley paced Waverly’s efforts
here Friday afternoon at the Bob Greene / Newark Valley Cross Country
Senior Matt Gorsline finished sixth in a time of 18:13.9 to lead the Wildcats, while junior Ethan Denlinger was 11th in 18:25.5, and senior Kyle Anthony was 14th in 18:35.5.
Athens placed fourth with 116 points, well behind first-place Vestal, which had 44 placement points.
Freshman Carter Lewis was 47th for the Wildcats in 19:57.5, while sophomore Nate Prickitt was 50th in 20:08.5, senior Izaak Hobday was 65th in 20:43.7, and senior Sander Bertsch was 78th in 21:39.7.
Ackley finished 12th for the Wolverines in a time of 18:27.9, and senior Gavin Schillmoeller was 75th in 21:25.0.
Senior Brendan Jones was 37th in a time of 24:12.4 to pace Athens in the JV race, while freshman Pierce Oldroyd was 48th in 24:51.2, freshman Ryan Gorman was 53rd in 25:27.5, and freshman Lohith Kinthala was 72nd in 30:18.4.
TROY — The unbeaten Athens boys swept the top four spots in a 16-47 win
over Troy, while the Lady Wildcats dropped a 26-32 decision here Tuesday
afternoon in NTL cross country action at Mt. Pisgah State Park.
ROCHESTER — Senior Matt Gorsline finished 16th to lead Athens to a
seventh-place finish in its Small Schools race at the prestigious
McQuaid Invitational here Saturday at the Genesee Valley Park.
Waverly senior Nate Ackley finished 30th in a race that featured 38 complete teams, and a field of 317 runners.
We always look forward to going to McQuaid, it is a great opportunity for our kids to test themselves against really top-flight competition,” said Athens coach Mike Bronson. “We had a really successful day, the boys placed seventh as a team, which is our best team showing at McQuaid.
“Matt Gorsline placed higher than any Athens boy has in the years we have been attending,” noted Bronson. “Ethan Denlinger ran a really good race, this is only his second year running, so 37th is a great finish.
“It is good to have Kyle Anthony back, he just needs another race or two to get back to full strength,” continued Bronson.
“In the junior high boys race, Eli Hicks ran a tremendous race, he's only a 7th-grader, but he finished ninth in his race and ended up running the 9th-fastest time of the day for all junior high boys,” added Bronson.
Southwestern (NY) won the team title with 131 points, while North East (Pa.) was second with 156, and Vernon-Verona-Sherrill (NY) and Alden (NY) tied four third with 170 points. Athens finished with 276 points.
Gorsline clocked in at in 17:00.9, while junior Ethan Denlinger was 37th in 17:48.0, freshman Carter Lewis was 53rd in 18:09.4, and senior Kyle Anthony was 77th in 18:29.6.
Senior Izaak Hobday finished 110th in a time of 19:06.3 for the Wildcats, while sophomore Nate Prickitt was 115th in 19:15.6, and senior Sander Bertsch was 138th in 19:37.9
Ackley clocked in at 17:41.8, while senior Sam VanDyke was 223rd in 21:09.6, and sophomore Brayden Hurd was 239th in 21:33.2
BOYS JV RACE
Athens finished 20th out of 21 complete teams. There were 213 competitors in the field.
Freshman Aiden Oldryod led the junior ‘Cats with a 138th-place finish in 22:12.9, while senior Brendan Jones was 145th in 22:32.4, freshman Pierce Oldroyd was 159th in 23:37.6, freshman Ryan Gorman was 184th in 25:19.3, and freshman Lohith Kinthala was 206th in 28:09.1.
JUNIOR HIGH RACE
There were 18 complete teams and 212 runners in the field in the junior high race. Athens and Waverly both were incomplete.
Seventh-grader Eli Hicks led Athens with a ninth-place finish in a time of 8:28.8, while 8th-grader Charan Venkataswamy was 72nd in 10:02.1, and 8th-grader Arayan Gaur was 192nd in 13:53.3.
Seventh-grader Chase Hine led Waverly with a 47th-place finish in a time of 9:26.0, while 8th-grader Finn Wiliams was 62nd in 9:45.9, and 7th-grader Mark Myers was 191st in 13:51.6.
ATHENS — The Bronson sisters — junior Emma and freshman Sara — finished
1-2, and the Athens boys once again flashed their depth as both teams
logged wins over Wellsboro and North Penn-Mansfield here Tuesday
afternoon in NTL cross country action at Round Top Park.
Athens 20, NP-Mansfield 41
Athens 17, Wellsboro 43
North Penn-Mansfield’s Noah Sheddon earned the victory, but Athens, still without its top runner — senior Kyle Anthony, had five of the next seven runners to cross the finish line to post bigs wins over Wellsboro and NP-M.
Sheldon clocked in at 16:51, with Athens senior Matt Gorsline second in 17:55, junior Ethan Denlinger third in 18:08, and freshman Carter Lewis was fourth in 19:41.
Junior Nate Prickitt was sixth in 20:03, senior Isaak Hobday was seventh in 20:18. senior Sander Bertsch was ninth in 21:06, and freshman Lohith Kinthala was 13th in 32:40.
“Today was a good day for the boys,” said Athens boys coach Mike Bronson.
“The junior high boys had a really nice team race with five of the first six finishers,” he noted. “The varsity guys put in a solid, workmanlike effort.
“As they have all season, Matt (Gorsline) and Ethan (Denlinger) led the team up front and then our pack of guys filled in,” he added. “We got some good work in today and are looking forward to racing at the McQuaid Invitational this weekend.”
Athens 20, Wellsboro 35
Athens 26, NP-Mansfield 29
Emma Bronson and Sara Bronson finished 1-2 with identical times of 22:26 to lead the Lady Wildcats to a pair of wins.
Sophomore Thea Bentley was fourth in 24:43, while sophomore Cailyn Conklin was 11th in 27:37, sophomore Emily Hendershot was 12th in 27:52, and Ruby Kinsman was 20th in 32:43.
“The girls teams all picked up big wins today,” said Athens girls coach Scott Riley.
“The junior high was led by Addison Bruns and Olivia Cheresnowsky, with Victoria (Gao) and Kayla (Marshall) we close behind to create a close pack.
For the varsity, Emma and Sara Bronson led the way,” noted Riley. “Thea Bentley had a big race today to help scoring.
“Cailyn (Conklin) and Emily (Hendershot) ran together to close out the top five, and put the team in a good position,” he added. “Ruby Kinsman ran a great first race of the season on a tough course.”
JUNIOR HIGH BOYS
Athens 15, NP-Mansfield 50
Athens 17, Wellsboro 40
Graham Wanck won the junior high boys race, and four of his Athens teammates finished third through sixth, respectively, to lead the junior Wildcats to a pair of big wins.
Wanck clocked in at 10:28, while Eli Hicks finished third in 11:00, Ty Lezak was fourth in 12:19, Zach Fisher was fifth in 12:41, and Charan Venkataswamy was sixth in 13:09.
Isaac Roy (14:56), Andrew DeForrest (15:30), and Arayan Guar (19:15) finished 10th through 12th, respectively, for Athens.
JUNIOR HIGH GIRLS
Athens 23, NP-Mansfield 32
Athens 14, Wellsboro 22
Athens had four runners in the top six, led by second-place finisher Addison Bruns, to pull out wins in modified scoring.
Bruns clocked in at 12:35, while Olivia Cheresnowsky was fourth in 14:29, Victoria Gao was fifth in 15:14, and Kayla Marshall was sixth in 15:30.
Athens returns to action Saturday at the prestigious McQuaid Invitational in Rochester.
OWEGO — Freshman Sara Bronson and junior Emma Bronson finished 3-4 in
the girls race, and senior Matt Gorsline and junior Ethan Denlinger each
finished in the top 10 in the boys race to pace the Athens contingent
here Saturday morning in the Large School race at the Owego Cross
Sara Bronson clocked in 20:18.1, and Emma Bronson finished in 20:56.6, well off the pace of Bainbridge-Guilford / Afton / Harpursville standout Ethne Degan, who won in a time of 19:20.5, and runner-up, Owego 8th-grader Jaelyn Chrysler, who finished in 19:37.5.
Sophomores Cailyn Conklin (27:20.7), and Emily Henderson (27:25.4) finished 36th and 37th, respectively, for the Lady Wildcats, who did not field enough runners for a complete team.
Gorsline finished fifth in 17:24.3, and Denlinger was seventh in 17:47.7 to lead the Wildcats to a third-place finish in the team standings.
Again competing without their top runner (senior Kyle Anthony), the Wildcats finished with 92 placement points. Vestal won the team title with 38 points, and Binghamton was second with 68.
Freshman Carter Lewis was 22nd for the Wildcats i 19:11.9, while junior Nate Prickitt was 39th in 19:29.6, and freshman Ethan Hicks (19:36.7) and senior Izaak Hobday (19:41.4) were 33rd nd 34th, respectively. Senior Sander Bertsch was 42nd in 20:01.6.
Freshman Aiden Oldroyd finished 14th in the JV race in a field of 56 runners in a time of 21:46.7, while senior Brendan Jones was 17th in 22:01.2, and freshman Pierce Oldroyyd was 25th in 23:39.8.
Freshman Lohith Kinthala was 48th in 29:34.7.
TOWANDA — Athens, running without their top runner Kyle Anthony, earned
wins over Wyalusing and Towanda here Tuesday afternoon, while the Lady
Wildcats split a pair of decisions in NTL cross country action.
The Athens boys topped Wyalusing, 25-33, and Towanda, 19-40, while the Lady Wildcats dropped a 27-29 decision to Wyalusing, and bested Towanda, 24-31.
Athens 25, Wyalusing 33
Athens 19, Towanda 40
Wyalusing standout Zion Laudermilch ran away from the field, but Athens had five runners in the top 11 to pull out a pair of wins.
Laudermilch clocked in at 18:14, 63 seconds ahead of runner-up Athens senior Matt Gorsline, who crossed the finish line in 19:17.
Junior Ethan Denlinger was third for the Wildcats in 19:34, while freshman Ethan Hicks was sixth in 20:08, freshman Carter Lewis was eighth in 20:46, senior Izaak Hobday was 10th in 21:26, and senior Sander Bertsch was 11th in 21:27.
CHENANGO FORKS — Seniors Kyle Anthony and Matt Gorsline, and junior
Ethan Denlinger all finished in the top 20 to lead Athens to a
second-place finish in Race 1 here Saturday at the Pre-States
McDaniel-Baxter Cross Country Invitational at the Chenango Valley State
There were five boys races, and five girls races. In all, there were 83 boys teams, including 66 complete teams, competing, and 78 girls teams, with 47 complete teams. There 675 boys in the merged field, and 463 girls.
LITCHFIELD — The Athens boys and girls each picked up wins over Sayre
and Sullivan County here Tuesday afternoon in cross country action.
Athens 15, Sayre 50
Athens 15, Sullivan County 50
Sullivan 15, Sayre 50
The Wildcats swept the top nine spots and posted 15-50 wins over Sullivan County and an incomplete Sayre team.
Kyle Anthony finished first in a time of 20:19, while Matt Gorsline was second in 20:22, Ethan Denlinger was third in 20:29, Ethan Hicks was fourth in 20:49, and Carter Lewis was fifth in 21:20.
Sander Bertsch (22:20), Nate Prickitt (23:12), Izaak Hobday (23:18), and Brendan Jones (23:56) finished sixth through ninth, respectively.
Aiden Oldroyd finished 11th for the Wildcats in 25:23, Pierce Oldroyd was 13th in 26:45, Ryan Gorman was 17th in 29:02, and Lohith Kinthala was 20th in 34:11.
Sayre’s Braylon Dekay finished 15th in 27:40, and Andrew Panek was 22nd in 41:33.
Athens 15, Sayre 50
Athens 18, Sullivan 37
Sullivan 15, Sayre 50
Junior Emma Bronson and freshman Sara Bronson finished 1-2 in nearly identical times, and Athens swept the top four spots in topping Sullivan County, 18-37, and an incomplete Sayre squad, 15-50.
Emma Bronson and Sara Bronson clocked in at 23:54, while Thea Bentley was third in 27:11, and Cailin Conklin was fourth in 28:09. Abby Prickitt finished 10th in 31:17.
Corey Ault finished seventh in 30:22 to lead the Lady Redskins, while Rose Shikanga was eighth in 30:31, and Debrah Shikanga was 12th in 33:24.
ONEONTA — The Athens boys had three runners finish in the top 13 on
their way to a third-place finish here Saturday at the Dave Forbes Cross
Country Invitational, while the Lady Wildcats finished ninth.
Ithaca was the runaway winner of the team title with 35 placement points, while runner-up Columbia tallied 71, Athens had 97, fourth-place Union-Endicott had 118, and fifth-place Elmira had 151 points.
Senior Kyle Anthony led the Wildcats with a ninth-place finish in a time of 17:37.3, while senior Matt Gorsline was 12th in 17:45.8, and junior Ethan Denlinger was 13th in 17:47.6.
Freshman Ethan Hicks finished 30th for Athens in a time of 19:02.8, and freshman Carter Lewis was 33rd in 19:06.7.
Senior Sander Bertsch was 59th in 20:15.4, and junior Nate Pricket was 65th in a time of 20:32.4 in the field of 129 runners.
Freshman Sara Bronson and junior Emma Bronson finished in the top 12 to lead the Lady Wildcats Saturday.
Emma Bronson clocked in with a time of 21:11.3 to finish ninth, and Emma Bronson finished 12th in 21:28.2.
Sophomore Thea Bentley finished 67th for the Lady Wildcats in a time of 26:48.5, while sophomore Cailyn Conklin was 89th in 28:44, sophomore Emily Henderson was 96th in 29:57, and junior Abby Prickitt was 115th in 33:29.5.
Athens finished sixth in the junior varsity race, led by Izaak Hobday, who finished eighth in a time of 20:35.
Aiden Oldroyd finished 24th for the junior Wildcats in a time of 22:19, while Lohith Kinthala was 29th in 23:54, Pierce Oldroyd was 32nd in 24:30, Ryan Gorman placed 43rd in 27:00, and Brendan Jones was 46th in 31:51.
Seventh-graders Graham Wanck and Eli Hicks placed 1-2 in the modified boys race.
Wanck clocked in at 7:55.1, and Hick s crosses the line in 8:11.3, while Charan Venkataswamy was 20th in 9:46.8.
Isaac Roy finished 35th in a time of 11:03.6, while Andrew DeForrest was 39th in in 11:20, Arayan Gaur was 52nd in 14:41.1.
Eighth-grader Addison Burns paced the modified girls with a third-place finish in a time of 9:50.5.
Kayla Marshall finished 24th in a time of 13:33.3, and Madeline Henderson was 31st in 14:54.1.
Athens returns to action Tuesday at Sayre.