The Big South Conference Cross Country Meet was hosted at Mingo Park on Thursday, October 4th with 9 teams competing. In addition to Ringgold, attendees included Belle Vernon, Chartiers Valley, Elizabeth Forward, Keystone Oaks, South Park, Thomas Jefferson, Trinity, and West Mifflin.
For the first time in the history of the meet, the Ringgold boys took 1st place. Lucas Pajak took 1st overall with a time of 17:38. Ethan Gamble, Eric Obringer and Ben Daerr ran in the top 10 and garnered All-Conference honors. Donovan Long, Lorenzo Zeni, and John Segebart all contributed to the team win.
The Lady Rams took 4th overall as a team and were led by an All-Conference performance from Anjolina Hrycko with a time of 23:12. Andrea Kassa, Morgan Richards, Jenna Sargent, Crystal Schuster, Emily Rosenberg, and Kat Ramirez all contributed to the teams performance.
Ringgold continued to find success in the JV race, taking 1st overall on the boys side. Shane Burkholder finished 1st with a time of 20:30, Vince Lombardi took second (20:37), and Nick Whaley finished third for the Rams and fourth overall with a time of 20:58.
Full results are posted on www.smileymiles.com.