MARLINGTON - Nate Boyer was once again on top of his game.
Boyer, a senior at East Liverpool, placed second at the 2012 Ashly White-Stumpf Memorial Invitational Saturday at Marlington.
Boyer finished with a time of 16:34.
East Liverpool’s Nate Boyer runs the course at the 2012 Ashly White-Stumpf Memorial Invitational Saturday at Marlington. (Photo courtesy pottersportsonline.com
Tallmadge junior Patrick Ferguson finished first overall with a time of 16:13.2, and West Branch senior Drake Lohnes ended up third with a time of 16:39.1
As a team, the Potters placed 10th overall in Division II with 223 points.
"I thought our kids ran pretty well," East Liverpool head coach Scott Thornberry said. "Everyone ran a season PR. When that happens, you have to be happy. The competition level was pretty stiff. I think it is good to step out of your comfort zone. That is why we go to meets like this.
"Boyer ran a great race. He set a PR. He finished second behind a kid from Tallmadge, who was an all-state runner last year. He held his own with all of those runners."
Tallmadge finished first with 66 points, Field placed second with 71 points and Marlington ended up third with 101 points.
Also for the Potters, Jake Densmore (18:29.8) placed 36th in Division II and 62nd overall, Shae Long (18:51.5) ended up 46th in Division II and 85th overall and Chase Mahon (20:14.6) finished 67th in Division II and 159th overall. Next, Ian Smith (20:45.2) placed 72nd in Division II and 182nd overall, Grant Owens (23:51.3) finished 85th in Division II and 298th overall and Matt Lucas (24:12.5) finished 86th in Division II and 303rd overall.
"Overall, we beat some Division I schools schools like Fitch and Barberton," Thornberry said.
For Lisbon, freshman Mark McGuire finished 97th overall with a time of 19:07, teammate Hunter Thompson (20:34.7) finished 170th and Noah Sturgeon (28:31.4) ended up 327th.
On the girls' side, Crestwood finished first in Division II with 45 points, Marlington placed second with 78 points and Southeast ended up third with 95 points.
Louisville senior Mackenzie Rankin finished first overall with a time of 19:29.6, GlenOak junior Jen Fockler (19:39.6) placed second and Marlington junior Tori Reeves (19:41.7) ended up third.
For East Liverpool, Emily Kotfis finished 101st with a time of 23:31.8, and Hayley Lucas (26:45.3) placed 192nd.
"The girls ran better," Thornberry said. "It was perfect weather for them."
For Lisbon, sophomore Bobbi Joe Evans finished 41st with a time of 21:39.8, Courtney Morrell (24:08.4) finished 115th and Kelsie Hutton (25:26.5) ended up 160th.
Also for the Blue Devils, Holly Graham (27:49.5) finished 218th, and Victoria Evans (31:19.2) ended up 246th.
The East Liverpool boys' middle school team finished sixth in Division II with 140 points.
Tallmadge finished first with 68 points, West Branch placed second with 71 points and Marlington ended up third with 113 points.
Tuslaw's John Virnot finished first overall with a time of 1:55.8, Canton Oakwood's Jason Nagy (12:10.40 placed second and teammate Elliot Rose (12:12.6) ended up third.
East Liverpool's Tyler Adkins (12:46.2) ended up third In Division II and seventh overall.
Also for the Potters, Robbie Davis (13.37.7) placed 18th in Division II and 38th overall, Dylan Kidder (14.28.1) finished 33rd in Division II and 62nd overall and Marcus Calhoun II (14:47.6) ended up 39th in Division II and 69th overall.
Next, Ryan Geisse (15:12.8) finished 47th in Division II and 84th overall, Colin Smith (16:09.5) ended up 52nd in Division II and 102nd overall and Owen O'Hara (18:30.8) placed 63rd in Division II and 141st overall.
Finally, Issac Long (24:24.9) ended up 159th overall, Matt Campbell (27:58.2) finished 163rd overall and Kyle Stevens (28:01) finished 164th overall.
On the girls' side, Crestwood finished first with 59 points, Field placed second with 72 points and Marlington ended up third with 74 points.
For East Liverpool, Jaybreanna Foster finished 85th overall with a time of 19:00.8.
"I was pleased with how everyone ran up and down the lineup and the middle school kids. Tyler Adkins did a great job to finish third."
East Liverpool is scheduled to run again Tuesday in the Second Suburban League Meet of the season.