Jan, Merinar wear WV Region AA/A crowns

October 18, 2012


Frankfort boys, Philip Barbour girls take team titles

* Girls results * Boys results

Photos by PHDCby John Eye … by TriStateRunnur.com
* A special thanks to Dennis, David, Melissa, Kim and other finish line volunteers who helped provide timely and accurate results. Thank you!!!

SHORT GAP, W.Va., Oct. 18, 2012 — Katie Jan, of host Frankfort, and Bridgeport’s Abe Merinar raced to individual wins in the West Virignia Class AA-A Region II Cross Country Championship Thursday afternoon at Frankfort High School.

Merinar stopped the clock in 17 minutes and 50 seconds. Frankfort Teammates Trae Miller and Shane Ickes finished 2-3 (17:59.2 and 18:05.7, respectively)  for the Falcons, who won the team title with 44 points. Philip Barbour was second with 52 points, followed by state-qualifiers Bridgeport (63) and Keyser (116).

In the girls’ race, Jan made it look all too easy as she led the host Falcons to a second-place finish with a time of 20:27.2, nearly 45 seconds ahead of runner-up Brianna Waybright of Philip Barbour (21:11.4).

Philip Barbour took the top spot in the girls’ team standings with 45 points. Frankfort was second with 66 points, while Bridgeport (74) also advanced to the state meet on Oct. 27 at Cabell Midland High School in Ona.



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