PA Heat Up Again: Week 6 Meet Recaps

Grove City Invitational - Meet Recap


Riverview's Ben Barnes scored his second win of the season on Saturday, picking up the victory at Grove City. Barnes, who started his season off with a win at Gateway, ran 16:26 on Saturday. He'll be a serious contender in 1A this season and worth keeping an eye on.

Chartiers Valley took the next two spots as Czar Tarr was second in 16:49 and Mark Golebiewski was third in 16:50. Freedom Area's Jarrett Boyd placed fourth in 16:51.

Grove City Area took the team win, despite the absence of top runner Jonah Powell. Sophomore Toby Jones led the way for the hosts with a seventh place finish in 17:02. Grove City Area scored 41 points to beat second place Chartiers Valley by 20 points.


Knoch's Samantha Jo Barnes took home the win in the girls' race. Barnes clocked in at 19:49 for her first invitational victory of her career. High Point Baptist's Anna Steich took second in 20:12. Kiki Thornton (20:35) and Elise LaQuatra (21:00) both of Chartiers Valley took the next two spots.

The Altoona Area girls led by Amanda Chamberlain and Riley Boutiller's ninth and tenth place finishes, earned the win by just two points over Chartiers Valley.