Cross country Bucs win 2022 Big 10 Conference title

KINGWOOD – The Buckhannon-Upshur Buccaneers are your 2022 Big 10 Conference cross-country champions!

The Bucs claimed first place in the conference championship Thursday at Preston High School.

The Bucs amassed 51 points, well ahead of second-place Fairmont Senior who scored 61 points while East Fairmont was a distant third in the 12-team event with 87 points.

All five scoring Bucs finished in the Top 20 as those who placed in the Top 10 earned First Team All-Conference honors while those placing 11th to 20th earned Second Team All-Conference honors.

Jack Waggy took second overall with a time of 17:10.7 while Jordan Gillum was fourth with a clocking of 17:24.3 and Reis Leonard was sixth with a time of 17:44.6.

The two other Bucs scoring were Joey Nolte in 19th (18:45.9) and Owen Cutright in 20th (18:57.2).

For his efforts, Nolte was named as the Performer of the Meet.

“I am really happy for the boys and the fact we finally got our seniors a Big 10 Championship,” stated Buckhannon-Upshur head coach Taylor Stacy. “We had some great individual performances all-around that led to a big team win. This is a really good confidence boost rolling into regionals next week.”

Slate Swiger of Lewis County won the individual title with a time of 17:02.8.        

The Bucs will compete in the Region I championships on Thursday at Brooke High School.

The results:


  1. Buckhannon-Upshur 51; 2. Fairmont Senior 61; 3. East Fairmont 87; 4. Lewis County 116; 5. Elkins 163; 6. Grafton 184; 7. North Marion 191; 8. Bridgeport 217; 9. Preston 220; 10. Lincoln 238; 11. Liberty 272; 12. Robert C. Byrd 301. (Philip Barbour did not field a complete team).


  1. Slate Swiger (Lewis County) – 17:02.8.
  2. Jack Waggy (Buckhannon-Upshur) – 17:10.7.
  3. Nathaniel Stuck (East Fairmont) – 17:16.3.
  4. Jordan Gillum (Buckhannon-Upshur) – 17:24.3.
  5. Josiah Brannen (Fairmont Senior) – 17:39.7.


Jack Waggy (2nd) – 17:10.7.

Jordan Gillum (4th) – 17:24.3

Reis Leonard (6th) – 17:44.6.

Joey Nolte (19th) – 18:45.9.

Owen Cutright (20th) – 18:57.2

Alex Sappey (28th) – 19:32.7

Brycen Allen (30th) – 19:39.4.

Weldon Zirkle (59th) – 21:16.4 (JV)

Jeremy Allman (60th) – 21:23.7 (JV)

Brandon Landis (68th) – 21:59.8 (JV)



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