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Gillum runs first, Waggy second for Bucs at Bearcat Invitational

GRAFTON – Jordan Gillum and Jack Waggy finished first and second for the Buckhannon-Upshur cross country Buccaneers in Saturday’s Bearcat Invitational.

Gillum was the lone runner to finish the race in under 17 minutes as he clocked a time of 16:56.

Waggy posted a runner-up time of 17:08.

The other Bucs scoring were Reis Leonard in 16th (18:09), Joey Nolte in 25th (18:54) and Owen Cutright in 29th (19:03).

Buckhannon-Upshur just missed out on the team title as they finished one point behind Fairmont Senior.

The Polar Bears had 53 points while the Bucs had 54 points. East Fairmont was a close third with 59 points.

The rest of the Buckhannon-Upshur runners were Alex Sappey in 37th (19:45), Brycen Allen in 40th (19:53), Weldon Zirkle in 62nd (21:12), Jeremy Allman in 70th (21:39), Brandon Landis in 85th (22:40) and Ryan Tenney in 85th (22:40).

“We had a really great race from the boys,” stated Buckhannon-Upshur head coach Taylor Stacy. ”I was super impressed with the individual performances by Jordan and Jack. I think it was exactly the kind of confidence boost we need before we roll into Conference and Regionals in October. I think the boys have a legitimate chance of taking the Big 10 titles home if they can stick together and put together a solid performance on race day.”

The Bucs will be back in action Saturday in the Fairmont Senior Polar Bear Invite at the Apple Valley Golf Course starting at 11 a.m.

The results:


  1. Fairmont Senior 53; Buckhannon-Upshur 54; 3. East Fairmont 59; 4. Elkins 134; 5. North Marion 174; 6. South Harrison 203; 7. Bridgeport 212; 8. Notre Dame 214; 9. Lincoln 222; 10. Oak Glen 223; 11. Berkeley Springs 243. (Keyser, Weir, Tyler Consolidated, Pendleton, Clay-Battelle and Grafton did not field complete teams).


  1. Jordan Gillum (Buckhannon-Upshur) – 16:56.
  2. Jack Waggy (Buckhannon-Upshur) – 17:08.
  3. Nathaniel Stuck (East Fairmont) – 17:13.
  4. Trenton Denne (Keyser) – 17:22.
  5. Joshua Duffy (Weir) – 17:22.


Jordan Gillum (1st) – 16:56.

Jack Waggy (2nd) – 17:08.

Reis Leonard (16th) – 18:09.

Joey Nolte (25th) – 18:54.

Owen Cutright (29th) – 19:03

Alex Sappey (37th) – 19:45.

Brycen Allen (40th) – 19:53.

Weldon Zirkle (62nd) – 21:12.

Jeremy Allman (70th) – 21:39.

Brandon Landis (85th) – 22:40

Ryan Tenney (92nd) – 23:08.

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