Lady Bucs run second at Forest Festival Invitational; Shreve finishes fourth

ELKINS – Samantha Shreve ran to a top-five finish for the Buckhannon-Upshur Lady Bucs in the Forest Festival Invitational Saturday morning at Davis & Elkins College.

Shreve placed fourth with a time of 23:17.46.

Mia Sappey also had a top-10 finish for the Lady Bucs as she ran ninth with a time of 24:04.29.

The two top-10 finishes held the Lady Bucs take runner-up honors with 72 points.

North Marion won the team title with 65 points while Fairmont Senior was third with 84.

Rounding out the scoring for B-U were Jessica Williams placing 17th in 25:10.55, Miah Reger running 19th in 25:22.21 and Pressley Bowers taking 38th in 28:10.75.

The rest of the B-U line-up included Malia Bowers running 39th (28:17.01), Harley Gillum placing 49th (29:49.43), Brianna Dalton running 51st (31:02.57), Haley White placing 54th (32:22.15) and Ryanna Hines taking 62nd (37.27.80).

“The girls ran really well overall,” stated Buckhannon-Upshur head coach Taylor Stacy. “I think there’s still more in them deep down, but thankfully we have another month or so to get it figured out.”

Lydia Falkenstien of Fairmont Senior won the individual title with a time of 21:51.59 while Jenna Barnett of Trinity was second with a clocking of 23:01.66.

The Lady Bucs will run again Tuesday at Doddridge County.

The results:


  1. North Marion 65; 2. Buckhannon-Upshur 72; 3. Fairmont Senior 84; 4. Elkins 88; 5. Braxton County 89; 6. Tucker County 102; 7. Lincoln 177. (Trinity, Robert C. Byrd and Clay Battelle did not field complete teams).


  1. Lydia Falkenstein (Fairmont Senior) – 21:51.59
  2. Jenna Barnett (Trinity) – 23:01.66
  3. Taylor Hess (North Marion) – 23:02.20
  4. Samantha Shreve (Buckhannon-Upshur) – 23:17.46
  5. Claudia Moore (Robert C. Byrd) – 23:20.70


Samantha Shreve (4th) – 23:17.46

Mia Sappey (9th) – 24:04.29

Jessica Williams (17th) – 25:10.55

Miah Reger (19th) – 25:22.21

Pressley Bowers (38th) – 28:10.75

Malia Bowers (39th) – 28:17.01

Harley Gillum (49th) – 29:49.43

Brianna Dalton (51st) – 31:02.57

Haley White (54th) – 32:22.15

Ryanna Hines (62nd) – 37:27.80

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