Waggy runs second at Forest Festival Invitational as Bucs place three runners in top 10

ELKINS – The Buckhannon-Upshur cross-country Bucs put three runners in the top 10 at the Forest Festival Invitational Saturday morning at the course at Davis & Elkins College.

Jack Waggy led the Bucs with an impressive run taking second place with a time of 18:44.65 while Joey Nolte was sixth with a clocking of 19:36.67 while Alex Sappey was seventh with a time of 20:01.57.

“Jack had a really good race going but tightened up toward the end,” noted Buckhannon-Upshur head coach Taylor Stacy. “Alex and Joey both have made huge gains since this time last year.”

Rounding out the scoring for B-U were Isaac Snodgrass in 22nd (22:02.65) and Jeremy Allman in 35th (24:13.56) while Bryce Mullens placed 39th (24:46.62).

Joshua Bodkins of Elkins finished in front of Waggy to win the individual title with a time 18:24.79.

As a team, the Bucs placed third with 68 points.

Elkins won their own event with 30 points while Hampshire was runner-up with 46 points.

“It was a good race for both the boys,” concluded Stacy. “It was a good showing and helps us to gauge our middle of the season fitness levels. I am hoping to put together some nice races again next weekend before we really step into the championship part of our season. I am excited for the weeks ahead.”

Buckhannon-Upshur will be back in action this Saturday at the Grafton Bearcat Invitational at 9:45 a.m.

The results:


  1. Elkins 30; 2. Hampshire 46; 3. Buckhannon-Upshur 68; 4. Tucker County 114; 5. Lincoln 134; 6. North Marion 146; 7. Philip Barbour 163. (Robert C. Byrd did not field a complete team).


  1. Joshua Bodkins (Elkins) — 18:24.79.
  2. Jack Waggy (Buckhannon-Upshur) – 18:44.65.
  3. Wyatt Thorne (Hampshire) – 18:48.15.
  4. Gavin Brown (Elkins) – 19:24.47.
  5. Trevor George (Elkins) – 10:31.18.


Jack Waggy (2nd) – 18:44.65.

Joey Nolte (6th) – 19:36.67.

Alex Sappey (7th) – 20:01.57.

Isaac Snodgrass (22nd) – 22:02.65.

Jeremy Allman (35th) – 24:13.56.

Bryce Mullens (39th) – 24:46.62.

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