PHS cross country places third

Alex Hider

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The Portsmouth boys cross country team placed third in their division at the Circleville Kiwanis Invitational on Sept. 5 on the campus of Ohio Christian University.

Trojan freshman Daniel Clark paced Portsmouth, crossing the line with a time of 19:13, finishing in 32nd place out of a field of 194. Clark placed third of all freshman competing in the event.

“Daniel already has the work ethic of a collegiate runner. I’m excited for his future,” Portsmouth cross country coach Corey Culbertson said.

Caleb Clark finished second for Portsmouth and 61st overall with a time of 20:13. Tyson Trinidad, the Trojans’ lone senior, followed him with a 74th place finish and a time of 20:30.

“Caleb battled some injuries early in the season which affected his training. I was happy to see him perform so well,” Culbertson said. “Tyson showed great leadership. He gave an inspiring pre-race speech and ensured the pack executed the race strategy.”

Aiden Kammler, Ethan Haas and Daniel Jordan crossed in 83rd, 132nd and 170th, respectively.

Destiny Royalty, the lone girl to race for Portsmouth, finished in 85th place.

The Trojans race again this Saturday at Minford

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