West Fork’s Weaver runner-up at Clear Lake Invite

Kenna Weaver, back, of West Fork runs by the lake in the early stages of the Clear Lake Invitational at Ventura Regular Baptist Camp. Weaver surged ahead and finished runner-up at the meet. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)

VENTURA – It isn’t much of a stretch to call West Fork senior Kenna Weaver’s run during Thursday’s Clear Lake Invite lonely.

The Warhawk runner, who only recently re-entered the Class 1A individual rankings at 19th this week, was nearly two minutes behind the champion, Class 3A No. 4 Bryce Gidel of Humboldt, and 20 full seconds ahead of the third-place finisher, GHV’s Abby Christians.

She led West Fork to a fourth-place team finish in the 14-team girls’ field as the Warhawks scored 144 points at Regular Baptist Camp in Ventura. Humboldt took the team title with 59.

“She was so far ahead I couldn’t even see her,” Weaver said of Gidel. “It was a very different pack..."

The full story appears in the Sept. 19 print and online editions of the Hampton Chronicle.