Boyle County's Patrick Morgan finished seventh in a pool of 400 runners in the Franklin County Invitational at Frankfort Saturday.
Morgan's time of 16 minutes, 39.77 seconds put him just over 36 seconds behind winner Eric Cooper of Cabell Midland. Morgan was easily the class of the local runners, as Lincoln County's Jordan Wilkinson was the next area runner, finishing 33rd in 17:19.58.
On the girls' side, Danville fifth-grader Kaitlin Snapp was the top area finisher at 41st. Her time of 20:56.74 was good enough to finish four places ahead of Boyle's Abby Piper. Piper had a time of 21:07.1.
"That's the best Kaitlin's ever run," Danville coach Ed McKinney said. "To break 21 minutes for a fifth-grader is pretty strong."