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Troy Roberts cuts 43 seconds from 2012 time in leading Bickleton's young cross country team at State meet


Running as they had all season long, Bickleton’s Troy Roberts led Pirate runners with Andrew Gannon about 20 seconds behind at the State cross country meet in Pasco, Saturday. Roberts finished in 41st place among 125 competitors. His time was 17 minutes, 56.04 seconds, about two minutes off the winning pace. Gannon crossed the finish line in 18:14.55.

For Roberts, the time was a big improvement over his time in last year’s State race. The sophomore was competing in his third State cross country meet, having qualified as a team member as an eighth grader and as an individual last year. With the 5,000 meter course unchanged from year to year on the hilly Sun Willows Golf Course, Roberts...

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