The Geico Classic is always the largest meet in West Virginia each year because teams from across the state want the opportunity to compete on the WV State Championship course. The meet also attracted many teams from Ohio and Kentucky.
Jacob Burcham would lead his team with any easy victory crossing the line in 16:11 with teammate, Avery Campbell taking the runner-up position in 16:45. Jeremy Waugh (17:13-6th), Brian Lawhon (17:40-12th), and Eric Wooten (18:08-20th) rounded out Midland's top 5 for the team victory. Midland beat out runner-up Ripley by nearly 50 points.
In the Boys Reserve Varsity, it would be another Midland runner taking the victory along with another team title. Freshman, Andrew Short, simply ran away from the competition winning by over a minute over teammate, Brandon Atkinson. Austin Jarrell & Jacob Dillinger would take the next two spots in 3rd and 4th with times of 18:45 and 18:50. Hunter Adkins rounded out Midland's top 5 in 7th place and giving Midland a near perfect score.
The Lady Knights were led by senior, Jorden Thornton 6th place finish followed by Hannah Morgan (16th-22:48), Kelsey Dillon (33rd-24:26), Jenna Marsh (35th-24:34) and Hannah Asebes (25:09-37th). Midland would end up 4th overall.
The girls Reserve Varsity had Kendall McNeely running strong finishing 2nd overall in 23:35. She was followed by teammates Shelby Nelson (10th-24:56), Jaime Schussler (14th-25:31), Brooke Mayo (16th-25:58) and Coty Rotolo (17th (26:04) to round out the top 5. The girls would earn the Runner-up team trophy behind Parkersburg.
The weather was once again a huge challenge with temperatures soaring in the 90's. However, Midland's Medical teams, course inspectors, along with all the ATV transport vehicles were quick to react to any situation