Our prayers go out to the family of Seamus Camp, who was a sophomore at Park High, who passed away on October 28. He was competing in the Montana State meet the previous weekend and collapsed, while competing in the race. Although he was revived in the ambulance on the way to the hospital he unfortunately was unable to recover. His parents sent a note of thanks for the outpouring of good will to the Montana Cross Country web site, which I’d like to think was a note to the entire running community. In it they noted that ”as far as we are concerned he died on that golf course”, where the race was held. We take for granted the struggle to win & the pain in loss but Seamus’ story reminds us of how fragile life can be and there is a bigger picture. Keep Seamus in your thoughts when next you take to the trails and remember him and his family in your prayers.
Idaho State Meet
There was much to take in at the meet held at the Eagle Island Course north of Boise. Seniors Dallin Farnsworth of Highland & Emily Nist of Bishop Kelly went out in style as both claimed championships. Dallin’s time of 15:40 was ever so close to the overall State record and was easily a divisional record, as he claimed his second straight title. Emily did Dallin one better in claiming her third 4A title and in so doing led her team to yet another State championship. Sierra Manzer of Kuna placed second behind Emily & Mikesell Clegg of Jerome earned third. The Bishop Kelly cause was well supported by Briana Tiffany & Rebecca Lassere, who secured fifth & sixth places respectively. Dallin was pursued in the 5A race by Thomas Rigby of Boise & Cody Curtis of Coeur d’Alene, who led his team to victory.
Emily Hamlin of Boise topped the 5A girls with her clocking of 18:36, as she led her team to its fifth title in the last few years. Mikayla Malaspina of Vallivue & Josie Brown of CDA garnered 2nd & 3rd respectively, while Rachel Sullivan of Centennial & Jordan Mathes of Mountain View came in 4th & 5th, while Sam Mckinnon, one of the prerace favorites struggled due to a foot injury, which we hope is not too severe.
One never knows with any distance race but we may have just witnessed the beginning of the Elijah Armstrong era in Idaho cross country. The freshman pressed the pace and upset defending champion Erik Harris on the way to the 4A title with a time of 15:55. A time like that makes it believable that he could qualify for the prestigious Foot Locker nationals as a freshman. Only three other male runners have ever accomplished that feat (Bryan Dameworth, Jorge Torres & Futsum Zeinasellassie) in the thirty plus years of the race with Jorge being the only four-time qualifier among the guys. The cool thing is that Idaho has the ability to qualify three guys this year, which would also be quite special. Finishing third was Jake Powell of Hillcrest, who ran 16:31, while Haydin Herndon & Sam Levora of Sandpoint took the next two places.
James Withers of Snake River ran 16:41 to triumph in the 3A race& Gage Moore was second. Tyler Jaszkowiak of Challis was victorious in the 2A race topping Dylan Crevelt of Cascade. Alice Keller of Salmon ran away from the field in the girls’ 3A race with her time 18:58 & Marquita palmer of Weiser was second. Rachel Youren of Gooding (19:05) scored in the girls’ 2A race, as Hannah Farnes of Soda Springs followed.
Westside Classic (Wa)
It was a big day of racing near Tacoma on Saturday as numerous runners & teams punched their tickets to the State Meet in Pasco. Leading the way in 1A was Maddie Meyers of The Northwest School in Seattle, who wan 18:09. Although she went out conservatively, she still won by over a minute over the rest of the field. Sally Larson & Hazel Carr took second & third. Jordan McPhee of Mount Rainier remained undefeated, as she handled the stronger field of the day in the 4A race. Her time of 18:12 saw her finish more than a half minute ahead of a strong group that included Alexis Fuller of Union & Rachel Atwood of Auburn Riverside. Alexia Martin of Kent Meridian was close behind as was Elizabeth Oosterhout of Tahoma, who led her team to a near upset of top ranked Bellarmine Prep – missing by just two points. Abby Atchison, her team mate, earned the next spot, while Brenna Peloquin placed 7th.
Alexa Efraimson of Camas had the best time of the day for girls in her victory in the 3A race with her mark of 18:09.4. Mackenzie Bachmeier of Yelm & Nicole Goecke of Prairie earned 2nd & 3rd. Marina Roberts of Kingston earned another trip to State with her mark of 18:22. Reagan Colyer of North Kitsap & Antoinette Tansley both broke nineteen minutes behind her.
Izaic Yorks of Lakes zipped home in 15;22 recording the top time of the day, as he secured a trip to State & the 3A title over Curtis King (15:55) & Alec Temple. Korey Krotzer of Auburn Riverside pulled away shortly after the mile and triumphed in the 4A race with a time of 15:30. Gig Harbor swept the next three places and they were all underclassmen runners in their facile triumph in the division. Wolfgang Beck, Tristan Peloquin & Logan Carroll gave ample evidence why the Tide is highly ranked. Roman Kirkov of Union (16:13) & Mark Tedder of Battleground (16:14) earned 5th & 6th. Marcus Dickson of White River dominated the 2A race. His time of 16:05 saw him top Sam Giner of Interlake by thirteen seconds, while Kody Gould of White River took third (16:23) &Luke Garcia of Lindbergh followed in fourth.
The stars were out in Spokane in an Eastern Regional, which included teams from the Tri-Cities area plus central Washington. Foot Locker National finalist Nathan Weitz, who is recovered from an issue with his hamstring, rolled to victory over Anthony Armstrong, who ran despite having a partial fracture in his foot. Nathan won with a time of 15:21. With Armstrong running for the team (15:32) & hanging tough Kamiakin came close to upsetting North Central but fell just short by a 36 to 38 margin. Hunter Johnson of Mt. Spokane was close behind with his third place effort of 15:38 & Kai Wilmot of North Central took fourth with 15:44. Katie Knight of North Central won the 3A race with a time of 17:57, as she defeated Foot Locker finalist Kendra Weitz of Shadle Park. Stephanie Rexus of Kamiakin followed in third with 18:40 & her team mate Michelle Fletcher took 4th. Molly Cole led Mt. Spokane, which earned second in the team race, with her fifth place effort.
This was the deepest field yet Andrew Gardner, who placed fourth in the 2010 Foot Locker National meet, had an easy time & soared to victory in 15:18. Jacob Smith of Wenatchee, national class in his own right, garnered second with 15;30. Summer Goodwin was right on Smith’s heels finishing only two seconds behind. J P Wolpert of Walla Walla claimed fourth in 15:43 – two seconds ahead of Jaziel Rodriguez. Nick Boersma of Wenatchee followed in sixth with 15:50 & Santos Vargas of Eisenhower ran 15:53, which was good for seventh. Kaitlin Kaluzny of Davis led the 4A girls with her 18:31 to top Mayra Chavez of Eisenhower, who ran 18:43. Lindsey Bradley of Richland was a second behind her, while Elise Tello, also from Ike, earned forth in 18:45. Cyra Carlson of Gonzaga placed fifth & earned a trip to State as well.
Sanne Holland of Cheney scored in the girls’ 2A race with 19:07 & Lakeside’s Lindy Jacobson (19:38) won the 1A title. Biagio Pietroburgo topped the 1A boys with his 16:49. Dear Park runners Daniel Amann (16:12) & Dayde Collins went 1 – 2 in the 2A boys’ race with Amann gaining a four second margin.
5A District in Bend, Oregon
Megan Fristoe & Ashley MAton by Dave Clark
Two-time defending State XC champion Megan Fristoe zipped around the course in 17:39 in leading her Summit team to a dominant victory. Her team mates Ashley Maton (17:57), Piper McDonald (18:18)& Kira Kelly (18:32) swept the next three places but Jenna Mattox of Bend prevented a Storm sweep by her fifth place finish in 18:50. Sara Fristoe & Keelin Moehl had their own Summit sweep, as they claimed the sixth & seventh.
Travis Neuman lived up to the team nickname by storming the course to the tune of 15:20. His closest pursuer was his team mate Eric Aldritt, who ran 15:49. Luke Hinz & Matthew Maton earned 3rd in 4th as Summit dominated the guys’ race as well. Jake McDonald & Riley Anehluk of Mount View took the next two places.
Mt. Hood District (Or – 6A)
There were no real surprises in this district but there were some very special times. Both individual races featured virtuoso performances by the winners. Kyle Thompson ran 15:26 and won almost by half a minute. The Central Catholic star led his team to State, as the Rams once again will challenge for a title. Placing second was Jacob Campbell of Barlow, who ran 15:55. Jackson Haselnus, also from Barlow, placed third & Sam Lomax of CC took fourth. Dylan Hanson of Gresham & Taylor Hybl of Centennial secured the next two berths at State.
As dominating as Kyle was Paige Rice was even more so with a victory of almost a minute & a time of 17:54. Kennedy Martin of Gresham secured second and a ticket to Eugene with her time of 18:49. Taking the next two places were Mandie Maddux of Barlow & Emily Trosino of Reynolds. Bella Gazzola of St. Mary’s Academy placed fifth and aided the SMA cause, as the team took first.
Southwest District (Or – 6A)
Sara Tsai & Erin Clark led South Eugene to the girl’s team title with their first & third place finishes. Tsai’s time was 18:30. Crater’s Sarah Hastings placed second in 18:33 and Clark was time in 18:36. Sheldon freshman Gracie Todd earned fourth in 18:51 & Axemen Paige Kouba took fifth in 18:55. South Eugene topped Crater 40 to 51 in the team race and, although the scores differed a bit, it was the same placement in the guys’ race (36 – 53).
Jon Obeso of Crater won the individual duel with his time of 16:03. Brian Einstad of South Eugene came in second with 16;08 & was followed by Crater’s Neil Siebert, who ran 16;13. Axemen runners Jack Wilson (16:15) & Joe Holvey garnered fourth & fifth.
Metro District (Or – 6A)
Claire DeVoe made sure that the metro league would have some change by becoming the first runner to win the title, who was not from Jesuit in some time. The last few years Annamarie Maag of the Crusaders but DeVoe ran a Maag-like time with her triumph in 17:51. Adrienne Demaree may not have won but she ran a fine 17:57 and led the way to another Jesuit victory. Olivia Artaiz of Jesuit took third with 18:15 & Beaverton’s Erin Gregoire earned fourth with 18:15. Sunset runner Karen Qu finished fifth just ahead of Jesuit’s Dylan Hite. Jesuit topped Sunset for the girls’ title.
Led by David Leavy (15:33) the Jesuit boys’ left no doubt about their team contest as they rolled to victory. Justin Rocereto of Southridge placed second in 15:41 and Hussein Mohamed of Beaverton claimed third. Southridge runner Ryan Jones placed fourth ahead of Dan Oekerman of Beaverton and Hunter McGuirk of Jesuit earned sixth in 15:50.
Three Rivers District (Or – 6A)
Andre Walker led the way for Grant in the team race but Lakeridge edged Lake Oswego for the boys’ team title 55 – 61, while Grant followed in third with 71 points. Walker’s time of 15:45 nipped Nathan Normo of Lake O. by three seconds. Julian Heninger placed third. Nathan Meeker of Oregon City (16:13), Connor Cushman of West Linn (16:16) & Ciaran Smythe of Clackamas (16:24) all earned individual berths at State along with Walker.
Kelly O’Neill rolled home alone in the girl’s race with a victory of over a minute with her final mark of 18:21. Lia Newman, also from Lake Ridge, placed second in 19:44 & Rachel Crawford of Oregon City claimed the first of the individual berths at State. Lily Martin Chamberlain led a trio of Grant runners across the line (Christina Mulch & Libby Kokes) and aided Grant to a team triumph. Kayla Neeley of Clackamas will head to State after her seventh place effort of 20:29, as will Rebecca Donnelly of West Linn. Canby’s Krissy Peterson secured her second straight ticket to Eugene with her 9th place time of 20:34.
Central Valley District
Emily Weber of South Salem won for the third time and her Saxon team mates earned a sixth straight group title at Bush pasture Park in Salem. Weber won with a time of 18:54 defeating Redmond’s Tefina Mitchell-Hoegh by almost fifty seconds. Kellie Friedrich & Vivian Hawkinson added third & fourth place efforts for the victorious Saxons. South Salem also was victorious in the male version of the race, which marked their third team crown. Chris Musser of North Salem, however, won the individual title with his 16:30 clocking. Alex Stevens of Redmond ran 16:53 for second & David Clark of West Salem took third with 16:41.
Pacific District (Or - 6A)
Kristen Coffman & Ali Cross of Tualtin worked together for the first two miles and then began to race each. The end result saw Coffman win the title with a time of 19:10, while Cross earned second in 19:24. Tyler Shipleywas the only runner to break sixteen minutes with his mark of 15:58.
District Six Meet (Or – 3A)
The Cascade Christian boy’s and the St. Mary’s girls won team titles at the Valley of the Rogue State Park last week. The teams also supplied the individual winners as well. Hudson Eustace led the guys with 16:04 in winning his third district crown. Sarah Bennion claimed her second district title with her time of 19:45. Stephanie Croy of Cascade Christian (19:54) & Christian Huttema of new Hope Christian (16:42) placed second in the girls’ & guys’ race respectively.
Northwest District 1, 2A, 3A (Wa)
Times here were tempered by the South Whidbey course but that did seem to faze Amy-Eloise Neale much. The Glacier Peak gazelle breezed to a 17:46 clocking and her team mate Katie Bianchini followed in second with 18:51. Haley Suarez (19:14) finished third ahead of Glacier Peak’s Marlee Rothschild. Gigi Vujovich (19:34) earned fifth, while Marren Haneberg of GP was sixth in 19:39. Glacier Peak defeated oak Harbor 22 to 62 for the 3A team title.
Connor Jungkuntz of Ferndale topped the 3A guys with his mark of 16:20 defeating Mason Newton of Everett by ten seconds. Third went to Carter Osborne of Shorecrest & Logan Jungkuntz took fourth in 16:38. Keenan Stephens of Shorewood earned fifth in 16:39 but was followed by three runners from oak Harbor (Matt Reith, Joshua Schrum & John Rodeheffer), who pretty much sealed their team’s victory. The final verdict saw Oak Harbor top Glacier Peak 53 to 79.
It was the same team, same story but new star in the girls’ 2A race with Brittany Gappa of Squalicum taking individual honors, as Sehome romped to victory with Emily Pettis leading the way. Kate Hannah of Sehome finished third in 19:38 & Michaela Bartz of Archbishop Murphy took fourth (19:42) Jaden Duffy of Sehome secured fifth in 19:48. The final total saw Sehome easily top Bellingham 36 to 91.
Patrick Gibson made it a Squalicum sweep of the individual titles with his time 16:03 having a nine second margin over Cedarcrest ’s Mitchell Montgomery. Conner Johnson of Sehome placed third & Tom Bradley of Blaine garnered fourth. Logan Orndorf of Cedarcrest & Reed Hansen of Sehome claimed the next two places. Sehome also won the 2A boys’ title by besting Cedarcrest 62 to 75.
4A Northwest Regional (Wa.)
Chandler Olson of Woodinville made Lincoln Park her running home on Saturday by earning an eighteen second margin over Megan LeGresley of Redmond. Chandler finished with 18:12, while Brooke Kingma of Jackson took third in 18:43. Garfield’s Natalie Sharp secured fifth I 18:44 and Redmond’s Kelsey Dunn came home in 18:48. Girls’ team laurels went to Redmond, which topped Snohomish 72 to 91.
Alex Bowns of Ballard sped to victory in 15:34 to defeat Keegan Symmes of Skyline by twelve seconds. Freshman Aaron Roe of Henry Jackson continues to impress after his third place effort of 15:50. Jamie Coughlin of Garfield & Nathan Conrad of Bothell took fourth & fifth. Henry Jackson ‘s total of 93 points was the lowest score for the boys and Skyline placed second with 125.
Columbia River District (Or)
As expected the guys from Hermiston dominated at the Dalles with a low of 20 points. Eduardo Juarez of the Bulldogs topped all runners with his time of 16:13. Alex Dillard of The Dalles-Wahtonka took second with 16:19. Hermiston’s Alejandro Cisneros (16:22), Javier Velasco (16:40) & Jose Macias (16:57) secured the next three places, while Ryan Montgomery led Pendleton with his sixth place finish in 17:30. Kain Garcia finished seventh (17:42) to complete that team’s scoring. Jorge Cuevas of Hood River ran 17:43 but his team fell to Pendleton 56 to 63 in the battle for second place.
Maggie Coleman (19:56) & Katie Markwick (20:29) claimed first and second for the Hermiston girls but Hood River, led by Fiona Wylde ’s fourth place finish (21:12) led a charge, which saw the team sweep places six through nine and earn the victory with a low of 34 points. Sandy Torres led the way for Pendleton with her time of 20:56, as the Pendleton girls finished second with 49 points to edge Hermiston with 53.
PIL (Or. – 5A)
Jackson Baker of Franklin ran a strong 15:42 to lead his team mate Fletcher Hazlehurst, who earned second. Christopher Hinkle of Cleveland placed third & Franklin’s Jackson Packham earned fourth. Adrian Hinkle was timed in 16:33 for fifth & Demetrius Rhodes (16:34) took sixth. Franklin ran well as a team with Christopher Black & Josh Edel securing the next two places.
Cleveland’s Bryn McKillop topped the girls with her time of 19:42 but Margarita Lauer was close behind with 19:45. Emma Wren & Hannah Spencer of Cleveland took the next two placements and then were followed by three Franklin runners: Mona Law, Chloe Retallack & Allegra Hoenigman.
Mid-Willamette District (Or. – 5A)
Morgan Anderson of Silverton ran 19:00 to win easily over Aiyanna Cameron-Lewis of Crescent Valley placed second in 19:35. Brigid Behrens of Corvallis followed in 19:44 & MaryKate McGuire of Dallas’ time of 19:53 was the final time under twenty, as she earned fourth. Gyn McMorris of Corvallis & Meredith Wells of CV took fifth & sixth to set the tone in the team race, which saw Corvallis top Crescent Valley 45 to 56. Juve Guzman of Woodburn won the boys’ crown with 16:35. West Albany’s Zacariah Roth ran 16:53, which was good for second & Spencer Barrett of CV took third. CV won the boys’ race 35 to 72 over Dallas, while Corvallis was ten points further back.
Skyline District (Or. – 4A)
Alisha Luna topped all female comers with her time of 18:13 and secured a trip to Eugene to defend her State 4A title. Sierra Brown of Hidden Valley placed second in 19:09 with a large margin over Emily Sears of North Valley, who finished in 19:49. Paul Adams of Mazama ran an impressive 15:43 to surprise defending champion Zorg Loustalet of Henley, who ran a fine 15:58. Jonathan Cornish of North Valley earned third with 16:06 & Garrison Iams of Henley was next with 16:16.
District 1 (Or. – 3A)
Nick Obletz of Oregon Episcopal continues his fine roll through the season & claimed the championship with 16:12. Connor Garcia of Valley Catholic took second with 16:16. Mackenzie Spooner of Catlin Gable led the girls with her time of 20:19. Valley Catholic took the next three places with Josephine Chau & her sister Sophia leading the way at Tualatin Hills.
Blue Lake was the setting for another fine race by Shannon Susbauer of Milwaukie, who romped to victory in 18:46. Kelsey Hilsenteger of Putnam followed in 19:21 & Taryn Rawlings of Wilsonville earned third with 19:28. Sasha Gonzalez of Milwaukie & Devon Greene of Sherwood secured fourth & fifth. Ryan Byrd of St. Helens & Akiharu Kitagawa of Wilsonville had a fine battle with Ryan getting the edge by two seconds with a winning time of 16:04. Sam Collins of Wilsonville placed third with 16:29, while David Santillan of Milwaukie took fourth in 16:42. Alex Lull of St. Helens ran 16;48 for fifth edging Ben Thomas of Wilsonville.
Far West League District (Or. – 3A)
The shortened version of the story of this meet in North Bend simply put is Siuslaw. The guys swept the top six places with Matthew Campbell (15:30) & Mitchell Butler (15:31) leading the way. Hayden Schaffner, Mack Marbas, Seth Campbell & Brian Schofield then completed the job, as the team looks forward to their upcoming show at State. Katy Potter, also a Siuslaw runner, triumphed in the girls’ race with her time of 19:15. Cassandra Van Atta of South Umpqua placed second with 20:04 & Morgan McNeely of SU earned third with 20:17. The next two places were claimed by Zenora Burns of North Bend & Brittany Hanson of Sutherlin.
News from the Nation
Essex County Championships (NJ)
Edward Cheserek keeps crushing course records as he rolls through the season. Last week he ran at Brookdale Park in Bloomfield and jetted home in a time of 14:20 for 5K. He broke his own course record set last year by 22 seconds with a time that is one of the swiftest in prep history. Blake Udland placed second in 15:04, which was the sixth fastest time in course history & a time one would think could almost guarantee a victory. Amanda Corbosiero also broke her own record that day with a time of 17:44.
Indiana State XC Championship
Futsum Zeinasellassie won by the largest margin in state history, 44 seconds, with a time of 14:48. The time broke the course record and his victory marked his third State title. The two-time Foot Locker National finalist intends to return to San Diego but will run in Portland as well. Mitch Hubner finished second & Troy Reeder placed third. Ashley Erba won the girls’ title with 18:05 & Sarah Bennett earned second. Renee Wellman, who was the favorite in the race after numerous victories, including the Semi-State, meet came home 20th, which meant she was fifth on her team. That team Carmel was obviously quite strong and it included Bennett. Naturally Carmel won the team trophy.
Maine State Championships
Abbey Leonardi , who hopes to become a three-time Foot Locker finalist, earned her fourth State title last weekend and she won it in the large school division. Her winning time was 18:27. Elizabeth Nagy claimed second in 18:59, as Emily Durgin placed third in 19:03. Durgin is another former Foot Locker runner but the Cheverus star has been battling anemia & was forced to hold back to help prevent another collapse. Her effort successfully aided in her teams’ solid victory. Fiona Hendry of Cheverus placed fourth in 19:25 & was followed by Kiera Murray & Shannon Conley from the team.
Nick Morris of Scarborough ran 16:46 to claim the boys’ ‘A’ title by edging Harlow Ladd by two-hundredths of a second. The ‘B’ races in Maine were taken by Brittany Bowman, who ran 19:12, and Silas Eastman, who clocked 16:14.
After Saturday it may not seem that way but four-time champions are still a rarity. Still at day’s end Molly Seidel joined the select list by garnering her fourth State title. The only other four-time winner in Wisconsin history is none other than Suzy Favor Hamilton, which is pretty darned good company. Girls run 4K in that state & Molly’s time was 13:39. Tyson Miehe, a sophomore, won the boys’ race in 16:02 defeating Kevin Ryan & Immanuel Lau.
Colorado State Champions
Jordan Colter at Danner by Angela Collins
Oregon had a chance to see Jordyn Colter, when she battled Maddie Meyers in the Danner championship, and she has been going strong ever since then. Last weekend, running at altitude, Colter had the best time of the day in all divisions with her 5A victory in 18:24. Hannah Everson followed her with 18:43. Sydney Scott won the 4A title with 18:52 & Tabor Scholl took the 2A title in 18:37. The 1A champion became Kelley Robinson after she finished in 18:42.
Kirk Webb had the best time of the day when he chimed in with his 16:03 topping Tait Rutherford, who ran 16:07 in the 5A race. Ty Williams was timed in 16:26 to best everyone in the 1A division. Alfredo Lebron won the 4A title with 16:24 & Evan Fortney scored in 3A with 16:44.
Erin Finn, a 2010 Foot locker qualifier, qualified for State by running 17:59, which topped the rest of the field by over a minute. Nathan Burnard won the boys’ race with 16:07.
Skyland Conference Championship (NJ)
Dana Giordano won the event with 17:58 to win by half a minute.
Shore Conference Championship (NJ)
Danielle Leavitt ran 17:37, which is one of the fastest times ever on the course but Rachel Rumson was not that far behind in second with 17:45. George Kelly won the boys’ title with 15:16 and Mike McClemens was second in 15:20.
Regional at National Trail Raceway (Ohio)
Tsehaye Hilu of Reynoldsburg won in a course record time of 15:44 finishing almost sixteen seconds ahead of Brandon Kidder. The Division II boys’ winner was Adrian Ross, who ran 16:10. Kayla Scott won the girls’ Division I race in 18:49 & Hannah Hartzell finished second in 18:53. Ferritin issues hindered Hannah Campbell earlier in the season but she was recovered enough to calm the Division II girls’ title with her mark of 19:04. Stephanie Loshbough trailed six sections behind.
Tiffin Regional (Ohio)
Willy Fink of Maumee led the way with 15;50 & Trevor Norris placed second in 15:52. Elyse Bierut of Rocky River won the girls’ rave with 18:19 defeating Paige Szabat of Wadsworth, who ran 18:21. Samantha Bockoven of Cuyahoga Valley led the way in Division II with 18:43. In the important girls’ team competition Akron St. Vincent – St. Mary’s topped CV 39 to 70.
Youngstown Boardman Regional (Ohio)
Conditions must have been something else here, Tony Hawkins of Cuyahoga Heights won in 16:45, yet won by nine seconds over Nick Pupino of Copley. Mattie Rankin of Louisville topped the girls with 19:38 & Therese Haiss of Solon took second in 20:01.
Troy Regional (Ohio)
Nick Vogele of Anderson edged Jesse Moreno of Stebbins by only a second with his time of 15:50. The girls’ race was even tighter, as Claudia Saunders of Princeton ran 18:19, while Jacquelyn Crow of Lebanon was credited with the same time.
Illinois Sectional at Niles
Courtney Ackerman won the 3A title upsetting Kaylee Flanagan, who had been undefeated this fall. The winning time was 17:02 & it saw her win by eight seconds. Leland Later of new Trier defeated Malachy Schrobilgen of Oak Park by ten sections with his mark of 14:44. The York boys won again – this time topping new Trier 73 to 110.
Korey Krotzer & Wolfgang Beck at Westside