Lady Knights win own invitational
By ROB HAMILTON
Northmor’s girls claimed first place at their own invitational last Monday, finishing with 38 points to Pleasant’s 45 in the seven-team invitational.
Dani Blum won the race for the Knights, finishing in 19:43.91. She was followed by Kendall Fout, who took fifth in 21:46.39. Brianna Heminger was seventh in 22:30.30 and Isabelle Ditullio placed ninth in 22:59.22 to also be in the top 10.
Kelly Pope claimed 16th in 24:08.71, while Kayla Duryea was 20th in 24:29.55 and Katie Burson placed 39th in 26:48.7.
Also, Jessika Clark finished 48th, Samantha High was 54th, Naomi Heilman placed 56th, Mikki Chapman was 68th, Katlyn Stiver ran 70th and Kyndall Williams took 76th.
Highland placed fifth in the meet behind Lydia Hockenberry’s 17th-place finish in 24:10.53. Kayla Davies placed 23rd in 24:58.42 and Angelica Presley claimed 26th in 25:40.86.
Katie McClung ran 28th in 25:49.24, while Jena Buchholz was 29th in 25:10.1. Nichole Carter placed 33rd in 26:04.45 and Samantha Thompson took 36th in 26:17.02.
Also, Katie Davies was 51st, Kathryn Spearman finished 52nd, Bethany Porter placed 55th, Brianna Dado took 61st, Adriane Swetland was 62nd and Brittany Stevens ran 73rd.
Placing sixth was Cardington. Shelby Brady took 11th place in 23:22.33 to lead the team. Jaelyn Ballard ran 25th in 25:36.77 and McKenzie Smith was 32nd in 25:55.63.
Sami Bennett ran 44th in 27:36.65 and MaKenzie Coulter placed 45th in 27:46.59 to round out the Pirate runners.
Fredericktown won the boys’ race with 40 points. Highland scored 97 to place third in the meet and tops among Morrow County teams.
Logan Ebersole won the race for the Scots, taking first in 17:56.72. Devin Johnson placed 13th in 19:34.94 and Josh Irvin was 15th in 19:43.73.
Kevin Jones was 38th in 21:47.17 and Layne Burson placed 40th in 22:13.99. Nick Parks ran 62nd in 26:03.86, while Jonah Maggs placed 69th in 27:38.5. Also, Andrew Jackson was 75th.
Cardington placed fourth in the meet as Jacob Long took second place in 17:57.75, while Mitch Yake claimed fourth in 18:04.38. Mike Queener ran 41st in 22:15.15, Josh Queener took 44th in 22:20.41 and Jared Gandelot ran 45th in 22:43.68.
Matt Queener placed 61st in 25:37.57, while Alex Elam took 67th in 26:38.01. Also, Ian Snyder was 73rd.
Northmor placed fifth in the meet. Joe Vitte was 14th in 19:40.58 and Jacob Hill finished 17th in 20:14.82. Clint Crose placed 35th in 21:39.02, while Chris Stiver ran 36th in 21:43.51.
Matthew Kimes placed 64th in 26:23.68, Rodney Goodman ran 66th in 26:37.79 and John Pfister took 72nd in 28:32.78.
Gilead Christian came with four runners to fall just short of fielding a full team. Caleb Mosher led the Eagles by placing seventh in 18:41.67, while Aaron Martin was 26th in 20:52.02.
Also, Lucas Standley ran 59th in 24:24.16 and Eric Grey took 74th in 29:20.54.
Mount Gilead took second place in the middle school boys’ race, while Highland was fourth and Northmor placed fifth.
The Indians were led by Nick Weiss, who placed sixth in 13:32.05. Jason Bolha ran seventh, Matt Robinson took 12th, Josh Conaway placed 16th, Jonathan DePhillips ran 32nd, Tyler Clark was 36th and Josh Molitor ran 48th.
For Highland, Christian Buchholz placed 10th in 14:05.1. Also, Jacob Serio took 26th, Joel Adkins placed 28th, Jacob Smith took 34th, Tyler Bowens finished 38th, Judson Thompson was 54th and Alex Presley ran 55th.
Northmor was paced by A.J. White, who was fourth overall in 13:14.85. Ethan Chapman finished 40th, Manny Heilman took 43rd, Sebastian Lopez finished 51st and Kyle Ditty was 52nd.
Cardington, who didn’t have a full team, got a third-place finish in 13:12.01 from Quinn Maceyko. Caleb White placed 17th and Spencer Benson ran 37th.
Also not having a full team was Gilead Christian. For them, Derek Goodman placed 13th in 14:31.14, Justin Jones was 19th, Kyle Mattingly ran 33rd and Seth Butterfield placed 41st.
In the girls’ middle school race, Northmor finished second. Kristen Duryea took 10th in 15:38.11, while Amanda Dykiel finished 12th, Karalee Patterson ran 13th, Brooklyn Mayes placed 16th, Racheal Morrison ran 18th, Sydney Jennette took 24th, Selena Cortez placed 29th, Vivienne Cutrupi placed 37th, Sara Drumm ran 38th, Alyssa Pearce was 40th, Rayanna Loyer got 41st, Sarah Dudley placed 44th, Hannah Quibell was 52nd, Emily Mangette ran 58th, Adria Houghtby took 60th and Caitlin Adkins was 67th.
Finishing third was Highland, as Laura Spearman was fifth in 15:15.22 and Sophia Thompson placed sixth. Meg Mitchell was 14th, Jenna Brown ran 39th, Olivia Longhenry took 65th and Madison Chaffee was 66th.
Fourth place went to Mount Gilead, who was led by Hannah Bush’s second place finish in 14:30.13. Darcy Picker ran 17th and Dani Harter claimed 19th. Also, Addy Chapman got 36th and Kayla Barker finished 47th.
Taking seventh was Cardington’s team, as Sage Brannon was 21st in 16:34.6. Caitlyn Lee-Rosch finished 35th, Jordan Deskins was 48th, Kyndall Spires ran 53rd and Shelby Kyrk placed 63rd.
Gilead Christian had one runner compete, as Lindsey Millinger took 26th in 17:11.61.