Lady Knights first at Highland
By ROB HAMILTON
Northmor won the girls’ meet at last Tuesday’s Highland Invitational thanks to being able to put a pack of runners in the top 10.
While second-place Fredericktown claimed the top two places in the race, Northmor had five of the next seven runners to wind up winning by a 28–37 margin.
Dani Blum took third place in 21:48.5, while Kendall Fout was fourth in 22:49 and Isabelle Ditullio ran fifth in 23:02. Brianna Heminger followed, taking seventh place in 23:55.3. Also, Kayla Duryea was ninth in 24:16.6.
Katie Burson finished 13th in 25:49.2 and Kelly Pope ran 15th in 25:54.5 to round out the team’s top seven.
Also, Naomi Heilman was 35th, Mikki Chapman took 40th, Katlyn Stiver placed 41st and Kyndall Williams took 42nd.
The host school took third in the meet, as Lydia Hockenberry finished 11th in 25:08.8 and Jena Buchholz was 14th in 25:53.8.
Kayla Davies was 17th in 26:20, Samantha Thompson took 18th in 26:24.5, Nichole Carter finished 19th in 26:38.9, Angelica Presley placed 20th in 26:45.7 and Katie McClung ran 21st in 26:47.8.
Also, Sarah Klugh took 28th, Bethany Porter placed 30th, Kathryn Spearman claimed 32nd, Adriane Swetland finished 33rd, Brianna Dado took 37th and Mikayla Robinson finished 38th.
Cardington placed fourth with Shelby Brady placing sixth in 23:31.3 and Jaelyn Ballard claiming 12th in 25:40.6.
Sami Bennett took 25th in 27:31.9, while McKenzie Smith ran 26th in 27:38.8 and MaKenzie Coulter took 27th in 28:01.1. Also, Shaina Kern claimed 43rd in 45:47.8.
Fredericktown took first place in the boys’ meet, with Cardington placing second with 62 points and Northmor finishing two points behind them.
The Pirates were led by race winner Jacob Long, who finished in 18:01.4. Mitch Yake ran fourth in 19:16.3.
Mike Queener was 21st in 22:33.3, while Josh Queener placed 25th in 23:34.4, Jared Gandelot took 26th in 24:33.1 and Matt Queener ran 27th in 25:08.8.
Also, Ian Snyder claimed 33rd in 28:08.5 and Alex Elam was 35th.
Northmor’s top runner was Jacob Hill, who was ninth in 20:01; while Andrew Stiver took 10th in 20:34.9 and Joe Vitte placed 12th in 20:50.9.
Chris Stiver took 17th in 21:36.4, while Clint Crose placed 20th in 22:14.4 and Matthew Kimes finished 29th in 25:39. John Pfister took 30th place in 26:19.8.
Also, Rodney Goodman was 31st and Mike Adkins ran 37th.
Highland, who finished fourth in the meet, was led by Logan Ebersole’s second-place finish in 18:21.1.
Josh Irvin ran eighth in 19:48.8, while Kevin Jones was 14th in 21:10.2. Nick Parks was 28th in 25:11.6 and Randy Ray claimed 32nd in 27:42.9 to round out the Scots.