Lady Knights, Indians both win invitationals
By ROB HAMILTON
Northmor’s girls’ cross country team took first place in the Blue race at Saturday’s Ontario Invitational.
Both the Knights and Smithville tied with 49 points in the six-team race, but Northmor had the better-placed sixth runner to finish in first place.
Dani Blum won the race in 20:11, while Kendall Fout took ninth in 22:38.
Isabelle Ditullio finished 12th in 22:51, Kayla Duryea placed 15th in 23:20 and Bri Heminger took 19th in 23:41. Kelly Pope placed 23rd in 24:13 and Naomi Heilman ran 53rd in 28:44.
Also, Jessika Clark was 60th and Katelynn Stiver placed 69th.
In the boys’ Blue race, Northmor placed eighth, as Jacob Hill was 30th in 19:23 and Joe Vitte took 46th in 20:01.
Andrew Stiver ran 53rd in 20:35, while Chris Stiver finished one place after in 20:38. John Pfister placed 110th in 25:21, Rodney Goodman was 119th in 27:50 and Mike Adkins ran 122nd in 31:25.
Gilead Christian also was in this race and they took ninth of 11 teams. Caleb Mosher led the way by taking 16th place in 18:31.
Danny Bruce claimed 56th place in 20:40 and Aaron Martin finished 60th in 20:56. Also, Lucas Standley was 92nd in 22:35 and Eric Gray took 113th in 25:27.
The Eagles also had one girl compete in the Blue race, as Kristen Mohre finished 48th in 27:40.
Highland competed in the Gold races at the meet, with the girls taking 13th place out of 15 teams.
Jena Buchholz led the way for the Lady Scots, placing 58th in 24:32. Lydia Hockenberry took 75th in 25:18, while Katie McClung ran 87th in 25:41 and Samantha Thompson was 94th in 25:58.
Katie Davies took 99th in 26:17 and Angelica Presley was 100th in 26:19. Sarah Klugh took 125th in 27:32. Also, Bethany Porter was 134th, Brianna Dado took 145th and Mikayla Robinson ran 151st.
The boys’ team took 16th place in their race. Josh Irvin ran 40th in 19:14, while Kevin Jones took 68th place in 20:02.
Also, Nick Parks was 130th in 23:08, Layne Burson took 140th in 23:25 and Jonah Maggs was 155th in 26:08.
Mount Gilead’s girls were first and their boys’ team was second at the Lancaster Invitational on Saturday.
The girls took first of 16 teams, as Raychel Gress won the race in 20:05. Jenna Shipman was fifth in 21:01 and Rachel Bush took seventh in 21:15.
Bryanna Bolha placed 14th in 21:49, while Taryn Chapman took 26th in 22:31. Also, Sophia Friesen placed 27th in 22:36 and Kelsey Snyder got 31st place in 25:12.
In the open race, Kenzie McKirgan placed 19th, Emma Weiss was 152nd, Kendra Hartman took 156th, Hope Hack was 176th and Taylor Clark took 216th.
The boys were led by Tyler Beck, who was third in 17:08, as they took second in a 17-team race. Jason Heacock placed 10th in 17:41, while Josh Wooddell ran 13th in 17:47.
Logan Chapman took 36th in 18:56, Nic Pomeroy was 46th in 19:04 and Paul Melcher ran 47th in 19:15. Also, Camden West placed 61st in 19:59.
In the open race, Tim Williamson finished 26th, Ethan Hatfield ran 31st, Kyle Ciballi placed 34th, Branson West was 44th, John Wallis took 49th, Kenton Picker placed 57th, Nicholas Middaugh was 63rd, Michael Lashley ran 112th and Wade Hawk claimed 115th.
In the middle school races, the boys’ team placed 24th of 42 squads (second-best among Division III teams), while the girls were 18th of 34 (also second-best of competing D-III squads).
Nick Weiss led the boys, placing 29th in 12:10. Also, Josh Conaway was 111th, Matt Robinson took 127th, Jason Bolha ran 157th, Jonathon DePhillips got 212th, Tyler Clark ran 239th and Josh Molitor was 248th. Also, Anthony De La Cruz ran in the open race.
For the girls, Hannah Bush took 56th place in 14:02. Darcy Picker ran 101st, Addy Chapman finished 110th, Dani Harter placed 148th and Kayla Barker was 167th.
Cardington also ran in this meet, with the boys taking eighth place in the Division III race.
Jacob Long was second overall in 16:49, while Mitch Yake placed seventh in 17:29. Mike Queener was 40th in 19:01, Josh Queener took 55th in 19:46 and Seth Vaught ran 80th in 21:12.
Also, Jared Gandelot claimed 83rd place in 21:15 and Matt Queener was 108th in 23:13.
In the open race, Clayton Cain was 144th, Ian Snyder placed 162nd and Alex Elam took 172nd.
The girls’ team took 15th place, as Jaelyn Ballard finished 58th in 24:51 and McKenzie Smith was 68th in 25:16.
Sami Bennett ran 69th in 25:20, MaKenzie Coulter was 81st in 26:12 and Shaina Kern placed 109th in 39:41.
The junior high girls’ team was 22nd of 34 squads. Sage Brannon placed 105th in 15:06, while Caitlyn-Lee Rosch was 123rd and Kyndall Spires took 125th. Also, Jordan Deskins placed 139th, Cortney Chaney took 207th, Hanna Finnical placed 235th and Shelby Kyrk was 238th.
In the boys’ open race for junior high runners, Quinn Maceyko took sixth in 12:32.8, while Spencer Benson ran 181st and Toby Beveridge was 202nd.