Indians sweep Blue titles in MOAC cross country meet
Mount Gilead claimed both Blue Division titles during the Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference cross country meet on Saturday.
The girls were the top overall team in the league, while the boys were second to Red champions Buckeye Valley. The meet was hosted by Northmor.
The girls were paced by a strong pack. Raychel Gress was fifth overall in 19:56.14, while Jenna Shipman was sixth in 20:05.23, Bryanna Bolha took seventh in 20:12.62 and Rachel Bush placed eighth in 20:32.27.
Makenzie McKirgan ran 20th in 21:31.94, Taryn Chapman placed 21st in 21:32.7 and Sophia Friesen ran 22nd in 22:04.77 to round out the team’s varsity seven.
Also, Lexis Hinkle was 62nd, Kendra Hartman placed 67th, Emma Weiss ran 69th and Taylor Clark was 70th.
For the boys, Tyler Beck won the meet champion with a time of 16:44.44. Jason Heacock took seventh in 17:19.51 and Josh Wooddell placed 19th in 18:12.86.
Grant Picker took 21st in 18:24.45, Logan Chapman ran 27th in 18:41.4, Camden West placed 32nd in 18:48.41 and Tim Williamson took 35th in 18:53.68.
Also, Ethan Hatfield was 36th, Kyle Ciballi ran 38th in, John Wallis placed 41st, Kenton Picker finished 49th, Nic Pomeroy was 51st, Nicholas Middaugh took 54th, Branson West finished 58th, Michael Lashley placed 74th and Wade Hawk ran 78th.
Northmor’s girls were third overall in the meet and second in the Blue Division. Red Division champ River Valley placed second overall.
Dani Blum took second in the race in 19:23.97 to lead the Knights, while Isabelle Ditullio placed ninth in 20:37.62 and Kendall Fout was 12th in 21:08.7.
Kayla Duryea took 16th in 21:22.88, while Kelly Pope ran 31st in 22:49.74. Brianna Heminger placed 38th in 23:26.62 and Katie Burson took 44th in 23:52.81.
Also, Naomi Heilman placed 65th, Samantha High took 66th, Mikki Chapman ran 78th, Jessika Clark took 79th and Katlyn Stiver was 81st.
For the seventh-place boys’ team, Jacob Hill placed 13th in 17:50.82, while Andrew Stiver was 25th in 18:34.6 and Joe Vitte took 34th in 18:52.53.
Chris Stiver placed 57th in 19:59.31, Clint Crose took 59th in 20:23.41, Matthew Kimes ran 75th in 21:22.84 and Rodney Goodman took 79th in 21:46.75.
Also, John Pfister finished 83rd and Mike Adkins placed 97th.
Highland’s boys finished fourth overall in the meet with Logan Ebersole placing fifth in 17:11.08. Kevin Jones was 14th in 17:56.32, Josh Irvin ran 15th in 17:59.23 and Devin Johnson placed 16th in 18:08.42.
Nick Parks claimed 62nd in 21:03.52, while Layne Burson ran 66th in 21:12.19 and Randy Ray was 87th in 23:00.68.
Also, Jonah Maggs finished 92nd and Andrew Jackson took 98th.
The Highland girls took seventh place, as Kayla Davies placed 23rd in 22:08.66 to pace the team. Jena Buchholz ran 33rd in 22:55.16 and Lydia Hockenberry was 37th in 23:10.82.
Samantha Thompson took 39th in 23:34.76 and Katie McClung finished 40th in 23:35.18. Nichole Carter was 45th in 23:55.26, while Angelica Presley ran 46th in 23:56.12.
Also, Katie Davies was 50th, Sarah Klugh took 53rd, Bethany Porter ran 56th, Kathryn Spearman placed 59th, Adriane Swetland took 70th, Mikayla Robinson placed 74th and Brianna Dado finished 77th.
Mike Queener ran 18th in 18:10.79, while Josh Queener placed 30th in 18:46.53. Seth Vaught ran 47th in 19:28.93, Jared Gandelot was 56th in 19:55.31 and Matt Queener ran 73rd in 21:21.53.
Also, Clayton Cain finished 86th and Ian Snyder took 88th in 23:08.98.
Cardington’s girls finished eighth in the meet with McKenzie Smith placed 30th in 22:49.22 and Shelby Brady was 41st in 23:38.53. Sami Bennett took 48th in 24:13.4, MaKenzie Coulter placed 57th in 25:07.76 and Shaina Kern ran 84th in 38:37.
The winner of the girls’ meet was River Valley’s Hannah Campbell, who had a time of 18:43.95.