MG, Northmor teams win meets
By ROB HAMILTON
The Mount Gilead girls’ cross country team claimed the team title at Fredericktown’s invitational last Tuesday.
The Indians finished with 56 points in the 16-team meet, while second-place Lexington had 101.
Raychel Gress finished fifth in 20:01.2 to lead the Lady Indians, while Jenna Shipman was seventh in 20:21.2 and Bryanna Bolha claimed 10th in 20:37.
Rachel Bush finished 11th with a time of 20:40.3, while Taryn Chapman finished 23rd in 21:48.2 and Sophia Friesen claimed 30th in 22:10.2. Makenzie McKirgan took 43rd in 22:42.2.
Also, Emma Weiss was 141st, Taylor Clark ran 159th and Hope Hack took 170th.
Highland also competed in the meet and finished in 12th place. Kayla Davies led the way, placing 41st in 22:30.7; while Jena Buchholz was 53rd in 23:11.8.
Katie McClung placed 63rd in 23:41.5 and Katie Davies ran 82nd in 24:32.7. Angelica Presley placed 92nd in 24:47.5, Kathryn Spearman took 98th in 24:53.5 and Samantha Thompson placed 104th in 25:08.6.
Also running for the Scots were Sarah Klugh (116th), Brianna Dado (134th), Bethany Porter (138th), Adriane Swetland (147th) and Mikayla Robinson (149th).
Also, Gilead Christian’s Kristen Mohre placed 108th in 25:24.7 while competing as an individual.
Mount Gilead’s boys took third in the meet out of 16 teams. Tyler Beck finished fourth overall in 17:03.2. Jason Heacock ran 10th in 17:28.5 and Josh Wooddell took 16th in 17:51.1.
Logan Chapman was 48th in 19:01.7 for the Indians, while Paul Melcher placed 63rd in 19:26.9. Tim Williamson ran 74th in 19:46.2 and Nic Pomeroy finished 81st in 20:07.5.
In the open race, Camden West was second, Branson West placed third, Kyle Ciballi ran fourth and Ethan Hatfield placed fifth.
Also, Kenton Picker finished 10th, John Wallis placed 14th, Nicholas Middaugh took 18th, Michael Lashley ran 47th and Wade Hawk ran 55th.
For Highland, who took ninth place, Logan Ebersole was sixth in 17:07.3 and Josh Irvin placed 24th in 18:15.4. Kevin Jones placed 41st in 18:52.1, while Devin Johnson was 49th with a time of 19:04.
Nick Parks finished 106th in 22:41.6, Layne Burson ran 112th in 24:04.5 and Jonah Maggs placed 113th in 24:36.1 to round out the varsity Scot runners. In the open race, Randy Ray ran 79th.
Gilead Christian’s runners competed in the open race. Caleb Mosher finished first in 18:06.8, while Brad Mohre took 37th in 21:03.3. Lucas Standley ran 57th in 22:42.2 and Eric Gray placed 76th in 24:22.9.
The Mount Gilead Middle School teams also competed with the boys finished fifth of 11 teams and the girls taking seventh.
Nick Weiss was eighth in 12:05 to lead the boys. Also, Jason Bolha was 16th, Josh Conaway took 32nd, Matt Robinson placed 41st, Jonathon DePhillips ran 65th, Tyler Clark was 98th, Josh Molitor took 99th and Anthony De La Cruz claimed 126th.
For the girls, Hannah Bush was 24th in 14:01. Also, Darcy Picker was 36th, Addy Chapman finished 38th, Dani Harter was 46th and Kayla Barker placed 88th.
Buckeye Central Inv.
The Northmor Lady Knights took first place Saturday at the Buckeye Central Invitational.
Dani Blum won the meet for Northmor, as her time was 20:27.5. Isabelle Ditullio ran third in 21:42.19 and Kayla Duryea placed 13th in 22:30.36.
Kelly Pope placed 18th in 22:59.33 and Bri Heminger finished 23rd in 23:28.27. Katie Burson finished 43rd in 24:33.78, while Sam High placed 81st in 26:57.41.
Also, Jess Clark was 84th, Naomi Heilman took 87th, Mikki Chapman finished 106th and Kate Stiver ran 109th.
Highland took seventh in the meet, with Kayla Davies running 19th in 23:09.19 and Lydia Hockenberry placing 38th in 24:06.87.
Nichole Carter claimed 45th in 24:35.32, Katie McClung ran 51st in 24:47.11 and Sarah Klugh placed 55th in 24:57.75. Katie Davies finished 57th in 25:05.01 and Angelica Presley took 60th in 25:11.58.
Also, Samantha Thompson ran 61st, Kathryn Spearman was 69th, Adriane Swetland took 90th, Bethany Porter finished 94th, Mikayla Robinson was 99th and Brianna Dado placed 101st.
For Gilead Christian, Kristen Mohre placed 88th in 27:22.89.
In the boys’ race, Highland claimed third place, while Gilead Christian was ninth and Northmor took 11th place.
Highland’s Logan Ebersole was second in the race with a time of 17:34.83, while Devin Johnson placed 19th in 18:45.85. Josh Irvin took 26th in 18:57.96 and Kevin Jones placed 27th in 19:06.55.
Nick Parks placed 74th in 20:47.01, Layne Burson placed 105th in 22:48.86 and Randy Ray was 120th in 24:26.42.
For Gilead Christian, Caleb Mosher ran fifth in 17:52.22. Danny Bruce placed 40th in 19:31.59 and Aaron Martin claimed 51st in 19:59.21.
Brad Mohre ran 65th in 20:27.85, while Lucas Standley finished 100th in 22:17.19.
Northmor was led by Jacob Hill, who was 11th in 18:21.53, while Joe Vitte took 46th in 19:45.34 and Chris Stiver placed 46th in 19:45.34.
Andrew Stiver finished 68th in 20:31.63, John Pfister was 118th in 24:07.3 and Matthew Kimes finished 119th in 24:16.64. Also, Rodney Goodman was 127th in 26:35.37, while Mike Adkins was 132nd.
North Union Inv.
Both Mount Gilead cross country teams claimed titles at Saturday’s North Union Invitational.
The boys finished first of eight teams, as Tyler Beck was first with a time of 16:57 and Jason Heacock was fourth in 17:27.
Josh Wooddell took seventh in 17:38, while Nic Pomeroy was 10th in 17:48 and Logan Chapman placed 18th in 18:35. Camden West claimed 21st in 18:40 and Kyle Ciballi ran 25th in 18:45.
Also, Grant Picker was 26th, Branson West placed 30th, Ethan Hatfield was 33rd, Tim Williamson took 34th, John Wallis was 40th, Kenton Picker was 44th, Michael Lashley took 71st and Wade Hawk placed 73rd.
Jenna Shipman led the girls’ team with a first-place finish in 19:52. Bryanna Bolha took third in 20:16, Rachel Bush finished fourth in 20:25 and Raychel Gress ran fifth in 20:40.
Taryn Chapman was 11th in 21:27, Kenzie McKirgan took 12th in 21:36 and Sophia Friesen ran 14th in 21:41.
Also, Kendra Hartman finished 35th, Emma Weiss was 40th, Lexis Hinkle placed 49th, Taylor Hack was 50th and Hope Hack placed 53rd.
The middle school girls were second in the meet to Pleasant. Hannah Bush placed fifth in 14:02. Also, Addy Chapman ran ninth, Darcy Picker took 10th, Dani Harter placed 18th and Kayla Barker was 20th.
For the third-place boys, Nick Weiss placed fifth in 12:18. Jason Bolha was seventh, Matt Robinson was 10th, Josh Conaway ran 14th, Jonathon DePhillips was 26th, Tyler Clark finished 34th and Josh Molitor was 36th.
Pickerington North Inv.
Cardington competed Saturday at the Pickerington North Invitational. The boys claimed 28th place in the meet.
Jacob Long was 12th in 16:48.7, while Mitch Yake took 77th in 18:03.1. Mike Queener ran 204th in 19:36.8, Josh Queener was 224th in 20:04.6 and Jared Gandelot claimed 242nd in 20:35.2. Seth Vaught was 264th in 21:19.8, while Matt Queener finished 268th in 21:23.2. Also running were Clayton Cain and Alex Elam.
In the girls’ open race, McKenzie Smith took 29th in 23:46.1 and Jaelyn Ballard claimed 59th in 24:39.6. Also, Sami Bennett finished 61st in 24:44.7 and MaKenzie Coulter placed 135th in 26:49.
The junior high boys were 30th with Quinn Maceyko taking 34th in 11:57.5. Caleb White was 192nd, Spencer Benson finished 240th, Ethan Racer placed 241st, Toby Beveridge was 244th and Dallas Crum ran 247th.
The junior high girls placed 32nd. Sage Brannon placed 125th in 14:59.7, while Kendall Spires was 149th, Jordan Deskins was 159th, Caitlyn Lee-Rosch was 169th, Cortney Chaney was 228th and Shelby Kyrk finished 255th.