The West Liberty-Salem Big Orange middle school girls cross country team took home its second team title of the season placing first at the Ohio Caverns Middle School Invitational on Tuesday.
Team Scores: 1st WLS 28, 2nd Bellefontaine 75, 3rd Benjamin Logan 77, 4th Springfield City 108, 5th Emmanuel Christian Academy 110, 6th Indian Lake 115
2nd Reghan Bieleski
4th Joanna Csillag
7th Kaeley Lattimer
10th Ashley Black
12th Anna Louden
13th Taylor Henault
22nd Rachel McGill
28th Maddie Estes
38th Anna Edwards
The Big Orange MS Boys finished 3rd out of 6 teams.
Isaac Smith 4th 13:22.8
Jordan Lewis 12th 14:22.4
Peter Gelett 17th 14:53.9
Richard Godwin 20th 14:59.5
Gabe Lewis 28th 15:17.0
The middle school teams will run at Graham on Saturday.
Both Bellefontaine teams fared well.
The Jr. Lady Chiefs had their best team results of the season finishing 2nd out of 6 teams.
Aubrey Stolly paced the team with an outstanding individual performance by winning the race with a personal best time of 13:09. Other strong finishers included Brooke Champman in 9th, Bailey Morales in 17th, Justine Scherer in 29th, Caroline Eader in 45th, McKenzie Haley in 46th, and MacKenzie Schwartz in 49th. A total of 57 runners competed in the race.
The Chieftain boys finished 2nd out of 6 teams.
Dominating the field with a first-place finish was Domonic Wilson with a time of 12:29. Other strong finishers for the Jr. Chiefs were Tate Schmittauer in 6th with a personal best time of 13:26, Jacob Karg in 8th with a season best time of 13:53, Michael Horvath in 10th, Logan Lamb in 24th, Trey Henderson in 37th, and Gage Buffkin in 49th.
The Indian Lake Middle School teams competed, too.
Tommy Meek (16:44) placed 36th and Wyatt Maine (24:04) placed 50th.
The Lady Lakers placed 6th.
Individually, Deanna Fry (18:50) placed 25th, MaryAnn Wahl (19:04) placed 27th, Hailey Robinson (20:33) 33rd, Ciara Wall (20:34) 34th, Alexis Birt (21:39) 40th, Kiley Titus (23:03) 43rd, Katlyn Pence (23:54) 47th, Nina Harris (23:54) 48th, Kerstin Smith (25:33) 50th, and Taylor Whalen (26:05) 53rd.
The Benjamin Logan Jr. High girls team placed 3rd.
Katie Meier was 11th (16:34), Whitney Shellabarger placed 14th (17:10), Catherine Rhodes finished 16th (17:21), Chloe Woodruff earned 24th (18:27), Kayla Null was 37th (20:54), and Cameron Porter placed 44th (23:05).
The Benjamin Logan Jr. High boys finished 4th.
Landon Wenger was 11th (14:12), Zane Scheiderer finished 22nd (15:05), Jagur Beaschler placed 23rd (15:08), Daniel McPherson was 30th (15:20), Christian Blumenschein earned 31st (15:25), Logan Phillips placed 38th (15:32), Nolan Pelger was 39th (17:45), and Landyn Inglis earned 42nd (18:04). Joel Doss and Ryan Spatz also ran well.