BLMS, WLSMS & BMS Runners Compete in Triad Invitational


The Benjamin Logan Middle School Cross Country teams competed at the Triad Invitational on Saturday.

The girls’ team came home with first place, out of five schools.

Gwen Smith led the Raiders placing 3rd of 19 runners. She was followed by Lottie Bodin in 6th.

Rounding out the scoring was Cielo Wilcox 11th, Montana Coleman 12th, and Mallory Chapman 13th.

Also running for the Raiders were Mia Ortiz and Illy Vermillion.

The girls recorded several personal records in the meet.

The boys placed second of 6 teams.

Greyson Butler led the team placing 11th of 20 runners. He was followed by Michael Berry 12th.

Completing the scoring were Roman Williams, Logan Watkins, Miles Grandbois, and Exra Ramsey.

The teams are back in action Saturday at the Graham Invitational.


The Bellefontaine Middle School girls’ cross country team placed 5th in a very competitive field at the Minster Classic on Saturday.

The top 30 awards went to Sloan Stolly, Cameo Greene, and Chloe O’Chocke.

Cameo Greene continues to show outstanding improvement each race running her personal best time for the 4th race in a row.

Chloe O’Chocke also ran a personal best time and Camila-Cely Hernandez, Allie Myers, and Blakely Vollrath all stepped up with season or personal best times and significantly closed the gap toward our 4th runner.

  • 16. Sloan Stolly 13:51
  • 22. Cameo Greene 14:25 (PR)
  • 24. Chloe O’Chocke 14:26 (PR)
  • 36. Leila Hammond 15:14
  • 40. Camila Cely-Hernandez 15:29 (Season Best)
  • 41. Allie Myers 15:30 (PR)
  • 49. Blakely Vollrath 15:49 (PR)

The boys raced to a second-place finish at the Minster Classic on Saturday.

Landon Rister had a breakout race finishing in 7th place overall with a PR time of 12:04.

Caleb Sechrest and Liam Scott also brought home individual awards finishing in 16th and 17th place.

Liam Scott stepped up with a personal best time for the 3rd race in a row.

  • 7. Landon Rister 12:04 (PR)
  • 16. Caleb Sechrest 12:47
  • 17. Liam Scott 12:50 (PR)
  • 32. Grady Feasel 13:43
  • 36. Andrew Myers 13:53

The Chiefs will run in the Celtic Clash at Dublin Jerome next Saturday.


The West Liberty-Salem Big Orange Middle School cross country team competed Saturday at the Cedarville Friendship Invitational.

The boy’s team was in 1st place out of 16 teams.

WL-S finishers out of 225 runners:

  • Asher Cole 1st 10:51
  • Brayan Gullett 3rd 11:21
  • Adly Knox 4th 11:22
  • Zeke Longshore 5th 11:32
  • Eric Hoover 10th 11:47
  • Everett Brooks 94th 14:05
  • Peyton Zeigler 147th 15:07
  • Landon McKenzie 165th 15:53

The girls team was 4th place out of 13 teams.

WL-S Finishers (out of 180 runners):

  • Addi Wallen 2nd 12:49
  • Isla Leichty 10th 13:20
  • Charlee Albers 34th 14:25
  • Mia Dooley 36th 14:28
  • Ella Albers 95th 16:23
  • Brianna Blair 128th 18:11

The team will compete next Saturday at the Max Evans Invitational hosted at Ohio Caverns.