BMS runners set to compete in national meet


Submitted by Bill Tipple

Three Bellefontaine Middle School runners will compete in the national cross country meet in Louisville, Kentucky, on Saturday morning.

Eighth-graders Grace Brown, Jake Moreland, and Oliver Grandstaff will cap their outstanding season in the championship races.

The girls’ race starts at 9:30. The boys’ race will follow at 10:10.

Jake Moreland

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Last month, Brown repeated as the Division II Jr. High state champion.

She had the fastest time across all 3 divisions earning her the honor of Ohio’s Fastest Girl with a time of 11:31.

Brown finished her season undefeated.

Oliver Grandstaff

Moreland placed 4th at the state meet in a time of 11:07.

Grandstaff finished 16th at the state meet in a time of 11:33.