Brown breaks school record winning Wapak meet; results from BHS, WL-S and IL


Bellefontaine freshman Grace Brown broke a 37-year cross country record Saturday night at the Wapak Night Meet.  Brown ran the 5k race in 18:54 winning the meet and breaking the Chiefs record by 1 second.

The Chiefs team finished sixth overall.  Other finishers were 19th Kailyn Newman (21:20); 47th Brianne Sechrest (23:59); 51st Ella Reier (24:25); 63rd Hannah Wilson (25:29) (PR); 75th Mia DeLong (26:35); 77nd Zoey Rister (27:02); 98th Claire Grandstaff (31:50) (PR).

The BHS boys finished 2nd at Wapak.  Finishers were 4th Tony Stewart 16:17 PR; 15th Hayden Maus 17:19; 16th Jake Moreland 17:20 PR 17th Seth Taylor 17:23 PR; 33rd Oliver Grandstaff 18:28; 34th Elias Abrego 18:29; 46th Will Myers 18:57 PR; 65th Wes Dunn 19:50 PR; 79. Ollie Moreland 20:38; 95th Zerek Longbrake 21:18 PR; 103rd Ryan Alexander 21:50; 111th Brenden Murray 22:09; 121st Grant Erickson 23:46; 147th Isaiah Roberts 28:50.

Indian Lake competed at Bowling Green on Saturday. The Lady Lakers finished 12th out of 27 teams. The Boys team finished 24th of 28 teams.
Leading the way for the Lakers was Reagan Rash in 14th (20:28), Evie Wagner 53rd (22:01), KaiLea Miller 67th (22:32), Hannah Metzger 70th (22:38), and Kayleigh Taylor 211th (26:27).  Also competing for the Lakers was Makayla Motter 245th (27:00), Haley Metzger 256th (27:22) and Maggie Reese 300th (29:40)
Leading the boys team was Grant McPherson in 87th (18:44), Tony Cummins 158th (19:47), Will Faler 178th (20:13) Titus Kelly 215th (20:53), and Cason Lacher in 227th (21:01). Also competing for the Lakers was Vince Wilson in 251st (21:27), Caleb Altstaetter in 266th (21:51), Daniel Wahl in 288th (22:19), Owen Pummel in 407th(29:32) and Hayden Hoffman in 410th (30:51).
West Liberty-Salem, #3 in this weeks OATCCC State D3 poll, won the Columbus Grove Invitational Gray Division race. The race featured 5 of the top 7, and 6 of the top 15 teams in the state in Division 3.
Jr. Asher Knox 10th  16:39.79
So. Dylan King 12th 16:45.90 PR
Jr. Quentin Rudolph 17th 16:55.73 PR
So. Caleb Larson 18th 16:57.63 PR
Sr. Joey LaRoche 20th 17:05.90 PR
Jr. Troy Bradley 22nd 17:17.91
So. Garrett Wallen 34th 17:42.03
West Liberty-Salem JV/Open Race
2nd place out of 15 teams
So. Taryn Bradley 3rd 18:12.91
So. Brevin Louden 7th 18:37.47
Fr. Zac Carter 16th 19:05.84
Sr. Mason Barger 24th 19:27.44
Sr. Maxwell McCombs 69th  21:22.88 PR
Fr. Tanner Myers 96th 22:30.37
So. Levi Miller 152nd 27:34.36 PR
Comments from Coach Louden:
“It was an outstanding day for the entire program. To come away with a victory in the varsity race versus such an elite field was phenomenal. I thought the Varsity guys executed the game plan of being more aggressive off the line and packing up throughout the race, very well. We still have a long season ahead of us, but I love our position early on. The JV guys ran outstanding despite the much warmer conditions by the time they raced.”
The West Liberty-Salem girls cross country team placed second in the Gray Division of the Columbus Grove Invitational Saturday.
WLS Placers:
5th Ashley Yoder 19:43.85
8th Malia Miller 19:53.15
9th Addison McAuley 19:54.38
16th Breece Gullett 20:49.63
23rd Mallory Bostick 21:16.65
29th Claire Longshore 21:30.43
32nd Gwen McCullough 21:41.31
34th Mariska Smith 21:46.77
37th Hattie Smith 21:58.81
41st Lily Smith 22:05.52
71st Chloe Griffith 24:12.25
75th Mylee Dooley 24:21.81
77th Emma Smith 24:24.05
93rd Celia Fernandez 25:36.22
118th Isabella Hughes 27:13.82
The Big Orange ranked 3rd in the latest OATCCC DIII State Poll will compete at the Cedarville Friendship Invitational on September 16th.