Indian Lake hosted the Jean Newmeyer Indian Lake Invitational Saturday.
The Laker varsity girls won the race with 42 points. New Bremen followed in second with 51 points, Benjamin Logan was right behind in third with 59 points, and Lima Shawnee was fourth with 78 points.
Leading the way for the Lady Lakers was freshman Reagan Rash who placed second with a time of 20:01. Evie Wagner placed 4th (21:13 PR), KaiLea Miller was 8th (21:44), Elayna Richardson placed 12th (22:21) and Hannah Metzger finished 16th (23:06) to round out the 5 scoring positions.
Also finishing was Carlie Nickel in 40th (26:12), Maggie Reese was 46th (26:57), Makayla Motter was 47th (27:13), Andi Miller was 48th (27:49), Lily Jenkins was 54th (29:57), Ariel Brielmaier 56th (30:12), and Eva Carney was 59th (31:23 PR).
Coach Metzger said, “The girls ran well. It’s always exciting to win a meet, especially one we host.”
In the varsity boys race, Marion Local won with 35 points, New Bremen was 2nd with 55 points, Lima Shawnee finished 3rd with 61 points, Benjamin Logan finished 4th with 107 points and Indian Lake was 5th with 124 points.
For the Laker boys, Grant McPherson placed 7th (18:04), Tony Cummins finished 25th (18:54), Heath Wilson was 32nd (19:34), Brant Parsell finished 33rd (19:48), and Brody Parsell was 37th (20:07).
Also finishing was Titus Kelly in 42nd (20:51), Mason Beres in 43rd (20:52), Daniel Wahl in 50th (21:09), Vince Wilson in 54th (21:39), and Creek Wischmeyer in 62nd (22:26).
The Benjamin Logan varsity girls placed 3rd at the Indian Lake Invite.
Georgia Bates led the Lady Raiders with a 3rd place finish in a field of 64 runners with a time of 20:57 (PR). Also placing in the top 15 were Mylee Boysel 6th (21:25), and Estella Wenger 11th (21:54). Completing the scoring were), Scarlett Elliott 21st (23:45), Hadley Boysel 22nd (23:53), Peyton Smith 25th (24:29), and Malori Barnes 30th (25:01).
Also competing for Benjamin Logan were the following athletes:
Kendra Kennedy 31st (25:11); Nora Elliott 36th (25:43); Sarah Folk 38th (26:05); Libby Siefring 43rd (26:42); Hannah White 49th (28:00); Allie Fay 50th (228:03); McKenzee Roseburrough 62nd (33:51).
The Benjamin Logan boys finished 4th out of 8 teams at Indian Lake.
The Raiders were paced by Eric Hughes’ 18:18 season PR for 11th. Eli Rhodes finished 17th with an 18:28 PR.
Tyler Shoopman ran an 18:30 PR for 18th place. Landon Zehner finished 29th with a new PR of 19:30. Ethan VanWinkle finished 36th with a 20:08.
Micah Ackley ran 20:55 PR for 45th place, Aaron Rhodes placed 49th with a 21:06, Parker Sutherly ran 21:52 for 57th, Holden Zehner ran 24:01 PR for 68th place, and
Landon Braddock ran a 27:04 for 76th.
The Raiders will run again Thursday at the Kenton Invitational.
The Bellefontaine varsity girls took 2nd out of 7 teams at the North Union Invitational Saturday.
Montana Buck led the way for the Lady Chiefs coming in 14th, followed closely by Kailyn Newman who was 17th. Aubrey Hudson placed 22nd, Sophie Adelsberger 25th, Ella Reiser 28th, Mia DeLong 46th, Zoey Rister 47th, and Emma Costin was 55th.
The Bellefontaine varsity boys placed 3rd out of 10 teams at North Union Saturday.
Tony Stewart and Gavin Wilson finished strong to place 1st and 2nd in the field of 93 runners.
Individual Results: 1. Tony Stewart 16:24, 2. Gavin Wilson 16:35, 13. Hayden Maus 17:20, 31. Seth Taylor 18:29, 34. Ollie Moreland 18:36, 39. Elias Abrego 18:51, 73. Ryan Alexander 22:13, 78. Zerek Longbrake 22:58, 81. Nolan Core 24:30, 83. Jaxon Sopher 24:40, 85. Grant Erickson 25:12, and 92. Nick Hutchins 31:38.
“I like the movement the team made throughout the race,” said head coach Ben Davis. “Tony and Gavin were 10th/11th at the mile and 5th/6th at the two before their 1-2 punch.”
The West Liberty-Salem varsity girls team competed at the Centerville Saturday Night Lights Invitational Saturday. The meet hosts nationally and state-ranked teams from Ohio, Michigan, and Kentucky.
The Lady Tigers placed 16th in the championship race.
Nationally ranked, Hilliard Davidson won the team title.
Leading the way for the Big Orange was Ashley Yoder who placed 68th (19:58.4) followed by a strong pack including Addison McAuley 74th (20:04.0), Malia Miller 81st (20:08.7) , Gwen McCullough 100th 20:28.4, Breece Gullett 116th (20:38.3). Rounding out the placers for WLS were Taylor Kennedy 151st (21:11.3), Claire Longshore 192nd (22:05.6), Elise Longshore 198th (22:08.4), Emma Smith 199th (22:08.4), and Chloe Griffith 222nd (23:32).
The WL-S JV squad placed 4th in the open team race with Teagan Boyd 9th (21:50.9) and Mallory Bostick 14th (22:24.2) cracking the top 20 placers. Cracking the top 50 placers were Mylee Dooley 27th (23:09.8), Lily Smith 28th (23:15.8), Geneva Estep 37th (23:46.3), and Anna Knox 49th (24:05.6). Abriley Krabill 81st (24:57.7) and Laney Craig 129th (26:36.80) completed the Big Orange contingent.
“This was a tough test for our young team, and I’m proud of the way they embraced the challenge to get better against nationally ranked teams,” said WL-S head coach, Ann Vogel. “I loved the fight our team showed, moving up two spots in the team scoring during the final mile of the race.”
The Lady Tigers ranked #5 in the latest DIII state coaches poll and will compete Wednesday at the Dave Lightle Invitational in Tipp City.
The Tiger boys, who are #3 in this week’s D3 OATCCC state poll, finished 17th out of 27 teams at the Centerville Night Race.
Leading the way for WL-S: Sr. Owen Harrison 56th 16:45.6; So. Asher Knox 67th 16:50.4; Fr. Garrett Wallen 103rd 17:19.5; So. Troy Bradley 108th 17:22.2 PR; Fr. Dylan King 109th 17:24.0 PR; So. Quentin Rudolph 116th 17:28.9; Jr. Joey LaRoche 143rd 17:41.0; Sr. Micah Smith 148th 17:47.1; Sr. Michael Jones 155th 17:55.1; Fr. Brevin Louden 184th 18:07.6.
In the JV race, the Tigers finished 2nd out of 23 teams in the Open II Race.
Results for WL-S: Fr. Taryn Bradley 1st 17:58.1 PR; Jr. Ryan Henry 2nd 17:59.4 PR; Fr. Caleb Larson 4th 18:18.1; Jr. Mason Barger 34th 19:30.1 PR; Sr. Chandler McCafferty 46th 19:40.6 PR; Jr. Maxwell McCombs 217th 23:37.4 PR.
Bellefontaine’s Grace Brown went to Cincinnati to race the #2 ranked runner in Ohio at the St. Xavier Invitational.
Brown won the race in a field of 136 girls by 41 seconds! She ran a time of 11:47.
Grace remains unbeaten on the season.
The rest of the Lady Chiefs competed at the North Union Invitational and won the meet.
Leading the way was Hailee Lamb coming in 4th. Other medal winners were Rylee Yelton (7th), Sloan Stolly (10th), Karsyn Newkirk (11th), and Camila Cely-Hernandez (15th).
Stolly, Newkirk, and Cely-Hernandez all ran personal best times.
The Bellefontaine boys also won the North Union Invite.
Jake Moreland and Oliver Grandstaff led the way for the Chiefs placing 1st and 2nd overall.
Other medal winners for Bellefontaine were Brenden Murray in 11th and Will Myers in 14th.
Sennet Stolly and Andrew Myers competed in the mile run at North Union. Stolly placed 5th and Myers was 6th.
Benjamin Logan’s Middle School Cross Country teams competed Saturday at the Indian Lake Invitational.
The Lady Raiders placed second and were led by Bonnie Brunson who finished 3rd in a time of 13:58. She was followed by Gwendolyn Smith, 14:27, placing 7th, Molly Siefring, 14:37, 9th, Lottie Bodin, 14:45, 11th, and Elliott Butler, 15:01, 13th. Smith and Siefring both ran personal records.
The Raider boys’ team also placed second, edging out Indian Lake after a tie went down to the sixth runner.
Benjamin Logan was led by Max Troth, 12:23, placing second out of 34 runners. Also scoring for the Raiders were Gabe Elsasser, 13:25, 10th, Sam Bachus, 14:02, 15th, Asher Boysel, 14:38, 20th, Charlie Wolfe 25th, and Cole Somerlot 26th. Bachus, Wolfe, Somerlot, and Braydyn White all had personal records.
The Indian Lake girls placed 5th with 105 points at the Jean Newmeyer Indian Lake Invitational. Alicia Brielmaier was 14th (15:03), Haley Metzger was 15th (15:20), Kayleigh Taylor was 16th (15:21), Hailey Prater was 38th (21:36) and Shannon Brunson was 40th (22:35).
The Laker boys placed 3rd with 49 points.
Will Faler placed 3rd (12:42), Cason Lacher was 5th (12:52), Crew McPherson was 13th (13:46), Kaleb Motter was 21st (15:02), Holden Wallace was 28th (17:17), and Max Soloman was 30th (18:01).
The Little Laker runners competed in the 1-mile Fun Run at the Jean Newmeyer Indian Lake XC Invitational. Jean Newmeyer was a longtime MS coach who had a passion for youth running. She hosted many youth races and we are happy to continue the tradition.
Hayden Thompson was the top male finisher with a time of 7:02. Wyatt Mullins was 2nd (7:10), Issac King was 3rd (8:15), Breckin Klofta was 4th (8:17) and Karter Taylor was 5th (8:57).
Laura Metzger was the top female finisher in 7:12. Raelin Klofta was 2nd (7:35), Lincoln Snapp was 3rd (7:47), Julie Wolf was 4th (7:54) and Kayla Tracey was 5th (8:05).
The West Liberty-Salem Middle School Cross Country teams competed Saturday at the Jim Murray Invitational held at the Clark County Fairgrounds.
The Lady Tigers finished 2nd out of 11 teams.
Addi Wallen 2nd 12:31; Hattie Jacobs 5th 13:07; Mariska Smith 13th 13:36; Ellery Wygal 16th 13:40; Isla Leichty 21st 14:03; Brianna Blair 139th 18:13; Lexi Wisner 142nd 18:22
The WL-S boys were 2nd out of 14 full teams.
Asher Cole 1st 11:18; Brayan Gullett 2nd 11:19; Adly Knox 5th 11:30; Zac Carter 15th 12:04; Zeke Longshore 19th 12:07; Calen Craig 95th 13:41; Casey Boyer 109th 14:00; Robert Park 114th 14:08