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Three Girls Earn Trip to Regionals; Girls 5th, Boys 7th as a Team

posted Oct 21, 2017, 4:48 PM by Steve Barr   [ updated Oct 21, 2017, 4:48 PM ]
10/21/17 - Three members of the girls cross country team earned a ticket to next week's Div. III regional meet in Tiffin at Hedges Boyer Park after finishing in the top 16 at the district meet at Amann Park in Galion.  The top four teams and any individual finishing in the top 16 and not on a qualifying team earned a spot in next week's regional meet.  The Wildcats finished fifth as team with 128 points.  Freshman Ava Beam finished eighth individually over the 5K course running 20:48.53.  Freshman Olivia Thatcher will join Beam in the regional meet after placing 10th in a time of 20:54.58 and sophomore Faith Morris will also be running at the regional meet after placing 12th in a time of 21:07.20.  Also running in the district meet was senior Mackenzie Nighswander, who placed 49th in a time of 24:05.73, and sophomore Caitlyn Hammer finished 62nd in a time of 25:32.16.  The boys team finished seventh in the district meet with 163 points led by senior Joey Emerine who placed 20th in a time of 18:15.63.  Junior Joey Grzegorczyk finished 29th in a time of 18:33.99, sophomore Pierce Overmyer was 36th in 18:52.13, junior Ethan Davis was 38th in 18:54.11, sophomore Cole Sotak placed 51st in 19:23.48, sophomore Steven Carter was 52nd in a time of 19:25.58, and sophomore Nicholas Reedy was 58th in 19:42.70.