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Cross Country

Posted on: August 31, 2018
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Update: 8-31-2018

Parents and Athletes,

     What a great showing this past weekend at the Bob Schul Inv. at Milton-Union! Our HS men's team ran in the DII/III race, competing against 42 other teams, including the 15th and 19th ranked teams in the state, our boys took home first place! The Spartans scored 134 points to 19th ranked Greenon's 154 and 15th ranked Houston's 168. Colin Amato lead the team with a 3rd place finish out of 371 runners in 16:54 followed closely by Kaden Harvey in 11th with a time of 17:14. Trevor Camp had a PR on the day with a time of 17:27 in 12th place. Following Trevor and rounding out our top 5 was Stefan Muterspaw in 42nd (18:32) and Jackson Berger in 67th (19:12). Next for the Spartans were Denver Johnson (81), Levi Morgan (87), Caden Adams with a new PR in 96th, Eli Click also with a PR in 104th and Miles Emerson in 123rd. Rounding out the men's race were Scott Coppock (124th), AJ Siedenschmidt (128th), Cian McGuire, Gavin Price, Joey Phillips, and Gabe Coppock. The HS women's team was next to compete in the DI-II race placing 7th out of 22 teams. Hannah Gill placed 13th in 21:11, Megan Zidaroff placed 23rd in 21:57, Kate Handle with a new PR placed 42nd in 23:10, Kenna Harvey was next at 57th in 24:08 and Rachel Ingle 59th in 24:12. Next, also with PRs, were Ashley Tudela's 24:25 in 65th and Viviana Syvertsen's 24:39 in 71st. Out of 227 runners. Teagan Cassidy, Lexi Youtsey with a PR and Anna Parry also competed. 

      Our JH teams both placed second out of 52 teams. The girls were lead by 8th graders Elizabeth McKeehan and Jordan Patterson finishing in 9th and 10th respectively out of 283 runners in 13:33 and 13:34 which were both PRs. Next for the Spartans was 8th grader Alyza Camp in 16th at 13:49, 7th grader Emme Greely  in 17th at 13:50 and 8th grader Ava Amato in 20th at 13:56 in our top 5. After Ava was 7th graders Kyla Harvey in 25th at 14:11, Maria Gill in 30th at 14:15, Sarah Crafton in 72nd at 15:12, Carissa Tekeste in 15:41, Makayla Kamp in 16:05 and Kayann Whitt in 16:14. The JH boys were lead by 8th grader Grant Kazmierski placing 14th overall out of 395 runners in a time of 12:22 which is a PR for Grant. Following Grant was 7th grader Adam Papanek finishing in 30th place in 12:57. Next up for the Spartans were 8th graders Carson Shutts 35th in 13:08, Ryan Leopold 36th in 13:09, Noah Wooldridge 41st in 13:12. 7th graders Gabe Wooldridge 106th was next with a time of 14:12 with Jonas King 120th in 14:18. 7th graders Brycin Katzenbach, David Weaver, Abram Bailey and AJ Sessler round out our team. 

      This week's team meal will be hosted by Mrs. Johnson (Denver) and Mrs. Coppock (Scott and Gabe) in the pavilion in the park right behind the school. No rides will be necessary this week as we will practice in the area around the school and athletes can be picked up in the parking lot near the tennis courts or at the school by 5-5:15. Thank you both very much for hosting! This weeks meet will be at Lebanon High School 1916 Drake Rd. This will be a much smaller meet with only 15 teams competing here last year but they are mostly DI programs such as St. Xavier, Moeller, Sycamore, Fairfield and Springboro. So even though it's a smaller meet the competition will be stout! The race will be right around the school. We will once again meet at school at 6:15 and leave by 6:30. Race times this week will be as follows; HS girls will run at 8:00, HS boys varsity race (top 10 from last weeks race) at 8:40, HS boys open race at 9:20, girls JH at 10:00 and JH boys at 10:30. There will be no food stop and we should be home by noon at the latest. This will give everyone a chance to have a nice holiday weekend with friends and family. We will have no formal practice on Monday but I expect all runners to go out and run an easy 45 min. run on their own on Monday. Thanks for all the support on Saturday! The athletes appreciate the support as well from all their friends and family. See everyone Saturday!  

boys cross country team

Update:  8-27-2018

Congratulations to Cross Country Teams this past weekend! 

HS boys 1st place (Div II small schools and Div III)
HS girls 7th place (Div I schools and large Div II)
JH Boys 2nd place
JH Girls 2nd place

HS results:

Colin Amati - 3rd place
Kaden Harvey - 11th place
Trevor Camp - 13th place
Stefan Muterspaw - 43rd place
371 total boys runners

Hannah Gill - 13th place
Kate Handle - 47th place
227 total runners