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Cross Country Eaton Meet Update

Posted on: October 19, 2020
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Cross Country Eaton Meet

Posted: 10-19-2020


Our Waynesville Spartans Cross Country teams had a great showing at the Eaton Invitational this past Saturday with 8 of our freshmen and sophomore boys running in the large school varsity race to start the day! Our Juniors and Seniors took this week off to rest and prepare for tomorrow’s SWBL League Championship Meet!

Noah Wooldridge lead the team with an 18th place finish followed closely by Ryan Leopold in 19th, Addison Cummins in 27th, Gabe Wooldridge in 45th with a new PR, Isaiah Webb in 49th, David Weaver in 56th, and Cameron Bailey rounding out the field in the race of 101 runners. 

Our Junior High boys were next and finished in 2nd place behind Oakwood without one of our top 2 runners in attendance. Celtan Walton finished in 2nd place followed by Owen Malcom in 7th, Evan Mender in 12th, Cole Ford in 18th, Decker Atkins in 22nd, Sam Papanek in 24th, and Aiden Larsen in 25th out of 76 runners.

Our Junior High girls also finished in 2nd place behind Oakwood with Olivia Walters’ 3rd place finish and Kendal Erbach's 4th place finish leading the way. Next for the Lady Spartans was Zedie Click in 15th, Lilly Ford in 22nd, Maria Syvertsen in 24th, Isabel King in 27th, and Alena Wooldridge in 28th.

Tomorrow is the SWBL League Championship Meet at Preble Shawnee! This is where our girls high school team will be going for a 10th straight championship, our boys high school team will be going for 4 in a row, and both our JH teams will be going for a 3rd straight sweep of the SWBL. Our runners have trained so hard for this meet, and we are looking forward to bringing home the gold to Waynesville! GO SPARTANS GO!

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Posted:  10-14-2020

Three team titles, three individual champions, and 18 runners in four different races finishing in the top 10-just another typical winning Saturday for the Waynesville Spartans Cross Country Teams as they absolutely dominated some big time competition at the St. Xavier High School Cross Country Invitational!

Our Varsity boys team won the first place team championship by an astounding 40 point margin! They scored 28 points to Badin's 68 and also beat 2nd ranked DIII team Summit Country Day who scored 71 points. Senior Kaden Harvey lead the Spartans, breaking the 16 minute mark yet again winning first place in the race with a fantastic time of 15:55!  Senior Colin Amato brought home the silver in 2nd place with another fabulous finish for the Spartans!  Following Kaden and Colin was Jonas King in 6th place, Caden Adams in 7th place, Levi Morgan in 12th place, Jackson Berger in 14th place, and Denver Johnson in 16th place to round out our top 7 Spartan runners.  Next up was Carson Shutts in 19th place, Grant Kazmeirski in 22nd place, and Noah Wooldridge in 25th place in the Varsity race of 65 runners. 

In the boys open race, AJ Seidenschmidt won first place in the race with a new personal record time of 18:32!  Senior Stefan Muterspaw had a great race day as he captured 2nd place for the Spartans!  Rounding out our top 7 runners was Ryan Leopold in 4th place, Ernie Taylor in 5th place, Addison Cummins in 7th place, Conner Huffman in 18th place, and Gavin Price in 22nd place.  The boys team won the first place team championship by a whopping 56 points!  The Spartans scored 19 points to Badin's 75.  Next in for the Spartans was Isaiah Webb in 26th place, Gabe Wooldridge in 30th place, and David Weaver in 44th place out of 60 runners.

Our Varsity girls team also won the first place team championship by a huge margin of 44 points, bringing our Waynesville Spartan Cross Country teams to 3/3 for team championship titles at the meet!  Our girls team scored 27 points to Badin’s 71! Senior Hope Erbach lead our Lady Spartans to victory with a fantastic race time of 19:50!  Next up was a huge pack of orange and black with Kyla Harvey finishing in 5th place, Maria Gill in 6th place, Alyza Camp in 7th place, Elizabeth McKeehan in 8th place, Emme Greely in 9th place, and Jordan Patterson in 13th place for our top 7 Lady Spartan runners.  Next up for our Varsity girls was Rachel Ingle with a season's best time of 21:57 in 14th place, followed by Samantha Erbach in her first race back from injury in 15th place, and Ava Amato in 18th place in the race of 58 girls.  

Next up was the Girls Open Race! We only had 4 Lady Spartan runners competing in this race, and our girls gave an impressive finish to cap off our teams’ dominating day!  Kate Handle lead nearly the entire race, and gave it her all to a second place finish! Kate was followed by Megan Zidaroff in 6th place, Hannah Gill in 7th place, and Lexi Youtsey in 17th place out of 31 girls.

This weekend, our Varsity teams will take the weekend off to rest and prepare for our SWBL League meet next Saturday, where the Spartans are expected to win first place team championships in both the boys and girls races!  Our Open and Jr. High teams will compete at Eaton this weekend and we are looking for great results from our student-athletes competing at this meet! LET’S GO SPARTANS! 

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Vote for Athletes of the Week!!

Posted:  10-8-2020
Senior Spartan Cross Country runners Kaden Harvey and Hope Erbach are up for Cross Country Athletes of the Week in the Cincinnati Enquirer this week! They both won first place at the St. Xavier Invitational this past weekend, leading the boys and girls Spartan Varsity Cross Country teams to a first place team championship! You can click on the link below and vote one time per device per hour until voting ends at 5 PM this Friday (Oct. 9, 2020)).
Voting ends tomorrow at 5!!  
Thank you so much for your support!
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Posted:  10-7-2020

This past weekend, our Waynesville Spartans Cross Country teams had another fantastic race day at the “Tour de Sewer” Versailles XC Invitational! Our High School boys team, currently ranked #3 in OHIO, won the first place team championship!  Kaden Harvey was the race champion as he captured gold finishing in first place!  Kaden also broke an 11 year Versailles course record with a winning race time of 15:58!  Colin Amato won silver in 2nd place with Trevor Camp bringing home the bronze in 3rd place for the Spartans, followed by Jonas King (6th) and Caden Adams (8th) for a team score of 20 points to second place Botkins with 71 points.  Rounding out our top 7 were Levi Morgan (13th) and Denver Johnson (14th). Jackson Berger (15th), Grant Kazmeirski (21st), and Carson Shutts (26th) were our top 10 finishers out of the race of 135 runners.

Our High School girls team, ranked #6 in OHIO, ran without 2 of our top 4 runners due to injury. The team rose to the challenge and ran very well, capturing the runner up trophy in 2nd place!  Lead by Senior Hope Erbach (3rd), and Freshman Kyla Harvey (5th), Emme Greely (14th), Maria Gill (15th) and Elizabeth McKeehan (17th), the girls scored 54 points behind a very strong Ft. Loramie team ranked 4th in the state in Division 3. Alyza Camp (25th) and Jordan Patterson (31st) rounded out our top 7. Ava Amato (34th), Rachel Ingle (35th), Kate Handle (44th) were our top 10 finishers in the race of 123 girls.

Our Junior High boys team was lead by Wade Von Handorf and Celton Walton placing 2nd and 3rd respectively followed by Owen Malcom (13th), Evan Mender (20th), Cole Ford (28th), Decker Atkins (31st) and Sam Papanek (49th) in the race of 103 runners. Our boys were only 5 points behind Botkinsà61 to 66. Our Junior High girls team was lead by Olivia Walters bringing home the silver in 2nd place followed by Zedie Click (15th), Lilly Ford (26th), Isabel King (30th), Alena Wooldridge (32nd) and Maria Syvertsen (34th) in a nice pack. 

This weekend, our High School Boys and Girls teams will travel to St. Xavier in Cincinnati for a big time meet with great competition! We are looking forward to another outstanding performance by our High School Cross Country teams!

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Posted:  10.1.2020

This past weekend, the Waynesville Spartans Cross Country teams traveled to Columbus and put an absolutely electric performance on display for all of central Ohio to see! Our Spartan runners dominated the field, capturing four first place trophies! The Varsity Boys and Girls team won first place at the meet, followed by the Jr. High boys and girls teams winning first place in their divisions as well! A fast, flat course and perfect weather conditions along with great competition brought out the best in our runners as many personal records were had on the day!

Competing first at the meet was our Varsity boys team. Kaden Harvey lead the Spartans, tying his school record mark of 15:52 and coming in 4th place overall! Colin Amato was close behind, coming in 5th place and also breaking the 16 minute barrier, running a fantastic time of 15:59! Our next 4 runners all had personal records (PR’s) starting with Trevor Camp and Caden Adams who both broke 17 minutes for the first time running 16:46 and 16:59 for a 13th and 18th place finish respectively. Jonas King and Jackson Berger placed 20th and 25th in the race of 142 runners. Also having PR's on the day were Carson Shutts and Grant Kazmeirski both breaking 18 minutes for the first time running 17:57 (51st) and 17:59 (52nd). Noah Wooldridge and Ryan Leopold also had PR's with Noah running 18:02 (53rd) and Ryan 18:56 (76th). The other runners in this race all had season's best runs as well starting with Denver Johnson who ran 7th for our team and place 28th in 17:29, Eli Click in 17:49 (45th), Levi Morgan in 17:51 (46th), and Stefan Muterspaw in 18:35 (65th). Our boys team won the DII-III division and placed only behind Hilliard Davidson overall who is ranked #2 in the state in DI.


Competing next were our high school boys in the open race! The Spartans were lead by Addison Cummins who ran a PR time of 18:37 coming in 6th place overall! Next up was AJ Seidenschmidt with a time of 18:44 to capture 8th place and Ernie Taylor with a time of 19:06 to capture 14th place. Joey Phillips had a PR of 20:02 placing 27th along with Gavin Price with a time of 20:54 placing 34th. Conner Huffman and Isaiah Webb both had PR's of 21:04 (36th) for Conner and 21:05 (37th) for Isaiah which is over a minute faster than he has run before! David Weaver had a season's best race followed by Cameron Bailey in the race of 119 runners.  


Our Varsity girls team continued the dominant performance by our speedy Spartan runners! Hope Erbach lead the way for the Spartans with a 4th place finish in 19:22 followed by Kyla Harvey with a PR of 19:54 coming in 8th place! Carissa Tekeste was next in 20:27 (13th), followed by Emme Greely and Maria Gill both running PR's and finishing with times of 20:35 (15th) and 20:44 (18th) respectively. Elizabeth McKeehan (23rd) and Alyza Camp (31st) rounded out our top 7 athletes finishing in the race of 94 girls. Also having a PR on the day was Jordan Patterson who ran a 21:13 for 36th place. Having season bests were Ava Amato (39th), Kate Handle (44th), Rachel Ingle (54th), Megan Zidaroff (68th) and Hannah Gill (79th). Our girls team won the DII-III division and placed only behind #1 ranked DI Hilliard Davidson in the overall meet scoring.

Our Jr. High boys team ALL had PR's and were lead by first place race champion Wade Von Handorf with a sizzling time of 11:08 followed closely by Celtan Walton in 11:12 placing 2nd in the race of 111 runners! Next up was Owen Malcom in 12:12 (12th), Cole Ford in 12:40 (15th), Evan Mender in 12:46 (20th), Decker Atkins in 13:04 (27th), Aiden Larsen in 13:16 (30th), and Sam Papanek in 13:19 (31st). The Spartans scored 50 points to Westerville St. Paul Middle School's 65 to win the first place trophy!

Our Jr. High girls were lead by Olivia Walters with another 2nd place finish running a blazing time of 12:29 followed very closely by Kendal Erbach in 12:30 coming in with the bronze at 3rd place! Zedie Click had a personal record by nearly two minutes running a 13:19 to capture 6th place! She was followed by Lilly Ford who also PR'd by over a minute running 14:22 for 16th place! Isabel King made her debut after rehabbing an injury for most of the summer and fall and ran a great time of 14:57 in her inaugural race of the season to place 26th. Alena Wooldridge was next with a 15:14 for 32nd place and Maria Syvertsen also had a PR of over a minute, running 15:17 for 34th place in the race of 101 girls. The Lady Spartans scored 40 points to St. Micheal's 58 to win the first place trophy!

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Posted:  9.21.2020


Our Varsity Boys and Girls Cross Country teams competed at the Mason Invitational this weekend, and put on another show with a dominating performance!  Our Boys brought home another piece of hardware for the trophy case, as they secured the team championship in 1st place! Kaden Harvey brought home the gold medal, as he won the race in 1st place, scoring an athlete of the week nomination in the Cincinnati Enquirer! Colin Amato ran strong for the Spartans with a 6th place finish and freshman phenom Jonas King came in 8th place to round out our Spartan runners in the top 10! Jonas was followed by Caden Adams (14th), Trevor Camp (16th), Jackson Berger (17th), and Levi Morgan (24th) to round our top 7 in the field of 118 runners.

Our Lady Spartans Varsity team put on an outstanding performance as well!  We were lead by Hope and Samantha Erbach who finished in 5th and 6th place respectively. Samantha was followed by Carissa Tekeste (7th), Kyla Harvey (11th), Elizabeth McKeehan (15th), Maria Gill (16th) and Emme Greely (18th) for our top 7 in the race of 96 runners. Our ladies team finished in second place and brought home the runner-up trophy! 

As our Varsity Cross Country teams were busy collecting trophies at Mason, our boys open team and Junior High boy and girls traveled to compete at the Brookville Invitational. Our Boys Open team competed in the large school Varsity race at Brookville. They finished in 5th place overall and were lead by Stefan Muterspaw who placed 11th, followed closely by Ryan Leopold in 12th, Joey Phillips (19th), Conner Huffman (35th), Gavin Price (36th), Gabe Wooldridge (43rd) and Isaiah Webb (44th) rounding out our top 7 in the 78 man race. Both our boys and girls Junior High teams came in 3rd place overall!  The boys were lead by Wade Von Handorf who captured the silver medal coming in 2nd place! Wade broke the 12 minute mark by running an outstanding time of 11:57! He was followed by Evan Mender (10th), Owen Malcom (11th), Cole Ford (12th), Sam Papanek (17th) Decker Atkins (21st), and AJ Larson (22nd). Evan, Owen, Cole, Sam and AJ all recorded personal records on the day in the race of 67 runners! For our Lady Spartans Junior High team, Olivia Walters came in 2nd place, capturing the silver medal with an outstanding time of 12:53!  Next up was Alena Wooldridge (15th), Zedie Click (16th), Lilly Ford (17th) and Maria Syvertsen (22nd). Both Lilly and Maria had personal records in their 56 person race. Great job at Brookville!

This weekend, our teams will travel to Bishop Hartley and we are once again looking forward to an outstanding performance by this talented group of Spartan runners!