By ROB HAMILTON
The Mount Gilead girls took first place in the nine-team North Union Invitational Saturday.
Jenna Shipman ran second overall in 20:15.94, while Hannah Bush was sixth in 20:54.62 and Darcy Picker placed eighth in 21:15. Kelsey Snyder ran 18th in 22:08.69 and Micah James was 23rd in 22:29.15, while Jadyn Shipman took 30th in 22:54.69 and Hope Hack placed 62nd in 25:09.38.
Also, Elaina Supplee finished 87th.
The boys finished a narrow second to Buckeye Valley in their 10-team race. The Barons finished with 43 points, while MG had 50. Third-place Galion tallied 107.
Austin Hallabrin led the way for the Indians, finishing second in 17:01.57. Casey White finished fifth in 17:25.62, while Nick Weiss took ninth in 17:59.31 and Kyle Ciballi ran 11th in 18:03.28. Trevor Ball was 26th in 19:08.09, Kyle White placed 28th in 19:08.62 and Tyler Clark finished 41st in 19:42.59.
Also, Colton Clark was 45th, Logan Conrad took 47th, Sy Shipman finished 49th, Gavin Robinson ran 77th, Isacc George took 79th, Josh Conaway finished 107th, Connor Page ran 108th and Xavier Nells placed 117th.
The middle school Lady Indians took first place for their seventh straight invitational victory. Baylee Hack won in 12:29 in the nine-school race. Ally Johnson was second, Emily Hanft took third, Olivia Millisor placed seventh, Auna Tack ran 16th, Maddie Fitzpatrick was 17th, Bridgette Millisor placed 22nd, Selia Shipman was 24th, McKenzie Andrews placed 40th, Monica Lawrence was 84th, Dakota Shipman ran 95th and Skye Bivens was 98th.
In the boys’ middle school race, the Indians ran second. Brett Shipman finished ninth in 12:20, while Gavvin Keen was 10th, Kooper Keen ran 11th, Josh Sullivan placed 24th, Turner Fitzpatrick ran 39th, Eric Mowery was 41st and Zac Lester took 79th.
Buckeye Central Invitational
The Northmor Lady Knights cruised to a championship at the Buckeye Central Invitational on Saturday, finishing with 44 points, while second-place Colonel Crawford had 100.
Kristen Duryea got second place in 19:50.79, while Isabelle Ditullio ran fourth in 20:12.9 and Samantha Peters finished sixth in 20:38.56. Brooke Bennett ran 15th in 21:18.41 and Sydney Jennette took 17th in 21:28.29, while Reanne McDonald was 19th in 21:34.64 and Selena Cortez placed 23rd in 22:06.
Also, Rachel Morrison finished 26th, Samantha Grogg was 52nd, Danielle Bettis ran 71st, Kate Stiver finished 74th, Naomi Heilman ran 78th and Allyssa Pearce was 88th.
Highland finished fifth in the race, with Sophia Thompson running seventh in 20:44.59 to pace the Scots. Laura Spearman finished 12th in 21:10.54, while Jena Buchholz placed 25th in 22:19.56 and Olivia Longhenry took 46th in 23:49.05.
Elizabeth Jensen was 50th in 23:54.13, Jenna Brown finished 62nd in 24:45.63 and Morgan Wilhelm was 64th in 25:12.32.
Also, Clarissa Dudgeon was 67th, Gracie Hinkle ran 70th, Brianna Dado took 79th, Morgan Bailey placed 80th, Hailey Howard took 83rd and Madison Chaffee was 98th.
In the boys’ race, Northmor took fourth and Highland was fifth.
For the Knights, A.J. White ran eighth in 17:23.35 to pace the team, while Spencer Adams was 13rd in 17:29.06 and James Walker took 16th in 17:39.53. Alec Moore placed 34th in 18:47.74, Kaleb Hart finished 39th in 18:54.38, Collin Berg was 41st in 18:56.37 and Chase Hoover ran 43rd in 19:01.73.
Also, Kyle Price was 45th, Mostyn Evans took 47th, B.J. White ran 58th, Ryan Bentley was 60th, Aaron Berg finished 62nd, Manny Heilman took 76th, Josh Cramer finished 106th, Cole Dille took 108th, Ethan Chapman placed 113rd and Chandler Somerlot was 120th.
Highland’s Devin Johnson finished third in 16:29.33 to lead his team. Collin Kipp was 36th in 18:49.5, Christian Buchholz took 44th in 19:06.01 and Dalton Lee ran 46th in 19:10.41. Chandler Bumpus took 52nd in 19:31.75, Jacob Serio was 56th in 19:36.83 and Jimmy Tebbe ran 64th in 20:00.33.
Also, Tyler Bowen was 65th, Jesse Matos placed 78th, Nick O’Bryant was 80th, Caleb Carder placed 95th, Luke Rinehart finished 112th, Jacob Manring was 117th and Kahlil Karya took 121st.
The Cardington boys finished 16th of 29 teams Saturday at the Pickerington Panther Invitational. Jacob Long took 11th place in 16:44, while Josh Queener ran 28th in 17:21.1 and Mike Queener took 42nd in 17:43.8. Greg Osborne finished 188th in 20:30.1, Jakob Edgell placed 191st in 20:33.6 and Spencer Benson was 214th in 21:38.2.
The girls were 31st in their 33-team race with Alicia McElwee running 163rd in 23:26.9. Abby Lorimer finished 220th in 25:10.7, while Sage Brannon placed 225th in 25:18.7 and Bailey Shafer ran 226th in 25:21.8. Jessica Shook was 244th in 26:29, Destiny Williamson ran 252nd in 28:07.3 and Ashlee Drury was 267th in 48:21.7.
In the junior high boys’ race, Mason White was 10th in 11:45, while Sonny Grooms took 74th, Miles Grooms was 139th, Alex Queener finished 170th, Tyler Kintz ran 201st, Joel Yockey took 217th, Aaron Stepp placed 224th and Sam West was 225th.
For the junior high girls, Taylor Linkous finished 49th in 14:13.5, while Casey Bertke was 106th, Emily Benson placed 114th, Bella Scurlock took 116th, Isabelle Crum ran 117th, Marlo Young finished 151st and Elizabeth Long placed 167th.
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