By ROB HAMILTON
The Northmor Lady Knights continued their strong season by winning the Gold race at Ontario’s Bill Brown Invitational on Saturday.
Northmor took first place out of 13 teams, as they tallied 72 points to finish eight better than second-place Shelby. Kristen Duryea placed second overall in 20:34, while Isabelle Ditullio took 11th place in 21:32. Brooke Bennett ran 14th in 21:46 and Samantha Peters claimed 16th in 21:50.
Reanne McDonald finished 35th in 22:30 and Selena Cortez placed 54th in 23:45, while Rachel Morrison took 68th in 24:11. Also, Sydney Jennette was 73rd, Samantha Grogg took 95th, Sara Drumm was 105th, Vivienne Cutrupi placed 109th, Kate Stiver was 131st, Naomi Heilman placed 137th and Monique Metzger ran 160th
Highland also ran at Ontario, finishing ninth in the Gold race. Sophia Thompson led the Scots by running 12th in 21:42, while Laura Spearman was 38th in 22:34.
Jena Buchholz ran 61st in 23:51 and Olivia Longhenry was 90th in 25:35. Elizabeth Jensen took 92nd in 25:39, Clarissa Dudgeon ran 102nd in 26:23 and Jenna Brown took 106th in 26:41 to round out the team’s top seven.
Also, Taylor McClung placed 117th, Gracie Hinkle was 132nd, Morgan Bailey ran 141st, Hailey Howard placed 150th, Brianna Dado took 151st and Madison Chaffee finished 165th.
The boys’ Gold race was won by Norwalk, while Northmor finished sixth in the 13-team event. A.J. White took 13th in 18:23, while Spencer Adams ran 14th in 18:25 and James Walker was 17th in 18:30 to pace the Knights.
Kaleb Hart placed 50th in 19:48 and Alec Moore finished 53rd in 19:52. Chase Hoover was 57th in 19:59, while Mostyn Evans ran 59th in 20:02.
Also, B.J. White was 60th, Collin Berg took 64th, Aaron Berg ran 72nd, Kyle Price was 97th, Manny Heilman took 104th, Corey Rinehart placed 121st, Josh Cramer was 132nd, Cole Dille ran 133rd, Ethan Chapman was 135th, Chandler Somerlot ran 143rd and Brody Bishop finished 172nd.
Highland finished 12th on the day. Collin Kipp ran 49th in 19:37 to lead the Scots, while Christian Buchholz was 61st in 20:02 and Dalton Lee ran 62nd in 20:04. Tyler Bowen placed 78th in 20:48 and Jimmy Tebbe was 91st in 21:08.
Also running in the top seven were Nick O’Bryant (95th, 21:14) and Jesse Matos (107th, 21:50). Also, Caleb Carder finished 127th, Kahlil Karya was 131st, Luke Rinehart ran 146th and Jacob Manring was 147th.
Both Mount Gilead cross country teams were able to claim second-place finishes at the Lancaster Invitational Saturday.
The boys were second in a 12-team race, but Austin Hallabrin was first overall, finishing in a time of 16:42. Casey White took sixth in 17:17, while Kyle Ciballi was 19th in 17:58 and Nick Weiss finished 20th in 18:00.
Trevor Ball placed 31st in 18:32 and Colton Clark finished 42nd in 19:21. Also, Gavin Robinson took 45th place in 19:24.
The girls finished second of eight teams in their race, with Jenna Shipman placing second in 20:41. Hannah Bush took fifth in 21:06, while Darcy Picker ran eighth in 21:37.
Kelsey Snyder finished 14th in 22:28 and Micah James took 20th in 23:03. Also, Jadyn Shipman ran 28th in 23:45 and Hope Hack took 44th in 25:26.
Cardington also ran in the meet, with the boys’ team finishing seventh and girls taking sixth.
Josh Queener placed 14th in 17:41.1 to lead the Pirates, while Mike Queener took 26th in 18:16.7 and Derek Goodman was 35th in 18:39.9. Also, Greg Osborne was 59th in 20:24.5, Spencer Benson placed 67th in 21:24.3 and Jakob Edgell was 68th in 21:47.
For the girls, Alicia McElwee was 30th in 23:56.5 and Sage Brannon placed 34th in 24:28.5. Bailey Shafer ran 45th in 25:58.4, while Jessica Shook was 46th in 25:30.9. Also, Abby Lorimer was 50th in 26:53.2, Destiny Williamson ran 63rd in 31:29.6 and Ashlee Drury finished 64th in 36:46.1.
Rob Hamilton can be reached at 419-946-3010, ext. 1807. Connect with him on Twitter at @SportsMCS