The Press Newspaper
Eastwood cross country runner Maddie Jackson won the inaugural Northern Buckeye Conference championship by finishing in 20:13.96 at the league 5K race at Bettsville’s H.P. Ellis Park.
Teammates Meagan Kaminski (20:42.72) and Madi Renollet (20:51.47) finished third and fourth, respectively, as the Eagles also won the team championship.
Eastwood scored 30 points to defeat runner-up Elmwood (47), followed by Otsego (65), Lake (110), and Rossford (126). Kaminiski and Renollet are first team, McKayla Phillips received second-Team honors, while Sierra Corns, Rochelle Joseph, and Emily Zielinski all made the honorable mention team.
Woodmore’s Allie Wank finished seventh in 21:27.25, even though her school did not field a team, and Eastwood’s Phillips was eighth (21:37.21), Corns was 16th (22:41.71), Joseph 19th (22:54.24), and Zielinski 20th (22:56.14). Rossford’s Liz Parisi was 10th in 21:51.74.
Lake finished second in the NBC boys race with 49 points, trailing champion Elmwood (36), which won the Suburban Lakes League last year. Otsego (98) was third followed by Woodmore (105), Eastwood (106), Genoa (131), and Fostoria (157).
Lake harrier Scott Brittenham finished second in 17:16.78, Genoa’s Clay Parlette was fifth (17:29.99), Eastwood’s Gabe Federicks sixth (17:30.26), Woodmore’s Kaleb Perez seventh (17:34.27), Lake’s Riley Breese ninth (17:49.48), Lake’s Nathan Scanlan 11th (18:00.94), Lake’s Nathan Adkins 12th (18:07.91), Eastwood’s Noah Smith 13th (18:10.25), Lake’s Tyler Rickman 15th (18:19.64), Woodmore’s Chris Hines 16th (18:34.33), Woodmore’s Ryan Avers (18:37.04) and Rossford’s Brady Groom 20th (18:46.76).
In the Toledo Area Athletic Conference, Gibsonburg finished second in both the boys race and the girls race. The Golden Bears scored 50 points to trail champion Toledo Christian (26) in the girls’ race and 70 points to trail TC (32) in the boys’ race. Cardinal Stritch finished fifth with 108 points in the boys race.
Stritch sophomore Rosa Mondragon (22:00.7) and Northwood sophomore Olivia Carbe (22:26.17) are first team. Gibsonburg has five runners on the second team — junior Cassidy Kasischke (22:42.22), sophomore Alyssa Escobedo (22:48.88), sophomore Molly Burkett (22:56.76), junior Courtney Kasenich (22:54.85) and senior Lauren Kirwen (23:06.93).
On the boys side, Gibsonburg senior Jacob Kissell (17:35.38) and junior Jacob Merryfield are first team. Local second team selections include Stritch freshman Tim Lynn (18:30.23) and junior Jake Lynn (18:48.32).
In the Sandusky Bay Conference, both Oak Harbor teams finished as league runners-up. The boys team (82) trailed Perkins (38) and the girls team (67) trailed Port Clinton (33).
Oak Harbor sophomore Trinity Gephart finished as league runner-up in 20:55.67, trailing champion Lindsay Kaatz, a senior from Sandusky St. Mary (20:26.15). Oak Harbor junior Allie Dresser was ninth (21:31.27), senior Megan Wistinghausen 15th (22:12.21) and sophomore Coral Peterson 19th (22:35.26). Gephart is a first team selection and Dresser is second team.
In the boys race, Oak Harbor senior Michael Hasselbach finished ninth (17:54.72), junior Zachary Seamon was 11th (18:05.94), freshman Tyler Sievert was 18th (18:38.05) and freshman Tim Poiry was 19th (18:40.15). Hasselback and Seamon are second team choices.
In the Three Rivers Athletic Conference, Clay sophomore Erin Gyurke (19:11.5) finished third to lead the Eagles (96) to a fourth place finish behind Notre Dame (24), St. Ursula (67), and Whitmer (93). Following Clay was Findlay (119), Fremont Ross (134), Central Catholic (184), and Lima Senior (243). Not far behind Gyurke was fifth place finisher Alex Selee (20:05.3), a Clay senior. In the boys’ race, Clay senior Thomas Gibbons was sixth (16:32.8) as the Eagles (130) finished sixth.
In the Toledo City League, Waite girls finished fifth and the boys were sixth. Waite junior Morgan Boisselle (24:38.81) was eighth in the girls’ race. In the boys’ race, Waite junior Arron Stewart was 14th (20:44.65) and senior Nick Newburt was 20th (21:39.59).