Marysville’s girls cross-country team placed third in the Division I district meet and have advanced to the regional. Members of the team are from left, Elena Boger, Morgan Forney, Kaitlin Crilow, Leanne Eichorn, Jacquelyn Witt, Addy Miller-Brown, Emma Rice, Katie Krueger, Hannah Alice, Haley Cook, Madison Sharp, Ellie Nichols and Robin King (front) .
The Marysville High School girls team and Andrew Snodgrass from the MHS boys have advanced to the Division I regional cross-country meet.
The Lady Monarchs placed third in Saturday’s district to move on to the regional.
Snodgrass placed 24th in the district boys meet with a personal best record of 16:40, which is 22 seconds better than his previous PR.
He earned district honors and will compete in the regional next weekend.
Granville won the girls district with 42 points. Rounding out the top six squads that advanced to the regional were Thomas Worthington-76, MHS-112, Hilliard Darby-117, Hilliard Bradley-118 and Westerville Central-139.
The MHS boys were tenth in their race.
“Individually, the girls have been battling some nagging injuries, but put their courage on full display to advance ahead of teams with much higher seeds,” said coach Luke Sundermeier.
Jacquelyn Witt led MHS with a seventh-place time of 18:51. She was followed by Robin King, 21st, 19:52; Katie Krueger, 23rd, 20:00; and Morgan Forney, 24th, 20:04.
They earned all-district honors.
Also competing were Addy Miller-Brown, 37th, 21:04; Emma Rice, 39th, 21:07; and Leanne Eichorn, 44th, 21:16.
“The girls showed a tremendous amount of determination and never stopped believing in their teammates throughout the race and during our preparation for the post-season,” said Sundermeier.
Snodgrass claimed the final boys regional qualifying spot and battled a large pack all the way to the finish line. Also racing were Hayden Turk (17:14), Ian Dye (17:16), Riley Karnes (17:31), Tyler Marsh (17:40), Brendan Ralston (17:49) and Matthew Cox (17:49).
“The boys ran gutsy races with six of the seven runners performing with season-best times,” said Sundermeier. “Although the boys came up short of their goal of qualifying to regionals, they are proud of their efforts and know that they left it all out on the course.”
Fairbanks’ girls and boys competed in the Division III Central District meet.
The Lady Panthers tallied 175 points to finish seventh, while the boys were seventh with 171.
Individual results for FHS were as follows:
Girls: Adeline Fitzwater, 11th, 20:26.1; Linsey Eddy, 25th, 21:31.3; Kalor Greve, 32nd, 22:12.21; Gracie Hubbs, 51st, 23:40.6; Audrey Claar, 57th, 24:18.33; Annika Parks, 63rd, 24:51.74; and Kai Van Dyke, 66th, 25:29.15.
Boys: Aidan Groves, 19th, 17:36.39; Hunter Lynch, 34th, 18:26.66; Jo-Jo Renicker, 35th, 18:29.75; Ben Macklin, 41st, 19:01.73; Kyle Craig, 42nd, 19:02.20; and Chris Long, 50th, 19:16.24.
Triad’s Holly Cole earned a spot in the Division III regional meet after Saturday’s Southwest District competition.
Cole finished 10th in the district with a time of 20:20.4.
Alea Ferguson was 69th among the 177 girls in the race. She was clocked in 22:34.4.
Eli O’Brien was 45th in the boys meet with a PR of 18:03.7. He was followed by Nate Culp, 164th, 21:02.8; Zane Robison, 182nd, 21:50.1; and Jacob Warner, 206th, 24:24.1.
There were 217 athletes in the boys meet.
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