Wyoming, Madeira League Champs, Bahr, Bayless Runners of Year

10/12/2017

The CHL league cross country championships was held Saturday.  The CHL has found themselves a permanent league cross country course on the Three Rivers Campus (Taylor High School) and adjacent park area.  The top six runners are 1st team all league, the next five 2nd team, and the five after that honorable mention.  The runners compete on a five kilometer (3.1 mile) course.

In cross country , the top five runners score for a team.  They are assign points for their finishing position, thus the reason the lowest score wins.  Knowing that, it's hard to beat a team that comes in 1st, 2nd, & 3rd.  That is what the Wyoming girls did as they went on to win the league championships with 26 points.  It was the lowest total for a winner since 2011 when Wyoming had a score of 24.  It was their 2nd championship in the last four years & 12th over in the CHL.  Mariemont, winner the last two years was 2nd with 52 points.  Taylor was 3rd (64) & Indian Hill 4th (106).  Junior Riley Bahr of Wyoming was league champ for the 2nd year in a row.  Her time was 19:06.  Teammates Tiffany Chen (19:40) & Peggy Moore was 2nd & 3rd.  Katy Vanatsky (8th) & Lily Parker (12th) rounded out the Wyoming scoring.  Sophomore Erin Kelly was the top runner for Mariemont finishing 4th. Riley Dunne was 6th, Marin Valentine 7th & Sarah Fenney 16th for the Warriors.  Taylor junior Hannah Korte was 5th.  Megan Fox was 13th, Rachel Hardtke 14th, & Clare Forbes 15th.  Indian Hill senor Emily Sheard was the top runner for the Braves (9th place).  Freshman Maggie Sampson of Madeira was 10th & teammate Cosette Busch was 11th.  Bahr is the CHL Runner of the Year.  Wyoming Coach Jim Frondorf is the CHL Coach of the Year.

Madeira boys started the season winning an invitational.  They repeated the wins several more times and place high in other invites.  It was fitting that they capped off the regular season with a league championship, scoring 43 points. Indian Hill, champ the last two years, was 2nd with 51 points.  Taylor was 3rd (72), Wyoming 4th (93), & Mareimont 5th (117)  it was the first for the Mustang boys since 2000.  That was the end of an 8 year stretch that Madeira won 6 CHL titles.  As he has done several times this season, Diego Arredondo led the way for the Mustangs.  The sophomore finished 4th.  Dylan Whitson was 8th, Ben Ramos 9th, Joseph Kirby 10th, & Chet Dobson 12th.  David Grimm, 6th runner for Madeira, was 15th.  The Mustang scoring pack of 5 were only 27 seconds apart with all under 17 minutes.  Junior Ben Bayless of Indian Hill was the league champ with a time of 16:04.  Nolan Heffernan was 5th & John Giroux 6th for the Braves.  Senior Nick Fox of Taylor was runner-up with a 16:06.  Nick Lake was 3rd, Chase Grauel 14th, & Logan Workman 16th.  Wyoming's top runner was junior Jack Schwartz (11th) with teammate John Nice (13th) close behind.  Junior Nolan Buck was Mariemont's top runner finishing 7th.  Bayless is the CHL Runner of the Year.  Coach Josh Dooley of Madeira is the CHL Coach of the Year.

Complete league results are posted under the cross country links. Open races and junior high results can be found on the finishtiming.com website.