Sixteen League Runners Headed To State Cross Country


Sixteen runners from five league schools will be making the trip to the state cross country championships. Included is the Madeira boys' team.  The regional meet was held at Troy with the top four teams and 16 individuals in each race qualifying for the state meet.

Division II
Wyoming was the top league team at the regional meet finishing 6th.  Mariemont was 7th, Indian Hill 8th, & Taylor 10th.  Three runners qualified for the state meet as individuals.  Senior Riley Bahr of Wyoming was 5th overall.  Senior Hannah Korte of Taylor was 8th.  Freshman Elizabeth Whaley of Indian Hill was 13th.  Marin Valentine was the top runner for Mariemont.
Division III
Freshman Jessica Sanders of Finneytown was 13th and will be heading to the state meet.

Division II
Madeira will be returning to state for the 2nd straight year.  The Mustangs finished 4th with 131 points.  Indian Hill was 8th & Wyoming 11th.  League runners dominated the race capturing 5 of the top 6 places. Senior Ben Bayless of Indian Hill continues a great season finishing 1st in a time of 16:17.8.  Senior Jack Schwartz of Wyoming was 3rd, junior Nick Lake of Taylor 5th, & senior Nolan Heffernan of Indian Hill 6th.  Junior Chase Grauel of Taylor qualified for state in the 13th position.  Junior Diego Arredondo led Madeira with a 4th place finish.  The other scoring runners for the Mustangs were junior Ben Ramos, junior Dylan Whitson, senior Joseph Kirby, & freshman Jacob Gaffney.  The 6th & 7th runners for Madeira were sophomores Luke Mitchell & Calvin Busch.

The state championships in cross country will be Saturday, November 10 at the National Trail Raceway in Hebron, about 20 miles east of Columbus.  The time schedule is the same as the regional meet.  Boys' Division II will be at 11:45.  Girls' Division III will be at 1:30.  Girls' Division II will be at 2:15.
Note on the championships- Meet officials are asking that cars get off I-70 at Exit 122 and buses Exit 126.  This is to cut down on the traffic congestion.  Parking is free and admission to the course is $10.00.
More info on the state meet in the website updates this week.