Cedarville, Bellbrook win at CC meet


Greene County News

CEDARVILLE — The Cedarville women’s cross country team was nearly perfect in winning its Friendship Cross Country Meet at the Elvin R. King course Sept. 17.

The Yellow Jackets sported the top three finishers in the 5K race, along with the sixth and seventh runners to win with 19 points. Cincinnati was a distant second with 54 points.

Olivia Ebenshade won in 18:19.1, followed by Hailey Bredeson (18:36.6) in second and Kayla Casaletto (18:36.9) third. Olivia Kundo (18:42.7) was sixth and Alaina Spears (18:44.6) seventh.

Xenia native Daniel Michalski won the men’s race in 25:25.4 to help Cedarville win the mens 8K race. Cedarville had four in the top 10 and a fifth in 11th to score 36 points and easily distance itself from second-place Alabama-Huntsville, which had 66 points.

Cedarville’s Wyatt Hartman (26:28.2) was sixth, followed by Ethan Sullivan (26:35.9) in sixth, Zac Bowen (26:44.8) in 10th and Matt Pelletier (26:46.2) in 11th.

The Wright State teams ran in the meet as well. Tiffany Ward led the way for the Raider women, finishing 49th overall in the 5K race with a time of 20:31. The women were ninth. On the men’s side, junior Andrew Lake set the pace with an 8K time of 27:04 and finishing 18th overall. The men were seventh. Wright State returns to action on Friday, Sept. 30, at the All-Ohio Championships, which will once again be hosted by Cedarville University.

Bellbrook’s girls won the Division-I high school race with 71 points, beating Springboro by one point. Madison Pelfrey was second overall in 19:35.9, followed by Elise Kemper (20:06.6) in seventh, Lauren Kemper (20:24.2) in 12th, Kayla Parker (20:28.7) in 14th and Emi Ford (21:13.8) in 36th.

Beavercreek’s girls ran 10th with 244 points. Morgan Rhoades was its top finisher, running 32nd in 21:09.5.

Bellbrook’s boys ran fourth in the D-I race, scoring 176 points. Cincinnati Elder (107) was first. Nico Taylor ran 11th in 16:59.8 for the Golden Eagles. Justin Boreman (17:24.0) was 31st, Connor Robinson (17:25.4) 34th, Cole Weslow (17:35.4) 41st and Trevor Bowers (18:08.2) 61st. Bowers scored 59 points for Bellbrook because Elder had two runners whose score didn’t count finish ahead of him.

Carroll’s boys ran third in the D-II and III race with 118 points. Springfield Shawnee (88) was first. Carroll’s Mike Laughlin (16:48.2) was third overall, followed by Jason Dong (17:32.3) in 24th, Karl Grossman (17:40.0) in 29th, Grant Arnold (17:42.6) in 30th and Sam Janson (17:50.2) in 36th. The final four Carroll runners scored a point less than their actual place because one runner ran as an individual and did not count in the team scoring.

Carroll’s girls were sixth in the D-II and III race with 176 points. Tippecanoe (37) was first. Carroll’s Claire Farrell (20:54.3) was 18th for Carroll, followed by Meghan Schrand (21:31.3) in 32nd.

Greene County News report compiled by Scott Halasz.

Greene County News report compiled by Scott Halasz.

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