Runnin' Bulldogs at District Meet!
November 1, 2012By Daniel Otten of Celina High School
DISTRICT ACTION FOR CELINA CC
Celina's Runnin' Bulldogs made a 2-hour drive to Galion Saturday, October 20 for participation in the Northwest Ohio, Division II, District CC Meet. All of the D-II schools from NW Ohio took part in the 5 race event. The Men were divided into two Districts, with the Girls in three Districts. Regional qualifying spots were at stake. The top four teams in each race as well as inidividuals not on a team placing in the top 16 earned advancement to Regional.
Celina's Men took the course in the District 2 race. Eighteen schools, 111 runners, toed the line. The Bulldogs recorded two personal best times in recording a 7th place team result. Cole Mertz continued to lead the way for the Bulldogs. He covered the 5000m distance in 16:37, which placed him 12th, good enough to earn a spot in the Tiffin Regional Meet on Oct. 27. Drew Donovan crossed the line in 17:45, taking 33rd. He was followed by Brandon Downey (18:08, 46th), Jacob Gilstrap (18:18, 54th), Roman Mitchell (career fastest 18:23, 56th), Zach Mitchell (18:40, 66th), and Chad Downey (career best 18:57, 75th).
NEXT UP...Cole, Jenna, Katlin at the Tiffin Division II Regional Meet on October 27.