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JUNIOR HIGH ATHLETICS
Bulldogs, Dutchgirls Win FRC Cross Country Titles
October 25, 2011St Clair Athletics
St. Clair’s boys and Owensville’s girls captured varsity team titles at the Four Rivers Conference cross country meet Tuesday at Memorial Park in Owensville.
The Bulldogs accumulated 45 points to win the varsity boys crown.
New Haven finished second with 54 points followed by Owensville with 68, St. James with 82 and Pacific with 85.
“The boys should be proud of themselves. This is our third varsity title in a row, which is impressive for any sport,” said St. Clair Coach Ben Martin. “We knew New Haven would be tough to beat. Our boys rose to the challenge. This was a team victory. Every runner, from one to seven, won this for us.”
The Dutchgirls totaled 30 points to claim the varsity girls title.
Pacific finished second with 58 points followed by St. Clair with 67, Union with 88 and Sullivan with 109.
The top 10 boys finishers and the top 15 girls finishers in each race earned all-conference medals.
“I am very happy with the progress we have made,” said Union Coach Nick Kelley. “We ran the same course just a week ago and nearly all of our runners improved their times, a few by a large margin.”
St. Clair’s Austin Gotway won the varsity boys race in a time of 17:30.
“Austin led from start to finish. He runs big,” said Martin. “He wasn’t going to let anyone take what was his, the title of conference champion.”
New Haven’s Seth Schenck finished second in 17:38. Sullivan’s Uriah Heady placed third in 17:51. St. Clair’s Dylan Pattillo ended fourth in 17:52. New Haven’s Dominick Pataky was fifth in 18:00.
The remaining all-conference runners were Owensville’s Barry Gerber (sixth in 18:16), Pacific’s Alex Cassity (seventh in 18:23), Owensville’s Blaine McKinney (eighth in 18:31), St. Clair’s Shane Schmidt (ninth in 18:33) and New Haven’s Zach Grater (10th in 18:38).
Other St. Clair runners were St. Clair’s Phillip Whitaker (15th in 19:09), Coty Declue (20th in 19:50), Dylan Corbett (22nd in 19:54) and Kyle Avery (32nd in 21:03).
Also running for Pacific were Dan Dieckmann (12th in 18:53), Jeremy Hill (24th in 20:13), Sean Pickett (25th in 20:17), Justin Meeker (28th in 20:21), Ryan Duewell (31st in 20:50) and Chris Hayden (36th in 23:00).
New Haven’s other runners were William Smith (17th in 19:19), Zach Schwab (26th in 20:17) and Raul Moreno (35th in 22:04).
Other Owensville runners were Caleb Mundwiller (16th in 19:17), Matt Wills (18th in 19:34), Cody Dolles (27th in 20:20) and John Behrens (29th in 20:25).
St. James’ runners were Addison Conway (11th in 18:44), Colin Hayes (13th in 19:00), Alex Auxier (14th in 19:04), Austin Kochis (19th in 19:35), Kyle Reiken (33rd in 21:20) and Levi Auxier (34th in 21:52).
Sullivan’s Chris Erxleben placed 21st in 19:54. Hermann’s Evan Bean was 23rd in 19:55. Union’s Tim Parsons finished 37th in 23:01.
St. Clair’s Lyndsay Hardin won the varsity girls race in 20:45.
Owensville’s Hannah Baehr finished second in 21:03. Pacific’s Ashley Brinker placed third in 21:26. Pacific’s Kashmir Curtner ended fourth in 21:38. Owensville’s Emily Koepke was fifth in 21:39.
The remaining all-conference runners were St. James’ Emily Perona (sixth in 21:49), Owensville’s Haylee Reid (seventh in 22:18), Owensville’s Emmy Dunlap (eighth in 22:34), Union’s Hannah Candrl (ninth in 22:36), Pacific’s Hannah Graf (10th in 22:38), Owensville’s Megan Dunlap (11th in 22:42), Union’s Christa Lenau (12th in 22:52), St. Clair’s Samantha Selby (13th in 22:52), Sullivan’s Chantel Dean (14th in 23:06) and St. James’ Hannah Perona (15th in 23:06).
“Lyndsay did what she does best, chase from behind,” said Martin. “(Baehr) was in the lead, then Lyndsay took her on an uphill. I could tell by the look on Lyndsay’s face after she took the lead that no one was going to beat her.”
Owensville’s other runners were Sue Meyer (17th in 23:13), Anna Koepke (24th in 23:59), Kassie Kern (32nd in 24:32), Alexandria Doll (37th in 25:34), Olivia Piontek (39th in 26:21), Jessica Fudge (42nd in 26:37) and Cassie Horstman (55th in 33:36).
Also representing Pacific were Morgan Webb (21st in 23:34), Hannah Sanders (25th in 24:00), Catherine Hayden (26th in 24:03), Carly Lindwall (30th in 24:20), Katee Moore (40th in 26:25) and Karissa Archambault (44th in 26:48).
St. Clair’s other runners were Nicole Souders (18th in 23:22), Nicole Ritrovato (19th in 23:23), Kelly Barns (23rd in 23:40), Olesya Stadnichuk (29th in 24:19), Danielle Wagner (31st in 24:30), Kim Pelton (34th in 24:48), Brenda Deaton (38th in 25:42), Jessica Hardin (41st in 25:33), Hannah Kierns (46th in 27:46), Hannah Tomasvic (49th in 29:33), Sky Souders (50th in 30:04), Madison Bohannan (52nd in 30:10) and Hannah Hampton (53rd in 30:19).
Also representing Union were Taylor LaValle (20th in 23:29), Katelyn Riechers (27th in 24:14), Karlee Krey (28th in 24:16), Alonnah Diez (36th in 25:19) and Emily Zimmerman (45th in 27:26).
Sullivan’s other runners were Natalie Schriever (16th in 23:07), Lexie Brown (22nd in 23:40), Natasha Snavely (35th in 25:08), Laura Ware (43rd in 26:44), Christina Kofoed (47th in 28:28), Callee Tyree (48th in 28:37), Taylor Smith (51st in 30:06) and Kaytlyn Pruett (54th in 31:30).
St. James’ Charley Lepper finished 33rd in 24:36.
“It was great to see Hannah Candrl and Christa Lenau running together and pushing each other to improve every time they are out there competing,” said Kelley. “They are able to help pace and encourage each other to run a smart and hard race.”
Junior Varsity Boys
Union claimed the junior varsity boys title with 30 points. St. James finished second with 49 points followed by Owensville with 62 and St. Clair with 70.
Union’s Dakota Dintelman won the race in 19:36.
Rounding out the top 10 were Union’s Joseph Lenau (second in 20:06), Owensville’s Jacob Linders (third in 20:16), Union’s Devin Baxter (fourth in 20:16), Hermann’s Andrew Riddell (fifth in 20:16), St. James’ Jordan Howard (sixth in 20:38), Pacific’s Ryan Lause (seventh in 20:39), Owensville’s Carson Adams (eighth in 20:41), St. James’ Mason Ragland (ninth in 20:46) and St. James’ Jacob Strange (10th in 20:48).