Versailles boys and girls, Greenville boys cross country teams and more qualified for regionals


By Drew Terhall

CEDARVILLE — The Southwest District Cross Country Tournament took place at Cedarville University on Oct. 21. The Versailles boys cross country team were the big winners as they are the runner-up in the Division III District Tournament.

For Versailles, sophomore Tony Moorman finished fifth with a time of 16:19.4. Sophomore Zachary Rahm took 17th with a time of 17:15.5 and sophomore Marcus Briscoe took 31st with a time of 17:41.4.

Ansonia senior Matthew Lee and Ansonia freshman Bennett Lehman both also qualified individually with times of 16:55.7 and 17:13.0. Lee finish ninth and Lehman finished 15th. Ansonia finished 10th as a team.

Arcanum finished 16th as a team. Sophomore Micah Arbogast took 73rd with a time of 18:32.2. Sophomore Will Beisner took 75th with a time of 18:32.9 and sophomore Malachi Wright took 92nd with a time of 18:49.3.

Franklin Monroe finished 20th as a team. Junior Sam Haney took 85th with a time of 18:43.8. Junior Parker Patrick took 95th with a time of 18:50.5 and freshman Owen Hosler took 120th with a time of 19:50.9.

Tri-Village finished 21st as a team. Sophomore Chris Brinley took 68th with a time of 18:26.1. Junior Aden McConachie took 86th with a time of 18:43.9 and freshman Carsen Dyson took 144th with a time of 21:16.7.

For Mississinawa Valley, junior Daniel Hartzell and freshman Caden Hanes took 80th and 81st with times of 18:39.2 and 18:39.3. For Bradford, freshman Kyree Roberts took 141st with a time of 20:52.3. Junior Stephen Stewart took 154th with a time of 21:54.3 and senior Owen Beachler took 157th with a time of 22:02.9.

In the girls Division III race, Versailles took fourth and will move on to regionals. Senior Meredith Barga took 15th with a time of 20:22.2. Freshman Ava Rismiller and junior Gabrielle Spitzer took 29th and 30th with times of 21:16.2 and 21:19.4.

Mississinawa Valley freshman Rachael Philiposian took 27th and qualified for regionals with a time of 21:08.5. Mississinawa Valley finished 11th as a team. Senior Ingrid Ojeda finished 39th with a time of 22:07.8.

Franklin Monroe finished 12th as a team. Freshman Sydney Baker took 46th with a time of 22:25.5. Freshman Sami Stull took 58th with a time of 22:57.9. Freshmen Hannah Wolfe and Mia Brookey took 67th and 68th with times of 23:20.2 and 23:23.3.

Ansonia finished 15th as a team. Sophomore Olivia Creager took 40th with a time of 22:11.5. Senior Peyton Billenstein took 62nd with a time of 23:10.4 and sophomore Irene Tovar Tejedor took 101st with a time of 24:45.5.

For Arcanum, senior Arianne Garrison took 85th with a time of 24:03.1. Freshman Danicka Michael took 137th with a time of 27:55.6 and sophomore Gabrielle Brown took 140th with a time of 28:44.9. For Bradford, freshman Savannah Beachler took 53rd with a time of 22:49.1. Freshman Natalie Wood took 86th with a time of 24:05.1 and freshman Aaliyah Biddlestone took 131st with a time of 27:09.7. For Tri-Village, freshman Addison Pipenger took 105th with a time of 24:55.7.

In the Southwest Division II races, the Greenville boys team finished sixth and qualified for regionals. Junior Trey Rammel took 33rd with a time of 17:35.6 and sophomore Coleman McNulty took 34th with a time of 17:42.5. Sophomore Owen Marker took 49th with a time of 18:15.2.

In the Southwest Division I races, the Greenville girls team finished 13th. Freshman Clair Rammel finished 63rd with a time of 22:11.5. Sophomore Ava Glass and junior Jenica Feitshans took 75th and 76th with times of 22:43.3 and 22:43.6.

Those who qualified for regionals will compete at Troy High School on Oct. 28. All three divisions will take place on the same day at Troy.

Contact Daily Advocate sports editor Drew Terhall at [email protected]

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