Bradford’s Karmen Knepp wins CCC cross country meet


By Dale Barger - For The Daily Advocate



Bradford’s Karmen Knepp won the high school girls race at the Cross County Conference cross country meet on Saturday at Bethel.


Dale Barger | For The Daily Advocate

BRANDT – The Cross County Conference high school girls cross country run was held at Bethel High School, and there was some good individual performance by Darke Country runners this year.

Two Bradford runners turned in the top times with Karmen Knepp running a 19:06.8 for the 3.1-mile course. Skipp Miller came in second place, running a 19:42.9.

Mara Wetzel from Arcanum finished with a time of 21:32.9 for 15th place, Ansonia’s Olivia Wright ran a 21:54 for 17th place, and two more Bradford runners, Olivia Daugherty and Mercedes Smith, finished 18th and 19th.

Franklin Monroe runners Nicole Brocious was 20th, Selene Weaver 21st, Audrey Cable 23rd and Raegan Warner 25th as they led the Jet’s to an overall third place CCC team finish, the highest in Darke County.

Ansonia placed fifth and Arcanum seventh in team competition. Bradford, Mississinawa Valley and Tri-Village didn’t have enough runners to qualify for the team competition.

Cross Country Conference top 25 individual results

1. Karmen Knepp Bradford 19:06.8

2. Skipp Miller Bradford 19:42.9

3. Zoe Utsinger Twin Valley So. 19:50.6

4. Paige Boehringer Covington 20:15.9

5. Macy Flanary Newton Local 20:26.9

6. Lindsey Yingst Miami East 20:31.2

7. Molly Skinner National Trail 20:37.6

8. Lauren Sargeant National Trail 20:40.0

9. Ashlyn Plessinger Covington 20:40.1

10. Kaitlyn Balkcom Bethel 20:49.5

11. Halle Osborne National Trail 21:01.2

12. Evan Byrd National Trail 21:08.1

13. Danielle Alexander Covington 21:09.8

14. Mara Wetzel Arcanum 21:32.9

15. Chelsea Ford Covington 21:37.5

16. Kelsey Dysinger Covington 21:38.4

17. Olivia Wright Ansonia 21:54.7

18. Olivia Daugherty Bradford 21:57.9

19. Mercedes Smith Bradford 22:04.5

20. Nicole Brocious Franklin Monroe 22:06.6

21. Selene Weaver Franklin Monroe 22:15.1

22. Paige Blauvelt Miami East 22:15.3

23. Audrey Cable Franklin Monroe 22:28.5

24. Alexis Meyer Covington 22:35.0

25. Raegan Warner Franklin Monroe 22:42.6

Cross Country Conference team results

1. Covington – 38

2. National Trail – 46

3. Franklin Monroe – 86

4. Miami East – 127

5. Ansonia – 129

6. Bethel – 135

7. Arcanum – 140

8. Tri-County North 193

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Bradford’s Karmen Knepp won the high school girls race at the Cross County Conference cross country meet on Saturday at Bethel.
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