BYESVILLE - Both Fort Frye and Caldwell enjoyed a championship run on the cross country course.
The Alana Cunningham-coached Cadet boys and girls teams each claimed a Cal Pokas OVAC 3A Division title for the second straight year at Meadowbrook High on Saturday.
"Everyone did a nice job," Cunningham said. "I'm really pleased with everyone stepping up. The boys were actually short-handed."
Photo courtesy of Beth Brown
Fort Frye’s boys’ and girls’ cross country teams won a Cal Pokas OVAC 3A Division title for the second straight year at Meadowbrook High on Saturday. Pictured in the front row, left to right, are Phoebe Thompson, Alex Medina, Natalie Hart, Katie Hart, Mary Kate McElroy, Kylynn Buchanan, Sarah Willey. In the back, left to right, are Cameron, Hupp, Ford McElroy, Quintin Webb, Matthew Roush, Matthew Cheeseman, Jordan Anderson, and Coach Alana Cunningham. Not pictured Jon Anderson.
Dugan Hill-led Caldwell was the OVAC 2A Division winner in the boys and girls divisions.
Freshman Mary Kate McElroy set a Fort Frye girls' record with a time of 19 minutes, 14.42 seconds in the 5K distance. The mark was previously held by All-Ohio honoree Sarah Biehl.
The Lady Cadets, who were fourth overall in the team standings, also included Katie Hart (20:27), Alex Medina (21:02), Natalie Hart (22:22), KyLynn Buchanan (22:41), Phoebe Thompson (23:29), and Sarah Willey (34:44).
Senior Jenna Furr led the Lady Redskins, who finished third overall in the team standings with a time of 19:26. Her teammates were Katie Saling (20:12), Lindsey Furr (20:37), Haylee Saling (20:56), Lexi Waller (21:53), Anika VanHoose (22:54), Julieghanna Feldner (23:03), and Molly Saling (23:58).
Cadet Jordan Anderson paced the 3A boys with a clocking of 16:24.37 seconds. The senior standout was followed by teammates' Matthew Cheeseman (16:33), Ford McElroy (16:56), Matthew Roush (18:43), and Quintin Webb (19:11).
Fort Frye's boys were fifth overall in the team standings.
Tanner Harding led the Redskin harriers, who were runner-up in the overall team standings, with a time of 16:11.27. His teammates were Jonathan Niswonger (16:40), Matt Zwick (17:24.53), Calvin Parmiter (17:24.86), Sean Whetstone (17:29), Benton Parmiter (17:37), Alex Gregg (18:38), and Derek Riski (20.23).