Alliance Running Invitational
The 11th annual Alliance Running XC Invitational brought in a record crowd of over 2500 athletes. Nice weather and a fast course made for an excellent day of racing. The junior high girls rocked the course as three young ladies cracked the 12 minute barrier. Beavercreek's Taylor Ewert and Centerville's Grace Kilroy and Sarah Lowe posted sub 12 efforts. Fort Loramie's Tom Rethman hammered out a 10:47 en route to a win in the Junior High boys race.
Alter's Abby Nichols and Oakwood's Elizabeth Ordeman battled the entire 5000 meters. Nichols edged Ordeman as both ladies broke 19 minutes. Nichols effort helped the Lady Knights to a team title. Carroll dominated the DII race using a strong pack and Anna repeated as boys DIII champion. Vallley Vierw placed 3 runners in the top 5 including DII champion Kyle Bussard.
Lakota West outdueled Tippecanoe as both teams were missing their top runners. Lebanon sophomore Jesse Hartman won the DI girls race. Northmont's J.T. McKay won the DI boyis race edging Tippecanoe's Mitchell Poynter. Poynter and teammate Daniel Frame each recorded sub 16:00 effots helping the Red Devils to the DI team title. Results