Indiana and Ohio Win Mid East Titles
Michigan's one-two punch of Megan O'Neill (Chippewa Hills) and Kirsten Olling (Breckenridge) looked like they had led their team to a Mid East Cross Country Challenge victory. O'Neil seized the lead shortly after the first half mile and never looked back covering the muddy course in 18 minutes and 15 seconds.. Teammate Kirsten Olling (Breckenridge) took runner-up honors.
Team Michigan appeared to have the race one until a late race push by Team Indiana. Strong pack running helped the Hoosier state tie Michigan and win in a tie breaker as sixth runner Shannon Effron (Evansville Reits Memorial) was 15 seconds faster than Team Michigan's sixth runner.
Twinsburg's Garret Chrichlow ran a very solid race capturing the overall title and propelling Ohio to a team championship as well. Tody Hardwick (Newark) and Matt Brombley (Thornville Sheridan) provided added support up front for the Buckeye state. This marked Ohio's 7th boys team title since 1987. Girls Results Boys Results