The boys and girls cross country team competed in the Region IV AAA Cross Country Championship on Wednesday October 17th at Camden Historic Park. The lady Warriors placed first with a score of 15 points, Camden second with 45 points, and Chester third with 85 points. This is the third straight Region IV AAA championship title and overall the eighth straight region title for the lady Warriors.
The boy’s team placed first with a score of 22 points, Fairfield Central second with 44 points, Camden third 60 points and fourth Chester 115 points. This is the boy’s team first Region IV AAA championship title and third overall.
In the girls varsity race Freshman Mattie Baile Tripp placed first overall with a time of 22:16. Lauren Sizemore finished second with a time of 23:01. Baileigh Sizemore third 23:06, Chloe Duernberger fourth 23:14, Caprielle Terry fifth 23:46, Olivia Morales sixth 23:47, and Sara Valle 30:33.
The following girls placed in the top seven overall in the meet and were name to the All Region Team. Mattie Baile Tripp first, Lauren Sizemore second, Baileigh Sizemore third, Chloe Duerneberger fourth, Caprielle Terry fifth, Olivia Morales sixth, and Mary Blanks (Camden) seventh.
Leading the boy’s team was Junior Walker Reeves who placed first with a time of 18:02. Maddox Yegge second with a time of 18:15. Ben Elson third 18:25, Noah Kiger seventh 18:47, Jaxon Barringer nineth 19:00, Allen Livingston 20:28, and Jared Diemer 20:53.
The following boys placed in the top seven overall in the meet and were name to the All Region Team. Walker Reeves first, Maddox Yegge second, Ben Elson third, Sam Messindes (Camden) fourth, Malik Coleman (Fairfield Central) fifth, Sammie Robinson (Fairfield Central) sixth, and Noah Kiger seventh.
Leading the boys in the junior varsity race was David Pohlheber who finished with a personal best time of 20:39. Alexander Krull 20:50, Nathan Wardy 20:51, Peter Campbell 20:51, Andrew LaFollette 20:54, James Malinowski 21:33, Jacob Sisler 21:56, Liam Bayley 22:09, Ethan Geiger 22:12, Connor Stebbins 22:46, Tanner McLaughlin 22:51, Kalob Jefferson 23:50, Nathan Powell 23:51, Felix Gonzalez 24:24, Logan Preddy 25:07, Max Vogel 26:48, Preston Remien 32:40, and Dillon Thrower 32:40 also competed for the team.
Leading the lady Warriors in the junior varsity race was Grace Yegge who finished with a season best time of 25:05. Chloe Cockman 26:14, Danielle Griffith 26:27, Blakely Hardin 26:35, Julia Brown 27:42, Carly Cabe 29:52, Caroline Romack 33:45, Maithili Bhoop 33:47, and Anna Connors 33:45 also competed for the team.
The Warriors next meet is on Saturday October 27th when they will compete in the AAA Lower State Qualifier at Darlington Middle School.