Fort Loramie boys, girls sweep cross country invitational


Loramie boys and girls teams finish first in 49th annual invitational.

Staff report



Fort Loramie’s Corynn Heitkamp (right) and Dannielle Eilerman run in the 49th Fort Loramie Cross Country Invitational on Tuesday. The Redskins girls team finished first out of eight teams and the boys finished first out of 12 teams.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

SIDNEY — Fort Loramie’s boys and girls cross country teams finished first in the 49th Fort Loramie Cross Country Invitational on Tuesday at White Oak Campgrounds.

Loramie’s boys had 46 points and a time of 1:26:42 to lead the 12 teams that raced. Houston (64 points, 1:28:57) finished second and Versailles (116, 1:31:36) finished third. Sidney finished sixth, Jackson Center finished eighth, Fairlawn was 10th and New Knoxville was 11th.

Fort Loramie’s Joe Ballas was second in the individual race with a time of 16:35, while Jake Rethman was third with 16:36. Noah Siegel was No. 7 with 17:15, Collin Luthman was No. 15 with 18:00, Mitchell Berning was No. 19 with 18:13, Gavin Schulze was No. 21 with 18:23 and Jordan Drees was No. 22 with 18:29.

Houston’s Tristin Freistuhler was sixth with a time of 17:08. Ethan Knouff was No. 9 with 17:32, Parker Cox was No. 11 with 17:46, Blake Jacobs was No. 18 with 18:13, Dakota Francis was No. 20 with 18:17, Jacob Slater was No. 24 with 18:34 and Patrick Meiring was No. 32 with 19:02.

Versailles’ Joe Spitzer won the race with a time of 16:05. Brooks Blakely was No. 25 with 18:34, Stuart Baltes was No. 26 with 18:39, Xavier Grillot was No. 29 with 18:59, Matt Cromwell was No. 36 with 19:17, Ryan Subler was No. 37 with 19:22 and Alex Brewer was No. 40 with 19:32.

Gavin Bockrath was Sidney’s fastest runner. He finished eighth overall with a time of 17:19. Parker Morris (No. 16, 18:06) was Jackson Center’s fastest racer, Stephen Blanford (No. 28, 18:58) was Fairlawn’s fastest and Zach Privette (No. 35, 19:15) was New Knoxville’s fastest.

Fort Loramie’s girls were first out of eight teams with 37 points and a time of 1:46:18. Versailles (43 points, 1:47:04) was second and Houston (122, 2:00:30) was fourth. Marion Local rounded out the top three. Sidney finished seventh and New Knoxville was eighth. Fairlawn and Jackson Center had racers compete individually.

The Redskins had four finishers in the top 10. Danielle Berning was second with 20:17 and Paige Rethman was third with 20:29. Danielle Eilerman was No. 9 with 21:43, Caitlyn Gasson was No. 10 with 21:46, Corynn Heitkamp was No. 13 with 22:01, Angel Rodriguez was No. 14 with 22:03 and Clara Gephart was No. 17 with 22:28.

Megan Rismiller was Versailles’ top finisher at No. 4 with 20:36. Kenia McEldowney was No. 5 with 21:03, Maria Mangen was No. 7 with 21:27, Kennedy McEldowney was No. 12 with 21:49, Liz Watren was No. 15 with 22:07, Hannah Bey was No. 20 with 22:48 and Emma Peters was No. 21 with 22:49.

Hollie Voisard was Houston’s top runner at No. 6 with a time of 21:15. Morgan Ely was No. 8 at 21:40, Danielle Stephenson was No. 32 with 23:46, Addie White was No. 52 with 25:09, Kierstyn Oberdorf was No. 98 with 28:38 and Andrea Mantor was No. 109 with 30:05.

Marion Local’s Kelsey Broering won the race with a time of 19:59. Mariana Kellner was Sidney’s top racer with a time of 21:48, good for No. 11 overall. Abby Maggi (No. 30, 23:35) was New Knoxville’s top racer with a time of 23:35, Deanna Lowry (No. 43, 24:14) was Jackson Center’s top runner and Madison Huelskamp (No. 104, 29:37) was Fairlawn’s best.

State rankings

Fort Loramie’s boys team is ranked second in Division III the most recent Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches poll, while the girls squad is ranked fourth.

Minster’s girls are ranked No. 1 overall in D-III. Russia is No. 13 and Versailles is No. 14.

Minster’s boys are ranked No. 9 in D-III, while Houston’s are No. 10.

Fort Loramie’s Corynn Heitkamp (right) and Dannielle Eilerman run in the 49th Fort Loramie Cross Country Invitational on Tuesday. The Redskins girls team finished first out of eight teams and the boys finished first out of 12 teams.
http://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2017/09/web1_SDN091317LorCross2-1.jpgFort Loramie’s Corynn Heitkamp (right) and Dannielle Eilerman run in the 49th Fort Loramie Cross Country Invitational on Tuesday. The Redskins girls team finished first out of eight teams and the boys finished first out of 12 teams. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News
Loramie boys and girls teams finish first in 49th annual invitational.

Staff report

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