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AHS Boys Cross Country Fifth At Antwerp Invite

The Archbold boys cross country teams placed fifth out of 10 teams in the Antwerp Cross Country Invitational, Saturday Oct. 4.

The Blue Streaks finished with 110 points. Tinora won with a score of 67. Second was Fairview with 86; Antwerp also had 86 but placed third.

The AHS girls finished eighth. Ottoville captured the girls title with a low score of 37. Fairview was second with 75; rounding out the top three was Antwerp with 97.

“I was surprised at Antwerp,” said Mike Wachtmann, AHS coach. “It did not look like we were running our best, but 10 of the 13 athletes put down their best performances of the season. This was unexpected because we have just started the end of season peaking.

“The first question is usually, ‘Was that a short course?’ But indications are that it must have been pretty close to a full 5K.

“I am very excited to turn them loose next week at the Northwest Ohio Athletic League meet.”


Tinora 67, Fairview 86, Antwerp 86, Ottoville 92, Archbold 110, Hicksville 144, Ayersville 204, Patrick Henry 202, Parkway 232, Kalida 261

Adrian Ramirez ran for a solid first-place finish with a time of 17 minutes, 12 seconds, six seconds ahead of the secondplace finisher.

Justin Storrer placed 23rd in 18:33. Right behind him was Jacob Gobrogge, who placed 24th in 18:35.

Michael Volkman was 26th in 18:46. Chan Tinsman rounded out Archbold’s top five; he was 36th in 19:11.

Other Streaks, their times and places: 71. Chris Jennings 22:26; 83. Seth Strawn 24:43.


Ottoville 37, Fairview 75, Antwerp 97, Edgerton 101, Kalida 132, Ayersville 136, Tinora 163, Archbold 189, Hicksville 193.

Laura Bowman was first across the line for AHS. She finished 25th in 23:30. Jackie Bell was 33rd in 24:37; Aleah Lambright finished 42nd in 25:30. Elise Sauder placed 44th in 25:40.

Amanda Storrer was the last scoring runner for AHS; she was 61st in 28:49.

Paige Price was the last Streak to cross the line; she was 70th in 33:17.

Ottoville’s Shayla Siefker won in 18:57.


The Northwest Ohio Athletic League meet is Saturday, Oct. 11, at Swanton High School. The girls race starts at 10 a.m., followed by the boys race.

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