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AHS Boys Third, Girls Fourth At NWOAL Championships




Tyson Helmke, left, finished 30th in the boys race while Ellie Sonnenberg, right, was 19th in the girls race at the NWOAL cross country championships, Saturday, Oct. 13. Photos are from earlier this season.– photos by Mario Gomez

Tyson Helmke, left, finished 30th in the boys race while Ellie Sonnenberg, right, was 19th in the girls race at the NWOAL cross country championships, Saturday, Oct. 13. Photos are from earlier this season.– photos by Mario Gomez

Bryan won the boys Northwest Ohio Athletic League cross country championship and Liberty Center won its fourth straight girls title, Saturday, Oct. 13, at Delta.

The Golden Bears won the boys title with 57 team points. Delta was second with 63, and Archbold was third with 69.

The Tigers swept five of the top seven places to finish with 20 points in the girls race. Wauseon was second with 35, and Bryan was third with 70. Archbold had 103 to finish fourth.

Boys

Bryan 57, Delta 63, Archbold 69, Liberty Center 73, Wauseon 77, Swanton 182, Patrick Henry 202, Evergreen 234

Wauseon’s Quintin Reiser won in 16 minutes, 17 seconds.

Bryce Tinsman was the first Blue Streak to finish, placing third in 16:47. Alex Hurst was 11th in 17:15, Matt Kinsman was 17th in 17:44, and Zeb Frank was 20th in 17:50. Ben Eggers finished the team scoring for AHS, placing 21st in 17:52.

Other AHS runners, their places and times: 25. Jesse Rocha 18:10; 30. Tyson Helmke 18:26; 32. Nathan Wachtmann 18:31; 42. Pete Schoenhals 19:00; 52. Garrett Grime 19:38; 75. Brandon Bryan 20:38.

Girls

Liberty Center 20, Wauseon 35, Bryan 70, Archbold 103, Evergreen 139

Liberty Center’s Brittany Atkinson defended her individual championship, winning in 18:18.

Tressa Parsley was Archbold’s first runner to finish. She placed 18th in 21:51.

Right behind was Ellie Sonnenberg, who was 19th in 21:53. Mara Beck was 22nd in 22:31, and Demetria Martinez was 32nd in 23:55. Jensyn Garrow finished the scoring runners, placing 34th in 24:27.

Kassidy Garrow was 36th in 24:55.

District

Archbold runs in the Division III district meet at Liberty Center, Saturday, Oct. 20.

The girls run in the District 2 race at 4 p.m. The top four teams and any individual who finishes in the top 16 advance to the regional meet in Tiffin, Saturday, Oct. 27.

The boys run in the District 3 race at 2:30 p.m. The top four teams, along with any individual who finishes in the top 16, advance to the regional meet at Youngstown, Saturday, Oct. 27.


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