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PHS Girls Second, AHS Third At Widewater




Pettisville’s Jaret Rychener, left, was the fourth Blackbird into the chute at the Widewater Invitational. Archbold’s Camryn Hudson, right, was the fourth Blue Streak to finish in the Black Division girls race.– photos by Beth Foor

Pettisville’s Jaret Rychener, left, was the fourth Blackbird into the chute at the Widewater Invitational. Archbold’s Camryn Hudson, right, was the fourth Blue Streak to finish in the Black Division girls race.– photos by Beth Foor

Pettisville took second and Archbold was third in the Black Division girls race at the Widewater Cross Country Invitational, Saturday, Sept. 23, at Liberty Center.

The Birds finished with 73 points and Archbold had 107.

Avon Lake won with 49 points.

Elizabeth Sauder was the first PHS runner into the chute, placing third in 20 minutes, 37 seconds.

Brittany Ramirez was the first AHS runner to finish, placing fifth in 20:44.

Napoleon’s Sydney Niekamp won in 19:40.

There were 10 teams and 113 runners.

Other AHS and PHS runners, their places and times: 7. Nichole Foor (P) 20:47; 11. Kylie Sauder (A) 21:05; 16. Gwynne Riley (A) 21:41; 18. Kate Stuber (P) 21:49; 19. Kelly Miller (P) 21:53; 30. Sarah Foor (P) 23:01; 39. Camryn Hudson (A) 23:23; 49. Elizabeth Schmucker (A) 24:19; 55. Ava Hoylman (P) 24:40; 72. Shylo Richardson (A) 26:35; 80. Rosalyn Flores (A) 27:59; 85. Ellie Wixom (P) 28:14; 100. Caitlyn Beldon (A) 31:30; 105. Madeline Shumaker (P) 32:34; 107. Natalie Roth (A) 34:11; 109. Mayzie Clark (P) 34:46; 110. Katie Hauter (P) 36:32.

 

 

“We had another great team race,” said Tom Wagner, PHS head coach.

“To finish runner-up to a huge Division I school like Avon Lake is a great accomplishment. Defeating schools like Bowling Green, Napoleon, Greenville is something for our little school.

“It was Elizabeth Sauder’s first race of the year and she ran a super one.

“Nichole Foor is still battling her head cold. Hopefully by this next Saturday, she’ll be done with it. She still ran a marvelous time.”

Boys Orange

Pettisville finished third in the Boys Orange race with 128 points.

Liberty Center won with 48 points, while Seneca East was second with 92.

There were 14 teams and 149 runners.

Max Leppelmeier was the first Blackbird into the chute. He placed eighth in 17:33.

LC’s Cameron Stark won in 16:02.

Other PHS runners, their places and times: 10. Logan Rufenacht 17:44; 37. Calvin Nofziger 19:06; 38. Jaret Rychener 19:09; 48. Caleb Nolander 19:29; 63. Jacob Myers 19:47; 94. Evan Warner 21:05.

“Our boys ran a fantastic race in the Orange Division,” said Wagner.

“We finished third behind a strong Liberty Center team and Seneca East. We beat Edgerton for the first time this year.

“Max Leppelmeier, only a freshman, has been leading the charge for most of the year. Logan Rufenacht is not far behind him, for a nice 1-2 punch.”

Boys Black

Archbold finished ninth in the Boys Black race with 224 points.

Bowling Green won with 41 points. Avon Lake took second with 58, and Otsego was third with 97.

There were 11 teams and 202 runners.

Caden Garrow was the first Blue Streak to finish. He placed 18th in 18:11.

BG’s Zach Applegate won in 16:21.

Other AHS runners, their places and times: 38. Brendon Johns 19:12; 69. Hunter Beaverson 20:20; 80. Weston Ruffer 20:30; 81. Adam Kinsman 20:31; 101. Bryson Taylor 21:13; 109. Edward Rash 21:45; 130. Dawson Liechty 22:52; 135. Ivan Cobb 23:26; 142. T.J. Rice 23:55; 146. Adam Walker 24:19; 155. Ben Oyer 25:26; 163. Cory Erbskorn 27:17; 165. Andrew Francis 27:38; 170. Eli Wyse 34:38; 171. Brennan Short 34:38.


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