The Archbold cross country teams traveled to Delta, Tuesday, Sept 23, to run with the Panthers, Hilltop and Liberty Center.
Hilltop and Delta won the boys race with 34 points each. Archbold was third with 73; Liberty Center had 88.
Delta won the girls race with 28 points. LC was second with 39. Archbold had 79; Hilltop didn’t have enough runners to score.
First across the finish line for Archbold was Adrian Ramirez. He was seventh overall with a time of 17 minutes, 49 seconds.
Michael Volkman was 12th in 18:42; Justin Storrer was 17th in 19:47. Right behind Storrer was Chan Tinsman, who was 18th in 19:50. Jacob Gobrogge was 22nd in 20:16.
Other Streaks and their times: Chris Jennings 24:41; Seth Strawn 27:30.
Delta’s Colin Fisher won in 16:23.
Laura Bowman was first for Archbold in 25:02. She placed 10th overall.
Jackie Bell placed 18th in 26:36; Elise Sauder was 20th in 26:59.
Amanda Storrer finished 25th in 32:30. Paige Price was Archbold’s final scoring runner; she finished 26th in 40:40.
Delta’s Jess Kern won in 21:59.
“Adrian (Ramirez) and Michael (Volkman) really ran well today, bettering their Delta Invitational times by 11 and 21 seconds,” said Mike Wachtmann, coach.
“Chan (Tinsman) and Seth (Strawn) also cut more than 10 seconds off. The rest of the boys were not far off.
“I think this speaks well of the work these athletes are putting in as we move toward the important end-of-season meets beginning in a few weeks.
“For the girls, Elise Sauder turned in a very good run, just off her all-time best. Jackie Bell also ran very well today.
“All the girls tried some different race strategies today. Some paid off; some didn’t.
“All in all, a pretty good meet to help us prepare for the bigger meets coming up soon.”