KINNIKINNICK, Ohio — The cross country teams from both River Valley and Southern took part in the 2013 Zane Trace Invitational held at Zane Trace High School in Ross County.
The Raiders placed fifth and the Tornadoes were seventh overall in the eight-team boys competition, while the Lady Raiders finished 11th out of 12 teams in the girls division. SHS had only one competitor in the girls event, so the Lady Tornadoes did not record a team score.
The hosts won both team titles, as the Pioneers scored 55 points and finished well ahead of runner-up Hillsboro (73) in the boys contest. The Lady Pioneers (33) also cruised to a 30-point victory over second place Hilliard Darby (63) in the girls event.
RVHS posted a final tally of 90 points in the boys event and were led by Jacob Kemper with a seventh place time of 18:29.73. Ethan Hersman was next in 10th place with a mark of 18:55.57.
Kyle Randolph finished 17th overall with a time of 19:35.78, while James Jackson (20:35.58) and Austin Hamilton (21:02.68) respectively placed 29th and 33rd to round out the team tally. Garrett Young (22:00.60) and Ben Moody (25:57.95) also finished 48th and 76th overall in the 86-competitor event.
The Tornadoes posted a team score of 172 and were led by Bradley McCoy with a 19th place effort of 19:43.02. Joseph Morris followed in 38th place with a mark of 21:23.78, while Jacob Weddle was 46th with a time of 21:55.72.
Lucas Hunter (22:20.01) and Dimitrius Lamm (22:23.03) rounded out the SHS tally with respective finishes of 50th and 51st. Chris Yeater was 54th overall with a time of 22:47.21.
Dylan Newton of Westfall won the individual boys title with a winning mark of 17:18.80.
Joyce Weddle was the top finisher in the girls division from the Ohio Valley Publishing area, as the Lady Tornado placed 22nd out of 117 with a time of 23:17.42.
The Lady Raiders posted a team score of 276 and were led by Leanne Hively with a 25th place effort of 23:35.10, followed by Kasey Eblin with a 63rd place time of 26:31.66.
Lily Shawregh was 81st overall with a time of 27:36.88, while Ramsey Warren (28:45.79) and Kayla Browning (29:02.49) respectively rounded out the team tally with efforts of 90th and 94th.
Kimmy Wolfe of ZTHS won the girls race with a mark of 19:42.08.
Complete results of the 2013 Zane Trace CC Invitational are available on the web at baumspage.com