WELLSTON, Ohio — As Yogi Berra would say ” It’s like deja-vu, all over again.”
For the third consecutive year Southern’s Kody Wolfe earned the top spot in the Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division cross country boys championship at Wellston High School. In the TVC Hocking girls race Eastern’s Taylor Palmer earned top spot for the second straight year, while the Lady Eagles as a team took their second championship in a row. Also for the second consecutive year Southern’s Jennifer McCoy finished second
Palmer paced the field and the Lady Eagles with a time of 20:03.5, followed by fourth place finishing Chantel Barnhart with a time of 21:11.2. Keri Lawrence finished seventh for EHS with a time of 22:01.2, while Savannah Hawley finished eighth with a time of 22:11.5 and Kourtney Lawrence finished 14th with a time of 22:50.8. Eastern’s team total of 21 points topped Trimble by 13 to win the title.
The Lady Tornadoes were paced by second place finisher Jennifer McCoy with a time of 20:24.9, while Joyce Weddle finished 10th overall with a time of 22:31.6. SHS did not have enough runners for a team total. There were 25 competitors in the girls TVC Hocking race.
A time of 16:13.7 led Kody Wolfe to his third straight TVC Hocking championship, while Southern Justin Hettinger finished 10th overall with a time of 18:43.8 and Bradley McCoy finished 11th with a time of 18:52.5. Also running for SHS was 16th place finisher Austin Wolfe (20:09.5), 18th place finisher Chris Yeater (20:26.8), 19th place finisher Joseph Morris (20:35.0) and 24th place finisher Dimitris Lamm (21:33.35). Southern finished second in the team comptition with 40 points, just nine behind champion Belpre, and 11 in front of 3rd place Trimble.
Tyson long was Eastern’s top boys finisher at ninth place with a time of 18:42.5, followed by 20th place finisher Johann Wolfe (20:35.6) and Brock Smith (22:52.5) who finished 28th. The Eagles did not have enough runners for a team score. There were 28 runners in the boys TVC Hocking race.
Sam Stevens-Jones of Athens won the TVC Ohio boys race with a time of 17:22.6, with Vinton County taking the top team prize 26 points.
The Marauders were led by Brandon Mahr with a time of 19:26.2, good enough for 15th place. Mitchell Howard (19:39.0) finished 19th, Jaxon Meadows (20:04.9) finished 23rd, and Forrest Nagy (20:34.8) finished 30th to round out the MHS runners. Meigs did not have enough runners for a team score. There were 43 runners in the TVC Ohio boys race.
The TVC Ohio girls race was won by Athens freshman Emily Cass with a time of 19:41.9, while Athens won the team competition with 19 points.
17th place finisher Haley Kennedy paced the Lady Marauders with a time of 22:01.5, followed by Lara Perrin with a time of 22:02.4 in 18th place. Maggie Smith (26:07.2) finished 40th, while Tara Walzer-Kuharic (26:40.6) finished 46th to close out the MHS runners. Meigs did not have enough runners for a team total. There were 56 runners in the girls TVC Ohio race.
Full results can be found online at www.baumspage.com