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Dragons, Lady Dragons win district XC titles

Published 1:13am Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

Two races, two wins.

The Fairland Dragons and Lady Dragons both claimed Division II district cross country titles in meets held Saturday at the University of Rio Grande.

The Fairland boys won the Div. II District II meet with 52 points while Sheridan was the runner-up with 55. The Lady Dragons had 45 points, just one less than runner-up Athens in Div. II District II.

The top four teams advance to the regional meet this Saturday at Pickerington North High School. The top 16 individuals also qualify for the regional meet.

Fairland’s Raine Wireman was second overall with a 16:53.18 time. Chad McComas (17:26.73) was fifth and Logan Rowe (17:29.55) was seventh.

Rounding out the Fairland runners were Josh Sifford (18:02.63) at 18, Conner Flynn (18:12.60) at 20, Taylor Lewis (18:38.85) at 24 and Adam Taylor (18:44.17) at 25.

South Point had four runners in the meet led by John Archambault (18:45.64) who was No. 27 overall. Zach Samples ran a 22:05l92, Nicholas Burge 23:33.01 and Adam Collins 29:43.70.

After Fairland and Sheridan, Zane Trace was third with 84 points followed by Piketon 111, Circleville 161, Minford 162, Gallipolis 176, River Valley 204, Waverly 205 and Washington Court House 244.

Sisters Shanan Ashton (20:37.44) and Megan Ashton (20:37.54) led the Lady Dragons as they finished at No. 6 and No. 7, respectively. Sydney Pettit (20:44.22) was ninth, Taylor Perry (20:48.38) No. 11 and Jessica Price (21:04.24) was No. 12.

Mariah Chaffin (22:18.04) was No. 25 and Sarah Warnock (23:24.08) was at No. 33.

The team scoring after Fairland and Athens had Unioto at 97, Alexander 111, Hillsboro 134, Fairfield Union 154, Logan Elm 171, Vinton County 181, and Miami Trace and River Valley 282.

The Rock Hill Redmen were third as a team in the Division III District 2 meet to advance to the regionals on Saturday at Pickerington.

Leesburg Fairfield won with 35 points, West Union had 73 points and Rock Hill had an 83 total.

Racine Southern was next with 87, Trimble 124, Coal Grove 160, Paint Valley 162, Manchester 178 and Portsmouth Clay 257.

Leading the Redmen was Aaron Dalton who was No. 5 overall with an 18:23.98 time. Seth Miller was No. 8 with an 18:37.39 time.

Other runners for the Redmen were Austin Smith (20:12.84), Alston Haas (20:17.08), Tim Secoy (20:40.98), Brandon Burditt (21:50.88) and Dustin Akers (24:46.38).

Belpre had 39 points to win the Div. III District I meet followed by Wheelersburg with 47, Lynchburg Clay 78, Eastern Brown 88, Western Brown 101, Ironton 146 and Nelsonville-York 178.

Ironton was led by Tyler Lawless with a 19:23.73 time to place No. 19 and just miss the regionals.

Also running for Ironton were Sean Lawless with a 20:54.27 time, Chad Garris 21:19.70, Korey Kellogg 21:34.79, Tim Maynard 22:03.63, Charles Scott 22:23.60 and Joe Matkins 23:27.03.

The Ironton Lady Fighting Tigers’ Ariel Schweickart finished 12th in the girls Division III meet and earned a spot in the regional meet Saturday at Pickerington. Schweickart had a 22:20.89 clocking.

Also for Ironton were Hannah Cronacher at 26:55.40, Brooklyn Shope 27:02.70 and Ashton McMackin at 27:32.18.

Running for the Coal Grove Lady Hornets were Sami Stormes (26:28.64), Isabelle Adams (32:39.16) and Emily Keeney (36:33.49).

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