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Local cross country runners advance

They were off and running. And they’re still running.

Adam Stumbo and Taylor Hacker of Ironton, Kira Dillon of Fairland, and the Fairland boys’ cross country team all placed among the top 16 and will advance to the regional meet Saturday at Pickerington.

Ironton sophomore Adam Stumbo was 10th with a 17:54.72 clocking.

Fairland not only had three of the top 16 runners, but the team finished third overall with a combined point total of 77. Unioto won with 21 points followed by Sheridan with 70.

Tanner Mattie ran a 17:08.09 to place fifth for Fairland. Joe Stewart was 8th at 17:47.10 and Eddie Adkins was No. 16 with an 18:10.88 time.

Hacker was the only Ironton girl to run and she finished 13th overall with a 21:53.02 time.

Dillon placed No. 14 in Division II with a time of 20:31.50.

Here are the results of the local runners in the district meet (place, runner, time):

Division II District 1

Boys

Ironton: 10. Adam Stumbo 17:54.72, 18. Dustin Moritz 18:16.11, 20. Gary Monroe 18:32.23, 21. Levi Runyon 18:32.61, 40. Pierce Reeves 20:04.07, 60. Caleb Hammond 21:48.80.

Rock Hill: 61. Ryan Hackworth 21:54.59.

Fairland: 5. Tanner Mattie 17:08.09, 8. Joe Stewart 17:47.10, 16. Eddie Adkins 18:10.88, 22. Chad Gibson 18:37.65, 26. Robbie Hinshaw 19:01.84, 28. Garrett Wireman 19:24.04, 33. Jesse Emery 19:35.75.

Division II District 2 Boys

South Point: 52. Matt Button 20:51.72, 56. Mike Vaughn 21:01.79, 59. Jon McCormick 21:22.59, 62. Bobby Burgess 21:58.75, 71. Brandon Conley 25:32.54, 77. Nate Miskar 28:26.26.

Division III Girls

Ironton: 13, Taylor Hacker 21:53.02.

Coal Grove: 79. Trish Mihm 32:40.78, 81. Ariel Cole 35:40.18, 82. Sarah Jordan 36:07.28, 82. Taylor Sexton 37:00.50, 84. Jordyn Cox 37:01.41.

Chesapeake: 56. Paige Nelson 26:20.82.

Division II Girls

Rock Hill: 47. Ashton Brammer 22:10.43.

Fairland: 14. Kira Dillon 20:31.50, 52. Tori Hutchinson 22:21.67, 56. Kanissa Carrico 22:42.96, 86. Carmen Webb 24:33.78, 95. Grace Skiles 24:54.42, 114. Presley Lewis 27:17.56.