Miller, McCormick spark Redmen to district XC title

Published 2:03 am Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Rock Hill Redmen senior runner Nathan Turvey helped his team win the Division III District 2 cross country the district meet at Rio Grande on Saturday. (Kent Sanborn of Southern Ohio Sports Photos)

Rock Hill Redmen senior runner Nathan Turvey helped his team win the Division III District 2 cross country the district meet at Rio Grande on Saturday. (Kent Sanborn of Southern Ohio Sports Photos)

Jim Walker


RIO GRANDE — It was a day of firsts for the Rock Hill Redmen.

Seth Miller was first overall among the runners and the Redmen came away as the Division III District 2 champions.

Rock Hill had 47 points to win the meet. Eastern Brown had 64 points to place second followed by Piketon with 96 and Portsmouth with 111.

The top four teams qualify and any runners among the top 16 not on a qualifying team advance to the regional meet to be held Saturday at Pickerington.

Miller ran a 16:19.6 to win the meet as he won a photo finish over Dan Seals of Peebles who was also clocked at 16:19.6

Rock Hill junior Brendon McCormick was third with a 16:32.9 time.

Also placing for Rock Hill were freshman Victor Aguilera who was 12th at 18:22.9, senior Nathan Turvey 14th at 18:26.0 and freshman Ethan Miller No. 17 at 18:28.6.

Rock Hill senior Brandon Burditt ran an 18:42.6 and sophomore Cody Lewis had an 18.45.6 time as they finished No. 19 and 20.

Ironton freshman Wesley Monroe was no. 35 overall in the 95-man field with a time of 19:50.4.

Ironton sophomore Connor Ramey ran a 20:22.5 and was 22nd, senior Derek McCallister was No. 66 with a 21:39.8 clocking, sophomore Brett Ashley ran 21:54.9, senior Cody Rawlins had a 22:576 time, sophomore Austin Hammonds finished at 23:11.4 and senior Logan Gleichauf ran a 24:23.6.

In Division III District 1, Coal Grove Hornets senior Josh Pierce was No. 36 with a 20:20.6 time. Junior James Webb ran a 222:27.0 and Zach Brubaker had a 25:05.4 time.

Green’s Zachary Huffman (19:17.9) and Baley Derifeld (19:19.1) were 22 and 23, Hunter Lewis No. 32 at 20:01.9, Tanner Kimbler ran a 20:15.5, Tyler Thornton 23:22.0 and Trevor Carver 23:53.3.

The Fairland Dragons qualified in the Division II District 1 meet to advance to the regionals.

Fairland had a 104 total to place third overall behind Sheridan with 19 points and Fairfield Union with 91 points. River Valley was fourth with 111 points.

The Dragons were led by junior Tristen Wilson who ran a 17:30.1 to place 14th.

Sophomore Brandon Bowman was No. 17 at 17:42.5 and teammate senior Conner Flynn was No. 20 with a 17:59.3 time.

Freshman Zack Kincaid at 18:18.1 and junior Bryce Day at 18:24.3 placed 26 and 27. Also running for Fairland were freshman Jake Marshall (18:50.1) and sophomore Van Knipp (19:05.8).

In the girls Division II District 2 meet, Fairland was seventh as a team with 134 points. However, freshman McKenna Pannel ran a 20:37.6 to place 7th and earned a trip to the regionals.

Fairland freshman Haleigh Fuller was No. 22 at 22:02.6, junior Hannah Wilson No. 30 at 23:01.8, junior Kaylan Hager was No. 44 with a 24:05.1 and freshman Emma Conwell was No. 46 with a 24:17.6 time.

The Lady Dragons’ sophomore Maddi McNeeley ran a 25:08.0 and freshman Kelsie Warnock had a 25:41.0 time.

The Rock Hill Redwomen were fifth in the Division III District 2 meet with 102 points.

Manchester won with 55 points followed by Nelsonville-York with 78, West Union 84 and Whiteoak 94.

While the Rock Hill team didn’t advance, senior Sarah McFann and junior Tylan Eastham both qualified for the regional meet.

McFann ran a 22:15.4 to place 6th and Eastham was 13th at 22:43.4.

Rock Hill junior Ally Stewart was 28th at 24:36.1, sophomore Mackenzie Clark 45th at 26:36.5, senior Shelby Dalton had a 27:11.4 clocking to finish at No. 49, junior Arianna Beam ran a 28:00.2 and sophomore Hannah Blankenship had a 35:21.6 time.

In Division III District 1, Coal Grove Lady Hornets’ freshman Shianne Littlejon was No. 14 with a 23:04.3 time to advance to the regional meet.

The Lady Hornets’ junior Chelsie Curry ran a 24:39.11 to place No. 21 and sophomore Melody Daniels ran a 29:03.9.

The Ironton Lady Fighting Tigers were led by freshman Loralei Griffiths who was No. 35 with a 26:06 clocking. Sophomore Elena Wilson ran a 29:56.9 time.