Miller, McCormick get berth in state cross country meet
PICKERINGTON — Evidently, Seth Miller and Brendon McCormick like running in the state cross country meet.
The Rock Hill Redmen duo are making a second straight trip to the Division III state cross country meet after placing in the top five on Saturday in the regional meet.
Miller — a senior — was third overall with a 16:24.8 clocking while McCormick — a junior — was two positions back at No. 5 with a 16:29.3 time.
The top four teams and 16 individuals advanced to the state meet on Saturday at National Trail Raceway in Hebron.
Rock Hill just missed advancing as a team. The Redmen were fifth with 149 points, just four behind Sugarcreek Garaway.
Fredericktown won with 91 points, Leesburg Fairfield had 92 and Columbus Academy 108.
Placing No. 59 and 60 for Rock Hill were freshman Victor Aguilera at 18:18.5 and freshman Ethan Miller at 18:20.5.
Just four spots back was senior Nathan Turvey at 18:22.5. Senior Brandon Burditt was No. 75 at 18:35.6 and sophomore Cody Lewis had an 18:43 time and was at 79.
In the girls’ Division III meet, Rock Hill senior Sarah McFan ran a 22:16.6 and was No. 54 among 126 entries.
The Redwomen’s junior Tylan Eastham was No. 67 with a 22:51.5 time. Coal Grove Lady Hornets’ freshman Shianne Littlejohn ran a 23:22.9 and No. 83.
In the boys’ Division II meet, Fairland had 203 points and was 7th among the 16-team field.
Junior Tristen Wilson led Fairland as he ran a 17:23.9 time place 26th. Sophomore Brandon Bowman was two spots behind with a 17:25.7 time.
Also for Fairland, junior Bryce Day was No. 55 with a 17:57.1 time, senior Conner Flynn ran an 18:10 time and was 68th, No. 76 was freshman Zack Kincaid at 18:18.5, freshman Jake Marshall had an 18:48.1 time and was No. 103, at sophomore Van Knipp was No. 114 with a 19:09.4 clocking.
Fairland Lady Dragons’ freshman McKenna Pannell ran a 20:12.2 time in the girls’ Division II meet and was 21st overall among 122 runners.
Unioto won the girls’ Division II meet with 73 points. Minerva was next at 102, Sheridan 118 and Athens was fourth at 131.