Two teams, three individuals advance to regionals

Circleville sophomore Maddux Bigam finished as a district runner-up on Saturday during the Division II Southeast District championships held at the University of Rio Grande.

Bigam turned in a time of 20:02.66 to finish fourth out of 133 runners. The Circleville sophomore shaved nearly seven seconds off the time she ran as a freshman and moved up five spots in the final standings.

Circleville’s Maddux Bigam finished as a district runner-up on Saturday at Rio Grande.

Athens freshman Sophia Szolosi (18:47.67) and Unioto freshman Cameron Walker (19:28.54) won individual district titles and Zane Trace junior Marie Souther (19:43.22) also finished as a district runner-up.

Logan Elm qualified for regional competition by turning in a sixth-place finish with a team tally of 205.
Fairfield Union (95) and Athens (103) won district championships, while Warren (146) and Unioto (150) finished as district runner-up in the 19-school field.

Top runners for the Braves included Kinley Whited (36th, 23:10.21); Tayla Tootle (40th, 23:25.30); Chloe Anderson (42nd, 23:27.67); Maggie Wilson (48th, 23:42.43) and Ella Borland (55th, 24:01.55).

Logan Elm’s Maggie Wilson finished 48th on Saturday in a district championship race held at Rio Grande.

Westfall finished 11th with a team score of 265 but had two runners advance as individuals.

Junior Caitlyn Shipley finished ninth in 20:46.79 and junior teammate Anay Sierra followed in 12th in 21:17.74.

Other top runners for the Mustangs included Gabby Henry (66th, 24:38.29); Makalie Crabtree (93rd, 26:38.74) and Reese Paudicz (105th, 27:49.65).

Circleville finished in 13th with a team tally of 301.

Other leading runners for the Tigers were Emma Groff (54th, 23:55.00); Meg Warner (69th, 24:42.26); Kaylyn Milliron (96th, 27:00.90) and Ava Justice (101st, 27:30.82).

The Westfall boys qualified for regional by finishing fifth with a team score of 152.

Fairfield Union (58) and Unioto (64) won district championships in the 23-school field, while Sheridan (75) and Marietta (105) earned district runner-up honors.

Top runners for the Mustangs were Brody Williams (20th, 18:01.38); Josh Trapp (22nd, 18:04.72); Henry Barnes (37th, 18:32.97); Trent Gardner (38th, 18:39.11) and Mason Barnes (43rd, 18:53.99).

Westfall’s Brody Williams finished 20th on Saturday during a district championship race at Rio Grande.

Logan Elm finished in 14th with a team score of 387.

Leading runners for the Braves included Drew Tomlinson (40th, 18:41.28); Dane Liggins (74th, 20:08.43); Keegan Kidd (82nd, 20:23.80); Jude Schaal (84th, 20:26.30) and Owen Braun (126th, 22:14.94).

Circleville was 18th with a team tally of 451.

Top runners for the Tigers were Sterlin Mullins (57th, 19:27.85); Zach Buitendorp (85th, 20:28.49); Preston Hulse (99th, 21:05.68); Brandon Patrick (107th, 21:25.77) and Chip Stanley (128th, 22:31.67).

Central District
The Teays Valley girls finished ninth with a team score of 244 on Saturday in a Division I Central District championship race held at Hilliard Darby High School.

Hilliard Davidson led the 14-school field with 23, followed by Olentangy Orange with 77.

Top runners for the Vikings included Lindsey Triplett (29th, 21:03.99); Evie Layton (31st, 21:06.20); Kate Charter (48th, 21:54.20); Jenna Lathem (53rd, 22:06.93) and Claire Krouse (89th, 26:06.71).

In Division III, Amanda-Clearcreek finished 11th with a team score of 244.

Grandview Heights led the 11-school field with 56 and Northmor took second with 91.

Top runners for the Aces included Karlee Perry (29th, 22:44.62); Olivia Nixon (41st, 23:30.71); Autumn Parry (65th, 24:44.87); Audrey Myers (78th, 26:08.44) and Elaina Van Gundy (80th, 26:37.13).

The Teays Valley boys finished 11th with a team score of 285 in its race.

Lancaster topped the 13-school field with 60, followed by Dublin Jerome with 62.

Leading runners for the Vikings were Thomas McPeek (42nd, 17:52.81); Jerry O’Del (49th, 18:11.61); Rueger Shrewsberry (50th, 18:12.63); Connor Dean (71st, 19:26.19) and Conner Davis (73rd, 19:35.94).

In Division II, Amanda-Clearcreek finished in eighth with a team score of 244.

Granville topped the nine-school field with 34, followed by Lakewood with 52.

Running for the Aces were Cole Reynolds (41st, 20:12.18); Travis Spence (46th, 21:35.94); Peyton Hill (51st, 22:55.07); Coleman Kochenderfer (54th, 26:00.19) and Henry Poor (57th, 32:32.13).

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