Pipher rules home course

ATTICA – Nobody was able to catch Seneca East’s Carson Pipher Saturday at the Tiger Classic, but the Tigers weren’t able to catch New London, which edged out the hosts 71-73 for the team title.

Pipher paced a group of three Tigers finishing in the top five. The senior crossed the line in 16:34.27, more than 12 seconds ahead of his closest opponent, Oberlin’s Simon Perales. Seneca East also got a third-place finish from Jared Stockmaster (16:47.41) and a fifth from Wes Pipher (16:58.58).

Michael Szabo (31st, 18:37.77) and Brady McWilliams (37th, 18:51.68) were the other Tiger scorers.

Hopewell-Loudon finished fifth in the 19-team Orange Division. The Chieftains had one runner finish in the top 10 and another knocking on the door. Alex Wood crossed the line 10th in 17:36.09 with Chet Swartzmiller right behind him (17:39.42).

Old Fort finished 11th as a team, led by Donald Young in 60th (19:33.78). Mohawk finished 14th topped by Owen Lacey’s 44th-place finish (19:01.2).

Lakota finished 17th while New Riegel finished 19th. Lakota was led by David Mason in 71st (20:01) and Caleb Welly topped the Blue Jackets (20:04.26).

Calvert’s lone runner, John Broadman, took 56th (19:22.47).

On the girls side, Hopewell-Loudon’s Leah Reinhart finished third in the Orange Division leading all local finishers, including four top-10 performances. But it was Mohawk leading all local teams, finishing second to New London, 81-94.

Reinhart was third in 21:09.53 with Calvert’s Morgan Smith checking in fourth in 21:24.29. Mohawk’s McKenzie Richardson took seventh (21:34.73) and Old Fort’s Kayla Garza crossed the line ninth (21:51.89).

Shauna Leeth finished 12th (22:08.16) and Anna Stillberger took 20th (22:43.62) for the second-place Warriors.

Hopewell-Loudon finished third. Backing up Reinhart’s finish was Lizzie Erlanger (16th, 22:32.26) and Keely Hoover (17th, 22:36.30).

Host Seneca East was sixth, led by Kirsten Camp’s 14th (22:25.11). The Tigers also got a 29th from CJ Linkey (23:19.08) and a 31st from Lydia Depinet (23:23.09).

Calvert finished eighth. Backing Smith’s finish was Corinne Harris in 28th (23:16.42). Old Fort was 10th. Gretta Kissell finished two spots behind teammate Garza in 11th (22:07.71). Lakota was 16th, led by Kim Boyer in 113th (27:43.28)

New Riegel didn’t have enough runners to field a full team. The top Blue Jacket was 84th (26:07.54).

TC with two top-5 runners.

ATTICA – Columbian got a third from Derra Cheatham on the girls side and a fifth from Kyler Lange on the boys side during Black Division races Saturday at the Seneca East Tiger Classic.

Cheatham finished the girls race in 20:42.28 helping the Tornadoes to a fourth-place team finish.

Also for the Tornadoes, Cassandra Gooding crossed the line 15th (21:42.23) with Amanda Schwartz right behind her (21:46.53). Alexis Desjardins took 26th (22:27.95) and Bre Coffman finished 53rd (23:58.11) to round out the TC scorers.

On the boys side, Lange was fifth in 17:02.41 as the Tornadoes took sixth overall. Jacob Anderson finished 21st (17:47.36), Adam Forrest was 25th (18:02.52), Tanner Schreiner was 36th (18:34.47), and Alden Bodak was 100th (21;33.21).

Cookin’ up something special

NORTH ROBINSON – Carey’s Trevor Cook capped a fantastic freshman season last fall with a 34th at the state meet. Saturday he put any concerns about a sophomore slump to rest, running to the championship at the Colonel Crawford Invitational.

Cook crossed the line in 17:06.06, less that a second ahead of Upper Sandusky’s Dominic Solis (17:06.41).

Carey finished third in the team standings, packing its next four runners in a tight group in the top 30. Jack Yeater took 24th (18:46.9), Daniel Patton was 26th (18:48.68), Tyler Leist finished 28th (18:57.2) and was followed by Tieler Zimmer in 29th (19:00.07).

Powered by Solis’ finish, Upper Sandusky finished 10th in the 14-team event. Mason Derr was the next Ram to check in, taking 44th (19:45.85).

Buckeye Central was 11th in the team standings led by Wyatt Kisor (47th, 19:53.1) and Trenton Langjahr (19:58.21).

Host Colonel Crawford took five of the top nine spots to win the team title.

DeFeo, Carey top locals

NORTH ROBINSON – Destiny DeFeo took third place overall, topping local entrants and helping Carey to a fourth-place finish at the Colonel Crawford Invitational. DeFeo took third in 20:59.41 as all five scoring Blue Devils finished in the top 50. Amber Spurlock took 18th (23:22.52), Taylor Watkins finished 22nd (23:53.93), Allison Keller finished 40th (25:45.76) and Kristina Nusbaum was 44th (26:02.0).

Buckeye Central’s Lizbeth Figueroa and Upper Sandusky’s Olivia Thomson also earned top-10 honors. Figueroa took eighth (22:08.59) with Thomson coming in ninth (22:14.97).

Buckeye Central also got top-30 finishes from Tamara Metzger (15th, 22:52.58) and Sidney Long (27th, 24:35.32).

Upper Sandusky had Zoe Garber check in at 33rd (25:06.59) and Brittnie Bukovic in 34th (25:08.73).

Buckeye Central was sixth in the team standings and Upper Sandusky seventh.

Northmor ran away with the team title and Western Reserve’s Amanda Miller was first overall (19:46.87).

SW girls capture second at Run to Fun

SANDUSKY – St. Wendelin used a pair of top-10 finishes to catapult itself to second Saturday at the Sandusky St. Mary Run to Fun.

Jocelyn Reinhart ran seventh (13:42.9) and Victoria Volpe claimed 10th (14:00.64) in the 3,200-meter race for the Mohawks.

Liberty Center beat St. Wendelin 16-60 in the nine-team race.

Lauren Meyers added a 12th (14:04.43), Karin Goddard ended 16th (14:28.57) and Sara Goddard came in 21st (14:45.58). Samantha Digby (30th, 15:29.22) also ran for St. Wendelin.

Meanwhile, St. Wendelin’s boys used Nick DeHaven’s third in 10:55.17 to take fourth with 124 points.

Liberty Center upended Hoban 24-61 for the team championship.

Patrick Castillo added an 11th (11:39.73) for the Mohawks and Jacob Sellers came in 12th (11:44.74).

Hammons fourth, Fliers third

FREMONT – Olivia Hammons ran fourth to guide Clyde to third Saturday at the Fremont Ross Norm Bray Invitational.

Eastwood defeated Woodmore 34-77 for the team title, with Clyde tallying 88 points.

Hammons crossed the line in 20:44.04 for the Fliers.

Hayley Robinett added a 14th (22:45.15) for Clyde.

Fostoria competed in the open race, with Adrianna Eufracio capturing fourth (24:07.11) and Taylor Keeley ending 53rd (27:52.38).

In the boys race, Clyde’s Austin Gale took seventh in 18:39.15 to help the Fliers take fifth with 132 points.

Otsego beat Oak Harbor 29-70 for the team title, and Fostoria finished seventh (173).

Mathew Gerber back Gale by claiming 13th (18:56.05).

Fostoria’s Sam Grine (20:36.89) and Austin Struble (20:45.56) came in 23rd and 24th.

Fostoria also had runners in the open meet. Antonio Costello (28:22.21) and Caleb Keller (29:17.98) crossed the line 71st and 72nd.