Verhoff, Spurlock fuel runner-up Lady Red
McCLURE — Madelyn Verhoff and Lindsey Spurlock both ran in the top 10 Saturday to lead Bellevue to second in the Otsego Invitational at Mary Jane Thurston Park.
Verhoff crossed the line fourth (21:03.72) and Spurlock ended seventh (21:43.46) for the Lady Red, who fell 41-64 to St. Ursula Academy in the team standings.
Rylee Bollenbacher added a 17th (22:39.06) for the runner-up Lady Red, Lilli Ray ran 19th (23:00.09) and Vanessa Shanaman took 22nd (23:29.58).
Jamie Vogel (25th, 23:55.2) and Sierra Frost (35th, 25:32.4) also ran for Bellevue.
In the open race, Grace Booze ran sixth (26:10.57) for Bellevue and Megan Verhoff took 13th (26:40.25).
In the boys varsity race, Bellevue finished sixth with 117 points on the strength of Zach Cleveland’s fifth (18:21.13) and Cayden Adams’ eighth (18:45.28).
Bellevue dominated the open race.
Paul Coffelt won in 21:14.95, with Noah Alda (22:00.75), Ryan Hildebrandt (22:42.24), Brock Widman (22:54.73), Damien Stull (23:17.78) and Chris McCormack (23:45.25) running third through seventh. Derek Horvath added a 10th (24:35.92).
shine for Rams
BUCYRUS — Upper Sandusky’s Madelyn Shasteen and Troy Mawer turned in the area’s only top-10 efforts Saturday to lead local runners at the Bucyrus Elks Invitational.
Shasteen captured seventh (21:13.92) to guide the Rams to fourth overall in the girls meet with 155 points.
Buckeye Valley beat Olmsted Falls 25-91 for the title. Mohawk took ninth (228) and Buckeye Central ended 11th (252).
Gracie Manns added a 26th (22:41.06) for Upper Sandusky.
Maggie Wisda claimed 19th (22:27.72) for Mohawk and Maddie Fredritz came in 25th (22:38.87).
Buckeye Central’s Kyleigh Brown finished 39th (23:29.52) and Taylor Ratliff ended 45th (23:54.39).
Calvert did not field a full team, but got a 76th from Ashley Felter (25:28.98) and an 86th from Sarah McCarty (26:14.73).
Mawer’s fourth (17:25.65) led Upper Sandusky’s boys to fifth in their meet with 163 points.
Willard held off Olmsted Falls 62-71 for the championship. Mohawk took 14th (404) and Buckeye Central edged Cavlert 443-456 for 16th.
Emery Pahl backed Mawer with a 27th (18:36.27) for the Rams.
Mohawk got a 68th from Brock Brause (19:43.88) and an 82nd from Isaac Ward (20:02.2).
Justin Dentinger of Buckeye Central took 64th (19:41.74) and Anthony Millinger finished 85th (20:06.99).
Garrett Spaun claimed 61st (19:39.49) for Calvert and Chris Laney ended 100th (20:22.99).
Reinhart-led Blue Devils push past H-L
COLUMBUS GROVE — Sarah Reinhart clocked in seventh Saturday to help Carey upend Hopewell-Loudon 148-168 for fourth in the Small School race at the Columbus Grove Invitational.
Reinhart crossed the line in 20:22.27 for the Blue Devils, and Keely Wentz added a 21st (22:05.84).
Hopewell-Loudon got a 15th from Renae Kapelka (21:49.79) and a 17th from Taylor Leiter (21:56.54)
New Riegel finished 15th (408), getting a 60th from Grace Clouse (24:11.76) and an 87th from Brooklyn Williams (26:20.79).
Columbus Grove edged Woodmore 85-92 for the championship.
Fostoria finished 16th (405) in the Large School race.
Hailie O’Neil took 51st (23:47.69) for Fostoria and Macey Sheets came in 60th (24:07.13).
Minster breezed past Findlay 18-66 for the title.
H-L squads have top-10 finishes
COLUMBUS GROVE — Hopewell-Loudon’s varsity boys took sixth in the Small School race and fifth in the JV Open at Saturday’s Columbus Grove Invitational.
Jordan Foster’s 14th (17:29.64) and Carter Ritchey’s 32nd (18:17.13) helped the Chieftains turn back Botkins 205-208 for sixth in the Small School race.
Columbus Grove beat Lincolnview 53-99 for that title. New Riegel took eighth (213) an Carey came in 18th (460).
New Riegel’s Bryce Hohman topped all area runners in the Small School race by capturing 12th (17:27.77). Brandon Gillig added a 30th (18:13.49).
Isaiah Hoepf took 70th (19:33.49) for Carey and Tanner Stoll ended 74th (19:41.72).
Fostoria finished 16th in the Large School race with 425 points. New Haven clipped Liberty-Benton 84-91 in that team title race.
Dylan Sheets ran 18th (17:46.8) for Fostoria and Dominic Jackson took 95th (20:24.9).
In the JV Open, Findlay beat Columbus Grove 48-65 for the championship. Hopewell-Loudon scored 156 points for fifth, New Riegel came in eighth (268) and Carey ended 17th (407).
Kyle Rumschlag’s 19th (19:54.88) and Sam Meade’s 24th (20:00.34) paced H-L.
Nick Zoeller claimed 40th (20:31.05) for Carey and Gabriel Souder ended 45th (20:36.32).
Carey’s Will Faber ran 37th (20:26.36) and Dylan Campbell finished 118th (23:03.7).