Irish girls win meet at Otterbein
Led by three runners who placed in the top six, the Dublin Scioto High School girls cross country team won the 11-team Otterbein Invitational on Sept. 21 at Heritage Park.
The Irish scored 45 points to finish well ahead of runner-up Olentangy Liberty (83).
Shayla Wigand paced Scioto, finishing fourth in 21 minutes, 4.9 seconds. Also scoring were Vanessa Robinson (fifth, 21:06.2), Rebecca Groh (sixth, 21:06.5), Ariel Arellano (12th, 21:42.5) and Emily Trceciak (18th, 22:01.5).
The boys team finished seventh (194) of 12 teams in the event, behind champion Liberty (38).
Dylan Languis placed ninth (17:19.5) to lead the Irish. Also scoring were Ahmad Abusharkh (26th, 18:00.4), Michael Raabe (59th, 18:52.5), Griffin Flais (72nd, 19:05) and Daniel Guzak (74th, 19:06).
Coffman boys place second at Otterbein
The Coffman boys team placed second (41) in the Otterbein Invitational.
Zach Bons led the Shamrocks, placing third (17:04.5), with Simon Alford (fourth, 17:07.5) and John Graf (fifth, 17:08) also finishing in the top five. Rounding out the scoring were Steve Riley-Popovich (11th, 17:22.7) and Tommy Alford (18th, 17:47.6) scored.
The girls team finished fourth (98) in the event.
Emily Lynch placed 10th (21:30.9) to lead the Shamrocks. Also scoring were Sana Qamar (11th, 21:38.6), Rachel Bosworth (15th, 21:45.2), Piper Hayward (28th, 22:17.8) and Saydi Mangelson (34th, 22:32.7).
Jerome girls finish sixth at Otterbein
The Jerome girls team finished sixth (130) in the Otterbein Invitational.
Carly Davis paced the Celtics, placing second (20:34.6). Also scoring were Tiffany Hill (16th, 21:45.2), Brittney Berberick (21st, 22:04.3), Catey Midla (47th, 23:09.6) and Halley Bertison (61st, 23:36.9).
The boys team placed eighth (268) in the 52-team Valkyrie Invitational on Sept. 21 at Tom Sawyer State Park in Louisville, Ky. Carmel (Ind.) won the meet with 88 points.
Jake Mandel led the Celtics, finishing 18th (15:42.2). Bradley Davis (27th, 15:52.6) was next, followed by Chase Stewart (36th, 15:57.7), Brian King (97th, 16:39.1) and Nick Jarvis (118th, 16:55.2).
— Aaron Blankenship