The Worthington Kilbourne High School girls cross country team made a strong showing in the Alliance Running Invitational held Sept. 14 at Miami Valley Career Technology Center in Clayton.
The Wolves scored 190 points to finish fifth in the 21-team meet, behind champion Springboro (85).
Emily Stoodley paced Kilbourne, finishing 12th (19 minutes, 21 seconds) of 179 runners. Also scoring were Kaitlyn Napoli (28th, 19:59), Camille Rider (32nd, 20:10), Leanne Wegley (45th, 20:30) and Beth Findell (73rd, 21:09).
The boys team placed 17th (477) of 24 teams in the Alliance Running Invitational, behind champion Centerville (65).
Tanner Taylor led the Wolves, finishing 77th (17:40) of 216 runners. Reed Costello (93rd, 17:47) was next, followed by Ryan Baxter (97th, 17:49), Ben Highley (114th, 17:59) and Matt Kulling (139th, 18:26).
Thomas girls win Galion Festival
The Thomas girls team scored 99 points to win the 26-team Galion Festival on Sept. 14 at Amann's Reservoir Park, ahead of runner-up Olentangy Liberty (113).
Christina Nash led the Cardinals, placing 10th (19:35.4) of 177 runners. Ariel Rittenhouse (14th, 19:43) was next, followed by Laura Hill (23rd, 20:01.1), Hannah Moulton (25th, 20:09.7) and Holly Payne (31st, 20:18.2).
The boys team finished 14th (359) of 33 teams in the Galion Festival, behind champion Hilliard Davidson (94).
Jonathan Allen led the Cardinals, finishing 54th (16:39.6) of 227 runners. Also scoring were Adam Hohlbein (59th, 16:41.2), Zach Emptage (73rd, 16:56), Ian Hohlbein (84th, 17:07.2) and Zane Keppler (89th, 17:09.7).
— Aaron Blankenship