Worthington News

Cross Country

Cards teams set for OCC meet

Wednesday October 9, 2013 2:29 PM

The Thomas Worthington High School cross country teams will compete in the OCC-Central Division meet Saturday, Oct. 12, at Hilliard Darby.

Last year, the girls team finished fifth (107 points) in the league meet as Dublin Coffman (43) won the title.

The Cardinals placed third (110) in the 23-team Les Eisenhart Invitational on Oct. 5 at home, behind UA (86) and Gahanna (107).

Christina Nash led the Cardinals, placing seventh in 19 minutes, 27 seconds. Also scoring were Ariel Rittenhouse (17th, 19:58), Holly Payne (29th, 20:11), Annie Steele (30th, 20:12), and Laura Hill (32nd, 20:19).

The boys team placed fourth (128) in the OCC-Cardinal meet a year ago as Hilliard Davidson (28) earned the title.

The Cardinals finished fourth (145) of 25 teams in the Les Eisenhart Invitational, as Tallmadge (116) won.

Jonathan Kissell (fifth, 16:33) and Jonathan Allen (eighth, 16:34) both finished in the top eight. Also scoring were Ian Hohlbein (35th, 17:12), Evan Miller (43rd, 17:22) and Zach Emptage (57th, 17:29).

Wolves getting set for OCC-Capital meet

Kilbourne will compete in the OCC-Capital meet Saturday, Oct. 12, at Pickerington Central.

The Wolves were in the OCC-Cardinal last season, with the girls team placing seventh (173) behind champion Dublin Scioto (40) and the boys team finishing eighth (182) behind champion Westerville North (34).

New Albany swept the OCC-Capital championships a year ago. The Eagles' girls team scored 33 points to finish well ahead of runner-up Olentangy Orange (65) and their boys squad scored 32 points as Olentangy (56) placed second.

Kilbourne also competed in the Les Eisenhart Invitational.

Emily Stoodley (13th, 19:49) led the girls team, which finished 13th (335). Also scoring were Leanne Wegley (31st, 19:49), Camille Rider (76th, 21:10), Beth Findell (102nd, 21:48) and Claire Cox (127th, 22:22).

The boys team finished placed 18th (474). Tanner Taylor (70th, 17:39) paced the Wolves, with Ryan Baxter (85th, 17:48), Sam Zeid (106th, 18:08), Reed Costello (107th, 18:09) and Dylan Roesch (124th, 18:26) rounding out the scoring.

-- Aaron Blankenship