Worthington News

Cross Country

Thomas girls run second to UA

Wednesday October 16, 2013 2:58 PM

The Thomas Worthington High School girls cross country team was runner-up in the OCC-Central Division meet Oct. 12 at Hilliard Darby.

The Cardinals scored 51 points to finish behind Upper Arlington (39) and ahead of Hilliard Davidson (59), Olentangy Liberty (88), Dublin Coffman (119), Westland (203), Marysville (210) and Central Crossing (228).

Christina Nash paced the Cardinals, finishing fifth in 18 minutes, 44.65 seconds. Also scoring were Ariel Rittenhouse (eighth, 19:02.74), Hannah Moulton (11th, 19:22.21), Holly Payne (12th, 19:26.26) and Ashley Forte (15th, 19:31.9).

The boys team finished fourth (93) in the OCC-Central meet behind Davidson (34), Liberty (58) and Coffman (58) and ahead of Marysville (154), UA (167), Central Crossing (214) and Westland (215).

The Cardinals were led by Jonathan Kissell, who placed 11th (15:56.31). Also scoring were Jonathan Allen (13th, 16:05.36), Zach Emptage (20th, 16:26.75), Jack Dotts (23rd, 16:32.8) and Evan Miller (26th, 16:37.94).

Both teams will compete in the Division I, district 1 meet Saturday, Oct. 19, at Watkins Memorial. The top five teams and top 20 individuals advance to regional Oct. 26 at Pickerington North.

Kilbourne girls finish second in league meet

The Kilbourne girls team finished second (38) in the OCC-Capital meet Oct. 12 at Pickerington Central behind New Albany (29).

Olentangy (62) was third, followed by Delaware (113), Olentangy Orange (144), Big Walnut (173) and Mount Vernon (189).

Emily Stoodley paced the Wolves, finishing second (19:55.41). Also scoring were Camille Rider (fourth, 20:32.79), Leanne Wegley (sixth, 20:55.54), Kaitlyn Napoli (seventh, 21:05.07) and Beth Findell (19th, 21:58.5).

The boys team finished fourth (123) in the OCC-Capital meet, behind New Albany (27), Olentangy (48) and Orange (68) and ahead of Mount Vernon (141), Delaware (150), Big Walnut (197) and Franklin Heights (227).

Scoring for the Wolves were Reed Costello (20th, 18:05.93), Tanner Taylor (22nd, 18:10.87), Ryan Baxter (23rd, 18:11.77), Sam Zeid (28th, 18:16.25) and Ben Highley (30th, 18:20.87).

Both teams will compete in the Division I district meet Saturday, Oct. 19, at Watkins Memorial. The girls are in district 1 and the boys are in district 2.

In both races, the top five teams and top 20 individuals advance to regional.

-- Aaron Blankenship

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