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Columbian’s Jacob Anderson state bound for second time




Sunday, October 29, 2017

TIFFIN – Columbian senior Jacob Anderson captured seventh Saturday at the Division I regional meet at Hedges-Boyer Park to earn a second trip to the state meet. Anderson crossed the line in 16:17.03. He was the only area Division I runner to qualify for state. The top three teams and top 12 individuals advanced.


Whitmer beat Defiance 36-55 for the title, with Perrysburg ending third (65).

Columbian’s Caden Groves took 23rd (16:51.8) and Clyde’s Parker Wilson ran 37th (17:22.6).

Fostoria’s Dylan Sheets was the area’s only entrant in the Division II race. He took 25th (17:22.53).

The top three teams and top 12 individuals advanced. Lexington defeated Shelby 42-62 for the championship, with Van Wert taking third (94).

Moes is lone D-III runner to advance.

Dylan Moes of Lakota earned the area’s only state berth Saturday at the Division III regional meet at Hedges-Boyer Park.

Moes captured 15th in 16:58.58 to earn his trip to state.

The top seven teams and top 28 individuals qualified for state.

Liberty Center upended New London 113-123 for the championship. Minster (195), Lincolnview (195), St. Henry (208), Colonel Crawford (235) and Sandusky St. Mary (268) claimed the other team berths.

Seneca East outlasted Carey 339-348 for 14th, and Hopewell-Loudon took 19th (372). Lakota, Old Fort and Mohawk did field full teams.

Kyle Burgderfer ran 48th (17:37.26) for Seneca East and Ben Cole came in 77th (17:58.72).

Carey’s Tyler Leist claimed 43rd (17:31.22) and Jack Yeater ended 70th (17:55.68).

Hopewell-Loudon got a 44th from Carter Ritchey (17:31.97) and a 52nd from Jordan Foster (17:40.75).

Braden Schaser added a 54th (17:41.34) for Lakota, Mohawk’s Jared Vargo took 74th (17:57.49), and Old Fort’s Devyn Smith ran 50th (17:38.54) and Mike Heilman came in 88th (18:07.85).

Cozette, Oler reach state

Lakota’s Reilly Cozette and Mohawk’s Destini Oler were the area’s only two girls to earn state berths Saturday at the regional meet at Hedges-Boyer Park.

Both ran in the Division III race, with Cozette taking 21st (20:04.8) and Oler finishing 28th (20:16.67).

The top eight teams and top 32 individuals advanced to state in the Division III race.

Minster cruised past Pettisville 40-136 for the team title, with Columbus Grove (140), St. Henry (166), Archbold (188), Liberty Center (222), Lincolnview (233) and New London (248) claiming the other team berths.

Hopewell-Loudon took 16th (400), Carey ended 18th (460) and Seneca East wound up 22nd (535). Lakota and Mohawk did not have full teams at the meet.

Taylor Leiter’s 95th (21:37.27) and Renae Kapelka’s 105th (21:50.34) led H-L.

Carey got a 74th from Keely Wentz (21:19.6) and an 84th from Destiny DeFeo (21:26.82).

Callie Rife (21:49.64) and Kaitlyn Cook (21:50.23) finished 103rd and 104th for Seneca East.

None of the area’s Division II entrants advanced to state.

The top four teams and top 16 individuals in the Division II race moved on to state.

Lexington downed Defiance 42-68 for the title, with Edison edging Toledo St. Ursula Academy 130-131 for third.

Columbian took eighth (217), Bellevue ended 10th (231) and Clyde came in 12th (283).

Columbian’s Hailey Cortez (20:39.44) and Mia Ingalls (20:41.9) led local runners by claiming 22nd and 23rd.

Bellevue got a 35th and 36th from Madelyn Verhoff (20:58.62) and Taylor Waldecker (20:59.04).

Jessica Middleton of Clyde captured 30th (20:55.41) and Marissa Stockmaster took 65th (22:24.13).

Upper Sandusky’s Madelyn Shasteen ended 98th (24:55.75). and The Advertiser-Tribune contributed to this report.

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