Wauseon boys earn top spots at Columbus Grove Invitational


Staff Report



COLUMBUS GROVE – Wauseon cross country ran well at the Columbus Grove Invitational this past Saturday, with their boys placing fourth as a team and the girls taking fifth.

Competing in the Large School division, the Wauseon boys had runners finish first and second. Michael Cheezan finished with a time of 16:42.60 to take first, while Braden Vernot was runner-up at 17:02.17.

Other top finishers for the Indians were Layton Willson (40th), Carter Nofziger (44th), and Hunter Wasnich (47th).

The Evergreen boys placed 13th as a team. Augie Tipping led the Vikings, finishing 37th with a time of 18:24.78.

In the girls meet, Wauseon took fifth behind a pair of runners in the top 30. Hannah Richer finished 12th with a time of 21:01.89, and Megan Carroll was 30th with a time of 22:27.80.

Evergreen placed 11th as a team, getting a third place finish from Sarah Schwan. She ran the race in 20:01.35. Also for the Vikings, Kayla Gleckler finished 23rd with a time of 21:44.74.

The Fayette boys placed ninth in the Small School division. The Eagles were led by Brett Merillat who took eighth with a time of 17:14.71.

Quinn Mitchell added a 26th place finish, running the race in 18:04.51. Caden Colegrove placed just outside of the top 50 for Fayette, coming in at 52nd with a time of 18:55.65.

Fayette finished 11th on the girls side. They were led by Chloe Merillat who placed 23rd (22:17.17) and Amber Gaona who took 28th (22:40.23).

Team Scores

Boys Large School

New Haven 84, Liberty-Benton 91, Findlay 108, Wauseon 119, Ottawa-Glandorf 137, Anna 162, St. Marys Memorial 164, Fairview 170, Tinora 199, Bryan 303, Lima Senior 353, Elmwood 357, Evergreen 375, Van Buren 383, Bath 385, Fostoria 425, Bluffton 441, Allen East 523.

Girls Large School

Minster 18, Findlay 66, St. Marys Memorial 135, Anna 164, Wauseon 210, Fairview 211, Bryan 213, New Haven 228, Bath 261, Liberty-Benton 269, Evergreen 286, Ottawa-Glandorf 307, Lake 324, Tinora 327, Elmwood 367, Fostoria 405, Lima Senior 438, Paulding 480.

Boys Small School

Columbus Grove 53, Lincolnview 99, Minster 109, Mapleton 120, Edgerton 180, Hopewell-Loudon 205, Botkins 208, New Riegel 213, Fayette 241, Woodmore 278, Crestview 312, Ayersville 346, Kalida 361, Antwerp 396, McComb 406, North Central 425, Ottoville 442, Carey 460, Patrick Henry 467, Hicksville 489, Ada 497.

Girls Small School

Columbus Grove 85, Woodmore 92, Lincolnview 116, Carey 148, Hopewell-Loudon 168, Botkins 178, Ayersville 188, Crestview 214, Mapleton 217, Hicksville 222, Fayette 245, Edgerton 249, Antwerp 261, Spencerville 283, New Riegel 408, McComb 489.

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