CROSS COUNTRY MEET 9/1/18 @ ASHLAND
RECAP FROM COACH WOODS
ASHLAND INVITATIONAL RECAP
The Titan cross country teams traveled to Ashland on Saturday, Sept. 1st to compete in the Ashland Invitational. Under extremely hot and humid conditions, the Titans faced their first real test of the season.
Competing as individuals, Olivia Rusmisel and Emma Gasser ran in the junior high girls race finishing 90th and 148th respectively.
The junior high boys team finished 11th out of 20, led by 8th grader, Kade Whitman’s stellar 7th place finish. Whitman established himself as a potential PAC-7 champion. The Titan boys rounded out their top five with Cayden Speicher (46th), Caleb Frontz (106th), Logan McAllister (107th), and Achal Khatri (162nd).
The Titan girls continued their successful season with a 7th place overall team finish out of 19 teams finishing behind only Smithville in the battle for Wayne County supremacy. Leading the girls was sophomore, Shari Ritchey, in 28th (22:30.3), followed closely by senior, Miriam Styer in 30th (22:32.1). Next in for the Titans was junior, Rylee Oberly (39th) (22:59.4), sophomore, Jordan Oberly (45th) (23:30.0), and freshman, Emily Case (70th) (24:55.6). Also competing for the Titans were sophomore, Miranda Croskey (110th) (27:05.5) and freshman, Hailey Steiner (120th) (28:13.5).
The Titan boys found the competition to be tough with a 12th out of 18. Missing in action was senior, Ian Speicher, who will make his seasonal debut Saturday, September 8th at the Wooster Invitational, along with classmate, Tony Adams. For the second meet in a row, sophomore, Isaiah Styer led the Titans with a new personal best time of 18:50.3 and 37th place finish, followed by freshman, Aaron Saari (19:22.4) (51st), senior Ryan Zimmerman (19:39.3)(61st), sophomore Nick Muro (63rd) (19:46.4), sophomore Tegan Patterson (20:58.6) (86th), junior Jared Durieux (21:24.8) (97th), and freshman Kodan Hamilton (22:05.1) (116th). Also competing for the Titans were: junior Vansh Khatri (139th), freshman Corbin Titler (148th), freshman Seth Meade (151st), and freshman Jacob Gasser (159th). The race was won by Shelby High School, with individual winner, Caleb Brown, in 16:06.
The Titans will compete locally at the Wooster Invitational on Saturday, September 8th.