Fall Sports Recap – Cross Country

Olivia Simspon and McKenzie Zobrist



Girls Cross Country had one of their best years yet. Hailey Zobrist, Junior Captain, said, “We were a lot stronger this year and I feel like everybody pushed each other until the very end.”

The team placed first at districts and fifth at state. 

The team had many incredible runners this year. Lily Bauer, a freshman, placed second overall in CHLs (best time of 18:34.7), second at regionals, and 24th at state (for more information on Bauer click here). 

Also notable was Erin Kelly who placed 8th at regionals (time of 19:53.0), Elyse Kelly who placed 12th (20:02.0), and Bridget Gilmore who placed 14th (20:33.0). 

Lucy Dodson, Bridgett Gilmore, and Hailey Zobrist pose following the CHL meet.
Marley Valentine, Delaine Oliviera, Bridget Gilmore, Brooke Connor (coach), Grace Bohl, Elyse Kelly, Lily Bauer, Erin Kelly, and Natalie Dragovich (coach) pose on the podium at the district championship meet.
Grace Bohl and Kiersten Souders hold Lily Bauer and Elyse Kelly on their shoulders while showing off their championship award at the Milford Invitational.













The boys cross country team raced to the finish line–district finals— in their 2019 season. The team placed second at CHLs and had four runners place in the top 20 at Regionals: Sam Beeler, Henry Buck, Santi Biro, and Bennett Turan.

Junior Alex Mantle said, “This season was better because the teams made it further than other years that I have run. Also our team is very young, and our fastest runners were freshmen and sophomores, which means that we will be better in the coming years.”

Sophomore Captain Ethan Dill said, “This season has been my favorite season so far, although I miss the seniors last year, I was happy to see everyone else back and ready to run!”

Andrew Chen, Coach Mike, Nick Morgan, Santiago Biro, Henry Buck, Sam Beeler, Bennett Turan, Casey Dutro and Natalie Dragovich (Coach), pose on the podium following district championships.
Coach Mike, Sam Beeler, Henry Buck, Andrew Chen, Santiago Biro, Bennett Turan, Casey Dutro, Nick Morgan and Natalie Dragovich smile together following the Milford invitational.












Noteworthy Accomplishments:

  • Placed 5th at Regionals
  • Placed 2nd at CHls
  • Lily Bauer placed 2nd at regionals and is going to state (18:34.70), placed 24th at state 
  • Sam Beeler placed 9th at Regionals (16:40.00)
  • 60 kids on XC team
  • Henry Buck placed 11th at Regionals (17:11.00)
  • Santi Biro placed 13th (17:15:00)
  • Bennet Turan placed 14th (17:18.00)
  • Erin Kelly placed 8th (19:53:00)
  • Elyse Kelly placed 12th (20:02.00)
  • Bridget Gilmore placed 14th (20:33.00)