By Drew Terhall
OBETZ — Ansonia and Versailles formally ended their cross nation seasons at Fortress Obetz within the Division III Cross Nation State Match.
The Versailles boys cross nation workforce completed fifth out of 20 groups. Tony Moorman completed twenty fourth with a time of 16:23.45. Cameron Magoto took 84th with a time of 17:20.25, Jackson Spitzer took 88th with a 17:23.49, Anthony Spitzer took 94th with a 17:26.78, Drew Meyer completed 96th with a 17:28.76, Marcus Briscoe completed 117th with a 17:45.49 and Zachary Rahm took 173rd with a, 18:58.88.
The boys workforce finish their season as MAC champions and runner-ups within the District and Regional Cross Nation meets.
For Ansonia, freshman Bennett Lehman completed forty ninth with a time of 16:51.55. Senior Matthew Lee completed 69th with a time of 17:06.55. Lee ran a 17:10.0 final yr at states.
Lee stated it was nice to be again at states. He additionally stated his season and the boys cross nation workforce season as an entire was difficult however a good time.
“We had some fairly laborious programs. However, it helped us put together for in a while sooner or later and helped us develop this system. We had been capable of win fairly just a few meets and had been capable of get our runners quicker than they had been final yr,” Lee stated.
Lehman stated going up towards the upper degree of competitors was enjoyable and hopes to maintain on doing it throughout his highschool profession.
“It was good. The quick competitors is sweet to expertise, one thing I hopefully get to expertise for the following few years,” Lehman stated.
Whereas the entire workforce didn’t qualify, they nonetheless had a historic season. The Tigers received the Boys WOAC Cross Nation Championships for the primary time at school historical past.
Lehman stated everybody on the workforce from Lee to the fifth and sixth runners did their job to get the title. Lee stated he hopes to see the younger workforce proceed to develop and maintain profitable the WOAC championship.
“It was one thing particular. It’s the primary time a cross nation workforce has ever finished that at school historical past. It’s wonderful to share that with my workforce,” Lee stated.
Within the ladies race, Versailles senior Meredith Barga was the one Darke County lady runner to qualify for states. She completed 94th with a time of 20:30.35. She ran a 19:57.3 final yr at states.
Barga stated she felt like she had a great yr this yr, however wished she might have finished higher for her ultimate spherical. However, Barga was glad to have the ability to not less than come again to states and compete.
“I’m completely happy I made it right here for my senior yr. It’s an incredible expertise going to state and every thing,” Barga stated.
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