(October 25th, 2014)-TIFFIN: The Division II and III Regional Cross Country Meets were held at Tiffin High School on Saturday.
The Lady Indians of Wauseon performed exceptionally well in the event. Led by the second place finish of Taylor Vernot, who finished the race at 18:57, Wauseon took second place overall, advancing the team to the state meet. Aneesa Volkman earned an eighth place finish with a time of 20:07. Her sister, Aleea Volkman, came in eleventh place, running a 20:10.
Wauseon’s Quintin Reiser was the second runner overall to cross the finish line for the boys race. He ran a 16:03, and will go to state as a result of his finish. Caleb Blanchong was the next Indian to complete the course, clocking in at 17:34. Aaron Beck and Seth Hutchison both finished at 18:11.
In the Division III boys race, Skylar Lantz of Fayette, finished in fourteenth place at 16:48, which will send him to the state meet. Teammate Christian Suarez came in thirty-fifth place, by turning in a 17:34. Casen Burkholder gave Fayette a fiftieth place finish, running a 17:52.
For the Pettisville boys, Kyle Lantz, the only Blackbird in the race, came in sixtieth place, thanks to his time of 18:01.
Two Pettisville girls competed as individuals in the girls race. Nichole Foor finished tenth overall, running a 20:06.03. Lady Blackbird Alexa Leppelmeier also ran in the event, taking eleventh place with a time of 20:06.18. Both runners will be competing in the state meet.