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Coed Varsity Cross Country · Lakota West XC Girls Team Advances to Regionals; Three XC Boys Also Advance

For the third straight year, the Lakota West girls cross country team will return to the OHSAA Regional Cross Country meet.  Despite a couple nagging injuries, the girls team managed to finish 4th at Saturday’s district meet at Voice of America (top 5 teams advance to regionals).

Sophomore Hannah Riesenberg led the way finishing 12th and Junior Emma Cunningham was close behind at 16th running seven seconds faster than she did the previous week on the same course.  Senior Meredith Elstun (21st), Sophomore Lexi Iles (34th) and Senior Megan Schinner (39th) rounded out the scoring for Lakota West.  Junior Ali Hausfeld was the 6th runner for Lakota West finishing at 43rd, but still managed to set a personal record and drop 17 seconds from the week before at the GMC championship meet.

On the boys side, Junior Garrett Shelby finished 8th for a second consecutive trip to the the OHSAA Regionals.  Sophomore Alex Kelker and Junior Alex Mang finished 15th and 17th to earn their first trip to OHSAA Regionals.  Kelker ran a full minute faster than he did the week before at the GMC Championships and Mang also ran a personal best.

The OHSAA regional meet will be held at Troy HS on Saturday.  The boys run at approximately 12:30pm and the girls will run at approximately 3:00pm.  Admission is $7 for anyone 6 and over.  Link to Troy Regional Info. The top five schools at regional advance to the OHSAA State Championship and the top 20 individual runners also advance.

Link to Full Girls District Results

Link to Full Boys District Results

Girls Results:
14 Schools Competing
1. Mason 44
2. St. Ursula 75
3. Mercy 118
4. West 122
5. Colerain 139
6. …

Hannah Riesenberg (19:34) 12th
Emma Cunningham (19:41) 16th
Meredith Elstun (19:49) 21st
Lexi Eles (20:34) 34th
Megan Schinner (20:46) 39th
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Ali Hausfeld (20:57) 43rd
Audrey Rust (21:42) 53rd

Boys Results:

14 Schools Competing
1. Mason 43
2. LaSalle 87
3. Turpin 101
4. Elder 135
5. Sycamore 135
6. West 156
7. …

Garrett Shelby (16:21) 8th
Alex Kelker (16:40) 15th
Noah Mang (16:44) 17th
Tony Amsbaugh (17:51) 56th
Andy Dembicky (17:58) 60th