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Heath High School Boys Varsity Cross Country finishes 1st place

Saturday, October 14, 2017

10:00 AM

Place

1

Points

15

Meet Recap

The team got their post season off to a successful start today by winning their third LCL Cardinal title in a row, and for the second consecutive season made it a clean sweep by finishing 1-2-3-4-5. Chandler Wilhelm was the overall LCL winner with a time of 16:11, with Nick Lee finishing second in 16:24. Rounding out team scoring and earning First Team All-LCL status were Xavier Foehl placing third (16:35), Dylan Hammond fourth (16:42), and Paul Collier fifth (16:52). Earning Second Team All-LCL honors were Jack Lutz finishing 8th (17:24) and Preston Pethtel 10th (17:50).

Our JV runners ended their season by winning the Open Race, and every runner ended their year with a personal best time. Wyatt McQueen began his comeback from a prolonged illness by winning the race in a time of 17:42, with Aidan Schaffer finishing second in (18:10). Andrew Williamson placed fourth (18:29), and Josh Harper tenth (19:42). Also running PR’s were Seth Werner (20:09), Wesley Mitchell-Houdeshell (21:19), Michael Lambert (21:52), Garrett Elam (22:59), and Long Lin (24:03).

I intentionally omitted our fourth JV runner to finish as we had a VERY special performance turned in. Matt Bowman ran a career best time and finish seventh in a time of 19:06. What made his run so special was Matt stepped on a tree root before hitting the half mile point in the race, and literally broke his foot…I had no idea he had done it and he finished the race in a career best time with a broken bone in his foot. We try very hard to place an emphasis on toughness, both physically and mentally in our program, but Matt took this to a whole new level today!!!!

Opponents

School Place Points
Heath High School
1
15
Newark Catholic High School
2
57
Johnstown-Monroe High School
3
82
Utica High School
4
107
Northridge High School
5
130
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