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The Cincinnati Post, Saturday, September 2, 2000

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pack in strong Division I regional By Kevin Goheen Post contributor

It may be tough for the Greater Catholic League South to repeat last season's state cross country success even though its teams could be just as strong. Last season, the GCL South sent all four of its members St. Xavier, La Salle, Elder and Moeller - to the state meet. All four finished in the top 10. St. Xavier has its top three runners back. La Salle .lost state champion Steve Padgett, but junior Allen Bader- a 4:13 miler - could be the Lancers' next state champ and La Salle has its best depth in years. Elder has four of its seven runners back, including No. 1 runner Nick Westerman. Moeller made its first trip to state, has five returnees and beat Elder by three points in a two-mile preseason race.

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So, why shouldn't all four plan on racing at Scioto Downs on the first Saturday in November? Because the southwestern Ohio regional is the toughest in the state and there are at least five other teams in this area alone that believe they can overcome those teams. "We have a strong front runner and a stronger pack than we've ever had," said Kings coach Jim Brant. "We're believing a lot earlier that we can run with those teams than we did last year." The Knights were moved up to Division I just before the start of last season and found out how big a move it was when they finished 12th at the regional meet. Junior Taylor Garvin is Kings' top returner. He finished sixth at regionals and 14th at state. Kings lost just two of its top seven runners to graduation.

Add Colerain, Milford, Fairfield and Middletown to that list. All four qualified for the regional meet and have a good amount of experience. Milford may be the most intriguing of the group. The Eagles return seven seniors from a team that finished lOth at the regional meet. In Divisions II-III, Madeira, McNicholas and Roger Bacon should be the top teams. Madeira returns its top seven as it attempts to make it back to the state meet after missing last season. The Mustangs were regional champions the two previous seasons. GCL North rivals McNicholas and Roger Bacon each have young but experienced teams back. The Rockets lost just one senior from last season after placing fifth at the regional meet. Roger Bacon lost its top two runners after placing fourth at the regionals.


Boys and girts cross country previews

Colerain girls seek fourth straight Div. I title By Dave Schutte 71rf' Cinrimrati Enquirrr

On Nov. 4 at Scioto Downs it! Columbus, the Colerain

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109 girls, ranked No. 1 in 1. Colerain (10) 77 tliPEnquirer's preseason poll, 2. Anderson (1) 3. Sycamore 72 rould bt> the first team to 4. Lakota East 63 make it four consecutive 5. Mercy 60 Division I titles. 6. Turpin 56 "If we stay healthy, we could 51 be right there to win it again," 7. Ursuline 8. Seton 40 Colerain coach Ron Russo 17 said. "We have the makeup, 9. Middletown 10. Mason 14 路and I was encouraged by the di..'vdopment of the runners Others: Oak Hills 12, Lakota West 8, Princeton 7, Fairfield 6, Mount during the summer." ' In Division II-III, Kings Notre Dame 5, Walnut Hills 3. Division 11-111 v.:as the runaway choice. Pts . Here's a look at the top 4 1. Kings (9) 104 IJivision I teams. 100 , 1. COLERAIN: The 2. Madeira (2) 86 Cardinals have three return- 3. Badin 76 starters, Shelly 4. Wyoming ing 70 Dickinson, Terie Littlepage 5. McNicholas 53 and Alison Bedingfield along 6. Reading 40 With Jessica Grear, a promis- 7.1ndian Hill 32 ing senior. Kristen Kiger, 8. Roger Bacon 27 I..ituren Kreuter, Erica Brown 9. Mariemont 18 ahd Kristin Kreuter could 10. New Richmond Others: Purcell Marian 11, atso contribute. 路 2. ANDERSON: Seven Hills, Taylor 9, Hillsboro 7, I)efending Division I individ- Ross 6, ceo 3, CHCA 1. uili state champion Chelsea Boman will anchor one of experience will be key assets c~ach Andy Wolfs strongest of an Aviator team that qualiteams in the past five years. : Homan will receive strong fied to the state meet in 1999. Katie Wells, Chelsey support from Sarah Correll, :Marissa Davoli, Elizabeth Bridgewater, Tanya Gauvin and Emily Ketter are back 1~gge, lenni Moore, Carrie along with jessica Hancock, Phillips and Elaine Bundus. who sat out the last two years . 3. SYCAMORE: Depth due to injuries but holds the (53 tried out for team) and school record of 18:37 set as a

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State runner-up St Xavier edged LaSalle for No.1 in the Enquirer's cross country poll. Here are the top 5 teams in Division I poll. 1. ST. XAVIER: Andy Weitmarschen, 11th at the state meet in 1999, is one of three returning seniors. The others are Ryan Busse and Tim King. 2.LASALLE:Fweofthe

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The Colerain girls cross country team has won three straight state titles. Here Terie Littlepage, left, Shelly Dickinson, center, and Alison Bedingfield practice. freshman. 4. LAKOTA EAST: The Thunderhawks will be led by two of the state's best distance runners, two-time defending regional champion lindsay Zinn and Jaime Wyckoff. Here's a look at the top Division II-III teams. 1. KINGS: Based on the return of five All-District runners, it's easy to see why the Knights are favored in Division II. Coach Lynn Brant will build the team around Kellie McClung, Alessa Velez, Anna Godby, lindsey Oliva

and Katie Godby and a talented group of sophomores and juniors. 2. MADEIRA: The Amazons have won seven consecutive Cincinnati Hills League titles and six consecutive District championships while qualifying to state five of the last six years. It appears coach Bob Kitchen's crew has the talent to make more noise this season with Sarah Luthman, Susan Weisbrod, Kristine Bishop and Clare Hanson .returning.

Lancers' starters are back from a team that finished fourth at the state meet in 1999. Junior Allen Bader, fourth in the 1600 meters at the state track meet, is joined by Doug Fulmer, Jason Beck, Kevin Wright and Eric Mayhaus. 3. ELDER: Seniors Kurtis Smith, Nick Westerman, Sean Ernst. Tim Trainor, Rob Carvetti and Patrick Kendall will team with junior Rob Cohen. 4. MOELLER: Kevin Schwarz, fully recovered after being injured last season, is expected to be the mainstay of a Crusader team that will rely heavily on Brad Neumann, Brent VanOrsdel, Brian Ehlers and Zac Lewis. 5. COLERAIN: Colerain could surprise people. Jason Simcoe, Chris Toelke, Tom

Boys coaches pols Division I Pts

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155 2. La Salle (5) 14 7 3. Elder 130 4. Moeller 112 5. Colerain 89 6. Milford 74 7. Sycamore 59 8. Middletown 49 9. Fairfield 41 10. Lakota East 24 Qthers: Kings 18, Harrison 12, Oak Hills, Turpin 8, Princeton 6, Lakota West 3, Anderson 2, Glen Este, Talawanda, McNicholas 1. Divisions 11-111

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2. McNicholas 60 3. Roger Bacon 46 4. New Richmond (1) 43 5. Badin 42 6. Indian Hill 31 7. Ross 26 8. Wyoming 20 9. Western Brown (1) 19 10.CHCA 13 Others: Hillsboro 7, Bethel-Tate, Western Brown 6, Taylor 5, Deer Pari< 1. Kinne, Mark Bierkan, Rob Schlemmer, Ryan Schutte, Joey Peak, Dan Alvis and Craig Eckstein are exp<.'Ctcd to challenge for the starting spots.


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GCL South teams lead pack in strong Division I regional By Kevin Goheen Post contributor

It may be tough for the Greater Catholic League South to repeat last season's state cross country success even though its teams could be just as strong. Last season, the GCL South sent all four of its members St. Xavier, La Salle, Elder and M~e; - to the state meet. All four ilnished in the top 10. St. Xavier has its top three runners back. La Salle lost state champion Steve Padgett, but junior Allen Bader- a 4:13 miler - could be the Lancers' next state champ and La Salle has its best depth in years. Elder has four of its seven runners back, including No. 1 runner Nick Westerman. if Moeller made its first trip to state, has five returnees and beat Elder by three points in a two-mile preseason race.

So, why shouldn't all four plan on racing at Scioto Downs on the first Saturday in November? Because the southwestern Ohio regional is the toughest in the state and there are at least five other teams in this area alone that believe they can overcome those teams. "We have a strong front runner and a stronger pack than we've ever had," said Kings coach Jim Brant. "We're believing a lot earlier that we can run with those teams than we did last year." The Knights were moved up to Division I just before the start of last season and found out how big a move it was when they finished 12th at the regional meet. Junior Taylor Garvin is Kings' top returner. He finished sixth at regionals and 14th at state. Kings lost just two of its top seven runners to graduation.

CROSS COUNTRY: On Saturday at the Greenville Invitational, Allen Bader covered 3.1 miles in 15:32.36 as La Salle emerged as champion, with Middletown a distant second. Four Moeller runners placed in the top 10 as the Crusaders captured the Moeller Invitational. St. Xavier was a distant second. Kevin Schwarz from Moeller finished first in 16 minutes. Three-time defending Division I state champion Colerain easily won the girls division of the Moeller InvitationaL · Defending Division I individual state champion Chelsea Hon1an of Anderson won the individual title with a time of 19:38. Colerain sophomore Andrea Maas was second, 11 seconds behind. ~~3 0 0

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Add Colerain, Milford, Fairfield and Middletown to that list. All four qualified for the regional meet and have a good amount of experience. Milford may be the most intriguing of the group. The Eagles return seven seniors from a team that finished 1Oth at the regional meet.

Others recelvlnC votes: McNI· cholas 3. Hamson 2, Turpin I. BOYS DIVISIONS 11-111 1. Madeira (5) ..................... 67 2. Badin .............................. 48 3. Wyoming ........................ 46 4. Western Brown (2) ......... 44 5. Hillsboro ......................... 29 6. Indian Hill ........................ 28 7. New Richmond ............... 20 8. Bethel-Tate .................... 14 9. Eastern Brown ............... 13 10. Ross ... :........................... 10 Others recelvlnC votes: CHCA 9, Purcell Marlen 9, Mariemont 8. Ross 7, Taylor 7, Seven H!Us 5, 81anchester 2. Batavia 1. ceo 1. Top Runners Dlvlslo~ 1 1. Schwarz (Moeller) 16:00 2. See (Middletown) 16:0 I 3. ausse (St. Xavier) 16:01 4. Gallagher (Sycamore) 16:07 5. Wlelmarschan (SI. Xavier) 16:07 6. Beatch (Middletown) 16:13 1. Sader (Le Salle) 16:20 8. Wayner (Oak HHis) 16:32 9. Welling (Oak Hills) 16:40 10. Us! (Milford) 16:46 . Division 11·111 1. Jones (Western Brown) 16:36 2. Banes (Western Brown) 16:46 3. Kennedy (Madeira) 11:23 4. Mlck (8adln) 17:36 5. Sewyer (Madeira) 17:44 6. Boll (Taylor) 17:45 1. Jones (Western Brown) 17:49 8. Kosclanskl (Wyomlng) 17:51 9. Lane (Bethet·Tate) 17:52 10. Davis (Madeira) 17:58

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1. Sl Xavier (11) -· ..--·-----·179 2. Le Salle ......................___......... 143 3. Defiance .......................................... 142 4. Moder ... _,,_:::::::;-_.._____ ....134 5. Middletown ..................................... 101 6. Elder ....................__________ go 7. Pickerington ......................................77 8. Strongsville .......................................76 9. N. Canton Hoover .............................66 10. Centerville .........................................56 Others with 12 or more points: 11, Lakewood 53. 12. Cleve. St. Ignatius 48. 13, Brunswick (1) 45. 14, Mass. Jackson 44. 15, Hudson 42. 16, Ashland 40. 17, Findlay 37. 18, Clayton Northmonl 36. 19, Mass. Perry 34. 20, Reynoldsburg 31. 21, Dublin Coffman 27. 22, Dublin Scioto 21. 23 (tie), BreckS\,He-8roadvlew Hts.. W•...

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SCHOOL 1St.Xavier(12)... . .... 172 2. La Salle (6). 167 3. Moeller.... .. ... 140 4. Elder..... .. ...... 127 5. Middletown................ . ... 99 6. Milford..... .. ...... 83 7. Colerain......... .. ...... 50 · 8. Oak Hills......... .. ..... 44 9. Fairfield... .. ... .40 tO. Sycamore .......................... 27 OtherS receiving votes: Princeton 20, Kings 17, McNicholas 2, Harrison 1, Roger Bacon 1. · TOP OVERAU TIMES t. A. Wietmarschen (St.X)t5:32 2. Bader (La Salle) ............ 15:39 •. 3. Busse (St. Xavier) ......... 15:48 ••• 4. See (Middletown) .......... t5:53 • 5. Schwartz ....................... 16:00 6. King (St. Xavier) ............ 16:06 7. Gallagher (Sycamore) ... 16:07 · 8. Rtschman (La Salle) ...... 16:13 ·· Beatch (Middletown) ..... t6: 13 • 10. B. Weltmarschen (St.X)16:15

1. B. Jones (W. Brown) ..... 16:36 2. Banes (Western Brown 16>46 3. Oglesby (Hillsboro) ....... t7:07 4. Mick(Badin) ................. t7:09 5. Kennedy (Madeira) ....... 17:23 6. Wulsin (Indian Hill) ........ 17:28 7. Johnston (Madeira) ...... t7:39 8. Sawyer (Madeira) ......... 17:44 9. Boll (Taylor) ..'................ 17:45 10. Pickering (Hillsboro) ..... 17:48

BOYS [ (J -~(9-·IfiJ Division I coaches poll SCHOOL POINTS 1•. St. Xavier (9) ...... :...................... 90 2. La Salle .......... ,.......................... 81 3. Elder ......................................... 68 4. Middletown ............................... 57 5: Milford ...................................... 50 6. Sycamore ................................. 41 7. Colerain.:.................................. 34 8. Moeller.........= . ..................... 25 9. Princeton ............................. :.... 10 10. King$........... .. ............ 9 Hil

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SCHOOL POINTS 1. Madeira (4) ............................... 76 Western Brown (4) .................... 76 3. New Richmond ......................... 63

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1. St. Xavier (9) .................... 125 2. La Salle (4) ............... ,....... 121 3. Elder ..................................99 4. Middletown ........................ 86

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7. Sycamore .......................... 42 8. Oak Hills ............................ 34 9. Colerain ............................. 25 10. Kings ................................. 20 Others receiving votes: Princeton 10, Fairfield 7, Harrison 1. TOP OVERALL TIMES I. Bader (La Salle) ............ 15:32 A. Wietmarschen (St.X).t5:32 3. Busse (St. Xavier) ......... 15:48 4. See (Middletown) .......... 15:53 5. Gallagher (Sycamore) ... 15:58 6. Schwartz (Moelle~ ....... 16:00 7. Garvin (Kings) ............... 16:06 8. King (St. Xavier) ............ t6:06 9. Dixon(Fairfield) ............ 16:10 10. Beatch (Middletown) .... 16:13 Rischman (La Salle) ...... 16:13

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Taylor ........................................ 28 8. Ross ......................................... 24 9. Indian Hill... ............................... 13 10. Batavia ..... : ............................... 11 Others receiving votes: Eastern Brown 9, Reading 3, CHCA 3. Mariemont 3, Little Miami 2, Purcell Marian 2, Bethel-Tate 1. TOP OVERALL TIMES 1. Mick (Badin) ......................... 16:31 2. B. Jones (W. Brown) ........... 16:39 3. Oglesby (Hillsboro) .............. 16:47 4. Richards (Ross) ................... 17:09 5. Wulsin (Indian Hill) ............... 17:14 6. Barnes (West. Brown .......... 17:20 Boll (Taylor) .......................... 17:20 Kennedy (Madeira) .............. 17:20 9. Lane (Bethel-Tate) ............... 17:34 10. C. Jones (W. Brown) ........... 17:38

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Bethel-Tate 2, Purcell Marian 2. TOP OVERALL TIMES I. B. Jones (W. Brown)..... 16:36 2. Banes (Western Brown 16:46 3. Oglesby (Hillsboro) ....... 17:07 4. Mick (Badin) .................. 17:09 Richards (Ross) ............ 17:09 6. Wulsin (Indian Hill) ........ 17:14 7. Boll (Taylor) .................. 17:20 B. Kennedy (Madeira) ....... 17:23 9. Lane (Bethei-Tate) ........ 17:34 10. Johnston (Madeira) ...... 17:39

Boys cross country ;q-l-ut; Fairmont Flreblrd lnvltatlonat (Indian Riffel Park) Team Standings: I. La Salle 46, 2. Hilliard Davidson 97, 3. Elder (A)IIO, 4. Centerville 125, 5. Moeller 134, 6. Dublin Coffman 179, 7. Kings 197, 8. Colerain 220, 9. Elder (B) 280, 10. Beavercreek 313, II. Fairmont 327. 12. Wayne 341, 13. Revere 346, 14. Fairfield 400, IS. Greeneville 413, 16. Lakota East 443. 17. lemon Monroe 468, 18. Springboro 508, 19. Glen Este 590, 20. Dayton Stebbins 593, 21. Sydney 595, 22. Wilmington 643, 23. Xenia 709, 24. Hamilton 755. Finishers: I. Bader (l) 15:39; 3. Rischmann (l) 16:08: 8. Grogan (l) 16:26; 9. Mayhaus (l) 16:32; 25. Wright (l)l6:48.

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