The Edison Harriers were on fire Saturday at the Ohio Valley Cross Country Championship meet as nearly every runner dropped extreme times over last week and earned personal records.
In the Varsity Girls race, Josie Lesnansky finished 2nd overall with a time of 20:04, giving her the title of Edison’s new school record holder. Laurel Kemp was close behind at 5th place and Brittney Mynster was 20th. All took home meet hardware. Their team accomplishments are due to the tight pack running and time-dropping Paige Somerville (27th), Kennedy Baker (30th), Natalie Lucas (49th), Jenna Kelley (64th), and Kylee Stull (66th).
The Varsity Boys ran impressively– as all 6 runners crushed their previous personal records on Saturday. Gage Cable (7th) and Brock Koehnlein (8th) both ran strong at 17:38 and 17:40– respectively dropping over 30 seconds in one week. Liam Westball (41st) ran over a minute faster in one week, Logan Gubanez (50th) finished close to Westfall in time, while Blaine Hoobler (55th) and Luke Linscott (58th) continued the waterfall formation for the Wildcats. The team finished 6th overall and was tied for 5th place with Catholic Central. (ties are broken by the 6th place runner on the team)
Barnesville Boys and Girls were meet champions on the day.
In the Junior High Division, Nate Kline was 11th and Ronin Hartman was 39th. Layla White was 15th and Leah Hendrix was 39th.
The Junior High runners completed their season and the Varsity runners will travel to Cambridge this coming Saturday for the Division II District meet. The top 6 teams and any individual runner who places in the top 24 will advance to Regionals.
Good luck to all athletes! Come see them in their racing prime on Saturday at Cambridge! Go Cats!