Cross country: Galion boys 17th, girls 21st at McGowan Invitational


By Andrew Carter - [email protected]



Athletes from Galion ran in the highly competitive McGowan Cross Country Invitational last Saturday at Watkins Memorial High School in Pataskala.

The Tigers’ boys team placed 17th in the Div. II team table with 379 points. The Galion girls came in 21st place in Div. II with 474 points.

Senior Casey Barker was the top placer for the Galion boys. He finished in 42nd place, posting a time of 18 minutes, 38.89 seconds.

Freshman Sari Conner was the top runner for the Tigers’ girls squad. She came in 55th place, crossing the finish line 22 minutes, 24.05 seconds.

Colin McCullough placed 50th for the Tigers. His time was 18:51.08. Following are the results for the rest of the Galion boys who competed at the McGowan meet: Lucas Conner (91st, 19:39.26), Luke Eisnaugle (97th, 19:45.35), Thomas Shawk (113th, 20:06.54), Nick Oehler (149th, 21:01.29), Mikey Stover (199th, 22:26.62), Spencer Guinther (203rd, 22:33.21).

Megan Zier finished 80th at Watkins Memorial. Her time was 23:36.15. Following are the results for the rest of the Galion girls who competed at the McGowan meet: Lauren Huggins (111th, 24:31.64), Ashlie Sallee (118th, 24:47.13), Abby Barre (129th, 25:11.24), Kelsey Hoffman (170th, 26:20.8), Lexi Hadamuscin (190th, 27:16.73), Destiny Yoder (203rd, 27:49.53), Cheyenne Blair (205th, 27:51.92).

Heath won the boys team championship and Unioto took home the girls team trophy.

Unioto’s David Magda captured the boys individual title. His time was 16:11.46.

Emma Hoellrich of Fairfield Union won the girls individual championship, finishing the course in 19:25.68.

McGowan Cross Country Invitational

Watkins Memorial High School, Pataskala

Boys Team Results

1. Heath 105

2. Indian Valley 120

3. Unioto 134

4. Sheridan 217

5. Logan Elm 225

6. Claymont 235

7. Fairfield Union 249

8. Bexley 266

9. Liberty Union 280

10. Athens 284

11. Lakewood 305

12. Northeastern 327

13. John Glenn 333

14. Marietta 339

15. Hartley 365

16. Highland 367

17. Galion 379

18. North Union 428

19. Johnstown-Monroe 429

20. Cambridge 458

21. Morgan 473

22. London 551

23. Utica 568

24. Amanda-Clearcreek 666

25. Pleasant 668

Girls Team Results

1. Unioto 71

2. Athens 102

3. Sheridan 137

4. Liberty Union 139

5. Fairfield Union 166

6. Morgan 168

7. Bexley 170

8. Indian Valley 269

9. John Glenn 287

10. Jonathan Alder 291

11. Claymont 322

12. North Union 334

13. Cambridge 352

14. Hartley 419

15. Lakewood 420

16. Marietta 434

17. Heath 435

18. Highland 436

19. Pleasant 458

20. Johnstown-Monroe 466

21. Galion 474

22. Maysville 504

23. London 530

24. Utica 702

25. Bloom-Carroll 716

26. Logan Elm 811

By Andrew Carter

[email protected]

Reach Carter at 419-468-1117, ext. 2048, or on Twitter @ACGalionSports.

Reach Carter at 419-468-1117, ext. 2048, or on Twitter @ACGalionSports.

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