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Minerva girls, boys lead the Lions’ run

CAMBRIDGE — Minerva ruled the roost on Saturday at the Div. II district cross country meet at Cambridge High School.

The Lions boys and girls teams swept team titles to make it a banner day.

“To win the district championship for both the boys and girls on a single day is truly special for our program,” Minerva coach Olivia Scott said. “Our cross country program is truly a family. We are so united right now. Our runners, coaches, parents and fans all play a role in this success. It was an amazing day and one for the record books.”

The top six boys teams and top 24 individuals and top eight girls teams and top 28 individuals advance to Saturday’s Pickerington North High School regional.

For Minerva’s boys, Connor Shingleton finished first out of 134 runners in 15:54. Graysyn Rettig was 10th in 17:20, Mason Steele 12th in 17:36, Ryan Cassidy 17th in 17:44, Brandon Davis 30th in 18:13, Owen Grubb 31st in 18:16 and Connor Norris 41st in 18:54.

For Beaver Local’s boys, Jeremiah Moore was 54th in 19:32.

For East Liverpool’s boys, Nicholas Aldrich was 95th in 20:47 and Aaren Murphy was 98th in 20:54.

Minerva’s Eastern Buckeye Conference girls team had six girls in the top 10 to dominate the meet and win with 20 points. It was the third district title in a row for the Minerva girls and 11th in school history.

Following district champion Hannah Wyler of Tusky Valley (18:56) were Minerva’s Hera Hoffee in second in 19:30, Hannah Ison third in 19:43, Jenna Cassidy fourth in 20:00, Caitlyn Hopple fifth in 20:09, Kayla Crissman sixth in 20:19 and Tori Dunham seventh in 20:23. Annabelle Crissman was 21st for the Lions as well (21:51).

For East Liverpool, Aynsley Galeoti was 58th in 24:13, Keeley Smith 96th in 26:42, Morgan Heffner 105th in 28:27 and Sydney Westerman 127th in 43:08.

BOYS TEAM STANDINGS

1. Minerva 64, 2. John Glenn 65, 3. River View 80, 4. Indian Valley 121, 5. St. Clairsville 144, 6. Cambridge 149, 7. West Holmes 178, 8. Martins Ferry 208, 9. Meadowbrook 307, 10. Claymont 326, 11. Ridgewood 336, 12. Carrollton 342, 13. Harrison Central 364, 14. Sandy Valley 364, 15. Union Local 387, 16. Morgan 389, 17. Edison 407.

BOYS INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

(134 runners)

1. Connor Shingleton (Minerva) 15:54, 2. Chris Tooms (John Glenn) 16:26, 3. Sam Adams (River View) 16:34, 4. Javin Robinson (River View) 16:37, 5. Zeke Galbraith 16:50, 6. Xander Heil (Indian Valley) 17:01, 7. Kody Clendenning (John Glenn) 17:06, 8. Francis Toohey (Martins Ferry) 17:12, 9. Braylon Buchanan (John Glenn) 17:13, 10. Grayson Rettig (Minerva) 17:20.

GIRLS TEAM STANDINGS

1. Minerva 20, 2. West Holmes 99, 3. Sandy Valley 118, 4. John Glenn 130, 5. Tusky Valley 168, 6. Carrollton 176, 7. Indian Valley 197, 8. Meadowbrook 214, 9. Tri-Valley 217, 10. Philo 298, 11. St. Clairsville 307, 12. Morgan 25:00, 13. River View 340, 14. Claymont 406, 15. Claymont 406, 16. Harrison Central 417, 17. Edison 417.

GIRLS INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

(127 runners)

1. Hannah Wyler (Tusky Valley) 18:56, 2. Hera Hoffee (Minerva) 19:30, 3. Hannah Ison (Minerva) 19:43, 4. Jenna Cassidy (Minerva) 20:00, 5. Caitlyn Hopple (Minerva) 20:09, 6. Kayla Crissman (Minerva) 20:19, 7. Tori Dunham (Minerva) 20:23, 8. Kaydence Hoover (Sandy Valley) 20:27, 9. Taylor Crozier (Tri-Valley) 20:30, 10. Hillari Baker (Carrollton) 20:31.

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