2014 State XC Meet - D2 Preview

The stage is now set for the 2014 Ohio State XC Championships.  We should see exciting races in all of our boys and girls divisions.  Here is a breakdown and a preview of the D2 Boys and Girls races.

(The virtual meets do not include individual qualifiers.) 

 

 

 

 

D2 BOYS

VIRTUAL TEAM MEET

 

INDIVIDUAL RACE PREVIEW

This a difficult race to call.  18 D2 boys are under 16:00 in the State.  9 are under the Milesplit National Elite: Gold standard of 15:45.00.  Jr. Joe Bistritz of Chagrin Falls was 2nd last year (16:10.67).  He ran 2nd at the Youngstown Regional to CVCA Sr. Ryan Adams.  Adams was 7th last year (16:22.62).  Bistritz however, has the fastest time in the State of the D2 boys, having run 15:30.00.  He is ranked 9th overall.  It will be a close race, but the nod goes to Bistritz based upon his D2 State leading time.  Adams will run 2nd.  3rd will go to last years #5 runner, Jr. Nick Stricklen of Lexington.  He won the Tiffin Region edging Wauseon Sr. Quintin Reiser.  Reiser has had an outstanding year and should run 4th.  He's ranked 4th in the D2 rankings and 15th overall with a 15:34.94. He was 14th last year.  The number five spot should go to Tippacanoe Jr. Mitchell Poynter.  He is coming off his Troy Regional win and has the 5th fastest D2 time (15:40.00).  He was 27th last year (16:50.42) .  Pusing Poynter for the top 5 spot will be the Pickerington Regional winner, Jr. David Magda of Unioto.  Magda was 22nd last year (16:44.96) and has the #10 D2 ranking with a 15:48.00.  Two other top ten returners also return: Lexington Sr. Zane Sturts was 4th last year (16:18.94) and Wyoming Sr. Ben Stites was 6th (16:22.21).

 

TEAM RACE PREVIEW

One thing is certain, Defiance will not repeat.  Tippacanoe was 2nd last year.  They won a very tough Troy Regional beating Granville and Shawnee-Springfield.  They are atop the last OATCCC poll and 2nd in the Ohio Milesplit Virtual meet.  Tippacanoe should capture the D2 Championship.  In the #2 spot will be Lexington.  They are coming off a Regional win at Tiffin and their 1-5 runners have split just 53.91 seconds this year.  They are ranked #2 in the last OATCCC poll.  In the 3rd spot on the podium will be Granville.  They were second to Tippacanoe in the Troy Regional.  Their 1-5 runners have split 28 seconds this year, but for them to move up into a one or two position, they will all have to be faster.  Shawnee-Springfield was 1 point back of Granville in the Troy Region. They should be in the #4 spot, but it is very difficult to pick between them and NDCL, the Youngstown Regional winner and Sheridan, the Pickerington Regional winner.  Sheridan may be the sleeper in the D2 boys team race.  In the Ohio Milesplit Virtual meet by times, they are 3rd.  

Chardon Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin
Coach: Karl Weinfurtner
301 Michael Beebe                12
302 Jared Bottger                12
303 Tommy Carballada             10
304 Nick Elia                    10
305 Mac Hertz                    12
306 Ryan Hertz                   10
307 Mick Stanovsek               12

Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary
Coach: Dan Lancianese
308 Nick Campbell                12
309 Marco Colant                 12
310 Brian Heller                 11
311 Chris Pamer                  12
312 Austin Patrick               12
313 Bryce Patrick                12
314 Joe Rossetti                 12

Hunting Valley University School
Coach: Daniel Carlson
315 Jacob Fakult                 12
316 Emanual Fetene               11
317 Nick Gannon                  11
318 Stephen Gillinov             12
319 John Narouze                  9
320 Ryan Onders                  12
321 J.P. Trojan                  11

Peninsula Woodridge
Coach: Jeff Howard
322 Tyler Adams                  12
323 Seth Conard                  11
324 Yousef Elkurd                10
325 Dan Kiley                    12
326 Ryan Palm                    10
327 Noah Perrin                   9
328 Zach Perrin                  12

Lexington
Coach: Denise Benson
329 Mitch Bastin                 12
330 Quinton Glenn                12
331 Ryan Johnston                 9
332 Josh Mueller                  9
333 Nick Stricklen               11
334 Zane Sturts                  12
335 Forest Volz                   9

Bay Village Bay
Coach: Steve Babson
336 Evan Britton                 10
337 Jamie Dailey                 10
338 Danny Desmond                 9
339 Jack Hautz                   11
340 Kyle MacMillan               11
341 Isaac Mertic                 12
342 Matt Orr                     12

Van Wert
Coach: Brendon Moody
343 Jorden Butler                12
344 Cade Fleming                 11
345 Connor Holliday              12
346 Dylan Lautzenheiser          10
347 Daniel Perry                 12
348 Ryan Rice                    12
349 Connor Shaffer               12

Tontogany Otsego
Coach: Ryan Hafner
350 Brandon Avers                12
351 Fred Balmoria                12
352 Caleb Baus                   11
353 Tyler Harroun                11
354 Adam Lewis                   10
355 Derek Morgan                 11
356 Shane Tobar                   9

Thornville Sheridan
Coach: J.D. Walters
357 Luke Brown                    9
358 Keith Clellan                11
359 Clay Fisher                  11
360 Garrett Gwinn                11
361 Joey Palumbo                 11
362 Gage Wells                   11
363 Nick Wright                  11

Piketon
Coach: Greg Shepherd
364 Kane Dixon                   12
365 Seth Farmer                  12
366 Jacob Nichols                 9
367 Jordan Pendleton             12
368 Austin Spencer                9
369 Austin Taylor                 9
370 Zack Varney                  12

Warsaw River View
Coach: Gwenna Neal
371 Jakob Eick                   12
372 Drew Everhart                12
373 Tyler Gunn                   12
374 Michael Hardesty             10
375 Steven Scheetz               12
376 Chris St. Clair              12
377 Nick Wilson                  12

Chillicothe Unioto
Coach: Matt Paxton
378 Cole Clever                   9
379 Jesse Griesheimer            12
380 Brandon Kennedy               9
381 David Magda                  11
382 Trent Miller                  9
383 Sam Smith                    10
384 Isaiah West                   9

Tipp City Tippecanoe
Coach: Byron Kimmel
385 Tim Andrews                  11
386 Jordan Brown                 11
387 Daniel Frame                 12
388 Mitch Poynter                11
389 Spencer Ranft                11
390 Jacob Stillwagon             11
391 Michael Taylor               12

Granville
Coach: Dave Agosta
392 Ryan Black                   12
393 Tyler Keenan                 11
394 Jonny Lukins                 10
395 Joe Pappas                   11
396 Chase Rogerson               12
397 Kyle VanNess                 12
398 Robbie Weaver                12

Springfield Shawnee
Coach: Brian DeSantis
399 Seth Brouhard                12
400 Seth D'Allessandris          11
401 Logan Griffith               11
402 Drew Hickman                 12
403 Will Holmes                  12
404 Jordan Penrose               12
405 Joel Rodgers                 10

Cincinnati Wyoming
Coach: Travis Glendenning
406 Tanner Anthony               12
407 Evan Cramer                  12
408 Jonah Engelhardt             11
409 Adam Frankel                 12
410 Max Hoffman                  12
411 Cullen O'Brien               11
412 Ben Stites                   12

Inidivduals
 413 Ty Raybuck                   12 Alliance Marlington
 414 Chris Lemay                  12 Ashtabula Edgewood
 415 Wyatt Gardner                11 Baltimore Liberty Union
 416 Jimmy Delacruz               12 Bexley
 417 Peter Hayden                 10 Bexley
 418 Alex Vales                   12 Canal Fulton Northwest
 419 Cole Lovett                  10 Carrollton
 420 Joseph Bistritz              11 Chagrin Falls
 421 Ryan Adams                   12 Cuyahoga Falls CVCA
 422 Jon Crowell                  11 Defiance
 423 Zach Kreft                    9 Delaware Buckeye Valley
 424 Seth Gard                    10 Eaton
 425 Ty Gleason                   12 Findlay Liberty-Benton
 426 Kyle Bussard                 12 Germantown Valley View
 427 Christian Smith              11 Germantown Valley View
 428 Trevor Ault                  10 Gnadenhutten Indian Valley
 429 Brendon McCormick            10 Ironton Rock Hill
 430 Seth Miller                  11 Ironton Rock Hill
 431 Brandon Scribben             12 Jefferson Area
 432 Brett Cortelletti            12 Mansfield Ontario
 433 Jeremiah Fitzgerald          12 Mantua Crestwood
 434 Jacob Ondash                 11 Mantua Crestwood
 435 Jacob Bishop                 10 Martins Ferry
 436 Colin Theis                  11 Medina Buckeye
 437 Jordan Pritchard             12 Mentor Lake Catholic
 438 Vinny DeFelice               10 Millersburg West Holmes
 439 Clark Bookman                11 Mogadore Field
 440 Jacob Fellers                10 Napoleon
 441 Griffin Butler               11 Newark Licking Valley
 442 Owen Krewson                 10 Sandusky Perkins
 443 Nick Reyes                   12 Sandusky Perkins
 444 Justin Prack                 10 Springfield Northwestern
 445 Tommy McDonald               12 The Plains Athens
 446 Dominic Solis                12 Upper Sandusky
 447 Brent Ash                    11 Vincent Warren
 448 Quintin Reiser               12 Wauseon

 

​D2 GIRLS

VIRTUAL TEAM MEET

 

INDIVIDUAL RACE PREVIEW

The number one ranked girl in the State in all divisions is Jr. Dominique Clairmonte of Lexington.  She will be atop the podium and just may run the fastest time of the day in all divisions. She was out last year due to an injury, but has come back this year with a resolve and determination to make a statement.  She has, as she is undefeated this season.  She leads the #2 girl, Liberty Center Sr. Brittany Atkinson, by 4.1 seconds, having run 17:29.90.  Her time is just over 49 seconds faster than the #2 ranked D2 girl by time, Sr. Claire Lamb of Granville. Lamb is ranked 12th in overall time in the State with a 18:19.00.  The #2 spot on the podium should go to Sr. Elyse Black of Jackson.  She won the Pickerington Regional and holds the 3rd fastest D2 girls time in the State (18:25.00) and the 17th fastest time overall.  She is having a standout year thus far.  In her 13 races this year, she has 11 wins, one 2nd and one 4th.  Third place should go to Sr. Taylor Vernot of Wauseon who is the defending D2 State Champion (18:04.40).  She is ranked 5th in the State by times run with a 18:26.20.  She is a experienced, veteran runner and it would not be a surprise if she runs 2nd.  SVSM  Jr. Rachel Iacofano has had an excellent season and should be on the podium in 4th.  She holds the #11 time in the State (18:41.83).  She was 7th last year.(18:49.90).  Fifth will go to Lexington So. Mackenna Curtis-collins.  She is the #2 runner for Lexington and is ranked 7th in the State by time with a 18:37.90.  She has experience from her 23rd place finish last year.

Watch for Regional winners Jr. Micaela DeGenero of Granville and Sr. Sammy Bockoven of CVCA to be up front and taking postions on the podium. They ran 45th and 46th respectively at State last year and coming off of their Regional wins will be positioned to place in the top ten, even top five.

 

TEAM RACE PREVIEW

Granville's 1-5 runners have split just 30 seconds this year.  They should win the D2 championship, especially if Sr. Clair Lamb, who has the 2nd fastest D3 girls time this year is at her best.  Lamb has run 18:19.00.  she is ranked 12 th in the State overall but ran 12th at Regionals and was the #4 runner on the Granville team.  The Granville girls are atop the last OATCCC poll, the #1 ranked team on Ohio Milesplit and in the virtual team meet.  They were led at Regionals by Micaela De Genero, who won the Troy Regional. The Granville girls were 10th last year, but bring too much speed and depth to the State meet to not win it all.  

Lexington, led by the #1 ranked girl in Ohio, Dominique Clairmonte, should be the #2 team in the State.  They won the Tiffin Regional with just 52 points, running 1,3, 14, 15 and 19th.  Thier 6th and 7th girls were 21st and 25th.  They were #4 last year.

SVSM should be in the #3 spot.  They are ranked number three in the OATCCC pol and in our virtual meet.  They are the defending team champion, and won the Youngstown Regonal narrowly defeating  Woodridge 53 to 56, but just just can't  match the Granville girls.  

The #4 & 5 spots are difficult to call.  It will be a battle between Athens, Morgan, Shawnee Springfield and Woodridge.  Woodridge may ge the #4 nod as they were just back of SVSM by 3 points in the Tiffin Regional.   

Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary

Coach: Dan Lancianese
901 Mia Brady                    10
902 Grace Davis                  12
903 Cynthia Haas                 12
904 Rachel Iacofano              11
905 Regina Neugebauer            11
906 Shea O'Brien                 12
907 Maria White                   9

Peninsula Woodridge
Coach: Jeff Howard
908 Natalie Fleming              10
909 Nicole Fleming               10
910 Molly Howard                  9
911 Katie Kearns                 10
912 Mary Kiley                   10
913 Julia Moore                  12
914 Clare Willett                10

Chagrin Falls
Coach: Jim Serluco
915 Natane Deruytter             11
916 Allie Dustin                 12
917 Hailey Lowe                  10
918 Mackenzie Lurch               9
919 Anne Moyse                   12
920 Emily Owen                   10
921 Annie Zimmer                  9

Cuyahoga Falls CVCA
Coach: George Hallis
922 Sammy Bockoven               12
923 Sarah Holzman                10
924 Hannah Karayan               10
925 Rachel Lyda                   9
926 McKenna Tiley                12
927 Jaya Wilson                  10
928 Nicole Wright                11

Lexington
Coach: Denise Benson
929 Ashley Basham                11
930 Dominique Clairmonte         11
931 Mackenna Curtis-Collins      10
932 Abby Miller                  11
933 Keelie Speckert              11
934 Emily Taylor                 11
935 Whitney Wendling             10

Wauseon
Coach: Joe Allen
936 Danielle Saaf                10
937 Lela Slattman                11
938 Amanda Stutzman              11
939 Taylor Vernot                12
940 Aleea Volkman                12
941 Aneesa Volkman               12
942 Seneca Wyse                  11

Bay Village Bay
Coach: Scott Snyder
943 Olivia Bechtel               11
944 Abby Christel                11
945 Aubrey Crabb                  9
946 Amanda Cusimano              10
947 Rose Mlakar                  10
948 Hailey Russell               11
949 Maddie Voiers                12

Defiance
Coach: Scott Saner
950 Olivia Fett                  12
951 Rachel Jones                 12
952 Emily Poling                  9
953 Ellie Roehrig                12
954 Ashley Weidenhamer            9
955 Natalie Wichman              10
956 Lindsey Wiles                10

The Plains Athens
Coach: Fitz Read
957 Emily Cass                   11
958 Ashton Horsley               12
959 Grace Kemerer                10
960 Hannah Klein                 12
961 Rebekah Shoup                 9
962 Lucy Williams                12
963 Madison Yerke                12

McConnelsville Morgan
Coach: Mike Beam
964 Sarah Beam                   11
965 Jozi Brown                    9
966 Cheyenne Hanson              12
967 Jasmine Penrod               10
968 Jordan Penrod                10
969 Brandi Ross                   9
970 Tayler Smith                 11

Dover
Coach: Steve Sparks
971 Natalie Caswell               9
972 Katy Duncan                  11
973 Jolie Howell                  9
974 Caroline Lehman              11
975 Maddie Marshall               9
976 Rikki Neading                10
977 Olivia Warther               11

Carrollton
Coach: Lisa Baker
978 Janesa Bell                  12
979 Emmy Days                     9
980 Rachel Devine                10
981 Maddie Dunlap                10
982 Maddie Formet                10
983 Kierra Gubesch                9
984 Hailey Wells                 10

Granville
Coach: Dave Agosta
985 Alyssa Atkinson              12
986 Cassidy Carey                12
987 Micaela DeGenero             11
988 Tori Flowers                 11
989 Claire Lamb                  12
990 Maddie Long                   9
991 Kylee McFarland               9

Kettering Archbishop Alter
Coach: John Davalos
992 Abigail L. Bishop             9
993 Perri Bockrath                9
994 Kyly Borton                  12
995 Maria Grilliot               11
996 Abby Nichols                 11
997 Kristen Petrosky             12
998 Tiffany Ward                 11

Springfield Shawnee
Coach: Brian DeSantis
999 Miah DeSantis                 9
1000 Jenny Dressel                11
1001 Grace Holmes                  9
1002 Morgan Huggins               10
1003 Rebecca Penrose              10
1004 Emma Schmid                   9
1005 Sophie Smith                 10

Tipp City Tippecanoe
Coach: Bryon Kimmel
1006 Hailey Brumfield             12
1007 Laura Fink                    9
1008 Abbi Halsey                  10
1009 Anna Klepinger               11
1010 Brinna Price                 12
1011 Katherine Wilcher            12
1012 Emily Wolfe                  11

Individuals
1013 Allyson Malone               12 Albany Alexander
1014 Kenley French                10 Baltimore Liberty Union
1015 Lauren Turner                10 Bellevue
1016 Savannah Rhodes               9 Blanchester
1017 Holly Miller                 11 Canton Central Catholic
1018 Rachel Reolfi                11 Canton Central Catholic
1019 Kela Harkins                 12 Chillicothe Unioto
1020 Kimmy Wolfe                  12 Chillicothe Zane Trace
1021 Olivia Hammons               11 Clyde
1022 Emily Franz                  12 Columbus Bishop Hartley
1023 Elizabeth Ordeman            10 Dayton Oakwood
1024 Taylor Broermann             12 Eaton
1025 Emily Deering                12 Geneva
1026 Elyse Black                  12 Jackson
1027 Shannon Wargo                11 LaGrange Keystone
1028 Jessica Swaim                11 Lancaster Fairfield Union
1029 Ashley Sneider                9 Milan Edison
1030 Mackenzie Scott               9 Minerva
1031 Grace Steimle                 9 Orwell Grand Valley
1032 Hannah Sponaugle             10 Pemberville Eastwood
1033 Maggie Sebest                 9 Poland Seminary
1034 Shanan Ashton                12 Proctorville Fairland
1035 Calah Bishop                 11 Sandusky Perkins
1036 Katy Foltz                   12 Thornville Sheridan
1037 Alexis Gray                  11 Washington C.H. Washington
1038 Jen Muhlenkamp               12 Wooster Triway

INDIVIDUAL RACE PREVIEW

 

TEAM RACE PREVIEW

 

 

 

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