Piqua cross country runner Andy Mayse moves on to regionals


McBride, Russia girls are D-III district champions

Rob Kiser/Daily Call Newton’s Brady McBride pulls away from West Liberty-Salem’s Joey Adams to win the D-III boys race.


Rob Kiser/Daily Call Bradford’s Karmen Knepp and Covington’s Carly Shell lead Xenai Christian’s Rachel Sweeney Saturday.


Rob Kiser/Daily Call Lehman’s Jenna Zimmerman passes Arcanum’s Marcy Bradshaw late in the race Saturday.


Mike Ullery | Daily Call Piqua’s Andy Mayse, 167, runs the boys Division I cross country event at MVCTC on Saturday.


By Rob Kiser

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CLAYTON — The format changed at the Miami Valley Career Tech Center Division I district cross country meet Saturday, but the result was the same for Piqua junior Andy Mayse — on to the regional meet.

Mayse finished ninth in 16:51 at the Division I district meet Saturday, which was combined, as all divisions were, from two races to one.

“I just needed to finish in the top 32,” Mayse said. “It (finishing in the top 10) was a goal. Actually, I was hoping to finish in the top six. I liked the new format and bigger race. It is tougher competition. It definitely is a positive step. The goal now is to get to state. But, I am going to have to get faster.”

Mayse led Piqua to a 22nd-place finish.

Other Piqua runners included Dante Kemp, 102, 19:16; Isaiah Garber, 120, 19:50; Bradley McPherson, 157, 21:24; Cameron Brown, 158, 21:35; and Cameron LeRay, 166, 24:00.

D-II

Versailles just missed advancing to the regionals in D-II.

The Tigers finished seventh, with six teams advancing.

Versailles sophomore Joe Spitzer advanced as an individual. finishing seventh in 16:51.

Other Tiger runners included Jacob Rose, 50, 18:12; Noah Pleiman, 52, 18:14; Adam Gehret, 72, 19:00; Jacob Wenig, 77, 19:12; Nick Slonkosky, 84, 19:21; and Brooks Blakeley, 112, 20:19.

D-III

Winning the combined district race was nice for Newton senior Brady McBride — having some company at regionals is even better.

Newton joined Russia and Houston in advancing as a team, while Miami East’s Gavin Horne advanced as an individual.

McBride pulled away from West Liberty Salem’s Joey Adams at the finish to win in 16:27. Adams was clocked in 16:29.

“I figured I would be first or second — if you have a chance to win, I wanted to do it to help my team as much as possible,” McBride said. “I know Joey (Adams) really well. He is a great runner. We will probably be 1-2 at the regionals next week too.

“I knew he was right there. I was feeling strong (at the three mile mark). I went ahead and kicked and pulled away.”

McBride was happier that his teammates will be running with him.

“I knew I was going to make it,” he said. “The goal was for the team to get out. We have worked really hard.”

Newton finished seventh.

The other Indians runners were Atley King, 36, 17:56; Ryan Mollette, 40, 17:59; Tristen Benedict, 41, 18:00; Charlie Walker, 97, 19:21; Brett Sullivan, 106, 19:37; and Cody Skilling, 124, 20:13.

Russia finished fifth.

The Raider runners included Caleb Ball, 5, 16:45; Alex Seger, 16, 17:30; Ethan Monnier, 29, 17:50; Andrew Ball, 31, 17:51; Jordan Busse, 86, 19:05; Evan Monnier, 100, 19:26; and Jake Gariety, 131, 20:28.

Houston finished eighth

The Wildcat runners were Tristin Feistuhler, 21, 17:39; Troy Riley, 27, 17:48; Ethan Knouff, 42, 18:02; Parker Cox, 56, 18:33; Azen Reier, 76, 18:56; Dakota Francis, 79, 18:57 and Jacob Slater, 92 19:12.

Miami East just missed, finishing ninth.

Horne advanced as an individual, finishing eighth in 17:01.

Other East runners were Luke Mengos, 33, 17:54; Taton Bertsch, 55, 18:30; Noah Shook, 63, 18:38; Justin DeWeese, 72, 18:51; Brandan Mack, 93, 19:13; and Keagan Carsey, 108, 19:38.

Covington finished 12th

Bucc runners were Conner Ryan, 49, 18:20; Jared Ford, 65, 18:41; Nathan Lyle, 78, 18:57; Josh Sowers, 99, 19:25; Dylan Kelly, 103, 19:34; Hunter Brumbaugh, 126, 20:18; and Mark Barga, 138, 20:43.

Lehman finished 24th

Cavalier runners were Isaiah Winhoven, 88, 19:10; Brandon Simmons, 109, 19:39; Malachi Bezy, 116, 19:54; Elias Bezy, 150, 21:37; and Aaron Topp, 176, 23:11.

Bradford finished 26th

Railroader runners were Johnny Fike, 37, 17:57; Jackson Moore, 143, 20:57; Kurt Hoover, 155, 21:54; Clay Layman, 163, 22:17; and Joe Roth, 170, 22:40.

GIRLS

D-I

The Piqua girls finished 15th in the D-I race.

The Lady Indians runners included Kenna Bell, 71, 22:40; Meredith Butt, 92, 23:50; Lily Stewart, 99, 24:10; Juliya Hsiang, 106, 24:32; Ainsleigh Spradlin, 111, 24:49; Liz Cox, 112, 24:52; and Hannah VanGorden, 131, 26:40.

D-II

The Versailles girls advanced to regionals, finishing fifth as a team.

The Lady Tigers runners included Kara Spitzer, 12, 20:08; Brynna Blakeley, 20, 20:50; Liz Watren, 24, 21:05; Hannah Rose, 30, 21:17; Tori Schulze, 31, 21:17; Kenia McEldowney, 37, 21:37; and Madison Grilliot, 46, 22:16.

D-III

Russia girls won the district title, Covington and Miami East were both district runnerups and Lehman Catholic also advanced in the D-III combined race Saturday.

Bradford’s Karmen Knepp made history in advancing to the regionals, while Newton’s Macy Flanary and Houston’s Morgan Ely advanced as individuals.

Knepp, a freshman, is Bradford’s highest finisher at district, taking third in 19:49.

Russia was the overall winner.

The Lady Raiders runners included Molly Kearns, 6, 19:59; Lauren Heaton, 9, 20:12; Anna Fiessinger, 16, 20:27; Claire Meyer, 30, 21:08; Megan Frazier, 34, 21:22; Becky Pinchot, 40, 21:36; and Shae Goubeaux, 42, 21:41.

Covington finished third and Miami East was fourth, making them both district runnerups in the combined meet.

Carly Shell had a fourth-place finish in 19:52.

Other Covington runners included Anna Dunn, 13, 20:17; Ashlyn Plessinger, 17, 20:32; Paige Boehringer, 19, 20:40; Julianna Yingst, 49, 22:02; Danielle Alexander, 59, 22:19; and Kelsey Dysinger, 65, 22:36.

Miami East was led by Lorenza Savini’s second-place finish in 19:44.

Other Lady Viking runners were Lindsey Yingst, 23, 20:52; Marie Ewing, 25, 20:55; Emma DeWeese, 46, 21:50; Kaitlyn Mack, 55, 22:10; Sami Sands, 84, 23:10; and Emily Hawkins, 114, 24:27.

Lehman finished sixth

The Lady Cavalier runners included Jenna Zimmerman, 11, 20:14; Caroline Heitmeyer, 35, 21:24; Janelle Gravunder, 43, 21:41; Alanna O’Leary, 47, 21:56; Maria Schmiesing, 51, 22:03; Clare Schmiesing, 101, 23:45; and Theresa Flood, 105, 23:58.

Houston was 17th

Ely advanced by finishing 22nd in 20:46.

Other Lady Wildcat runners were Emma Mertz, 48, 22:01; Hollie Voisard, 129, 25:19; Kaitlyn Ellison, 145, 26:24; and Addie White, 164, 27:44.

Newton was 18th

Flanary advanced by finishing 15th in 20:22.

Other Lady Indians runners were Tatum McBride, 93, 23:31; Jaylyn Huntsbarger, 126, 24:57; Rose Studebaker, 153, 26:47; Emmi Fisher, 154, 26:56; and Vivian Brauer, 158, 27:24.

Other Bradford runners were Chelsea Gill, 91, 23:28; Cheyenne Parke, 134, 25:39; and Adria Roberts, 170, 28:38.

Rob Kiser/Daily Call Newton’s Brady McBride pulls away from West Liberty-Salem’s Joey Adams to win the D-III boys race.
http://dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_bradymcbride3.jpgRob Kiser/Daily Call Newton’s Brady McBride pulls away from West Liberty-Salem’s Joey Adams to win the D-III boys race.

Rob Kiser/Daily Call Bradford’s Karmen Knepp and Covington’s Carly Shell lead Xenai Christian’s Rachel Sweeney Saturday.
http://dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_kneppshell2.jpgRob Kiser/Daily Call Bradford’s Karmen Knepp and Covington’s Carly Shell lead Xenai Christian’s Rachel Sweeney Saturday.

Rob Kiser/Daily Call Lehman’s Jenna Zimmerman passes Arcanum’s Marcy Bradshaw late in the race Saturday.
http://dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_jennazimmerman2.jpgRob Kiser/Daily Call Lehman’s Jenna Zimmerman passes Arcanum’s Marcy Bradshaw late in the race Saturday.

Mike Ullery | Daily Call Piqua’s Andy Mayse, 167, runs the boys Division I cross country event at MVCTC on Saturday.
http://dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_102415mju_cc_phs_andymayse2.jpgMike Ullery | Daily Call Piqua’s Andy Mayse, 167, runs the boys Division I cross country event at MVCTC on Saturday.
McBride, Russia girls are D-III district champions
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