NAPOLEON — Bryan junior Joshuah Taylor missed a personal record by less than a second as he cruised to the title in the boys Stripes Division of the Liberty Center Freedom 5k at Leaders Farms on Saturday.
Bryan finished third out of six teams in the division with 66 points. Archbold won with 45.
Edgerton led area girls teams. The Bulldogs (52) edged Holgate (53) for second in the Red Division, while Montpelier (122) was fifth out of five teams. Bryan’s girls team was third in the Stripes Division with 79 points.
In the boys Red Division, Edgerton was fourth out of four teams with 103 points. Montpelier also had runners complete but did not field a full team.
Taylor toured the course in 16:10.71 as he just missed his PR of 16:09.91 from last year’s Northwest Ohio Athletic League meet. He beat Toledo Whitmer’s Tyler Sakowski (second place, 16:48.57) by nearly 40 seconds.
Bryan’s Trevor Mason added a fourth-place finish in 17:39.43, while Xander Fackler was 10th in 19:26.83. Logan Moss (20:50.74) finished 24th and Lucas Will (21:51.96) 32nd to complete Bryan’s score.
Edgerton’s girls team had two top-five finishers as Stefanie Thiel was fourth in 19:56.80 and Ashlee Hug fifth in 20:47.49. Natalie Kellogg (23:01.94) placed 12th, Cailyn Brobst (23:46.96) 16th and Holly Stark (24:08.68) 18th.
Tristen Bexten led Montpelier with a 17th-place finish in 23:52.39, while Lyndsi Engels was 20th in 25:04.80.
Bryan’s girls team had three top-15 finishers. Addie Oberlin led the Golden Bears with a fifth-place showing in 21:49.06, Lily Dixon was 10th in 22:36.07 and Alexis Nieves finished 14th in 23:06.96.
Adrienne Struble was 23rd in 24:53.30, while Alyssia Foust was 41st in 29:14.88 for Bryan.
Hunter Burke and Kale Merillat led Edgerton’s boys team. Burke finished 16th in 17:49.30, while Merillat was right behind in 17th in 17:53.30.
Hayden Herman added a 22nd-place finish in 18:45.58 for Edgerton. Cole Meyer (19:31.54) finished 27th and Nicholas Roth (20:56.94) 35th.
Jaden Fackler led Montpelier with a 29th-place finish in 19:45.77.
Holgate won the boys Red Division with 36 points, while Ottawa Hills won the girls Red Division with 30 points. Ottawa Hills had the winner in both races, with Keefer McClure finishing first in the boys race in 16:35.67 and Isabelle Gray topping the girls race in 19:31.71.
Archbold’s Kylie Sauder won the girls Stripes Division in 21:01.01 to lead the Bluestreaks to the team title with 21 points.
Hastings second at Spencerville
SPENCERVILLE — Fairview’s Treyvon Hastings finished second out of 160 runners in his respective division as he led the Apaches’ boys cross country team to a sixth-place finish in the Spencerville Bearcat Invitational on Saturday at Spencerville High School.
Fairview finished with 155 points in the Black Division, with Lima Shawnee rolling to the team title in the 14-team field with 66 points.
Fairview’s girls team also had a strong performance as the Apaches, with just five total runners, finished sixth with 159 points. Carey won with 57.
In the boys meet, Hastings finished in 17:07.90, with Shawnee’s Isaiah Johns winning in 16:52.40. Fairview’s Ethan Underwood also posted a top-10 finish as he was seventh in 17:54.20.
Carson Sims and Andrew Timbrook finished 48th and 49th, respectively, for Fairview. Sims crossed the finish line in 20:02.40, while Timbrook ran a 20:07.90.
Ethan Panico completed Fairview’s score as he finished 52nd in 20:26.30.
Two Fairview girls finished in the top 10 as Samantha Rohrs was fourth in 20:43.10 and Cassie Mavis eighth in 21:44.90. Karrie Smith finished 47th in 25:42, Summer Krill was 54th in 26:02.10 and Brook Mavis was 85th in 28:54.90.
Carey’s Sarah Reinhart was the only runner to break 20 minutes as she won in 19:20.70.