EDGERTON — Fairview’s Treyvon Hastings finished first among 51 boys cross country runners with a 16:43, while Edgerton’s girls (82) finished second as a team in the Green Meadows Conference Championship on Saturday at Miller Park in Edgerton.
“The goal today was to win, and I did that,” Hastings said. “Holgate, they’ve got some really good runners. So I figured I’d have some guys with me. It almost came down to the finish, but I was able to hold some guys off.
“I was definitely pleased with how I ran today.”
Holgate won the boys race with a 24 and five top-seven finishers for its third-straight GMC title. Richard Bower (16:45) finished second to lead the Tigers. Following him were Levi Zachrich (16:54) in fourth, Hayden Hartman (16:55) in fifth, Addison Casillas (16:55) in sixth and Bailey Sonnenberg (17:01) in seventh.
Hastings led the Apaches to third out of eight teams with 87 points. Following the lone senior on the team were Ethan Underwood (17:21) in 12th, Kyle Rabe (18:05) in 18th, Ethan Panico (18:39) in 24th and Carson Sims (19:02) in 32nd.
Hunter Burke led Edgerton’s boys to sixth (128) by placing 15th in 17:50. Kale Merillat (17:52) was 17th, Cole Meyer (18:47) 26th, Hayden Herman (18:59) 31st and Mason Goebel (19:35) 39th to round out the Bulldogs’ score.
Tinora (47) finished second with a 47, while Antwerp (126) was fourth. Ayersville (128) placed fifth, Hicksville (185) seventh and Wayne Trace (215) eighth.
Stefanie Thiel (20:29) placed fifth among 48 girls runners to lead Edgerton, while Ashlee Hug finished right behind her with a 20:31 in sixth.
Natalie Kellogg (22:32) got 17th, while Anna Vermillion (23:32) took 25th and Holly Stark (24:32) 33rd to complete the Bulldogs’ score.
Fairview’s girls had two top-seven finishers with Cassie Mavis (20:24) in fourth and Samantha Rohrs (20:44) in seventh. Summer Krill (23:19) in 22nd, Karrie Smith (23:42) in 26th and Brook Mavis (28:00) in 44th rounded out the Apaches’ fifth-place finish of 99 points.
Holgate’s girls won with a 59, thanks to two top-10 finishers with Elisabeth Willett (20:02) placing second and Kaylynn Ashbaugh (20:48) taking 10th. Cora Schwab (22:21) in 15th, Hannah Swary (22:23) in 16th and Kathleen Hernandez (23:00) in 21st gave the Tigers the title.
After Holgate and Edgerton, Antwerp placed third with a 91. Tinora (91) finished fourth, Wayne Trace (116) sixth and Ayersville (132) seventh. Hicksville did not field a full team.
Tinora’s Lauren Battler finished first individually in 19:53.