Racing to Regionals: District Cross Country

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Granville will advance to the regionals after their fourth place finish. The Granville boys raced at Hilliard Darby and had a total time of 1:24:44. Dylan Christian was the top finisher for the Blue Aces as he finished 11th with a time of 16:47.3.


Newark failed to qualify for regionals. They finished in 8th place three spots out of contention.


Zanesville ends their cross country season with a 12th place finish at the districts. They finished with a total time of 2:30.05.

DI SEC 3 Girls

The Newark Wildcats will move on to regionals finishing in third place with a team time of 1:40.40. The top runner for Newark Gwendolyn Stare finished in third place with a time of 18:44.0.


Licking Valley won’t move on to regionals after a fifth place finish. Only the top three teams advance. They had a team time of 1:35.29. Their top racer Logan Debo took 16th place with a time of 17:42.3

DII Sec 2 boys

Lakewood advances to regionals after a second place finish at the district meet. The Lancers finished with a time of 1:25.28. Their top racer Jonathan Holbrook finished in 4th place with a time of 16:58.3.

DII Sec 1 Girls

Granville takes the top spot to move to regional competition with a team time of 1:38.04. Lakewood won’t qualify after their fourth place finish and Heath also won’t make it to regionals after finishing 6.

Lakewood’s Addison Pound will qualify as an individual runner with a 7th place finish and a time of 20:07.6.


Licking Valley won’t be competing in regionals after a 9th place finish. The team’s time was 2:12:54.

DIII Sec 2 Boys

Newark Catholic will not compete in regionals after finishing in 9th place. Only the top three teams advance. The Green Wave had a total team time of 1:46:07.

DIII Sec 2 Girls

The Green Wave of Newark Catholic will not advance as a team finishing in seventh place with a team time of 2:20:00


DII Boys

John Glenn, River View and Cambridge will all move on to the regionals. John Glenn finished in second place. The Black Bears in third and the Bobcats in 6th.

Meadowbrook, Ridgewood and Morgan all failed to qualify.

John Glenn’s top runner was Chris Tooms who finished second overall with a time of 16:26.27. Sam Adams’s from River View was third overall. Evan Phillips finished 19th for Cambridge with a time of 17:46:15.

Kendall West of Meadowbrook will qualify as an individual finishing in 12th with a time of 17:30:95. Dalton Crozier of Tri-Valley moves on as an individual with a time of 17:37:84. Jacob Agin from West Muskingum also advances as an individual finishing in 23rd.

DII Girls

John Glenn and Meadowbrook both advances to regionals. John Glenn finished in 4th place and Meadowbrook in 8th. Tri-Valley, Philo, River View and Morgan all fail to advance.

Taylor Crozier will qualify as an individual runner with a time of 20:38:48. The freshman took 9th place overall. Her teammate Peyton Moore also qualifies with a 24th place finish. Darby Henderson of Philo will take part in regionals finishing in 30.


Caldwell, Buckeye Trail and Shenandoah all fail to advance to regionals finishing 5, 6 and 9th.

Junior Blake Miller of Caldwell will advance as an individual finishing in 11th place with a time of 18:02:32.

DIII Girls

Caldwell and Buckeye trail are moving on to regionals. Caldwell finished in second and Buckeye Trail in fifth.

Caldwell’s top runner Sage Speck finished fifth overall with her time of 20:53;98 and Buckeye Trail’s top runner Riley Ward finished in 15th.



Sheridan will move on to regionals after their second place finish. Tate Ruthers of Sheridan finished with a time of 16:31.88.


Sheridan and New Lexington both move on to regionals. Sheridan placed first overall and New Lexington 5th.

New Lexington’s Sydney Hambel finished with a time of 20:10.01. Grace Householder of Sheridan finished in 12th place with a time of 21:14.35


Crooksville finished their cross country season with a 20th place finish at district competition.

DIII Girls

Crooksville fails to qualify for regionals finishing in 8th place.

Nichole Hannahs
Nichole is WHIZ’s News Director/Anchor. She joined the WHIZ family while attending high school at Bishop Rosecrans, before taking a full-time position in 2005. Nichole is no stranger to the area. She grew up in Corning, Ohio and and graduated from Waynesburg College, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications emphasizing in Sports Broadcasting/Sports Information and Journalism.When not at work Nichole enjoys watching St. Louis Blues hockey, enjoying time with family, spending time outdoors and reading.If Nichole wasn't in broadcasting she'd probably have become a teacher.Nichole is married to a fellow sports fan Brandon. They have two sons Cameron and Xavier.