South West Ohio Track Cross Country Coaches Association
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Athlete - Annie Heffernan (St. Ursula)
Annie Heffernana #105 in center runs at the Foot Locker Midwest Regional meet in Kenosha, Wisconsin. She was on the podium for finishing 14th and making second team all region. Her time was 18:12
Annie Heffernan of St. Ursula at Nike Midwest Regional on November 17, 2013 made the All Region Second Team with her 11th place finish.
St. Ursula Junior Annie Heffernan captured an Ohio Divison I State Cross Country championship on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at NationalTrail Raceway in Hebron. There was no denying Annie this time as she build up a substantial lead over last year state champon, Lebanon's Jacquelyn Crow, who was unable to catch her at the end this year finishing thirteen seconds behind Heffernan's wining time of 18:13.90.
Athlete - Emma Hatch (Mercy)
Emma Hatch (far right #583) at Nike Midwest Regional running to a 15th place and the top spot on the Nike Midwest Regional Third Team All Region.
Emma Hatch of Mercy finished fifth in the DI girls state meet with her time of 18:38.99. Her place was the highest finish ever by a Bobcat cross country runner at state. Previous best was 12th as confirmed by the athletic office at Mercy.
Athlete - Tom Clark (Mason)
Tom Clark of Mason (Center of picture in front) competing for Team Ohio at the Mid-East cross country championships was their fifth scorer to help Team Ohio win the meet.
Tom Clark of Mason finished 13th at the DI state meet with his time of 15:49.02.
Athlete - Regional Runnerup (St. Xavier)
St. Xavier team members who won a spot in the Nike Cross Nationals with their second place finish at the Nike Midwest Regional qualifier at Terre Haute, Indiana on Sunday November 17th, the first Ohio team to qualify directly to the nationals without an at-large bid to get there. Pictured Back row from left to right: Michael Vitucci (jr), Evan Stifel (sr), Brad Eagan (jr), Michael Hall (sr). Front row from left to right:Cole Grabowski (jr), Jack Krug (sr), Jax Talbot (sr)
Athlete - Michael Hall (St. Xavier)
Michael Hall of St. Xaiver finishes 20th overall at the Nike Midwest Regionals and received a tee-shirt to signify his status as third team all region. His 14 points in the team scoring as St. Xavier's third man helped them garner a second place finish to move on the Portland, Oregon as a national qualifier.
Michael Hall of St.Xavier with his fourth place finish time of 15:28.70 led St. Xavier to its secod consecutive DI state cross country championsip at National Trail Raceway on Saturday, November 2, 2013. St. Xavier has now won five state champinships in cross country (1998, 2000, 2003, 2012, and 2013) tying them with Elder for the most among local schools. St. Xavier's point total of 46 was the second lowest since1970 in the big school division when the state went to three classes/divisions.
Athlete - Michael Vitucci (St. Xavier)
St. Xavier's Michael Vitucci is named Third Team All Region and got his tee-shirt stating such as a lasting momento for his 18th overall place at the Nike Midwest Regional Championships held at LaVern Gibson Cross Country in Terre Haute, Indiana on November 17, 2013.
Michael Vitucci of St. Xavier finished eighth at the Ohio DI state meet with his time of 15:42.20. The 4th, 5th, and 8th place finishes at state helped St. Xavier score one of the lowest winning totals at state in the history of big school cross country.
Athlete - Evan Stifel (St. Xavier)
Evan Stifel of St. Xavier on his way to a stunning upset win at the Nike Midwest Regional held at LaVern Gibson Cross Country course in Terre Haute, Indiana. Evan's first place finish led St. Xaver to an automatic qualifying spot at the Nike Cross Nationals in Portland, Oregon, the first Ohio team to directly qualify without an ex-large bid. His winning time in the rain, mud, and pools of water on the course was 16:03.7
Evan Stifel finished fith at DI state meet behind teammate Michael Hall (4th) and ahead of teammate Michael Vitucci (8th) to give the Bombers three in the top eight places and one of the lowest points totals (46) ever at the big school state meet. Evan's time was 15:29.82.
Athlete - Abbie VanFossen (Lakota East)
Lakota East's Abbie VanFossen finishes 11th in the DI girls race at state with her time of 18:53.07.
Athlete - Catherine Finke (Ursuline Academy)
Catherine Finke of Ursuline finishes 7th at the DI state meet with her time of 18:42.25 to help the Lions secure a magnificent third place team finish at state with two runners in the top seven overall.
Athlete - Christine Frederick (Ursuline Academy)
Christine Frederick of Ursuline with her fourth place finish of 18:32.77 leads the Lions to a stunning third place at state ahead of the favorite to win it all in Centerville.
Athlete - Ben Stites (Wyoming)
Ben Stites of Wyoming (far right in picture) finishes sixth in the DII State Championships with a time of 16:22.21 as he leads the Cowboys to a completely unexpected fourth place for Wyoming's highest finish ever at state.
Athlete - Leah Ford & Ellie Brush (Mason)
Leah Ford & Ellie Brush head to the finish line to lead the Comets to a DI state championship at NationalTrail Raceway in Hebron. Ford ran 18:56.92 for 14th place while Brush followed her in at 18:57.59 to lead Mason to a 31 point victory over surprising Beavercreek team while the pre-meet favorite Centerville faded to fourth.
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