Wildcats News · Wildcat Cross Country Advances 2 to Regionals


All coaches, Jimmy Gaul, Erin Focht, and Paichence Carter, are incredibly proud of the 14 boys and girls that represented their teams on Saturday, October 20th. It was a windy day for the district meet at Hilliard Darby, but the teams worked hard to race to the finish.

The boys raced first. They were strongly led by Cole Koehler who narrowly missed qualifying for the regional meet by placing 22nd. Donovan Slattery raced hard and tough, and was less than 40 seconds behind Cole to place 42nd. Isaac Combs, Anthony Vilardo, and Brandon Allbritton rounded out the 5 scoring places to help the team finish in 11th.

The girls were led by Ellie Bouton in the first mile and then Emily Ellsworth moved up to join her in the second mile. Together they fought their way to the finish and placed 20th (Emily) and 23rd (Ellie) to both qualify for the regional meet in Pickerington next week. Taylor Hughes, Karina Deere, and Izzie Kotik all had strong races to round out the scoring and help the team finish in 9th.