Centerville Girls Cross Country continued on the road to State with a final stop in Troy, OH for the Southwest Regional Championship Meet. The conditions were less than ideal – cold, wet and rainy – but the Lady Elks took off with purpose along the levee in search of the runners from Beavercreek with a goal to get back out in front after their second place finish at GWOC. Unfortunately, Beavercreek ran another solid race and squeezed out Centerville for the Regional victory with a final team total of 98 points. Lakota East eked out a strong second place finish with a 102, just ahead of CGXC, who finished in third place with a final score of 109. The good news is that all three of these teams will be advancing to the Division I State Championship next weekend.
Centerville was led once again by fearless sophomore Emma Bucher, who finished second overall with a time of 17:42. Emma was one of only three girls in the entire region to break the 18 minute bar in this challenging Regionals race. A special shout out to Kerri Walsh as well, who finished 8th overall with a time of 18:27 and took her well-earned place on the podium of Top 25 runners in the Region alongside Emma.
Finishing times for all seven runners were as follows:
Emma Bucher, 17:42 (2nd)
Kerri Walsh, 18:27 (8th)
Savannah Lowe, 19:18 (27th)
Nikki Jindal, 19:38 (36th)
Rachel Whitehead, 19:41 (37th)
Maddie Little, 19:56 (48th)
Dalia Einstein, 20:18 (75th)
CGXC would like to congratulate the Centerville Boys Cross Country Team for their third place finish and a huge congratulations to Ben Burkett for his second place overall finish! The boys also advance to the State Championship race next weekend, and we look forward to celebrating with them at this exciting meet! Race time for the Boys gets underway at 12:30pm.
So once again, the Centerville Girls Cross Country team advances to the State Championship Meet this coming Saturday, Nov. 3 at 3:00pm at National Trail Raceway in Hebron, OH, just outside of Columbus. Come cheer on your Lady Elks as they compete for their FIFTH straight State Championship title! #EPND #crossthethreshhold