Created on Monday, 14 October 2013 Written by AARON LaBATT
TIPP CITY — Continuing to earn the reputation as one of the best leagues in the state, the Central Buckeye Conference cross country meet put on a showing of just how tough and fierce the league’s runners are here Saturday at Kyle Park.
LEFT: Benjamin Logan’s Wyatt Warren and Bellefontaine’s Jay Clement race against a pair of Stebbins’ runners Saturday at the Central Buckeye Conference meet in Tipp City. RIGHT: Bellefontaine’s Karen Garcia, left, and Olivia Breckler compete in the girls race. (EXAMINER PHOTO | AARON LaBATT)
Tippecanoe’s girls team, which is ranked second in the Division II state poll, put on an impressive display of talent on its way to claiming the CBC Kenton Trail championship. The Red Devils were first overall in the girls race with 23 points, had five of the top seven runners and had all seven scoring runners finish in the top 15.
Tecumseh came in second overall with 85 points, Springfield Shawnee was third overall with 86 points, while Greenon came in fourth overall and won the Mad River division championship with 114 points.
The state-ranked Red Devils also finished first overall in the boys race and won the CBC Kenton Trail title with 38 points. Springfield Shawnee finished as runner-up with 95 points and Northwestern was third overall and won the Mad River division title with 107 points.
Bellefontaine’s boys led the area teams by finishing fourth overall and third in the Kenton Trail division with 117 points. Benjamin Logan took 10th overall and fourth in the Mad River division with 266 points and Indian Lake was 12th overall and sixth in the Mad River division with 364 points.
“Our goal was to place third out of 12 as we have to beat Northwestern in order to qualify to the regional meet,” said BHS boys head coach Ben Davis. “It was a near miss. We have to be top three since the state removed a qualifying spot.
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