Chieftain boys win at Circleville


Tigers take CG meet

Momentum continues to grow for Bellefontaine’s boys cross country team after a big win Saturday at the Circleville Kiwanis Invitational at Ohio Christian University.

The Chieftain boys, who are ranked 18th in the Division II state poll, finished first overall out of 19 schools and also won the Division I-II race. 

BHS took first overall with 71 points, Sheridan, which is ranked 12th in the state, was second with 75 points and Fairfield Christian was third with 130 points. 

In the Division I-II race, BHS won with 62 points, Sheridan was second with 66 points and Canal Winchester was third with 117 points.

“Our goal was to beat state-ranked Sheridan,” said BHS boys head coach Ben Davis. “We passed them up in the last half mile to steal away the victory. We look forward to running at Tiffin’s fast course (on Saturday) and taking advantage of the best competition in Ohio. We hope to place in the top eight.”

Individually, the Chiefs were also impressive with three runners finishing in the top 12 out of nearly 220 runners.

Ryan Dunn highlighted Bellefontaine’s effort by finishing fifth overall and fifth in the Division I-II race with a time of 17:15.4. Others placing high were Justin Clayton, who was 10th overall and in the Division I-II race (17:51.5) and Matt Entsminger, who was 12th overall and in the Division I-II race (18:02.4).



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