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Cross country: Grove second at Upper Icebreaker

UPPER SANDUSKY — Columbus Grove’s Colton Grothaus recorded a top 10 finish as the Bulldogs got their cross country season off to a strong start with a second-place finish at Tuesday’s Upper Sandusky Icebreaker at Harrison Smith Park.
Grothaus was eighth for Columbus Grove in a time of 18:13.13 as the Bulldogs finished second only to Division II power Bay Village Bay in the team standings 63-84.
Upper Sandusky’s Dominic Solis led the way for area runners by finishing fifth individually in 17:25.06.
Carey (198) was eighth in the 15-team field. Van Buren (225) was ninth, Upper Sandusky (342) placed 13th and Fostoria (373) ended up 14th.
Bluffton’s Elizabeth Nisly led area runners in the girls meet by placing 10th in 22:10.23.
Toledo Notre Dame topped Mount Gilead 43-81 for first place. Bluffton (11th, 292 points), Carey (12th, 299) and Upper Sandusky (13th, 304) also competed.

GIRLS TEAM STANDINGS
1, Toledo Notre Dame 43. 3, Mount Gilead 81. 3, Toledo St. Ursula 107. 4, Tiffin Columbian 118. 5, Napoleon 159. 6, Columbus Grove 174. 7, Caledonia River Valley 191. 8, Bucyrus 243. 9, Oak Harbor 262. 10, Wynford 282. 11, Bluffton 292. 12, Carey 299. 13, Upper Sandusky 304. 14, Kenton 304.
WINNER & AREA GIRLS TOP 50 FINISHES
1, Stephanie Sherman (NDA) 19:33.0. 10, Elizabeth Nisly (Blu) 22:10.23. 18, Destiny DeFeo (Car) 22:24.13. 19, Olivia Thomson (US) 22:37.12. 21, Macy McCluer (CG) 22:39.88. 29, Taylor Ellerbrock (CG) 23:00.08. 35, Alexis Ricker (CG) 23;32.84. 43, Megan Langhals (CG) 23:54.39.
BOYS TEAM STANDINGS
1, Bay Village Bay 63. 2, Columbus Grove 84. 3, Mount Gilead 116. 4, Napoleon 125. 5, Tiffin Columbian 127. 6, Oak Harbor 184. 7, Bucyrus 193. 8, Carey 198. 9, Van Buren 225. 10, Kenton 261. 11, Upper Scioto Valley 276. 12, Wynford 329. 13, Upper Sandusky 342. 14, Fostoria 373. 15, Mansfield Christian 404.
WINNER & AREA GIRLS TOP 50 FINISHES
1, Austin Hallabrin (MG) 17:04.38. 5, Dominic Solis (US) 17:25.06. 8, Colton Grothaus (CG) 18:13.13. 12, Bryce Sharrits (CG) 18:36.3. 17, Boone Brubaker (CG) 18:57.76. 20, Preston Brubaker (CG) 19:00.77. 21, Zach Logsdon (Car) 19:06.95. 24, Tyler Leist (Car) 19:12.34. 27, Zach Shafer (CG) 19:17.36. 31, Alex Tabler (CG) 19:24.03. 34, Alex Giesige (CG) 19:37.5. 35, Justen Stall (VB) 19:37.97. 38, Cody Wischmeyer (CG) 19:43.89. 40, Darnell Boddie (Blu) 19:44.97. 43, Ethan Stumpp (VB) 20:00.84. 45, Noah Schumacker (VB) 20:02.92. 49, Antonio Renteria (Riv) 20:15.73.

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