Prep Cross Country: Ellerbrocks lead Columbus Grove girls to title

ELIDA — Columbus Grove’s cross country team took four of the top five spots in the girls race as the Bulldogs cruised to the team championship at Tuesday’s Elida Invitational.
Columbus Grove’s Alyssa (19:28.8) and Taylor Ellerbrock (20:42.4) were the first two runners to cross the finish line as they helped the Bulldogs outscore runner up Lincolnview 19-53 in the girls race. Ottawa-Glandorf (114) was fifth while Pandora-Gilboa and Ottoville were unable to field complete teams.
Erin Downing (3rd, 20:47.4), Sydney Witteborg (5th, 21:12.9) and Leanndra Price (8th, 21:39.9) also finished in the top 10 for the Bulldogs.
Ottoville’s Brendan Siefker dominated the boys race, winning in 16:16.3. Columbus Grove’s Grant Mumaugh (5th, 17:45.0) and Ottawa-Glandorf’s Brent Siefker (9th, 18:42.2) also finished in the top 10.
Lincolnview topped Columbus Grove 23-76 for the boys team championship. Ottawa-Glandorf (94) finished third, Ottoville (184) was eighth and Pandora-Gilboa (230) ended up ninth.

BOYS TEAM STANDINGS
1, Lincolnview 23. 2, Columbus Grove 76. 3, Ottawa-Glandorf 94. 4, Elida 115. 5, Kenton 146. 6, Lima Bath 159. 7, Lima Senior 174. 8, Ottoville 184. 9, Pandora-Gilboa 230. 10, Allen East 278.
WINNER & AREA TOP 50 FINISHES
1, Brendan Siefker (Otto) 16:16.3. 5, Grant Mumaugh (CG) 17:45.0. 9, Brent Siefker (O-G) 18:42.2. 13, Jordan Bellman (CG) 18:58.2. 15, Parker Schomaeker (O-G) 19:10.8. 16, Max Buddelmeyer (O-G) 19:11.3. 17, Breece Pingle (CG) 19:17.1. 18, Jacob Bish (CG) 19:18.8. 23, Cody Tabler (CG) 19:39.2. 25, Tanner Smith (CG) 19:47.9.
GIRLS TEAM STANDINGS
1, Columbus Grove 19. 2, Lincolnview 53. 3, Lima Bath 76. 4, Kenton 99. 5, Ottawa-Glandorf 114.
WINNER & AREA TOP 50 FINISHES
1, Alyssa Ellerbrock (CG) 19:28.8. 2, Taylor Ellerbrock (CG) 20:42.4. 3, Erin Downing (CG) 20:47.4. 5, Sydney Witteborg (CG) 21:12.9. 8, Leanndra Price (CG) 21:39.9. 16, Maggie Rump (O-G) 22:54.8. 18, Alycea Ruhlen (CG) 23:05.3. 19, Paige Hoersten (Otto) 23:05.7. 25, Addi Schafer (CG) 23:36.9.



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