MT’s Pittser, WHS’ Garrison win SCOL cc titles


MT boys, WHS girls 2nd at SCOL

The Miami Trace Panthers placed second at the SCOL meet by just three points Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 in Chillicothe. (front, l-r); Cole Enochs, Cole Howland, Todd Peterson, Blake Pittser, Matthew Warner; (back, l-r); Simon DeBruin, Wyatt Cory, Jake Atwood, Nick Foody, Cody Burns, Simon DeBruin, Caleb Perry


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Maddy Garrison of Washington, at right, leads two runners from Chillicothe in the SCOL cross country race Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 at River’s Edge Golf Course.


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Miami Trace’s Kylie Pettit and Abby Arledge are pictured above during the SCOL cross country race Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 in Chillicothe. Pictured for Washington, at right, is Haley Copas and at left, in back, is Raven Haithcock.


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Rayana Burns of Washington is pictured near the start of the SCOL cross country race Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 in Chillicothe. Burns placed third in the race out of a total of 53 competitors.


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Washington Blue Lion senior Mallory Whitworth competes at the SCOL meet in Chillicothe Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016.


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The top 10 placers at the SCOL cross country meet are pictured above. They are considered First Team, All-SCOL. The race was held in Chillicothe at the River’s Edge Golf Course Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016. They are pictured in the order of finish, from first place, standing at left, to 10th place, in front at right; (back, l-r); Blake Pittser, Miami Trace; Jacob Whitaker, Clinton-Massie; Simon Heys, Wilmington; Micha Pinney, Hillsboro; Tyler Parks, Wilmington; (front, l-r); Ricky Villereal and Andrew McCallum, Chillicothe; Bayden Stephens, Wilmington; Simon DeBruin and Nick Foody, Miami Trace.


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The runners descend a hill at the start of the SCOL’s final cross country race Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 in Chillicothe. Pictured for the Washington Blue Lions are (l-r); Kalub Wilkerson, Nick Geiler, Connor Lane, Cody Riley, Brandon Underwood, Will Baughn, Chris Conger, Collin George, Ethan Stewart, Kameron Morris and Josh Trimmer. Pictured for Miami Trace are (l-r); Todd Peterson (dark jersey), Caleb Perry, Wyatt Cory, Cole Enochs, Nick Foody, Simon DeBruin, Henry DeBruin and Blake Pittser.


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The top seven placers at the final SCOL cross country race, held Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 in Chillicothe. They are considered First Team, All-SCOL. They are pictured in order, left to right, first through seventh place. Maddy Garrison, Washington; Laikin Tarlton, Chillicothe; Rayana Burns, Washington; Katie Hughes, Clinton-Massie; Ella Cuzzolini, Chillicothe; A.J. Houseman, Clinton-Massie and Abby Sullivan, Chillicothe.


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Washington’s Ally Funari (left) and Catelyn Colter (right) run along with Miami Trace’s Saylor Preston during the SCOL’s final cross country race held Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 in Chillicothe.


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Washington Blue Lion senior Ethan Stewart, above, middle, competes in the final South Central Ohio League cross country race Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 in Chillicothe.


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CHILLICOTHE — Miami Trace senior Blake Pittser and Washington junior Maddy Garrison won the South Central Ohio League’s final cross country championship titles Thursday, Oct. 13 at River’s Edge Golf Course in Chillicothe.

Pittser was first out of 93 runners in a time of 16:00.

Garrison beat 52 other runners to win with a time of 18:06.73.

Rayana Burns was third for Washington in 19:27.52.

In the team event, it was a tough, close second place for the Miami Trace boys team.

Wilmington won the SCOL title with 49 placement points.

Miami Trace was second with 52 placement points.

“I’m just proud of the kids,” Miami Trace head coach Jeff Smallwood said. “I don’t know if we could have ran a better race than we did tonight. Wilmington has a pretty solid team.

“We had three First Team, All-SCOL runners,” Smallwood said. “We got runner-up in the SCOL, which is disappointing to get beat by three placement points. The kids are disappointed.

“From where we began with this program over the past four years, we’ve got to be excited about it,” Smallwood said. “We’ve got some talented junior high kids coming up, including Bo Little, who won the SCOL (Wednesday, Oct. 12).

“We didn’t have a full team for the ladies, but, they ran well tonight,” Smallwood said. “I’m going to continue to try and improve our ladies’ numbers”

On the girls’ side, Chillicothe won the SCOL title with 27 points.

Washington was second with 52 points.

Washington sophomore Kameron Morris was his team’s top placer, finishing 13th in 17:22.

Also for Miami Trace: Simon DeBruin was ninth in 16:55; Nick Foody was 10th in 17:09; Henry DeBruin was 12th in 17:20; Wyatt Cory was 10th in 17:47; cole Enochs was 30th in 18:38; Jake Atwood placed 35th in 19:10; Todd Peterson was 41st in 19:19; Caleb Perry was 42nd in 19:22; Kody Burns was 51st in 19:47; Matthew Warner was 67th in 20:52 and Cole Howland placed 78th in 22:25.

Also for Washington: Josh Trimmer placed 21st in 17:58; Connor Lane was 25th in 18:13; Brandon Underwood was 29th in 18:34; Chris Conger was 31st in 18:45; Will Baughn was 33rd in 19:07; Collin George was 37th in 19:23; Kalub Wilkerson was 54th in 20:02; Ethan Stewart was 59th in 20:20; Nick Geiler placed 61st in 20:26; Cody Riley was 73rd in 21:28; Christian Grove was 88th in 23:45 and Keiya Sato was 90th in 24:24.

Abby Arledge was the first Miami Trace girl to finish the race, placing 23rd in 23:26.75.

Saylor Preston was 24th in 23:31.69; Kylie Pettitt was 31st in 24:36.13 and Kate Leach was 50th in 28:23.07.

Also for Washington: Megan Rohrer, 14th, 22:16.21; Catelyn Colter, 15th, 22:31.34; Alexa Harris, 19th, 23:40.25; Tahja Pettiford, 26th, 24:57.63; Ally Funari, 30th, 25:44.53; Haley Copas, 42nd, 26:26.54; Raven Haithcock, 44th, 27:07.67; Mallory Whitworth, 47th, 27:28.04; Abby Tackage, 51st, 28:44.36.

“Rayana Burns ran lights out today,” Washington head coach Ryan Day said. “It was so good to see her break out of the pack and push herself today.

“Congratulations to Maddy on winning the SCOL,” Day said. “She ran a great race.

“On the boys’ side, we had, I think six guys run under 20 minutes,” Day said. “By far, as a whole, this was our best meet of the season. Obviously, that’s what we want to do is peak here at the end of the season.

“Coach (Louis) Reid and I are very, very pleased,” Day said.

Washington and Miami Trace competed at Young’s Dairy in Yellow Springs Tuesday (Oct. 18) preparing for the District race Saturday at the University of Rio Grande. The boys race is at 3:30 p.m. and the girls at 4 p.m. Saturday.

SCOL Boys team results: Wilmington, 1st, 49; Miami Trace, 2nd, 52; Chillicothe, 3rd, 97; Hillsboro, 4th, 101; Clinton-Massie, 5th, 111; Washington, 6th, 119; East Clinton, 7th, 188; McClain, 8th, 225.

SCOL Girls team results: Chillicothe, 1st, 27; Washington, 2nd, 52; Wilmington, 3rd, 62; Hillsboro, 4th, 110; East Clinton, 5th, 117.

Complete results can be found at baumspage.com.

The Miami Trace Panthers placed second at the SCOL meet by just three points Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 in Chillicothe. (front, l-r); Cole Enochs, Cole Howland, Todd Peterson, Blake Pittser, Matthew Warner; (back, l-r); Simon DeBruin, Wyatt Cory, Jake Atwood, Nick Foody, Cody Burns, Simon DeBruin, Caleb Perry
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2016/10/web1_MT-boys-cc-team-2nd-at-SCOL-10-13-2016-2.jpgThe Miami Trace Panthers placed second at the SCOL meet by just three points Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 in Chillicothe. (front, l-r); Cole Enochs, Cole Howland, Todd Peterson, Blake Pittser, Matthew Warner; (back, l-r); Simon DeBruin, Wyatt Cory, Jake Atwood, Nick Foody, Cody Burns, Simon DeBruin, Caleb Perry Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald photos

Maddy Garrison of Washington, at right, leads two runners from Chillicothe in the SCOL cross country race Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 at River’s Edge Golf Course.
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2016/10/web1_Maddy-Garrison-at-SCOL-cc-10-13-2016-2.jpgMaddy Garrison of Washington, at right, leads two runners from Chillicothe in the SCOL cross country race Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 at River’s Edge Golf Course. Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald photos

Miami Trace’s Kylie Pettit and Abby Arledge are pictured above during the SCOL cross country race Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 in Chillicothe. Pictured for Washington, at right, is Haley Copas and at left, in back, is Raven Haithcock.
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2016/10/web1_MT-girls-at-SCOL-cc-10-13-2016-2.jpgMiami Trace’s Kylie Pettit and Abby Arledge are pictured above during the SCOL cross country race Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 in Chillicothe. Pictured for Washington, at right, is Haley Copas and at left, in back, is Raven Haithcock. Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald photos

Rayana Burns of Washington is pictured near the start of the SCOL cross country race Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 in Chillicothe. Burns placed third in the race out of a total of 53 competitors.
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2016/10/web1_Rayana-Burns-at-SCOL-cc-10-13-2016-2.jpgRayana Burns of Washington is pictured near the start of the SCOL cross country race Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 in Chillicothe. Burns placed third in the race out of a total of 53 competitors. Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald photos

Washington Blue Lion senior Mallory Whitworth competes at the SCOL meet in Chillicothe Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016.
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2016/10/web1_Mallory-Whitworth-at-SCOL-cc-10-13-2016-2.jpgWashington Blue Lion senior Mallory Whitworth competes at the SCOL meet in Chillicothe Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016. Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald photos

The top 10 placers at the SCOL cross country meet are pictured above. They are considered First Team, All-SCOL. The race was held in Chillicothe at the River’s Edge Golf Course Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016. They are pictured in the order of finish, from first place, standing at left, to 10th place, in front at right; (back, l-r); Blake Pittser, Miami Trace; Jacob Whitaker, Clinton-Massie; Simon Heys, Wilmington; Micha Pinney, Hillsboro; Tyler Parks, Wilmington; (front, l-r); Ricky Villereal and Andrew McCallum, Chillicothe; Bayden Stephens, Wilmington; Simon DeBruin and Nick Foody, Miami Trace.
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2016/10/web1_SCOL-boys-cc-1st-teamers-10-13-2016-2.jpgThe top 10 placers at the SCOL cross country meet are pictured above. They are considered First Team, All-SCOL. The race was held in Chillicothe at the River’s Edge Golf Course Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016. They are pictured in the order of finish, from first place, standing at left, to 10th place, in front at right; (back, l-r); Blake Pittser, Miami Trace; Jacob Whitaker, Clinton-Massie; Simon Heys, Wilmington; Micha Pinney, Hillsboro; Tyler Parks, Wilmington; (front, l-r); Ricky Villereal and Andrew McCallum, Chillicothe; Bayden Stephens, Wilmington; Simon DeBruin and Nick Foody, Miami Trace. Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald photos

The runners descend a hill at the start of the SCOL’s final cross country race Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 in Chillicothe. Pictured for the Washington Blue Lions are (l-r); Kalub Wilkerson, Nick Geiler, Connor Lane, Cody Riley, Brandon Underwood, Will Baughn, Chris Conger, Collin George, Ethan Stewart, Kameron Morris and Josh Trimmer. Pictured for Miami Trace are (l-r); Todd Peterson (dark jersey), Caleb Perry, Wyatt Cory, Cole Enochs, Nick Foody, Simon DeBruin, Henry DeBruin and Blake Pittser.
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2016/10/web1_SCOL-cc-boys-start-10-13-2016-2.jpgThe runners descend a hill at the start of the SCOL’s final cross country race Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 in Chillicothe. Pictured for the Washington Blue Lions are (l-r); Kalub Wilkerson, Nick Geiler, Connor Lane, Cody Riley, Brandon Underwood, Will Baughn, Chris Conger, Collin George, Ethan Stewart, Kameron Morris and Josh Trimmer. Pictured for Miami Trace are (l-r); Todd Peterson (dark jersey), Caleb Perry, Wyatt Cory, Cole Enochs, Nick Foody, Simon DeBruin, Henry DeBruin and Blake Pittser. Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald photos

The top seven placers at the final SCOL cross country race, held Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 in Chillicothe. They are considered First Team, All-SCOL. They are pictured in order, left to right, first through seventh place. Maddy Garrison, Washington; Laikin Tarlton, Chillicothe; Rayana Burns, Washington; Katie Hughes, Clinton-Massie; Ella Cuzzolini, Chillicothe; A.J. Houseman, Clinton-Massie and Abby Sullivan, Chillicothe.
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2016/10/web1_SCOL-cc-high-school-girls-top-7-10-13-2016-2.jpgThe top seven placers at the final SCOL cross country race, held Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 in Chillicothe. They are considered First Team, All-SCOL. They are pictured in order, left to right, first through seventh place. Maddy Garrison, Washington; Laikin Tarlton, Chillicothe; Rayana Burns, Washington; Katie Hughes, Clinton-Massie; Ella Cuzzolini, Chillicothe; A.J. Houseman, Clinton-Massie and Abby Sullivan, Chillicothe. Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald photos

Washington’s Ally Funari (left) and Catelyn Colter (right) run along with Miami Trace’s Saylor Preston during the SCOL’s final cross country race held Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 in Chillicothe.
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2016/10/web1_TWo-Blue-Lion-girls-one-MT-girl-SCOL-cc-10-13-2016-2.jpgWashington’s Ally Funari (left) and Catelyn Colter (right) run along with Miami Trace’s Saylor Preston during the SCOL’s final cross country race held Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 in Chillicothe. Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald photos

Washington Blue Lion senior Ethan Stewart, above, middle, competes in the final South Central Ohio League cross country race Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 in Chillicothe.
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2016/10/web1_WCH-SCOL-cc-Ethan-Stewart-10-13-2016-2.jpgWashington Blue Lion senior Ethan Stewart, above, middle, competes in the final South Central Ohio League cross country race Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 in Chillicothe. Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald photos
MT boys, WHS girls 2nd at SCOL