Trio of FayCo runners earn All-FAC


By Chris Hoppes - choppes@aimmediamidwest.com



McKenna Garren competes in the Frontier Athletic Conference cross country meet for Washington High School Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018.

McKenna Garren competes in the Frontier Athletic Conference cross country meet for Washington High School Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018.


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First Team, All-FAC Cross Country Boys — The top seven finishers in the Frontier Athletic Conference cross country meet earned First Team, All-FAC status and will be honored at the conference’s fall sports banquet on Nov. 15. The student-athletes are pictured, first through seventh place, left to right; Andrew McCallum, Chillicothe; Oscar Mikus, Chillicothe; Simon DeBruin, Miami Trace; Jacob Littler, Chillicothe; Henry DeBruin, Miami Trace; Ricky Villareal, Chillicothe and Evan Siberell, Chillicothe.


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First Team, All-FAC Cross Country Girls — The top seven finishers in the Frontier Athletic Conference cross country meet earned First Team, All-FAC status and will be honored at the conference’s fall sports banquet on Nov. 15. The student-athletes are pictured, first through seventh place, left to right; Laikin Tarlton, Chillicothe; Ella Cuzzolini, Chillicothe; Caitlyn Mauger, Chillicothe; Mazie Wechter, Jackson; Cloe Copas, Washington; Mollie McCreary, Hillsboro; Liv Janes, Chillicothe.


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Miami Trace’s Lilly Litteral (middle) and Hayley Lucas, at right, follow a runner from Jackson during the Frontier Athletic Conference championship race Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018.


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Abby Tackage runs in the FAC cross country meet for Washington Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 at the Tim Walters Farm.


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Miami Trace’s Cassidy Lovett runs up out of the creek during the FAC championship race Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018.


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Cloe Copas of Washington crosses the creek during the Frontier Athletic Conference cross country race at the farm of Tim Walters Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018.


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Henry DeBruin, middle and Simon DeBruin, at right, stay close behind the leader and eventual winner of the Frontier Athletic Conference cross country meet, Andrew McCallum of Chillicothe, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018.


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Kameron Morris of Washington makes his way along the course in the FAC cross country meet at the Tim Walters farm Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018.


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Karson Runk runs for the Blue Lions in the Frontier Athletic Conference meet held at the farm of Tim Walters Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018.


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Miami Trace’s Matthew Warner (left) keeps the pace alongside Washington’s Will Baughn at the FAC cross country meet Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018.


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Miami Trace’s Bo Little (left) runs ahead of a competitor from Chillicothe during the Frontier Athletic Conference meet Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 at the Tim Walters farm.


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The Frontier Athletic Conference held its second cross country tournament Thursday, Oct. 11 at the Tim Walters farm on Mark Road in Fayette County.

Seventy-one high school boys and 32 high school girls took part.

Chillicothe won both the boys and girls high school championships.

Three student-athletes from Fayette County earned First Team, All-FAC honors.

The top seven finishers in both races were named First Team, All-FAC.

From Miami Trace, Simon DeBruin was third in 17:25 and Henry DeBruin was fifth in 17:30.

From Washington, Cloe Copas placed fifth in 20:44.

On the boys’ side, Chillicothe led with 20 placement points.

Miami Trace was second with 37 points, followed by Washington in third with 106 points, McClain was fourth with 111 points, Jackson took fifth with 133 points and Hillsboro was sixth with 138 points.

For the high school girls, Chillicothe placed first with 21 points. Jackson was second with 51, followed by Hillsboro in third with 82, Miami Trace fourth with 90 and Washington was fifth with 98.

McClain had no high school girl runners.

In the girls’ meet, Chillicothe took the first three places with Laikin Tarlton winning with a time of 19:54.

Ella Cuzzolini was second in 20:14 and Caitlyn Mauger was third with a time of 20:36.

Mazie Wechter of Jackson placed fourth in 20:39.

Cloe Copas of Washington was fifth in 20:44, Mollie McCreary of Hillsboro was sixth in 20:49 and Liv Janes of Chillicothe was seventh in 20:55.

On the boys’ side, Andrew McCallum of Chillicothe was the FAC champion in a time of 16:48.

Oscar Mikus of Chillicothe was second in 17:04.

Simon DeBruin of Miami Trace was third in 17:25, Jacob Littler of Chillicothe was fourth in 17:27, Henry DeBruin of Miami Trace was fifth in 17:30, Ricky Villareal of Chillicothe was sixth in 17:31 and Evan Siberell of Chillicothe rounded out the First Team, All-FAC runners in seventh with a time of 17:43.

Local runners filled out the top 10 finishers on the boys’ side with Caleb Brannigan of Miami Trace taking eighth in 17:52, Kameron Morris of Washington in ninth with a time of 18:00 and Bo Little of Miami Trace placing 10th in 18:01.

Rounding out the top 10 finishers for the high school girls, Danielle Fleurima of Chillicothe was eighth in 21:05, Brady Sickler of Jackson was ninth in 21:51 and Cassidy Lovett of Miami Trace was 10th in 22:17.

Other finishers for Miami Trace on the boys’ side were: Mcale Callahan, 11th, 18:13; Joathem Lewis, 18th, 19:11; Connor Bucher, 19th, 19:14; Jaden Rowe, 25th, 20:13; James Munro, 27th, 20:30; Skyler Lyons, 34th, 20:53; Matthew Warner, 35th, 20:55; Wesley May, 53rd, 24:22; Logan Rogers, 55th, 24:31.

Other placers for Washington were; Connor Lane, 22nd, 19:19; Karson Runk, 23rd, 19:23; Will Baughn, 30th, 20:39; Josh Waters, 39th, 21:35; R.G. Crabtree, 51st, 23:14; Ryan Elrich, 57th, 24:48; Aiden Cottrill, 59th, 25:27; Luke Rader, 63rd, 26:54; Kyler Runk, 68th, 30:00; Thomas May, 71st, 31:33.

Other runners in the girls’ meet from Miami Trace and their times and placements were: Mallory Conklin, 14th, 23:54; Annabella Szcerbiak, 19th, 24:31; Devan Thomas, 22nd, 25:36; Hayley Lucas, 26th, 27:40; Lilly Litteral, 27th, 27:57; Kylie Munro, 31st, 35:17; Mackenzie Munro, 32nd, 35:23.

Other competitors from Washington High School were: Shawna Conger, 18th, 24:15; Mia Moats, 23rd, 26:59; Abby Tackage, 24th, 27:23; McKenna Garren, 29th, 29:28.

Next on the schedule is the Division II District meet Saturday at Rio Grande.

McKenna Garren competes in the Frontier Athletic Conference cross country meet for Washington High School Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2018/10/web1_Blue-Lion-girl-cc-runner-at-FAC.jpgMcKenna Garren competes in the Frontier Athletic Conference cross country meet for Washington High School Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald photos

First Team, All-FAC Cross Country Boys — The top seven finishers in the Frontier Athletic Conference cross country meet earned First Team, All-FAC status and will be honored at the conference’s fall sports banquet on Nov. 15. The student-athletes are pictured, first through seventh place, left to right; Andrew McCallum, Chillicothe; Oscar Mikus, Chillicothe; Simon DeBruin, Miami Trace; Jacob Littler, Chillicothe; Henry DeBruin, Miami Trace; Ricky Villareal, Chillicothe and Evan Siberell, Chillicothe.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2018/10/web1_First-Team-All-FAC-hs-boys-xc-group-pic-10-11-2018.jpgFirst Team, All-FAC Cross Country Boys — The top seven finishers in the Frontier Athletic Conference cross country meet earned First Team, All-FAC status and will be honored at the conference’s fall sports banquet on Nov. 15. The student-athletes are pictured, first through seventh place, left to right; Andrew McCallum, Chillicothe; Oscar Mikus, Chillicothe; Simon DeBruin, Miami Trace; Jacob Littler, Chillicothe; Henry DeBruin, Miami Trace; Ricky Villareal, Chillicothe and Evan Siberell, Chillicothe. Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald photos

First Team, All-FAC Cross Country Girls — The top seven finishers in the Frontier Athletic Conference cross country meet earned First Team, All-FAC status and will be honored at the conference’s fall sports banquet on Nov. 15. The student-athletes are pictured, first through seventh place, left to right; Laikin Tarlton, Chillicothe; Ella Cuzzolini, Chillicothe; Caitlyn Mauger, Chillicothe; Mazie Wechter, Jackson; Cloe Copas, Washington; Mollie McCreary, Hillsboro; Liv Janes, Chillicothe.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2018/10/web1_First-Team-All-FAC-hs-girls-xc-group-10-11-2018.jpgFirst Team, All-FAC Cross Country Girls — The top seven finishers in the Frontier Athletic Conference cross country meet earned First Team, All-FAC status and will be honored at the conference’s fall sports banquet on Nov. 15. The student-athletes are pictured, first through seventh place, left to right; Laikin Tarlton, Chillicothe; Ella Cuzzolini, Chillicothe; Caitlyn Mauger, Chillicothe; Mazie Wechter, Jackson; Cloe Copas, Washington; Mollie McCreary, Hillsboro; Liv Janes, Chillicothe. Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald photos

Miami Trace’s Lilly Litteral (middle) and Hayley Lucas, at right, follow a runner from Jackson during the Frontier Athletic Conference championship race Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2018/10/web1_2-Miami-Trace-girls-FAC-xc-10-11-2018.jpgMiami Trace’s Lilly Litteral (middle) and Hayley Lucas, at right, follow a runner from Jackson during the Frontier Athletic Conference championship race Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald photos

Abby Tackage runs in the FAC cross country meet for Washington Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 at the Tim Walters Farm.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2018/10/web1_Abby-Tackage.jpgAbby Tackage runs in the FAC cross country meet for Washington Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 at the Tim Walters Farm. Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald photos

Miami Trace’s Cassidy Lovett runs up out of the creek during the FAC championship race Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2018/10/web1_Cassidy-Lovett-FAC-xc-10-11-2018.jpgMiami Trace’s Cassidy Lovett runs up out of the creek during the FAC championship race Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald photos

Cloe Copas of Washington crosses the creek during the Frontier Athletic Conference cross country race at the farm of Tim Walters Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2018/10/web1_Cloe-Copas-FAC-xc-10-11-2018.jpgCloe Copas of Washington crosses the creek during the Frontier Athletic Conference cross country race at the farm of Tim Walters Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald photos

Henry DeBruin, middle and Simon DeBruin, at right, stay close behind the leader and eventual winner of the Frontier Athletic Conference cross country meet, Andrew McCallum of Chillicothe, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2018/10/web1_Henry-and-Simon-DeBruin-at-FAC-10-11-18.jpgHenry DeBruin, middle and Simon DeBruin, at right, stay close behind the leader and eventual winner of the Frontier Athletic Conference cross country meet, Andrew McCallum of Chillicothe, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald photos

Kameron Morris of Washington makes his way along the course in the FAC cross country meet at the Tim Walters farm Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2018/10/web1_Kameron-Morris.jpgKameron Morris of Washington makes his way along the course in the FAC cross country meet at the Tim Walters farm Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald photos

Karson Runk runs for the Blue Lions in the Frontier Athletic Conference meet held at the farm of Tim Walters Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2018/10/web1_Karson-Runk-Blue-Lion-cc-FAC-10-11-2018.jpgKarson Runk runs for the Blue Lions in the Frontier Athletic Conference meet held at the farm of Tim Walters Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald photos

Miami Trace’s Matthew Warner (left) keeps the pace alongside Washington’s Will Baughn at the FAC cross country meet Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2018/10/web1_Matthew-Warner-and-Will-Baughn.jpgMiami Trace’s Matthew Warner (left) keeps the pace alongside Washington’s Will Baughn at the FAC cross country meet Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald photos

Miami Trace’s Bo Little (left) runs ahead of a competitor from Chillicothe during the Frontier Athletic Conference meet Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 at the Tim Walters farm.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2018/10/web1_Bo-Little.jpgMiami Trace’s Bo Little (left) runs ahead of a competitor from Chillicothe during the Frontier Athletic Conference meet Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 at the Tim Walters farm. Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald photos

By Chris Hoppes

choppes@aimmediamidwest.com