Anna boys dominate invitational


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Mariana Kellner of Sidney heads for the finish line Saturday in the Sidney Invitational. She was second for her team and ninth overall.


Jason Alig | Sidney Daily News

Joel Gaier of Anna and Gavin Bockrath of Sidney duel to the finish in Saturday’s Sidney Invitational. Gaier finished third and Bockrath was fourth, less than a second behind.


Jason Alig | Sidney Daily News

Staff report

Anna was the dominant boys team Saturday in the annual Sidney Cross Country Invitational, held at the high school.

The Rockets finished with a near shutout, totaling just 18 points and having six runners finish in the top 10, including the first three to cross the line.

Sidney was a distant second with 50 and Fairlawn was fourth out of eight teams with 117.

Anna’s Lucas Huber won the race in 16:46.1, and was followed across the line by Bradley Axe. Joel Gaier was third, Matthew Burden fifth, Kyle Christman seventh and Dylan Berner ninth.

Sidney’s Gavin Bockrath was fourth and teammate Eli Straman eighth.

Fairlawn was led by Nick Brautigam, who was 13th.

• There were just four schools with enough for a full girls team, and Covington was the winner with 19 points.

Sidney, which had just four girls running, was led by freshman Ana Adams, second in 19:58.8. She and race winner Paige Boehringer both finished over a minute ahead of the rest of the field.

Sidney’s Mariana Kellner also made the top 10, placing ninth in 22:56.6. She was followed by New Knoxville’s top runner, Jacklyn Leffell, in 10th.

Sidney Invitational

Varsity results

BOYS

Final team standings — 1. Anna 18, 2, Sidney 50, 3. Covington 84, 4. Fairlawn 117, 5. Piqua 126, 6. Lima Senior 155, 7. Indian Lake 180, 8. Stebbins 237.

Individuals

Anna — 1. Lucas Huber 16:46.1; 2. Bradley Axe 17:17.7, 3. Joel Gaier 17:30.4, 5. Matthew Burden 17:32.6; 7. Kyle Christman 17:45.2.

Sidney — 4. Gavin Bockrath 17:31.1, 8. Eli Straman 18:01.1, 11. Ian Bowman 18:20.4, 12. Ian Bonifas 18:20.5, 15. Ben Musser 18:35.1.

Fairlawn — 13. Nick Brautigam 18:28.3, 17. Dakota Graves 18:49.4, 18. Stephen Blanford 18:51.1, 37. Isaac Ambos 20:37.9; 49. Jordan Henman 21:49.7.

New Knoxville — 21. Sean Quigley 19:04.4; 48. Dylan Keonig 21:39.5, 50. Nathan Quigley 22:19.9; 66. Josh Shroyer 24:03.7.

GIRLS

Final team standings — 1. Covington 19, 2. Piqua 48, 3. Indian Lake 87, 4. New Knoxville 87.

Individuals

New Knoxville — 10. Jacklyn Leffel 23:02.8, 20. Abby Maggi 24:29.2, 35. Elaine Poppe 27:05.8, 39. Ashley Scott 27:35.6, 43. Madison Ott 29:09.6.

Sidney — 2. Ana Adams 18:58.8; 9. Mariana Kellner 22:56.6; 24. Savanah Garber 25:00.7, 29. Mikayla Smedley 25:53.8.

Anna — 12. Gracen Rogers 23:19.7, 17. Susan Jones 24:10.0;. 25. Ashleigh Jurosic 25:08.3; 41. Lily Toller 28:21.7.

Junior high

The Anna junior high girls ran well, finishing first with 22 points and putting four runners in the top 10.

Breann Reaman won the race in 12:4.1, and teammate Hope Bixler was second in 13:05.9. Kaylie Kipp was fifth in 13:24.6 and Makenzie Cole sixth in 13:28.7.

New Knoxville’s Savannah Grilliot placed third in 13:11.8, Fairlawn’s Myla Cox was fourth in 13:24.2, Sidney’s Montana Stephens was eighth in 13:46.9 and New Knoxville’s Joelle DeLisle was ninth in 14 minutes even.

Rounding out the top five for Anna was Kayli Brewer in 11th place in 14:14.2. Anna’s Madison Brewer placed 12th.

Final team standings — 1. Anna 22, 2. New Knoxville 59, 3. Sidney 93, 4. Piqua 105, 5. Greenon 135, 6. Covington 152, 7. Lima Senior 181, 8. Bellefontaine 194.

• Sidney was second behind Piqua in the junior high boys race. Piqua had 51 and Sidney 64.

Aidan Tangeman of Sidney won the race in 11:37.2 and teammate Braden Guinther was fourth in 11:46.6.

New Knoxville’s Zachary Privette was sixth in 12:18.2, and Anna’s Reece Smith was eighth in 12:19.6.

Final team standings — 1. Piqua 51, 2, Sidney 64, 3, Greenon 104, 4. Covington 111, Graham 129, 6. Bellefontaine 134, 7. New Knoxville 154, 8. Fairlawn 156.

Mariana Kellner of Sidney heads for the finish line Saturday in the Sidney Invitational. She was second for her team and ninth overall.
http://sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_SDN092616SidCross3.jpgMariana Kellner of Sidney heads for the finish line Saturday in the Sidney Invitational. She was second for her team and ninth overall. Jason Alig | Sidney Daily News

Joel Gaier of Anna and Gavin Bockrath of Sidney duel to the finish in Saturday’s Sidney Invitational. Gaier finished third and Bockrath was fourth, less than a second behind.
http://sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_SDN092616SidCross2.jpgJoel Gaier of Anna and Gavin Bockrath of Sidney duel to the finish in Saturday’s Sidney Invitational. Gaier finished third and Bockrath was fourth, less than a second behind. Jason Alig | Sidney Daily News

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