FHS wins Highland Co. race


By Robert Stegbauer - [email protected]



Fairfield’s Noah Richmond


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Fairfield’s Ciara Colwell


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The Fairfield Lions held the annual Highland County cross country meet Tuesday afternoon and was able to come away with two wins on the day. Fairfield along with Hillsboro, Lynchburg-Clay, McClain, and Whiteoak were the teams that made up the race.

In the high school boys race, the Lions ran away with the victory filling in the top ten spots with their runners and 11 of the first 15. Noah Richmond won the race for his team with a time of 17:12. The following is a full list of all 47 runners:

1. Noah Richmond, Fairfield, 17:12

2. Wyatt Evans, Fairfield, 17:40

3. Matthew Mangus, Fairfield 17:48

4. Bennett Hodson, Fairfield 17:52

5. Trent Swisher, Fairfield 17:57

6. Austin Setty, Fairfield 17:59

7. Brandtson Duffie, Fairfield 18:19

8. Dillon Burley, Fairfield 18:19

9. Ethan Davis, Fairfield 18:33

10. Andrew Davis, Fairfield 18:39

11. Brandon McCammon, Lynchburg-Clay 19:06

12. Cannon Woolridge, McClain 19:18

13. Sam Buddlemeyer, Fairfield 19:25

14. Justin Scott, Hillsboro 19:31

15. Micah Pinney, Hillsboro 19:31

16. Nick Price, Fairfield 19:38

17. Bobby Merry, Lynchburg-Clay 20:14

18. Zane Adams, Hillsboro 20:17

19. Bailey Lucarello, Hillsboro 20:42

20. Hunter Morgan, Whiteoak 20:43

21. Atlee Carr, Whiteoak 20:56

22. Zach DeAtley, Whiteoak 21:03

23. Hunter Underwood, Lynchburg-Clay 21:20

24. Tristan Victor, Fairfield 21:21

25. Gavin Campbell, Fairfield 21:28

26. Logan Cummings, Whiteoak 22:05

27. Titus Heiser, Hillsboro 22:59

28. Seth Cross, McClain 23:54

29. Caleb Strunk, Lynchburg-Clay 24:02

30. Ben Bales, Lynchburg-Clay 24:35

31. Cody Everhart, Whiteoak 24:49

32. Miles McMurry, McClain 24:55

33. Chase Butler, Whiteoak 25:51

34. Derek Cooper, Fairfield 26:38

35. Ryan Harless, Hillsboro 26:42

36. Brayant Constable, Lynchburg-Clay 27:11

37. Daniel Toller, Lynchburg-Clay 27:14

38. Gavin Tebo, Whiteoak 27:20

39. Jeremy Bingaman, Lynchburg-Clay 27:27

40. Noah Scott, McClain 27:34

41. Kyler Emery, Whiteoak 28:24

42. Casey Barger, Lynchburg-Clay 30:05

43. 759 Kaleb Harper, McClain 30:29

44. Riley Friend, Fairfield 31:19

45. Maximus Lawson, McClain 33:51

46. A.J. Stroop, Lynchburg-Clay 36:19

47. Trevor Lindsey, Lynchburg-Clay 39:06

Team scores:

1. Fairfield – 15

2. Hillsboro – 68

3. Lynchburg – 83

4. Whiteoak – 91

5. McClain – 118

In the girls’ race, Fairfield’s Ciara Colwell won the race, beating her nearest competition by almost two full minutes. She finished with a time of 21:46. The following is a list of all 23 runners in the girls race:

1. Ciara Colwell, Fairfield, 21:46

2. Caitlin Ahrmann, Hillsboro, 23:30

3. Megan Gragg, Fairfield, 23:49

4. Chloe Barber, Fairfield, 24:10

5. Angela Mclaughlin, Lynchburg-Clay, 24:56

6. Taylor Tackett, Whiteoak, 24:56

7. Alexis Swisher, Fairfield, 25:09

8. Kattie Taylor, Whiteoak, 26:01

9. Emily Young, Hillsboro, 27:00

10. Lexi Waits, Lynchburg-Clay, 27:23

11. Emily Pinkerton, Lynchburg-Clay, 27:50

12. Hailey Lowe, Fairfield, 28:22

13. Keeley Schurman, Hillsboro, 28:27

14. Meadow Cunningham, Fairfield, 28:41

15. Sarah Wuellner, Fairfield, 28:52

16. Maggie Carr, Whiteoak, 29:03

17. Sarah Young, Fairfield, 29:16

18. Katie Ames, Whiteoak, 29:41

19. Liahna Brown, Hillsboro, 30:14

20. Maelynn Quigley, Lynchburg-Clay, 31:05

21. Alora Brown, Hillsboro, 31:22

22. Jamie Discher, McClain, 34:19

23. Haleigh Bates, Fairfield 34:44

Team scores:

1. Fairfield – 20

2. Hillsboro – 39

“In this race, I tell the kids to go out there and have some fun,” said Fairfield Head Coach Raymond Friend after the race. “But with these kids, competition is always on their minds. Which for me is really nice. No matter what I say or yell to them, nothing motivates them more than competition. And with the post season right around the corner, there’s definitely competition. We have around 11 guys fighting every day for those seven post season spots.

“The girls have just been doing great. I’m really hoping we can finish strong and win the league this year. That’s been our goal all year and these girls have put a lot of work into accomplishing that. They have gotten better and better each race and that’s fun for a coach to see. Ciara once again had an outstanding race today. My next three, Megan Gragg, Chloe Barber and Alexis Swisher have been getting much better and we just need a good fifth runner and I’m hoping Hailey Lowe works her way into that spot.

“I also want to thank the community for all the help with all the race. I don’t do all this myself. A lot of people put a lot of work into this. And also want to thank the community for coming out and making this event what it is every year.”

Reach Robert Stegbauer at 937-393-3456 ext. 1679 or on Twitter @RStegbauer.

Fairfield’s Noah Richmond
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Fairfield’s Ciara Colwell
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By Robert Stegbauer

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