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*** 2018 End of Season Wrap-Up ***


10/30/18 Klamorick 64th & Butler 104th at Regionals
Sophomores Allena Klamorick and Bonnie Butler wrapped up their terrific seasons with a strong performance at Saturday's D1 Regional Championship held at Pickerington North High School. Seeded 77th based on district results, Allena maintained a spot in the top 70 throughout the entirety of the race and used a strong kick to close her season as the 64th best female runner in Central Ohio. Seeded 90th based on district results, Bonnie spent the majority of her race in the top 100 before losing a few spots down the stretch for her 104th place finish.  
The race signifies the end of the 2018 season for the girls team. The girls ended their season with a record of 60 wins - 49 losses, including a top three finish at the Canal Winchester Invitational (3rd place of 16 teams). Relying on tremendous camaraderie, work ethic, and leadership, the team overcame several injuries to manage a very solid 7th place finish in their district. The girls are set to return 28 of 29 athletes on the roster, including their two regional qualifiers. Pair that with a large and talented incoming freshmen class and the future looks bright for the Lady Indians. Congrats on a solid season!
Regional results are here- 2018 Regional Results

2018 Regional D1 Girls





10/24/18 Girls Finish 7th, Klamorick & Butler Qualify to Regionals
The high school girls enjoyed their best race of the season Saturday, finishing 7th of 15 teams in the Division 1, Section 1 district race. The gutsy girls team managed a season best top five average of 22:01 despite a steady stream of 20 mph winds. Including the open race, ten Lady Indians enjoyed season best marks on the day.
Allena Klamorick (18th, 20:33) and Bonnie Butler (20th, 20:46) extended the season for the girls squad, earning all-district honors for their top 20 finishes and qualifying to the D1 Regional meet this Saturday at 3pm. Bonnie's finish came as the result of an astounding PR of 65 seconds. Allena and Bonnie became just the 10th and 11th girls in school history to qualify to the regional meet since the Indians were classified D1 in 2009, joining the likes of Emily Pifer, Penny Boswell, Kayla Scott, Ali Stauffer, Megan Tamasovich, Cassidy Long, Chloe Palmer, Erica Babusci, and Paige Bormann. 
Allena and Bonnie will race this Saturday, 3pm at Pickerington North. All CWXC athletes are welcome to ride the bus (bus leaves at 1:20pm). Be aware that all spectating athletes will have to pay the entry fee to see the start and finish of the race.  Great work Lady Indians, and best luck to Allena and Bonnie!
Complete district results are available here- 2018 D1 Central District Section 1
More information about the regional meet is available here- 2018 D1 Central Region
  

 

10/24/18 Guys Finish 9th at Central District Championship
The high school guys team finished a "lower than expected" ninth place in team standings (of 13 teams) at Saturday's district championship, ending the 2018 campaign for the squad. In the last race of his high school xc career, Senior Will Butler led the way for the Indians with his 33rd place finish (17:31). Reece Klamorick (39th, 17:36), Michael McKeon (53rd, 18:06), Brett Smithers (58th, 18:11) and Jared Tomlinson (60th, 18:21) all set season best marks for the team despite a steady 20+ mph wind during the race. 
The guys team enjoyed great success in the open race, placing 10th of 20 teams in a very competitive field. The open team's top five average of 18:33 in the race smashed the previous school record for an open race by 19 seconds (previous record was a 18:52 average set in 2011 at the Galion Festival).  Carson Reeb, Dominic Babusci, Ian Lewis, Will Keiser, Scotty Garner, and Matthew McKeon all broke the 19 minute barrier and set season best marks in the race. In all, 23 Indian runners set season marks on the day.
The 2018 guys team ended the season with a very solid record of 104 wins and 28 losses, including wins at the Whitehall and Newark Invitationals. The team hopes to use this year's post-season finish as motivation heading into the offseason. The team has plenty to be excited for as they are set to return ten of their top twelve runners. Congrats on a solid season!
Complete district results are available here- 2018 D1 Central District, Section 1 
 



10/16/18 Klamorick, Butler, Kotwis Earn All-OCC Honors; Guys 2nd & Girls 3rd
The high school guys finished 2nd and the girls 3rd Saturday at the OCC-Capital Championships hosted by Lancaster High School.
Trailing first-place New Albany by 14 points with 800 meters to go, the guys team closed their race exceptionally well, but ultimately fell 7 points shy of a victory. Senior Will Butler (4th) and junior Drew Kotwis (5th) nabbed first-team all Conference honors, while junior Reece Klamorick (9th) earned second-team all Conference honors. 
As expected, the girls team finished third in team standings. Sophomore Allena Klamorick (3rd) earned first-team All-Conference honors for her strong performance and sophomore Bonnie Butler (10th) continued a fantastic season with her second-team All-Conference performance.
Twelve guys and ten girls set season best marks in the event, a fantastic achievement on Lancaster's notoriously hilly and challenging course.
Complete results are available here- 2018 OCC Results
Good work Indians and good luck at this weekend's District Championships!
 




10/11/18 Harding Invitational Results- Boys 5th & Girls 10th
The high school teams wrapped up their regular season campaigns with solid finishes at last Saturday's Harding Invitational held at Harding High School in Marion.
Will Butler (16th), Drew Kotwis (19th), and Reece Klamorick (30th) led the guys team to a very good fifth place finish out of 23 teams. Sophomore Dominic Babusci enjoyed a breakout performance in the open race, finishing 2nd in the field of 165 runners.
The girls team finished 10th of 20 teams in the varsity race. Sophomores Merideth McFarland and Mikaela Vojacek enjoyed season best marks for the Lady Indians.
Complete results are available here- 2018 Harding Invitational Results
 The Indians will start their postseason run this Saturday at the OCC Championships held at Lancaster High School. Good luck this postseason Indians!



10/01/18 High School Squads Compete at Pickerington North's Panther Invitational
Both high school teams were in action Saturday at the Panther Invitational held at Pickerington North High School. Nursing several injuries, both squads struggled in team scoring as the guys finished 8th of 15 teams and girls 10th of 14.
Several Indians did perform extremely well on an otherwise tough day of competition. Sophomore Michael McKeon led the guys team for the first time in his high school career, placing 34th in the field of 300 runners. Likewise, junior Tara Schirr led the girls team for the first time in her high school career, placing 61st in the field of 222.  Will Keiser, Noah Pence, Elike Heh, Colby Dutton, Clay Downard, Kobe Stone, Merideth McFarland, and Logan VanMeter enjoyed season best performances on the muddy course.
Complete results are available here- 2018 Panther Invitational
The teams will look to rebound at this Saturday's Harding Invitational held at Harding High School in Marion. 
 



09/28/18 Middle School Teams Win, High School Teams Top 3 at Heath
Both middle school teams enjoyed a landmark day last weekend, winning their respective races at the Don Hardin Invitational held at Gellar Park in Heath. The high school guys struggled in team scoring, but still managed a runner-up finish out of 10 teams. The high school girls placed third out of eight at the event, a mere eight points behind team champion Heath. Taking advantage of fantastic weather, nearly half of all Indians high school runners enjoyed season best marks on the hilly course. Sophomore Nate Hoffman led the Indian squad for the first time in his career, placing 11th in a personal record time of 18:15. Sophomore Bonnie Butler had a breakout race for the lady Indians, earning the highest finish of her high school career (6th) in a personal record time of 21:52.  
Complete results are available here- 2018 Don Hardin Results
All Indian squads return to action this weekend at Pickerington North High School's Panther Invitational.



09/18/18 Focused Squads Shine at Newark Invitational
The guys team won Saturday's Newark Invitational (14 teams) while the girls finished 3rd of 10 teams.
Facing a tied score at the two mile mark, the guys team closed exceptionally well the last mile to pull out a 21 point win over 2nd place Tri-Valley. Five Indian runners placed in the top 21 (out of 177 runners,) including a break-out performance by sophomore Michael McKeon who placed 16th. Sophomore Adam Scott and junior Spencer Lewis both enjoyed PR marks on the hot and challenging course. 
Minus their top runner, the girls team ran a gutsy and determined race to snag the third spot. All of the Indians top five scorers enjoyed their best races of the season, including an 8th place finish by Bonnie Butler. In all, five lady Indians placed in the top 29.
Newark results are available here- Newark Invitational Results
The Indians return to action this Saturday at the Don Hardin Invitational hosted by Heath at Heath Community Park.
Keep it rolling Indians! 
   




09/10/18 Tiffin Carnival Results!
CWXC participated in the Tiffin Carnival for the first time in nine years this weekend, enjoying a slew of great performances on a rainy & muddy day at Hedges-Boyer Park.
The High School Girls finished 16th of 26 teams in the D1-B race and 23rd of 30 teams in the Open Race. Allena Klamorick led the Indians in the varsity race with a 4th place finish (20:11, PR) and Lauren Young led the way in the open race with a 99th place finish (24:20) out of 416 finishers. 
The High School Guys finished 5th of 35 teams in the D1-B race and 12th of 32 in the Open Race.  Reece Klamorick led the Indians with his 22nd place finish (17:38) in the varsity race, while Jared Tomlinson led the team in the open race with a 26th place finish (18:45) in the field of 618 finishers.
Great racing Indians! The teams will return to action this Saturday at the Newark Invitational held at Evans Athletic Complex.

Tiffin Start Girls Open




09/05/18  Indians Enjoy Success at 20th Annual CW Invitational
Both high school teams earned trophies at last week's Canal Winchester Invitational. The guys team claimed the 2nd place trophy (out of 16 teams) with 74 points and the girls team claimed the 3rd place trophy (out of 16 teams) with 137 points.
The middle school boys team finished 5th of 15 teams with 165 points in a loaded field. Unfortunately the middle school girls race was canceled halfway through the race when a large single bolt of lightning during the race prompted the required 30 minute delay.
Congratulations to all of our participants on a job well done and a huge THANK YOU to our volunteer team for running a smooth meet!
Results and more information can be found here- Canal Winchester Invitational 
 



08/26/18  High School Squads "Kick Off" 2018 Season at Whitehall!
The Canal Winchester Cross Country teams got off to a solid start at yesterday's Whitehall Invitational!
The High School guys won the meet (seven scoring teams) by 11 points over Bexley. Three Indians finished in the top five, including an individual win by Senior Will Butler.
The High School girls finished 3rd (five scoring teams), missing out on a team trophy by five points over rival Reynoldsburg. Allena Klamorick led the way for the Indians with her third place finish.
The Middle School teams also raced very well, both placing 2nd in their respective races.
Complete results can be found here-  2018 Whitehall Dan Reid Invitational Results
Way to kick off the season CWXC!
All Canal Winchester XC teams will return to action at their home invitational this Wednesday. 
Home meet info is available here- CW Invitational






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