2011 Archive

**Final Update of 2011 Season**

The following pages have been updated through the 2011 season. Congrats to all four teams on a great year!

2011 XC Results

Team History

MSL Buckeye History

High School Honor Roll since 1993

Middle School Honor Roll

Boys Honor Roll By Class

Girls Honor Roll By Class

02/03/12 Jarrod Genther & Kayla Scott Commit to Ohio University!

Seniors Jarrod Genther and Kayla Scott signed national letters of intent yesterday, making a commitment to run cross country for Ohio University next fall. Bryan DeArdo of the Lancaster Eagle Gazette wrote a fantastic article chronicling the event. Read the article here: Three Canal Winchester Seniors Sign with Colleges

Congratulations Jarrod and Kayla! The Canal Winchester Cross Country program is very proud of you both!

12/10/11 SNP Fall Athletes of the Year

Senior Kayla Scott was honored as the Suburban News Publications Fall Cross Country Athlete of the Year!

The article is available here-


11/27/11 Scott Competes at Mid-East & Footlocker Championships

Canal Winchester senior Kayla Scott recently competed in two interstate competitions.

Following the state meet, Kayla was asked to represent Team Ohio at the Mid-East Cross Country Championship in Kettering, Ohio on November 19th. The Mid-East Cross Country Championship is a race where all-star teams of top seniors from Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan get a chance to race each other. Kayla ran one of her best races of the year, leading Team Ohio on the muddy and wind-swept course with her 3rd place finish in the field of 42 runners.

Full Mid-East results can be found here- http://www.oatccc.com/crosscountry/Mideast/WebPages/results.html

On November 26th, Kayla made the long trek to Kenosha, Wisconsin to compete in the Footlocker Midwest Regional Championship. This race features top individuals from 13 states in the midwest. The top 10 individuals in the seeded boys & girls races at Kenosha advance to the prestigious Footlocker National Championship in San Diego, California. Kayla again raced very well, finishing 43rd in the field of 263 runners.

Full Foot Locker results can be found here (midwest seeded girls)- http://footlockercc.com/2011/results.shtml

Congrats Kayla on two outstanding races!

11/05/11 All-Ohio! Kayla Scott Takes 7th at 2011 OHSAA State Meet

Congratulations to senior Kayla Scott who earned All-Ohio honors with her 7th place finish at today's OHSAA Division 1 state cross country meet at National Trail Raceway.

The pace was lightening quick from the gun, and Kayla settled into a large pack early, hitting the half mile mark in the midst of a large lead group. Kayla hit the mile marker in 7th place (5:35) then gamely used the second mile to maintain contact with the leaders. Kayla put herself in great position entering the last 1.1 miles, crossing the two mile mark in 5th place (11:43) and making her presence felt in the lead pack of eight. At that point in the race, less than three seconds separated the top eight runners. Kayla was unable to respond to a big surge by the top four runners in the final mile, but she battled the 5th and 6th place finishers to the finish, ultimately crossing the line in 18:20, 16 seconds off the lead pace and less than two seconds off of a top five finish. Kayla's time was the 8th fastest mark of the day, regardless of division.

A large contingent of Canal Winchester fans were present in the National Trail grandstand to watch Kayla receive her medal on the top- fifteen awards podium. Kayla's 7th place finish matches Emily Pifer's program best 7th place finish at the 2008 Division 2 state meet, and she is the first Indian runner to earn All-Ohio status in Division 1. Kayla is the sixth runner in school history to earn top 25 All-Ohio status, joining Emily Pifer (7th), Kaitlin Smith (9th), Penny Boswell (18th), Nick Meidl (22nd), and Cory Irwin (23rd). The Canal Winchester Cross Country program is extremely proud of Kayla for her excellent racing today and for her outstanding senior season. Congratulations Kayla!

Complete Division 1 girls results are available here-


Here is a video of the finish line courtesy of Finishtiming:

11/03/11 State Meet Info

Senior Kayla Scott will compete this Saturday in the OHSAA State Championship meet at National Trail Raceway near Hebron. The Division 1 girls race is set to start at 12:30pm.

A bus will leave from the high school at 9:30am. All Canal Winchester Cross Country athletes (middle school included) are welcome to ride the bus. Please realize that there is a $9 entrance fee for every spectator, including our athletes.

More information about the state meet, including directions, is available here- http://www.ohsaa.org/sports/cc/default.asp

Several articles about Kayla and the state meet are listed below.

Scott Tops All Comers, Advances to State CC Meet (The Times)

Scott Running for Top 15 in State Meet (This Week News)

Scott, Fisher Catholic Girls Team Advance to State Meet (Lancaster Eagle-Gazette)

CW's Scott is Off and Running (Southeast Messenger)

Canal Winchester Runner's Perseverance Pays Off (Columbus Dispatch)

Canal Winchester Cross Country Runner Scott is a Breath of Fresh Air (Lancaster Eagle-Gazette)

10/29/11 Regional Results: Scott 1st Place, Genther 24th Place

Senior Kayla Scott won the Division 1 race at today's Pickerington North regional, earning herself a birth to the state championship next Saturday at National Trail Raceway. Kayla battled stride for stride with runner-up Hannah Hartzell for most of the race before pulling away with a decisive move around the 3 mile mark. Kayla is the first Canal Winchester Cross Country athlete to win an individual regional title, bettering Emily Pifer's previous high finish of 2nd place in the 2008 Division 2 regional final. She will race in the state championship next Saturday, November 5th at 12:30pm.

Senior Jarrod Genther finished 24th in the Divison 1 boys race, missing a state birth by 8 places. Jarrod competed very hard, battling in 20th-25th place for most of the race, but was unable on this day to break the top 16 in the deep and talented field. Jarrod completes his xc career as one of the most accomplished cross country runners in school history. He is a two-time league champion, a three time all-MSL first team selection, a four time all-district selection, and a four time regional qualifier. In 2010, Jarrod became the first men's runner in school history to qualify for the state meet in Divison 1. Jarrod's mark of 15:49 this season is a school record, and his time of 16:18 last year on the Scioto Downs course is the fastest time of any runner in Canal Winchester history. We are all very proud of him and the way he represented his program today and in his career.

Congratulations Kayla and Jarrod!

Complete results are available here- http://www.baumspage.com/cc/reg/2011/index.php

Here is a video of both races (girls first) courtesy of Tyler Jenkins:

10/22/11 Middle School Season Wrap-Up

Several athletes from Canal Winchester Middle School competed in the MSAA's Middle School State Championship today at Groveport Madison High School. Be sure to check out these results, as there were many exceptional performances!

The middle school boys team finished the season with a record of 101 wins and 11 losses. The strength of this team lies in its excellent depth, with twelve different boys finishing in the top 7 for the team at some point in the season. The boys used this tight and competitive pack to make great improvements throughout the season. The boys team won a league title, and they also won the Canal Winchester, Heath, Liberty Union, and Buckeye Valley invitationals.

The middle school girls team finished the season with a record of 114 wins and 2 losses. The 114-2 team mark is the best middle school girls win-loss record in program history. Every 8th grade girl on the team made tremendous improvements over last year, and several 7th grade girls were able to make big contributions to the team as well. The girls established themselves as the top middle school team in central Ohio this season with convincing wins at several large invitationals. The girls won a league title, and they also won the Northwestern, Canal Winchester, Circleville, Fairfield Union, Watkins, Heath, Lancaster, Liberty Union, and Buckeye Valley invitationals.

Congratulations middle school teams on your outstanding seasons!

10/22/11 Girls 6th Place, Boys 7th Place at Districts

The boy's and girl's teams wrapped up the team portion of their seasons today, both missing out on regional births by one place. The boys placed 7th in their district race, falling short of the 6th and final qualifying spot by 44 points. Jarrod Genther advanced to the regional race indiviudally with his 16th place finish, and Tyler Jenkins narrowly missed qualifying individually with his 25th place finish.

The girls placed 6th in their district race, falling short of the 5th and final qualifying place by 15 points. Kayla Scott won the race with a dramatic kick in the final homestretch, and Ali Stauffer narrowly missed qualifying to regionals with her 22nd place finish. Kayla is the fourth Indian runner in program history to win an individual district title, joining Scott Wildermuth (2005), Cory Irwin (2007), and Emily Pifer (2007 and 2008). Kayla is the first runner in program history to win an individual district title in Division 1.

Boy's results are available here- http://oh.milesplit.com/meets/101653/results/179258

Girl's results are available here- http://oh.milesplit.com/meets/101653/results/179259

Open results will be posted here when available.

All teams raced extremely hard on the muddy, rain-soaked Watkins course, and all teams have much to be proud of this season. The guys team enjoyed a record of 115 wins and 30 losses. They won their league championship, and also won titles at the Heath, Cambridge, and Liberty Union Invitationals. The girls team enjoyed a record of 95 wins and 22 losses, They won their league championship, and also won titles at the Northwestern and Heath Invitationals.

Congratulations Indian runners on your season, and good luck Jarrod and Kayla in regional competition!

10/15/11 MSL Champs!!!

The Canal Winchester cross country teams accomplished a big goal for the season, each winning a team title at today's Mid-State League Buckeye Championship. This was the 7th league title in program history for both the boys and girls middle school teams, the 6th league title for the high school boys team, and the 7th league title for the high school girls team (5th consecutive).

Canal Winchester athletes also claimed four individual wins, with Jarrod Genther, Kayla Scott, Wyatt Gardner, and Chloe Palmer each winning their respective races. Jarrod is the fourth CW high school boy in program history to win the MSL Buckeye race, and he joins Scott Wildermuth and Cory Irwin as the only Indian boys high school runners to win back to back league titles. Kayla is the third high school girl to win the race, joining Amy Logsdon in 1986 and Emily Pifer in 2007, 2008, and 2009. Her time of 18:08 set a new course record and her win is part of a remarkable "worst to first" story -- Kayla placed last in the MSL junior varsity race as a freshman in 2008. Wyatt is the fifth middle school boy to win the individual league title and Chloe is the third middle school girl. Chloe's time of 11:57 is a new course and school record. Sophomore Nicole Tennison was also victorious in the junior varsity race, covering the course in 22:14.

Complete results can be found at the 2011 MSL Buckeye Championship page.

Congratulations Indians!

10/11/11 Middle School Teams Take Titles at Buckeye Valley

The boys and girls middle school teams were both victorious at the Buckeye Valley Invite this evening. The boys were led by Imani Daniels' second place finish and the girls claimed the top five spots to earn a perfect score of 15. Complete results are available here.

10/08/11 Liberty Union Invitational Results

All four Canal Winchester XC teams enjoyed a successful day of racing at the at the Liberty Union Invitational.

The middle school boys had one of their best races of the year, led by two runners in the top five and complimented by a very tight pack from runners #3-5. The team took first place, and many of the middle school boys were awarded red LU Invitational t-shirts for their top 25 efforts.

The middle school girls rebounded in a big way from last week's 3rd place finish, placing all five girls in the top 7 and narrowly missing their lowest score of the year with 19 points. Chloe Palmer won the race individually with a time of 11:31 on the 3000 meter course, and Hannah Hatley's fifth place finish was her highest finish of the year. Like the boys, many of the middle school girls were awarded t-shirts for their top 25 finishes.

The high school boys won the team title, placing four runners in the top 10. Jarrod Genther ran a gutsy race to win the individual title, and senior Aaron Robertson ran the best race of his career, claiming 10th place with a time of 16:56 on the 3 mile (160 meters short of 5k) course. The guys team ended the regular season with three consecutive invitational wins, leaving the team as hungry as ever for some postseason success.

The high school girls finished in third place. They were unable to manage the same amount of team success as the week before, but they still enjoyed many strong individual performances that will help them greatly with postseason meets on the horizon. Kayla Scott won her individual race by around 70 seconds, and Kelly Henderson enjoyed her best meet of the year with a 21st place finish.

A Slideshow and Article are availble on the Lancaster Eagle Gazette website.

Complete results are available here.

10/01/11 High School Boys Victorious at Wet/Muddy Cambridge Invite

The high school boys claimed their 2nd consecutive invitational victory today, topping a field of 10 teams at the Cambridge Invitational. The boys were given a huge boost from 5th man Jason Appel and 6th man Nick Brady, who powered their way to top 25 finishes on the sloppy and rain soaked course.

The high school girls took 2nd place in the most painful of fashions, matching Sheridan's first place score of 69 points, but missing out on the win by a tiebreaker. The girls still had plenty to be proud of despite the near miss, including Kayla Scott's individual victory, a tight spread of under 30 seconds from runners #2-5, and a slew of personal record times across the board.

The middle school boys finished 2nd place to familiar foe Sheridan. Wyatt Gardner and Imani Daniels both placed in the top 6 to pace the team.

The middle school girls endured their first losses of the season, finishing 3rd place with 85 points in the field of 12 teams. Dover placed four girls in the top nine places to seal the win with 41 points. Cassidy Long led the team with her top 10 finish.

Complete results are available here. Thank you to all of the parents and fans who came to support the team on such a wet and cold day!

09/24/11 Middle School Girls Remain Undefeated, Boys Finish 4th at Lancaster

The middle school girls remained perfect on the season, taking first place at Lancaster's Bob Reall Invitational. The boys also enjoyed a fantastic day of racing, finishing fourth in their team race. There were 30 scoring teams in the girls race and 28 scoring teams in the boys race, making this the largest meet that either team will compete in all season.

All seven finishers in the girls varsity race finished in the top 23 places out of 200 individuals as the girls team topped 2nd place Granville by 68 points. Chloe Palmer won the race individually for the seventh time this season in as many tries. All four individuals in the reserve race finished in the top 26, including a 6th place finish by Capriona Pafford, her highest finish of the year.

The boys placed five runners in the top 45 of the varsity race to finish with 147 points. Wyatt Gardner won the individual title for his sixth win of the season. Four individuals medaled in the reserve race (top 25), led by Robert Moore's 3rd place finish. Congratulations Indians!

Complete results can be found here when available.

09/21/11 Middle School & High School Teams Win Titles at Heath

All four Canal Winchester Cross Country teams won their respective races at the Heath Invite this afternoon.

The middle school teams, racing for the first time in 11 days, quickly shook off any signs of rust with strong wins in both the boys and girls races. Chloe Palmer and Wyatt Gardner won individual titles in their races, and a slew of Indians earned medals with their top 25 performances.

The high school teams won titles by effectively working on packing strategies and closing speed in the last mile. Kayla Scott and Jarrod Genther won their respective races, while 10 girls competitors and 10 boys competitors earned medals with their top 25 finishes.

Results are posted on this Heath City Schools webpage. Congrats Indian runners!

09/21/11 Canal Winchester XC in the News!

09/18/11 Galion Results are In- Girls Finish 9th, Boys Finish 16th

It was a picture perfect day for racing at Ammans Park yesterday afternoon at the Galion XC Festival.

The high school boys team ran a competitive race, but had to settle for a 16th place finish out of 37 teams in the deep D1 field. Jarrod Genther (9th) netted a top 10 finish for the boys team, while Jimmy Fraley (51st) narrowly missed out on a top 50 finish.

The high school girls team managed a solid 9th place finish in the field of 32 teams. Kayla Scott won the prestigious D1 race, taking the lead with a dramatic kick in the final 80 meters. Ali Stauffer finished in the top 60, and the Indian's #3-5 runners maintained a tight spread of only 25 seconds to round out the scoring for the team.

Many Canal Winchester athletes enjoyed breakout performances in the reserve race, including top 50 finishes from Nicole Tennison in the girls race, and Jason Appel and Nick Brady in the boys race.

Not one, but TWO high school 5k records were broken at the meet. Jarrod Genther's mark of 15:49 topped Cory Irwin's 16:08 mark from the same course in 2007. Kayla Scott's mark of 18:04 topped Kaitlin Smith's time of 18:31 set at the Les Eisenhart Invitational (Thomas Worthington) in 2008. Congratulations to Jarrod and Kayla on the accomplishment!

Complete results are available here.

09/13/11 Want Pictures???

Canal Winchester XC's #1 bus driver and super fan, Brian Sittler, takes outstanding pictures during most every meet.

E-mail Brian at bsittler@sbcglobal.net and ask him to send you an invite to view his Flickr page.

09/11/11 McGowan Invitational Results

The Middle School Girls continued their undefeated season with their most impressive race to date, winning the 19 team large school race by over 30 points. The Lady Indians placed five girls in the top 16 to easily outdistance second place Pickerington Lakeview. Chloe Palmer won the race individually and set a new school record in the process. Chloe's time of 12:08 surpassed the mark of 12:13 set by Whitney McDonald during her undefeated regular season of 2005. Megan Tamasovich finished 2nd individually in a personal record time of 12:49. Congrats on the win Middle School Girls!

The Middle School Boys finished 5th place in the 20 team large school race. The race served as a valuable learning experience for the boys as they competed very well in a loaded, fast-paced field.

The High School Girls ran their best race of the year, finishing 6th place out of 26 teams in the D1 race. Kayla Scott finished 2nd individually, and big season-best performances from Ali Stauffer, Jessica Wheeler, and Elizabeth Kifer propelled the team to a solid finish against many of the teams that the girls will see again in district and regional competition.

The High School Boys performed well despite a pair of ankle injuries and wipe-outs during the varsity race. #3 man Jimmy Fraley and #4 man Dan Williard each ran season bests, helping the team finish 8th place in the 29 team field. The boys saw first-hand the competition they will face as they as they work to improve on last season's 10th place regional finish.

The Reserve Races could best be described as CROWDED! Every reserve race featured massive packs of runners, made more crowded by narrow trails in the woods. The High School Boys Individual Reserve race alone had 454 finishers! Many of our reserve runners managed to fight their way through the masses to finish with personal record performances. 5 of 11 boys and 10 of 13 girls in the high school reserve races earned season-best times.

Great day of racing for Canal Winchester XC!

09/11/11 College Update

Several Canal Winchester Alumni are opening their collegiate seasons with strong starts for their respective teams.

Hannah Spicer- third finisher for Kent State at the very muddy Tommy Evans Invitational

Tim Williard- led Otterbein with his fourth-place overall finish at the very hilly Washington and Lee Invitational

Emily Pifer, Christian Edens, Cory Irwin- open the season for Ohio University next weekend at the Harry Groves Invitational

Penny Boswell- led the University of South Carolina with her 2nd place finish at the Gamecock Invitational

A video interview of Penny is available on the University of South Carolina Gamecocks website!

Watch it here- http://gamecocksonline.cstv.com/allaccess/?media=261741

09/07/11 Middle School Teams Shine at Fairfield Union

The middle schoolers took advantage of perfect racing weather this afternoon, responding with great performances at the Falcon Invitational. The middle school girls took first place for the fourth consecutive meet, while the boys finished a close second to familiar foe Sheridan. Many individuals raced to personal records on the beautiful, rolling course. Many Indians also finished in the top 25, earning medals for their performances. The race served as a valuable warm up for the team as they prepare for the highly competitive McGowan Invitational this upcoming Saturday.

Complete results, when available, should be posted here- http://www.fairfield-union.k12.oh.us/fairfieldhigh/crosscountry.htm

Great start to the season middle schoolers!

09/02/11 Middle School Girls Take 1st, Boys Take 2nd at Circleville

The middle school teams had a great showing at today's Circleville Invitational. The middle school girls claimed the top three indiviudal spots for the 2nd consecutive meet and won with a low score of 28 points. The girls paced well and passed large packs of runners throughout the race. The middle school boys saw big improvements from many of their individuals, finishing 2nd with 58 points. Great racing today Indians!

Complete results are available here- http://oh.milesplit.com/meets/81150/results/165013

A spreadsheet with results, splits, and season averages of all of our runners is available here-

2011 XC Results

08/31/11 Canal Winchester Invitational Results Posted

Congratulations athletes on a great day of racing, and a huge THANK YOU to the volunteers who made this a fantastic meet!

Results are available on the Canal Winchester Invitational Page.

Indian teams enjoyed a successful meet, winning both middle school races and finishing 2nd in both high school races. All four teams showed significant improvement in their 2nd meet of the season. Chloe Palmer (MS Girls- 12:33), Wyatt Gardner (MS Boys- 11:32), Kayla Scott (HS Girls- 19:20), and Jarrod Genther (HS Boys- 16:34) each won their respective races, marking the first time in program history that Indian runners were able to win all four individual titles at the same invitational.

08/27/11 Springfield Northwestern Warrior Invitational Results

The high school and middle school girls teams both claimed titles this morning at Springfield Northwestern High School.

The high school girls placed five runners in the top 14, winning with a low score of 37 points. The middle school girls placed five runners in the top 11, besting the rest of the field with 24 points. Both the high school and middle school boys teams finished second in their respective races.

Individual titles were nabbed by senior Kayla Scott (18:55, 5k), 8th grader Chloe Palmer (12:50, 2 miles), and 8th grader Wyatt Gardner (11:30, 2 miles). Congrats Indians on a nice start to the season!

Complete results are available here- http://www.finishtiming.com/Results/2011/08-27-N/index.htm

08/17/11 Team Poster 2011

Prints coming soon!

07/16/11 Dr. Bender XC Classic Results Posted!

A huge thank you to all of the competitors and volunteers who made the 2011 Dr. Bender XC Classic a huge success! Cooler morning temperatures led to great racing today at the Canal Winchester XC Course. Results are available on the Dr. Bender XC Classic Page.