2012 Archive

11/18/12 Final Update of 2012 Season

The following pages have been updated through the 2012 season. Congrats to all four teams on a great year!

2012 XC Results (High School)

2012 XC Results (Middle School)

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

10/27/12 Regional Results- Wyatt Finishes 55th

Freshman Wyatt Gardner finished 55th in today's OHSAA D1 Regional Championship at Pickerington North High School. Wyatt became only the seventh CW athlete to finish in the top 60 at the D1 regional race since the program was classified to Division 1 in 2009. A fantastic contingent of Canal Winchester XC athletes and supporters were on hand to watch Wyatt compete. Wyatt's finish marks the end of the 2012 season for the cross country program. Congratulations Wyatt and thank you to all of our athletes and supporters for another fantastic season!

Regional results are available here- http://www.baumspage.com/cc/reg/2012/index.php

10/24/12 Great Day for Middle School Athletes at MSAA Championships

This past Saturday, many of our middle school athletes competed at the MSAA (Middle School Athletic Association) Cross Country Championships held at Groveport Madison High School. Competing as club teams, the girls finished 8th out of 15 teams with 208 points, and the boys finished 10th out of 22 teams with 271 points. The event featured many strong teams from across the state. Nearly every athlete from CW managed a big personal record time on the quick 2 mile course. Congrats to all CW athletes who competed!

http://runcincinnati.com/results/MSXC2012.htm# 5

10/21/12 D1 Central District Championships Results

The boys and girls varsity teams wrapped up the team portions of their schedule yesterday at the Central District Championship meet at Watkins Memorial High School. The varsity boys placed 9th out of 13 scoring teams with 255 points. Wyatt Gardner paced the team with his 12th place finish, high enough to earn All-District honors and advance himself to next week's Regional Championship at Pickerington North High School. Jason Appel placed 32nd place and the boys ended their season on a good note, competing very hard on the rain-soaked, muddy course. Boys results are available here: http://www.watkinstrack.org/CC%202012/District/Dist.Results/DIVI%20Boys%20Section%201.htm

The varsity girls placed 6th out of 14 scoring teams with 143 points, missing out on a top five finish and a regional birth by 8 points. Their performance was one of their best team races of the year. Freshmen Cassidy Long (21st, PR), Megan Tamasovich (22nd), and Chloe Palmer (24th) led the team with with a very tight top pack. All three barely missed out on all-district honors (top 20 advanced to regionals). Seniors Elizabeth Kifer and Taryn Meidl ended their careers on excellent notes, finishing 34th and 42nd respectively. Girls results are available here:


The open races were full of outstanding performances from both the boys and the girls. Nicole Tennison placed 8th in a field of over 280 runners in a season best time of 21:51. Natalie Tennison (25th), Kasey Pastor (45th), and Sarah Collins (48th) all finished in the top 50 for the girls. Brandon Nichols ended his career with a very good race, placing 98th in a field of over 450 runners. Open race results are not available online, but our athletes' results are available on this spreadsheet:

2012 XC Results

All runners who managed a personal record or a season best on the sloppy course deserve special recognition. Cassidy Long (20:53), Taryn Meidl (21:49), Nicole Tennison (21:51), Natalie Tennison (22:20), Kasey Pastor (22:52), Julie Koffod (23:30) all ran their fastest times of the year yesterday.

Congratulations Indians on a fantastic season and good luck to Wyatt Gardner in regional competition!

10/13/12 Middle School Teams Win League Titles, High School Teams Finish 2nd

Both middle school teams accomplished a big season goal today, winning team titles at the Mid-State League Buckeye Championship meet at Fairfield Union High School. The middle school boys relied again on their tight pack to best Teays Valley by 31 points. The Indians placed 7 runners in the top 10, all seperated by 63 seconds. Jordan Wojciechowski (1st), Ethan Fusek (2nd), Will Morrison (6th), and Anthony Sucan (7th) earned All-League status on the boys side with their top seven finishes. The middle school girls found themselves in a good battle with Circleville throughout the race, but made some key moves down the stretch to come out on top. Ashley Clubb (1st), Hannah Hatley (3rd), and Rowen Stillwell (6th) earned All-League status on the girls side with their top seven finishes. The wins marked the 3rd consecutive (and 8th overall) MSL titles for both the boys and the girls teams. Jordan Wojciechowski became the sixth middle school boy to win an indiviudal league title (Nick Wood, Greg McDaniel, Dan Williard, Justin Emmons, Wyatt Gardner) and Ashley Clubb became just the fourth middle school girl (Hannah Spicer, Whitney McDonald, Chloe Palmer). Congratulations middle school teams!

The high school boys and girls had a roller coaster of a day, enjoying some excellent individual success, but struggling a bit in team scoring. On the boys side, Wyatt Gardner (1st, 16:51) and Jason Appel (3rd, 17:20) earned 1st team MSL status with their personal record finishes. Brandon Nichols rode a season best performance (19:21) to a runner-up finish in the junior varisty race. In all, 8 of 12 boys ran season best times and the team finished 2nd with 58 points, behind Teays Valley (39 points) and ahead of Hamilton Township (69 points). Wyatt Gardner became just the fifth boy in school history to win an individual league title, joining Jeff Irwin (2003), Scott Wildermuth (2004 & 2005), Cory Irwin (2006 & 2007), and Jarrod Genther (2010 & 2011). It is believed that Wyatt is the first freshman boy to win a league title in the 29-year history of the MSL Buckeye. The girls, led by top ten finishes from Cassidy Long (9th) and Elizabeth Kifer (10th), used their depth to hold off Circleville for 2nd place. In all, 8 of 18 girls ran season best times and the team placed five varsity runners under 22 minutes for the first time all season. Nicole Tennison also managed to break 22 minutes in the junior varsity race (21:53), and the JV girls dominated their race with a top seven sweep.

A photo album with full results from the meet is available here-


The Honor Roll page has been updated to include results through the MSL meet.

10/07/12 CW XC Claims "Top Program" Honor @ Johnstown Invite

The Canal Winchester Cross Country teams all excelled on a very challenging course yesterday at the Johnstown Invitational held at Infirmary Mound Park. The newly minted course, designed to test racers with its rugged terrain, featured steep hills, rolling fields, and muddy single-track horse trails. And while no CW runner neared a personal record time on the day, they all fared very well against their competition, earning three first-place trophies and one second-place trophy in team competition.

Ashley Clubb, Jordan Wojciechowski, and Wyatt Gardner all won indvidual titles in their respective races and Megan Tamasovich earned a runner-up finish in her race. In total, 25 Canal Winchester athletes won medals for their top-15 finishes.

Canal Winchester athletes were also recognized with the inaugural "Program Award," honoring the program that had the lowest composite score from all four races combined.

Congrats Indians on a job well done!

Complete results are available here- http://www.baumspage.com/cc/ccevent.php?peventid=242&table=C

09/30/12 Successful Day for CW Cross Country at Cambridge Invitational

The Canal Winchester cross country teams all raced very well at yesterday's Cambridge Invitational. The high school girls, middle school boys, and middle school girls all claimed the top spot in their respective team races, while the high school boys placed 3rd out of 10 teams.

The high school girls started the day on a super note with their best team race of the year. Trailing Dover (ranked #6 in D2) by 10-20 points at the 1k mark, the team used a gigantic 2nd mile to claim the lead and hold on for a 4 point win. CW's top five runners gained 16 places over the final 4k, and the team as a whole gained 83 places over that same span.

The high school boys also managed their best team race to date, finishing 3rd with their lowest point total of the year (70 points). The team placed an emphasis on racing tactics, gaining 79 places as a whole over their competitors during the final 4k of the race. Sitting in 6th place at the 1k mark, Wyatt Gardner used a big surge in the second mile to gap his competitors, and held on with a gritty finish down the stretch to earn the first individual win of his career.

The middle school boys won their race in dramatic fashion. Trailing Martins Ferry by 8 points through four runners, CW's fifth and sixth men came up huge for the team. Fifth man Avery Warner (17th) out placed Martin Ferry's fifth man by 8 points to tie the score, and sixth man Anthony Sucan (28th) broke the tie with his strong finish.

The middle school girls won their ten-team race by 25 points, placing five girls in the top 22 and outdistancing Carrollton by a score of 52 to 77. Ashley Clubb (3rd) and Hannah Hatley (6th) both medaled for the team.

Many athletes set season best times on the rolling course, including 18 of our 30 high school runners.

Complete results are available here- http://oh.milesplit.com/meets/125672-cambridge-invitational

Updated high school spreadsheets with results from the entire season are available on the 2012 Season Schedule Page.

The Boys Honor Roll by Class and Girls Honor Roll by Class lists have also been updated to include yesterday's race.

Congratulations Indians on a great day!

09/23/12 Lancaster & Heath Results- Teams Continue Making Strides

Faced with their best competition to date, the high school teams fared very well at yesterday's Lancaster Invitational. The girls team managed 4th place out of 14 teams in the Division 1 team race, losing only to district rivals Upper Arlington & Westerville North and an out of state squad from Parkersburg, West Virginia. The boys finished ".500" on the day, beating 8 teams and losing to 8 teams with their 9th place finish out of 17. The race served as valuable experience for the squads, giving them their first "up close" look at many of the teams they will race again at upcoming district meet.

Several individuals medaled for the Indians. Nicole Tennison used a fantastic finish to place 7th in the girls open race, while Megan Tamasivich (13th), Cassidy Long (20th), Chloe Palmer (23rd), Taryn Meidl (38th), and Julia Cook (45th) all earned medals in the girls varsity race. Wyatt Gardner led the boys team, earning a 10th place trophy in the very competitive boys varsity race, while Jason Appel also medaled with his 33rd place finish.

The middle school teams competed at two meets this week. On Wednesday, the boys finished first and the girls second at the eight team Heath Invitational. On Saturday, the middle school boys finished 2nd out of 42 teams and the middle school girls finished 8th out of 34 teams at their largest meet of the year, the Lancaster Invitational. Many middle school athletes medaled at the prestigious Lancaster Invite. Ethan Fusek (18th) led the charge for the middle school boys in the team race, and Alex Mattevi (34th) led the way for the boys in the open race. Ashley Clubb (8th) was the top Indian's finisher in the middle school girls team race, and Cami McCoy (11th) was the top finisher for the girls in the open race.

Lancaster results can be found here- http://www.onthemarktiming.com/past_results/results.2012/lancasterXc12/

Heath results will be posted here when available- http://www.heath.k12.oh.us/Page/547

Spreadsheets with results from the entire season can be found at the bottom of the 2012 Schedule page.

Keep up the good work Canal Winchester XC!

09/14/12 Middle School Teams Victorious at Newark Invitational

The middle school boys and girls teams both won their respective races at yesterday's Newark Invitational.

The middle school boys managed their best score of the year, tallying just 21 points to best the field of seven teams. Jordan Wojciechowski picked up the first individual win of his career and led a 1-2-3 finish with teammates Will Morrison and Ethan Fusek. Overall the boys claimed 7 of the top 11 places in the race.

The middle school girls also managed their best score of the year, winning with a low mark of 23 points. Ashley Clubb enjoyed the highest finish of her career (2nd place), and a steadily improving group of seventh graders sealed the deal with an impressive group effort. Overall the girls claimed 7 of the top 12 places in the race.

Congratulations middle school teams on a great day of racing!

A spreadsheet of middle school results from the entire season, including average places & time, can be found here:

2012 Middle School XC Results

09/08/12 Canal Winchester XC Claims Three Team Titles at Zane Trace

The Canal Winchester XC Teams were all formally introduced to "Agony Hill" this weekend at the Zane Trace Invitational. Faced with a challenging and hilly course, our athletes rose to the occassion and competed exceptionally well.

The middle school girls, middle school boys, and high school girls all claimed team titles at the invite. The high school boys also had a solid day, finishing 4th in the field of 12 teams.

Freshman Chloe Palmer managed to add to the excitment with the first individual championship of her high school career and the first individual championship of the season for any CW runner. Chloe pulled off the victory in the midst of a very bizarre race. Teammate Megan Tamasovich was originally awarded the 1st place trophy after an outstanding performance, but was later disqualified for following a Zane Trace compeitor around an incorrect turn that cut approximately 300 yards off of the course. Moral of the story- Don't assume another runner knows where they are going, even if they are on their home course!

Any high schooler who managed a season best on this demanding two-loop course deserves special recognition. Hats off to the following who ran season best times: Julie Tennison 22:50 (0:15 season best), Natalie Tennsion 23:58 (0:02 season best), Capriona Pafford 26:31 (0:28 personal best), Brittania Hayman 33:48 (4:30 personal best), Robert Moore 19:20 (0:04 personal best), Jamirhan Jackson 19:39 (0:10 personal best), Nick Sweeney 21:04 (0:32 season best), Nate Chiles 29:15 (1:19 personal best)

Congratulations all CW runners for your outstanding effort today!

Results will be posted here when available- http://www.baumspage.com/cc/ccevent.php?peventid=221&table=C

A spreadsheet of high school results from the entire season, including average places & time, can be found here:

2012 XC Results

09/06/12 Fairfield Union Results

Canal Winchester XC made the trip to Fairfield Union High School last night to compete in the Falcon Invitational. All four teams enjoyed success, as the high school boys finished 4th, the high school girls finished 3rd, the middle school girls finished 2nd, and the middle school boys finished first in team scoring.

Many individual runners enjoyed their highest placing of the season, and many runners walked away with medals for their top 25 finishes.

Full results are available at http://www.onthemarktiming.com/past_results/results.2012/fairfieldUnionXc12/

Nice work Indians!

Our high school teams were featured in a nice article by The Canal Winchester Times. Read the article here!

Girls Cross Country Team Takes Second in Home Meet

09/03/12 Circleville Invitational Results

Canal Winchester's middle school teams both competed very well at Saturday's Circleville Invitational.

The girls finished 3rd in the field of 13 teams and the boys finished 3rd in the field of 13 teams.

Girls results are available here- http://www.tristateracer.com/race.php?ID=860

Boys results are available here- http://www.tristateracer.com/race.php?ID=861

Nice work middle school teams!

08/29/12 Canal Winchester Invitational Results

Thank you athletes, spectators, and volunteers for making the 2012 Canal Winchester Invitational a big success!

2012 results are available here-

Fun Run

Middle School Girls

Middle School Boys

High School Girls

High School Boys

Results are also available at http://oh.milesplit.com/meets/122706-canal-winchester-invitational

Canal Winchester teams enjoyed a successful meet as the Middle School girls (3rd of 9), Middle School boys (2nd of 12), High School girls (2nd of 17), and High School boys (3rd of 18) all earned trophies for their finishes.

08/26/12 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.

08/26/12 And They're Off!! XC Teams Begin Season at Springfield Northwestern

The 2012 Cross Country teams all enjoyed good starts to their season at yeseterday's Warrior Invitational at Springfield Northwestern High School.

The High School Boys began the day by placing 4th out of 8 teams. Wyatt Gardner (7th) and Jason Appel (10th) each medaled for the team with their top 14 finishes.

The Middle School Boys used their depth to claim the first place trophy. Northwestern took the top three individual spots in the race, but the Indians managed to snag five of the top 13 points to seal the win. Will Morrison (5th), Jordan Wojciechowski (8th), Ethan Fusek (9th), David Bethel (11th), and Avery Warner (13th) all medaled for the team.

The High School Girls finished second, narrowly missing out on a team title by two points. Megan Tamasovich (4th), Elizabeth Kifer (6th), Chloe Palmer (7th), and Cassidy Long (14th) all medaled in the race..

The Middle School Girls won the team title on a tiebreaker over Clayton Northmont. Both teams tied with 64 points, but CW's sixth runner, Rowen Stitwell (24th place), finished ahead of Northmont's sixth place finisher to win the title for the Indians. Ashley Clubb (5th), Hannah Hatley (8th), and Abby Obert (14th) all medaled for the team.

All results are available at http://www.finishtiming.com/Results/2012/08-25-N/index.htm

Congrats teams on a great start to the season!

08/19/12 Canal Winchester Athletes Compete in OHSAA Pre-Season Meet

Canal Winchester High School XC Runners took advantage of some beautiful mid-August weather to compete well at yesterday's OHSAA Pre-Season Invitational. The runners used the event as a practice meet to gear up for next Saturday's regular season opener at Springfield Northwestern's Warrior Classic. Each team broke a big goal for the day, with five boys breaking the 20 minute mark and five girls breaking the 23 minute mark on the five kilometer course.

Results are available here:

High School Boys Varisty- http://www.finishtiming.com/Results/OHSAA/2012/CC/08-18/120818F002.htm

High School boys Junior Varsity- http://www.finishtiming.com/Results/OHSAA/2012/CC/08-18/120818F003.htm

High School Girls Varisty- http://www.finishtiming.com/Results/OHSAA/2012/CC/08-18/120818F005.htm

High School Girls Junior Varsity- http://www.finishtiming.com/Results/OHSAA/2012/CC/08-18/120818F006.htm

08/08/12 "Summer Runners" Profiles Posted

Our athletes had very productive summers! Go to the 2012 Summer Runners page to read about six runners who took their training to the next level this summer.

07/14/12 Dr. Bender XC Classic Results

Thank you volunteers who made the 5th annual Dr. Bender XC Classic a huge success! This event would be impossible without your help. Congratulations athletes on a job well done. Hope to see you again next year!

Visit the 2012 Dr. Bender XC Classic page for results, updated records, and a youtube video.