June 28, 2016

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Cross country roundup: Bees still great

GALION — Defending Division I state champion Donny Roys picked up right where he left off last cross country season.

Roys won the Asics Midwest Preview Hot Summer Bash at Galion High, recording a sub-16-minute time Saturday while leading defending state champion Medina to a fourth-place finish in a highly competitive field.

Of the 11 teams that competed at the Bash, nine finished 16th or better at their respective big school state meet.

Carmel, which won the meet with 42 points, finished third in Indiana last season.

The race also featured the Michigan state champions in Pinckney, which finished eighth.

Also there were Milford (sixth at the Michigan state meet) and four top 10 finishers from Ohio.

Individually, Roys set the pace at 15:58.68. The Bees’ Lucas Walters finished 19th, David Knack 27th, Jake Boyert 38th and Brent Gaithier ended up in 44th to round out the Bees scoring at 129 points. 

In other meets:


Dan Olien Invitational
NEW LONDON — Kyle Miller’s third-place finish led Buckeye to a third place finish. Miller was 1:09 off Elyria Catholic’s Marty Coolidge’s pace. Elyria Catholic edged New London 53-58, with the Bucks coming in third with 124 points. Black River finished 13th out of the 16-team field with 319 points. The Bucks’ girls finished fifth with 153 points. Seneca East won the meet with 21 points and had four of the top six individual places, including the top two. Black River finished 16th. Buckeye’s Brad Ferguson came in 23rd, followed by Joey Vanderbolden’s 31st. Black River was paced by Jared McFadden’s 47th-place finish. Freshman Amanda Demczyk led the Bucks with a 20th in the girls meet. Deven Karr finished 25th and Daniella Chambers finished 28th. Black River was led by Kaitlyn Kennedy’s 61st-place finish.