By Morgan Luedy
New London’s Cross Country teams competed in the Firelands Conference meet on Saturday at Crestview.
The high school boys placed second out of six teams, trailing Mapleton. Scorers for New London were all freshmen. Leading the young group was Carson Coey placing fourth and running a time of 16:45.0. Following Coey was Curtis Joppeck running 17:09.0 placing seventh, Dominic Albaugh running 17:44.7 placing eighth, Jacob Allen running 18:04.4 placing 14th, and Mitchell Joppeck running 18:05.4 placing 15th. Jacob McIntosh won the high school open race with a time of 18:41.1.
The girls’ team won the race for the fourth year in a row, scoring a total of 25 points. The top finisher for the Ladycats was Gabbie Osterland placing second with a time of 20:17.1. Other scorers were Morgan Luedy running 20:24.5 placing third, Kaylin Williams running 21:11.9 placing fifth, Savannah Shaver running 21:31.9 placing seventh, and Sidney Allen running 21:53.0 placing ninth. Alexia Duggar won the high school girls open race with a time of 22:58.7.
The middle school boys also won the conference championship. Leading the team was Tyler Twining running an 11:39.4, placing him third. The middle school girls team placed fifth led by Abigail Good running a time of 15:03.5. She placed 19th overall.
Both the boys’ and girls’ varsity teams will travel to Galion on Saturday to compete in the district championship.