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Published: Sunday, 10/12/2008

Elmwood boys, Woodmore girls race to SLL cross country championships

FREMONT - The Elmwood boys and Woodmore girls claimed team titles in the Suburban Lakes League cross country championships yesterday at Walsh Park.

Sophomore Nick Goebel paced the Royals with a time of 16:36 to win the individual title and give his team a 71-32 victory over Eastwood, which finished runner-up for the second consecutive year.

Senior Alex Betts and junior Westley Lee rounded out Elmwood's finishers in the top five with times of 17:16 and 17:30, respectively.

In the girls race, sophomores Lacy Nagy and Bailey Ulinski finished 1-2 to lead Woodmore (39) to the title over Elmwood (58).

Nagy finished with a time of 19:26 to beat out Ulinski (20:02), an Eastwood transfer and the individual defending champion.

Junior Lynne Schroeder (20:19) rounded out the Wildcats' top-five finishers.

SWANTON - For the third straight year, the Northwest Ohio Athletic League cross country meet was dominated by the Delta boys and Wauseon girls, with both claiming easy wins at Swanton High School.

In the girls race, Holly Baird (19:14.85), Bailey Creager

(20:31.34) and Kristen Benschoter (20:43.84) finished 1-2-3 for Wauseon to earn its fifth consecutive title. The Indians scored 22 points to second-place Bryan's 57.

The Delta boys had four runners finish in the top six to claim their third straight crown.

The Panthers totaled 23 points while Wauseon (99) was second.

Delta's Colin Fisher covered the course in 16:33 to win the title and give the Panthers their sixth straight individual champ.

For the third straight year Toledo Christian won both the boys and girls cross country titles at the Toledo Area Athletic Conference meet at Maumee Bay State Park.

The Eagle boys had five runners in the top 11. Toledo Christian scored 26 points to win its fifth straight league title, with Ottawa Hills second with 29.

TC senior Lance Wood successfully defended his individual title from last year with a time of 16:08.6.

Freshman Krista Wood

(20:03.1) and seniors Mackenzie Phelps (20:06.5) and Christina Snyder (20:10.6) finished 1-2-3 for the Eagles girls, who finished with 33 points to Cardinal Stritch's 66.

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