Area roundup: St. Marys wins combined, boys swim titles

By Staff Reports -

COLDWATER — The St. Marys Seahawks won the the combined and boys team titles at Saturday’s Tri County A Championships.

The Seahawks finished with 776.5 combined points with the Troy Dolphins finishing second (682) in the seven-team field. The St. Marys boys had 471 points with Celina (402.5) finishing second. Troy was the girls winner with 392. St. Marys was second (305.5).

Celina’s Justin Fleagle set a meet record of 27.11 in the 50 meter backstroke. He was also a member of the record-setting 100 freestyle relay team with Mason Baker, Garrett Weinninger and Keaton McMurray that finished in 1:39.67.

Locos to play doubleheader Sunday

LIMA — The Galion Graders at Lima Locos game was postponed Saturday at Simmons Field because of wet grounds.

The two teams will play a doubleheader at Simmons Field starting at 5 p.m. today. Both games will be seven innings.

The Locos (25-8) are in first place in the Central Division of the Great Lakes Collegiate League, six games ahead of second-place Grand Lake (19-14).

The magic number for the Locos to clinch the Central is three, which is a combination of Locos’ wins and Grand Lake losses which adds up to three.

Galion is in third place in the Central at 15-18.

Lima has eight games left in the regular season. If it wins the Central Division, it would receive a first-round bye and move on to the best-of-three GLCL semifinal series.

The top two teams in the Northern, Central and Southern Divisions will qualify for the postseason playoffs, which start the first week of August.

Run to the Moon

WAPAKONETA — Julius Kiptoo of Toledo won the 10K race with a chip time of 32 minutes, 47.8 seconds. Christopher Lemon of Dayton was second (33:12.4). Lizzie Gleason of Dayton was the first woman to finish in 39:12.6. Tipp City’s Allison Stover was second (45:14.1). Matt Gaerke of Rockford finished eighth overall and was the boys 15-19 winner in 37:47.7. Waynesfield’s Bailie Barrington was first among girls 15-19 in 45:56.5. Lima’s Alex Honigford was the first to finish among those 14 and younger in 47:17.6 and Minster’s Cameo Cedarleaf was the girls winner in the same age group (53:31.1). Wapak’s Nicki Metger was the women’s 45-49 winner (48:54.7). Wapak’s Theresa Gren was the women’s 25-29 winner (54:29.2). Lima’s Vicki Hughes was the top women’s 65-69 runner (1:05:08.5)

Banabas Sang of Toledo won the 5K event in 16:39.3 followed by Carey’s Theodore Reinhart (17:39.1). Wapakoneta’s Isaac Webb (18:13.1) was fourth overall and won the boys 15-19 category followed by Lima’s Vincent Abrams (19:01.2, sixth overall) and Wapak’s Owen Simonson (19:48.7, eighth overall).

Hope Oelkrug of Liberty Center was the top women’s finisher in 20:04.8 followed by Lindsey Cummings (20:28.5).

Ada’s Kristen Juergens was the women’s 30-34 winner (22:07.9). Nathan Hall of Ada was the men’s 30-34 winner (22:16.4). Other area runners finishing first in their age categories included: Lima’s Heather Kohli (women 35-39; 23:03.1), Lima’s Brandon Guillen (men 20-24; 23:11.4), Wapak’s Gary Webb (men 55-59; 23:12.9); Wapak’s Emma Kentner (23:14.5); Kalida’s Adam Buell (boys 10 and younger; 23:49.3) Wapak’s Rebecca Manger (women’s master; 24:04.2), Columbus Grove’s Lauryn Auchmuty (girls 10 and younger; 24:26.5); Paulding’s Melissa Martinez-Cuen (women 20-24; 27:58.9), Wapak’s Renee Place (women 40-44; 28:02.6), Lima’s Julie Kuhlman (women 50-54; 28:32.5), St. Marys’ Barb Whitney (women 55-59; 31:32.4). For a link to all the race results go to

By Staff Reports

The Lima News sports department can be reached at 567-242-0451.

The Lima News sports department can be reached at 567-242-0451.

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