Ottoville’s Siefker, LCC’s Sreenan strong at Ottawa-Glandorf Blue/Gold Invitational


By Mark Altstaetter - sports@limanews.com



Ottoville’s Brendan Seifker sprints to the finish during Saturday’s Ottawa-Glandorf Blue/Gold Invitational at Ottawa Memorial Park.

Ottoville’s Brendan Seifker sprints to the finish during Saturday’s Ottawa-Glandorf Blue/Gold Invitational at Ottawa Memorial Park.


Dean Brown | The Lima News

Lima Central Catholic’s Emily Sreenan takes the lead during Saturday’s Ottawa-Glandorf Blue/Gold Invitational at Ottawa Memorial Park.

Lima Central Catholic’s Emily Sreenan takes the lead during Saturday’s Ottawa-Glandorf Blue/Gold Invitational at Ottawa Memorial Park.


Dean Brown | The Lima News

Kambrynn Rohr of Delphos St. John’s carries her shoe as she approaches the finish during Saturday’s Ottawa-Glandorf Blue/Gold Invitational at Ottawa Memorial Park.


Dean Brown | The Lima News

Results

Boys

Blue Division

Team scores: 1. Fairview 94, 2. Wauseon 106, 3. Otsego 110, 4. Napoleon 135, 5. St. Henry 145, 6. Ottawa-Glandorf 180, 7. Bath 231, 8. St. Marys 249, 9. Coldwater 252, 10. Bryan 256, 11. Elida 290, 12. Tinora 292, 13. Archbold 297, 14. Paulding 327, 15. Lima Senior 391, 16. Bluffton 416, 17, Spencerville 419, 18. Kenton 460, 19. Allen East 614.

Race Winner/Area Finishers in Top 50: Kyle Vernot (W) 16:55.3, 2. Devin Huelskamp (SH) 17:05, 12. Andrew Schoen (C) 17:46.8, 13. Noah Tobin (SM) 17:50, 14. Vincent Abrams (Ba) 17:51.5, 15. Parker Schomaeker (O-G) 17:53.4, 17. Braydon Hoying (SH) 17:54.4, 20. Brent Siefker (O-G) 17:56.7, 21. Isaac Schoen (C) 17:57.3, 22. Jackson Chiem (Ba) 18:04.1, 24. Bailey Manz (P) 18:08.9, 26. Kyius Simpson (LS) 18:10.2, 28. Josh Rosengarten (O-G) 18:13.5, 29. Christopher Harnish (Bl) 18;17.3, 31. Caden Schmidt (Ba) 18:20.8, 35. Blake Ontrop (SH) 18:22.8, 38. Seth Brookhart (SH) 18:26.9, 40. Carson Shull (P) 18:29.3, 41. Sean Dancs (E) 18:34, 45. Tanner Pinks (Bl) 18:43.5, 47. Jonathon Stotts (E) 18:45.8, 49. Anthony Lutz (LS) 18:48.1.

Gold Division

Team scores: 1. Lincolnview 44, 2. Edgerton 109, 3. Stryker 111, 4. Pettisville 120, 5. Crestview 136, 6. McComb 189, 7. Ayersville 206, 8. Lima Central Catholic 244, 9. North Central 247, 10. Holgate 252, 11. Evergreen 253, 12. Kalida 269, 13. Ottoville 337, 14. Waynesfield-Goshen 339, 15. New Knoxville 360. Hicksville, Leipsic, Delphos St. John’s and Wayne Trace did not have enough runners for team scores.

Area Finishers in Top 50: 1. Brendon Siefker (O) 16:00.8, 4. Karter Tow (Li) 17:07.6, 6. Alek Bowersock (Li) 17:47, 7. Jacob Keysor (Li) 17:47.3, 12. Devon Bill (Li) 18:07.3, 13. Quentin Potempa (LCC) 18:14.7, 17. Gabe Smith (C) 18:31.3, 19. Will Zeller (K) 18:32.3, 20. Joe Sadowski (Li) 18:35.6, 23. Tyler White (C) 18:46.1, 27. Ryan Lucke (K) 18:52.5, 28. Wesley Eller (W-G) 18:53.4, 30. Ethan Chambers (Le) 18:59.9, 31. Danil Lichtensteiger (C) 19:02, 37. Dayton Schuerman (C) 19:15.5, 38. Jace Vining (C) 19:21.5, 43. Keman George (LCC) 19:37.7, 44. Evan Cox (Li) 19:38, 45. Alan Hatfield (W-G) 19:39.1, 46. Sam Wolfrum (Li) 19:40.4, 49. Zach Privette (NK) 19:43.9.

Girls

Blue Division

Team scores: 1. St. Henry 63, 2. Coldwater 81, 3. Archbold 94, 4. St. Marys 139, 5. Napoleon 141, 6. Bryan 142, 7. Bath 190, 8. Fairview 212, 9. Kenton 217, 10. Otsego 253, 11. Ottawa-Glandorf 277, 12. Wauseon 319, 13. Tinora 326, 14. Paulding 347. Bluffton, Elida and Lima Senior did not have enough runners for team scores.

Race Winner/Area Finishers in Top 50: 1. Sydney Niekamp (N) 20:08.8, 4. Lauren Hemmelgarn (SH) 20:54.2, 6. Ashley Bruns (SH) 21:04.2, 7. Katie Knkler (SH) 21:04.9, 8. Beth Honigford (C) 21:12.9, 11. Morgan Henschen (SM) 21:24.6, 12. Charis Barnes (Ba) 21:27.2, 13. Sara Honigford (C) 21:27.9, 15. Sydney Hoff (Bl) 21:41.7, 16. Sammie Unger (Ke) 21:53.1, 18. Courtney Bye (C) 21:56.3, 19. Vannessa Goewert (SH) 21:57.6, 20. Torie Bochey (S) 22:02.1, 22. Colby Homan (C) 22:06.4, 24. Lauren Cisco (SM) 22:15.6, 25. Maddie Steinke (C) 22:21.1, 26. Laura Wilker (SM) 22:22.7, 28. Jessica Break (C) 22:24.3, 29. Quinnlyn Conley (Ba) 22:27.3, 30. Olivia Hemmelgarn (SH) 22:28.5, 31. Alexis Heath (SH) 22:37, 32. Elyse Manz (Pa) 22:42.1, 33. Jessica Langenkamp (SH) 22:43, 34. Callie Wright (Ke) 22:44.2, 35. Brooke Speck (SH) 22:45.8, 37. Brianna Cisco (SM) 22:53.1, 39. Emma Deters (Ba) 23:05.9, 41. Kierra Krohmer (Ke) 23:09.9, 44. Maggie Rump (O-G) 23:19.9, 46. Brooke Bockey (Sp) 23:31.9, 47. Erin Clune (SH) 23:35.8, 50. Lauren Hartings (SH) 23:37.9.

Gold Division

Team scores: 1. Pettisville 36, 2. Lincolnview 65, 3. Crestview 96, 4. Evergreen 100, 5. Edgerton 124, 6. Holgate 153, 7. North Central 200, 8. Leipsic 203, 9. New Knoxville 204, 10. Wayne Trace 242. Ayersville, Hicksville, Kalida, LCC, McComb, Ottoville and Delphos St. John’s did not have enough runners for team scores.

Area Finishers in Top 50: 1. Emily Sreenan (LCC) 19:56.6, 6. Ashley Bowen (Cr) 21:01.3, 11. Ragen Harting (Cr) 22:00.3, 12. Victoria Snyder (Li) 22:05, 13. Madison Langdon (Li) 22:07.4, 15. Madeline Snyder (Li) 22:20.5, 20. Jenia Freewalt (DSJ) 22:56.4, 22. Paige Hoersten (O) 23:01.5, 23. Peyton henry (Le) 23:03.5, 24. Caroline Kopack (DSJ) 23:12.6, 25. Ryle Byrne (Li) 23:14.6, 26. Dylann Carey (Li) 23:16.6, 28. Annie Mendenhall (Li) 23:23.9, 29. Alena Looser (Li) 23:27.1, 30. Kizzie Bowen (Cr) 23:28.2, 31. Frankie Carey (Li) 23:33.6, 33. Adalynn Longstreth (Cr) 24:00, 35. Abby Maggi (NK) 24:28.7, 36. Mckenna Byrne (O) 24:50.7, 40. Emma Niese (Le) 25:00, 41. Hannah Berheide (Ka) 25:10.9, 46. Miah Katalenas (Li) 25:57.7, 49. Brittney Schleeter (O) 26:07, 50. Abigail Sniegowski (NK) 26:12.2.

OTTAWA — Ottoville distance standout Brendan Siefker is getting used to being chased.

In fact, Siefker embraces the competition.

At Saturday’s Ottawa-Glandorf Blue/Gold Invitational, Ayersville sophomore Noah Fisher kept the pressure on the 2016 Division III state runner-up for most of the 5,000-meter race at Ottawa Memorial Park.

However, in the final stretch of the boys Gold Division (small schools) race, Siefker was too strong down the stretch as he won in a time of 16:00.8. Fisher came in second in 16:06.4.

“He ran a really great race today,” Siefker said about Fisher. “The last couple races I ran against him, he’s gotten closer and closer; he’s improving. So, I bet he’s working really hard, and his times are really starting to come. I think it helped me, having him on my hip for the first mile and then the second mile. In the end there, I made a couple moves and tried to shake him, but even then, he stayed with me. He ran a really good race today, and I think it benefited both of us.”

In the Gold Division, Lincolnview easily notched the team title, defeating second-place Edgerton 44-109. Stryker (111) and Pettisville (120) rounded out the top four teams in the 15-team field. Karter Tow led Lincolnview with a fourth-place finish (17:07.6).

In the girls Gold Division, Lima Central Catholic senior Emily Sreenan took the early lead and never looked back, en route to a winning time of 19:56.6. Hicksville’s Makayla Sullivan finished second in 20:25.8.

Sreenan, last year’s Division III state champion, is coming back from an injury she sustained during this past spring’s state track-and-field meet.

“This last week was the first week I did all the workouts at practice and managed not to be held out or to be in pain,” Sreenan said. “I was really excited about that. At this point I’m just out of shape. I don’t feel the injury at all. I’m really excited.

“At about the one-and-a-half-mile mark, my breathing just kind of goes out the door. I just start dragging my feet. So, I have to work on keeping my stride at that point, and just push through it. I’ve been doing some repeats and have done some surges, so I can get my breathing up. So, I’m excited to actually go hard now.”

Even with the late start to her training, Sreenan approaches each race the same.

“I think I still use the same strategy. It’s not like I’ve been holding back. I try to go out harder than anyone else. I feel like maybe I’ve been holding back a little bit, subconsciously. Now, I’m kind of getting out of that, since I’m not hurting anymore,” she said.

Pettisville took home Saturday’s team title in the girls Gold Division, defeating second-place Lincolnview 36-65. Crestview finished third (96), while Evergreen (100) rounded out the top four squads out of 10 full teams.

In the boys Blue Division (big schools), Fairview notched the team title, defeating Wauseon 94-106. Otsego finished third (110), while Napoleon came in fourth (135) out of 19 full teams.

Wauseon’s Kyle Vernot won the Blue Division race in 16:55.03. St. Henry’s Devin Huelskamp finished second (17:05).

In the girls Blue Division, St. Henry grabbed the team title, defeating Coldwater 63-81. Archbold (94) and St. Marys (139) rounded out the top four squads.

Ottoville’s Brendan Seifker sprints to the finish during Saturday’s Ottawa-Glandorf Blue/Gold Invitational at Ottawa Memorial Park.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2017/09/web1_cross003-1.jpgOttoville’s Brendan Seifker sprints to the finish during Saturday’s Ottawa-Glandorf Blue/Gold Invitational at Ottawa Memorial Park. Dean Brown | The Lima News
Lima Central Catholic’s Emily Sreenan takes the lead during Saturday’s Ottawa-Glandorf Blue/Gold Invitational at Ottawa Memorial Park.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2017/09/web1__cross004-1.jpgLima Central Catholic’s Emily Sreenan takes the lead during Saturday’s Ottawa-Glandorf Blue/Gold Invitational at Ottawa Memorial Park. Dean Brown | The Lima News
Kambrynn Rohr of Delphos St. John’s carries her shoe as she approaches the finish during Saturday’s Ottawa-Glandorf Blue/Gold Invitational at Ottawa Memorial Park.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2017/09/web1__cross07-1.jpgKambrynn Rohr of Delphos St. John’s carries her shoe as she approaches the finish during Saturday’s Ottawa-Glandorf Blue/Gold Invitational at Ottawa Memorial Park. Dean Brown | The Lima News

By Mark Altstaetter

sports@limanews.com

Results

Boys

Blue Division

Team scores: 1. Fairview 94, 2. Wauseon 106, 3. Otsego 110, 4. Napoleon 135, 5. St. Henry 145, 6. Ottawa-Glandorf 180, 7. Bath 231, 8. St. Marys 249, 9. Coldwater 252, 10. Bryan 256, 11. Elida 290, 12. Tinora 292, 13. Archbold 297, 14. Paulding 327, 15. Lima Senior 391, 16. Bluffton 416, 17, Spencerville 419, 18. Kenton 460, 19. Allen East 614.

Race Winner/Area Finishers in Top 50: Kyle Vernot (W) 16:55.3, 2. Devin Huelskamp (SH) 17:05, 12. Andrew Schoen (C) 17:46.8, 13. Noah Tobin (SM) 17:50, 14. Vincent Abrams (Ba) 17:51.5, 15. Parker Schomaeker (O-G) 17:53.4, 17. Braydon Hoying (SH) 17:54.4, 20. Brent Siefker (O-G) 17:56.7, 21. Isaac Schoen (C) 17:57.3, 22. Jackson Chiem (Ba) 18:04.1, 24. Bailey Manz (P) 18:08.9, 26. Kyius Simpson (LS) 18:10.2, 28. Josh Rosengarten (O-G) 18:13.5, 29. Christopher Harnish (Bl) 18;17.3, 31. Caden Schmidt (Ba) 18:20.8, 35. Blake Ontrop (SH) 18:22.8, 38. Seth Brookhart (SH) 18:26.9, 40. Carson Shull (P) 18:29.3, 41. Sean Dancs (E) 18:34, 45. Tanner Pinks (Bl) 18:43.5, 47. Jonathon Stotts (E) 18:45.8, 49. Anthony Lutz (LS) 18:48.1.

Gold Division

Team scores: 1. Lincolnview 44, 2. Edgerton 109, 3. Stryker 111, 4. Pettisville 120, 5. Crestview 136, 6. McComb 189, 7. Ayersville 206, 8. Lima Central Catholic 244, 9. North Central 247, 10. Holgate 252, 11. Evergreen 253, 12. Kalida 269, 13. Ottoville 337, 14. Waynesfield-Goshen 339, 15. New Knoxville 360. Hicksville, Leipsic, Delphos St. John’s and Wayne Trace did not have enough runners for team scores.

Area Finishers in Top 50: 1. Brendon Siefker (O) 16:00.8, 4. Karter Tow (Li) 17:07.6, 6. Alek Bowersock (Li) 17:47, 7. Jacob Keysor (Li) 17:47.3, 12. Devon Bill (Li) 18:07.3, 13. Quentin Potempa (LCC) 18:14.7, 17. Gabe Smith (C) 18:31.3, 19. Will Zeller (K) 18:32.3, 20. Joe Sadowski (Li) 18:35.6, 23. Tyler White (C) 18:46.1, 27. Ryan Lucke (K) 18:52.5, 28. Wesley Eller (W-G) 18:53.4, 30. Ethan Chambers (Le) 18:59.9, 31. Danil Lichtensteiger (C) 19:02, 37. Dayton Schuerman (C) 19:15.5, 38. Jace Vining (C) 19:21.5, 43. Keman George (LCC) 19:37.7, 44. Evan Cox (Li) 19:38, 45. Alan Hatfield (W-G) 19:39.1, 46. Sam Wolfrum (Li) 19:40.4, 49. Zach Privette (NK) 19:43.9.

Girls

Blue Division

Team scores: 1. St. Henry 63, 2. Coldwater 81, 3. Archbold 94, 4. St. Marys 139, 5. Napoleon 141, 6. Bryan 142, 7. Bath 190, 8. Fairview 212, 9. Kenton 217, 10. Otsego 253, 11. Ottawa-Glandorf 277, 12. Wauseon 319, 13. Tinora 326, 14. Paulding 347. Bluffton, Elida and Lima Senior did not have enough runners for team scores.

Race Winner/Area Finishers in Top 50: 1. Sydney Niekamp (N) 20:08.8, 4. Lauren Hemmelgarn (SH) 20:54.2, 6. Ashley Bruns (SH) 21:04.2, 7. Katie Knkler (SH) 21:04.9, 8. Beth Honigford (C) 21:12.9, 11. Morgan Henschen (SM) 21:24.6, 12. Charis Barnes (Ba) 21:27.2, 13. Sara Honigford (C) 21:27.9, 15. Sydney Hoff (Bl) 21:41.7, 16. Sammie Unger (Ke) 21:53.1, 18. Courtney Bye (C) 21:56.3, 19. Vannessa Goewert (SH) 21:57.6, 20. Torie Bochey (S) 22:02.1, 22. Colby Homan (C) 22:06.4, 24. Lauren Cisco (SM) 22:15.6, 25. Maddie Steinke (C) 22:21.1, 26. Laura Wilker (SM) 22:22.7, 28. Jessica Break (C) 22:24.3, 29. Quinnlyn Conley (Ba) 22:27.3, 30. Olivia Hemmelgarn (SH) 22:28.5, 31. Alexis Heath (SH) 22:37, 32. Elyse Manz (Pa) 22:42.1, 33. Jessica Langenkamp (SH) 22:43, 34. Callie Wright (Ke) 22:44.2, 35. Brooke Speck (SH) 22:45.8, 37. Brianna Cisco (SM) 22:53.1, 39. Emma Deters (Ba) 23:05.9, 41. Kierra Krohmer (Ke) 23:09.9, 44. Maggie Rump (O-G) 23:19.9, 46. Brooke Bockey (Sp) 23:31.9, 47. Erin Clune (SH) 23:35.8, 50. Lauren Hartings (SH) 23:37.9.

Gold Division

Team scores: 1. Pettisville 36, 2. Lincolnview 65, 3. Crestview 96, 4. Evergreen 100, 5. Edgerton 124, 6. Holgate 153, 7. North Central 200, 8. Leipsic 203, 9. New Knoxville 204, 10. Wayne Trace 242. Ayersville, Hicksville, Kalida, LCC, McComb, Ottoville and Delphos St. John’s did not have enough runners for team scores.

Area Finishers in Top 50: 1. Emily Sreenan (LCC) 19:56.6, 6. Ashley Bowen (Cr) 21:01.3, 11. Ragen Harting (Cr) 22:00.3, 12. Victoria Snyder (Li) 22:05, 13. Madison Langdon (Li) 22:07.4, 15. Madeline Snyder (Li) 22:20.5, 20. Jenia Freewalt (DSJ) 22:56.4, 22. Paige Hoersten (O) 23:01.5, 23. Peyton henry (Le) 23:03.5, 24. Caroline Kopack (DSJ) 23:12.6, 25. Ryle Byrne (Li) 23:14.6, 26. Dylann Carey (Li) 23:16.6, 28. Annie Mendenhall (Li) 23:23.9, 29. Alena Looser (Li) 23:27.1, 30. Kizzie Bowen (Cr) 23:28.2, 31. Frankie Carey (Li) 23:33.6, 33. Adalynn Longstreth (Cr) 24:00, 35. Abby Maggi (NK) 24:28.7, 36. Mckenna Byrne (O) 24:50.7, 40. Emma Niese (Le) 25:00, 41. Hannah Berheide (Ka) 25:10.9, 46. Miah Katalenas (Li) 25:57.7, 49. Brittney Schleeter (O) 26:07, 50. Abigail Sniegowski (NK) 26:12.2.

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