Cross country: Lincolnview boys win invitational in Kalida


By Mark Altstaetter - sports@limanews.com



Lincolnview’s Alek Bowersock heads toward winning the Wildcat Invitational boys race Saturday at the Kalida Fish and Game Club. See more cross country photos at LimaScores.com.

Lincolnview’s Alek Bowersock heads toward winning the Wildcat Invitational boys race Saturday at the Kalida Fish and Game Club. See more cross country photos at LimaScores.com.


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Crestview’s Ragen Harting crosses the finish line in first place during the Wildcat Invitational girls race Saturday at the Kalida Fish and Game Club. Levi A. Morman | The Lima News

Crestview’s Ragen Harting crosses the finish line in first place during the Wildcat Invitational girls race Saturday at the Kalida Fish and Game Club. Levi A. Morman | The Lima News


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Lima Central Catholic’s Quentin Potempa leads the way during the Wildcat Invitational boys race Saturday at the Kalida Fish and Game Club.


Levi A. Morman | The Lima News

Lincolnview’s Maddie Langdon, who finished third in the girls race, leads a pack of runners during Saturday’s Wildcat Invitational at the Kalida Fish and Game Club.


Levi A. Morman | The Lima News

Wapakoneta’s Owen Simonson competes in Saturday’s Wildcat Invitational at the Kalida Fish and Game Club.


Levi A. Morman | The Lima News

Wapakoneta’s Alayna Welch competes in Saturday’s Wildcat Invitational at the Kalida Fish and Game Club.


Levi A. Morman | The Lima News

Results

Wildcat Invitational

At Kalida Fish and Game Club

Boys

Team Scores: 1. Lincolnview 32, 2. Ottawa-Glandorf 98, 3. Wapakoneta 121, 4. Crestview 139, 5. Napoleon 185, 6. Elida 203, 7. Van Buren 229, 8. McComb 266, 9. Bluffton 271, 10. Lima Senior 276, 11. Kalida 278, 12. Swanton 298, 13. Patrick Henry 319, 14. Bath 321, 15. Paulding 321, 16. Ada 371, 17. Allen East 400.

Area Finishers in Top 25: 1. Alek Bowersock (Lin) 16:22.9, 2. Karter Tow (Lin) 16:38.4, 3. Quentin Potempa (Lima Central Catholic) 16:54.6, 4. Wyatt Richardon (Crest) 16:57.7, 5. Bailey Manz (Paul) 17:02.0, 7. Ethan Chambers (Leip) 17:11.3, 8. Jacob Keysor (Lin) 17:14.4, 9. John Doll (Wapak) 17:17.3, 10. Parker Schomaeker (O-G) 17:17.4, 11. Kyius Simpson (LS) 17:19.3, 13. Devon Bill (Lin) 17:25.8, 14. Collin Puckett (Lin) 17:27.8, 15. Miguel Jordan (Ada) 17:28.0, 16. Kamron Maag (O-G) 17:28.2, 18. Nate Metzger (Wapak) 17:31.6, 19. Isaac Webb (Wapak) 17:32.1, 20. Anthony Lutz (LS) 17:33.1, 21. Ryan Lucke (Kal) 17:35.7, 23. Joe Sadowski (Lin) 17:37.1, 24. Sean Dancs (Eli) 17:38.1, 25. Max Buddelmeyer (O-G) 17:39.0.

Girls

Team Scores: 1. Napoleon 41, 2. Lincolnview 56, 3. Crestview 93, 4. Wapakoneta 108, 5. Ottawa-Glandorf 144, 6. Patrick Henry 148, 7. Bath 170, 8. Paulding 199, 9. Waynesfield-Goshen 247, 10. McComb 256.

Area Finishers in Top 25: 1. Ragen Harting (Crest) 19:56.0, 2. Lola Quinterowensink (Leip) 20:02.9, 3. Madison Langdon (Lin) 20:04.0, 4. Justine Hunt (VB) 20:08.9, 9. Lauren Doll (Wapak) 20:56.1, 10. Emily Greulach (Crest) 20:57.2, 12. Elyse Manz (Paul) 21:09.6, 13. Madeline Snyder (Lin) 21:12.4, 14. Julia Stetler (Lin) 21:14.7, 15. Victoria Snyder (Lin) 21:17.7, 16. Maggie Rump (O-G) 21:41.2, 17. Lauren Walls (Crest) 21:43.1, 19. Mackenzie Courter (Wapak) 21:46.9, 21. Brayden Langdon (Lin) 21:56.0, 23. Peyton Henry (Leip) 22:07.0, 25. Lizzie Bowen (Crest) 22:19.3.

KALIDA — A strong pack of runners is tough to beat.

At Saturday’s (Kalida) Wildcat Invitational at the Kalida Fish and Game Club, Lincolnview’s pack was too tough to overcome, as the Lancers ran away with the team title, defeating second-place Ottawa-Glandorf 32-98. Wapakoneta (121), finished third, while Crestview (139), Napoleon (185) and Elida (203) rounded out the top six boys’ teams in the 17-team field.

Lincolnview’s top two runners set the pace early. Alek Bowersock and Karter Tow jumped out into the lead pack early and led the way for the Lancers.

Bowersock won the race on the 5,000-meter course in 16 minutes, 22.9 seconds. Tow fell a little behind his teammate in the final mile, finishing in second place (16:38.4). Lima Central Catholic’s Quentin Potempa, who led for most of the first mile, finished third (16:54.6).

“Coach told me to go out and just let the other people do the work in the first mile,” Bowersock said. “I was sick Tuesday. I had the flu. So, I was just going to sit back and see what everybody else was going to do the first mile and adapt with that.

“At about the (first) mile, me and Karter started moving. And at the two-mile is when I started to pull away a little bit from Karter. He (Tow) is always there to push me and I’m always there to push him. So, it’s whoever wants it on that day. You just go out there and run your best.”

Bowersock said the entire team loves to challenge each other. Last season, the Lancers finished 14th at the Division III state meet.

“It’s a competitive atmosphere at practice. We’re always battling and pushing each other to be the best. It’s always fun, especially when you have your teammates to battle against,” Bowersock said.

Rounding out the top five runners for Lincolnview were Jacob Keysor (sixth, 17:14.4), Devon Bill (11th, 17:25.8) and Collin Puckett (12th, 17:27.8).

“The boys had thirty-some points (team score) today,” Lincolnview coach Matt Langdon said. “Our goal was to get in the 40s today. We were able to do that. So, I’m really happy at the way we’re running. We still have a few boys who aren’t quite where they want to be. But overall, it’s a good place this late in the season.”

In the girls’ race, Napoleon took home the team title, edging out Lincolnview 41-56. Crestview (93) finished third. Wapakoneta (108), Ottawa-Glandorf (144) and Patrick Henry (148) rounded out the top six teams.

Crestview’s Ragen Harting won the girls’ race in 19:56. Leipsic’s Lola Quinterowensink finished a close second (20:02.9), while Lincolnview’s Madison Langdon came in a close third (20:04).

Harting, a Division III state-qualifier last season as a sophomore, wanted to start pushing harder after the first mile on Saturday.

“I wasn’t in the lead, but I was in the top five,” Harting said. “I picked it up around the two-mile and then I tried to push through.

“I heard people cheering for other runners. So, I was wondering how much they were behind me. They were pretty close. It was a really good race.”

Harting hit one of her main goals on Saturday.

“It was my goal since my first race – to get a sub-20,” she said.

Lincolnview’s Alek Bowersock heads toward winning the Wildcat Invitational boys race Saturday at the Kalida Fish and Game Club. See more cross country photos at LimaScores.com.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/09/web1_Kalida-CC-Invitational-9813.jpgLincolnview’s Alek Bowersock heads toward winning the Wildcat Invitational boys race Saturday at the Kalida Fish and Game Club. See more cross country photos at LimaScores.com. Levi A. Morman | The Lima News
Crestview’s Ragen Harting crosses the finish line in first place during the Wildcat Invitational girls race Saturday at the Kalida Fish and Game Club. Levi A. Morman | The Lima News
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/09/web1_Kalida-CC-Invitational-9710.jpgCrestview’s Ragen Harting crosses the finish line in first place during the Wildcat Invitational girls race Saturday at the Kalida Fish and Game Club. Levi A. Morman | The Lima News Levi A. Morman | The Lima News
Lima Central Catholic’s Quentin Potempa leads the way during the Wildcat Invitational boys race Saturday at the Kalida Fish and Game Club.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/09/web1_Kalida-CC-Invitational-9736.jpgLima Central Catholic’s Quentin Potempa leads the way during the Wildcat Invitational boys race Saturday at the Kalida Fish and Game Club. Levi A. Morman | The Lima News
Lincolnview’s Maddie Langdon, who finished third in the girls race, leads a pack of runners during Saturday’s Wildcat Invitational at the Kalida Fish and Game Club.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/09/web1_Kalida-CC-Invitational-9612.jpgLincolnview’s Maddie Langdon, who finished third in the girls race, leads a pack of runners during Saturday’s Wildcat Invitational at the Kalida Fish and Game Club. Levi A. Morman | The Lima News
Wapakoneta’s Owen Simonson competes in Saturday’s Wildcat Invitational at the Kalida Fish and Game Club.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/09/web1_Kalida-CC-Invitational-9757.jpgWapakoneta’s Owen Simonson competes in Saturday’s Wildcat Invitational at the Kalida Fish and Game Club. Levi A. Morman | The Lima News
Wapakoneta’s Alayna Welch competes in Saturday’s Wildcat Invitational at the Kalida Fish and Game Club.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/09/web1_Kalida-CC-Invitational-9654.jpgWapakoneta’s Alayna Welch competes in Saturday’s Wildcat Invitational at the Kalida Fish and Game Club. Levi A. Morman | The Lima News

By Mark Altstaetter

sports@limanews.com

Results

Wildcat Invitational

At Kalida Fish and Game Club

Boys

Team Scores: 1. Lincolnview 32, 2. Ottawa-Glandorf 98, 3. Wapakoneta 121, 4. Crestview 139, 5. Napoleon 185, 6. Elida 203, 7. Van Buren 229, 8. McComb 266, 9. Bluffton 271, 10. Lima Senior 276, 11. Kalida 278, 12. Swanton 298, 13. Patrick Henry 319, 14. Bath 321, 15. Paulding 321, 16. Ada 371, 17. Allen East 400.

Area Finishers in Top 25: 1. Alek Bowersock (Lin) 16:22.9, 2. Karter Tow (Lin) 16:38.4, 3. Quentin Potempa (Lima Central Catholic) 16:54.6, 4. Wyatt Richardon (Crest) 16:57.7, 5. Bailey Manz (Paul) 17:02.0, 7. Ethan Chambers (Leip) 17:11.3, 8. Jacob Keysor (Lin) 17:14.4, 9. John Doll (Wapak) 17:17.3, 10. Parker Schomaeker (O-G) 17:17.4, 11. Kyius Simpson (LS) 17:19.3, 13. Devon Bill (Lin) 17:25.8, 14. Collin Puckett (Lin) 17:27.8, 15. Miguel Jordan (Ada) 17:28.0, 16. Kamron Maag (O-G) 17:28.2, 18. Nate Metzger (Wapak) 17:31.6, 19. Isaac Webb (Wapak) 17:32.1, 20. Anthony Lutz (LS) 17:33.1, 21. Ryan Lucke (Kal) 17:35.7, 23. Joe Sadowski (Lin) 17:37.1, 24. Sean Dancs (Eli) 17:38.1, 25. Max Buddelmeyer (O-G) 17:39.0.

Girls

Team Scores: 1. Napoleon 41, 2. Lincolnview 56, 3. Crestview 93, 4. Wapakoneta 108, 5. Ottawa-Glandorf 144, 6. Patrick Henry 148, 7. Bath 170, 8. Paulding 199, 9. Waynesfield-Goshen 247, 10. McComb 256.

Area Finishers in Top 25: 1. Ragen Harting (Crest) 19:56.0, 2. Lola Quinterowensink (Leip) 20:02.9, 3. Madison Langdon (Lin) 20:04.0, 4. Justine Hunt (VB) 20:08.9, 9. Lauren Doll (Wapak) 20:56.1, 10. Emily Greulach (Crest) 20:57.2, 12. Elyse Manz (Paul) 21:09.6, 13. Madeline Snyder (Lin) 21:12.4, 14. Julia Stetler (Lin) 21:14.7, 15. Victoria Snyder (Lin) 21:17.7, 16. Maggie Rump (O-G) 21:41.2, 17. Lauren Walls (Crest) 21:43.1, 19. Mackenzie Courter (Wapak) 21:46.9, 21. Brayden Langdon (Lin) 21:56.0, 23. Peyton Henry (Leip) 22:07.0, 25. Lizzie Bowen (Crest) 22:19.3.

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