Cross country: Perry’s Yingst wins third Allen County Invitational title


Shawnee’s Stump wins girls race

By Mark Altstaetter - sports@limanews.com



Shawnee’s Molly Stump won the girls high school race during Tuesday’s Allen County Invitational in Faurot Park. See more invitational photos at LimaScores.com.

Shawnee’s Molly Stump won the girls high school race during Tuesday’s Allen County Invitational in Faurot Park. See more invitational photos at LimaScores.com.


Richard Parrish | The Lima News

Perry’s Brady Yingst won the boys high school race during Tuesday’s Allen County Invitational in Faurot Park.

Perry’s Brady Yingst won the boys high school race during Tuesday’s Allen County Invitational in Faurot Park.


Richard Parrish | The Lima News

Shawnee’s Alaina Williams finished second in the girls high school race during Tuesday’s Allen County Invitational in Faurot Park


Richard Parrish | The Lima News

Shawnee’s Isaiah Johns finished second in the boys high school race during Tuesday’s Allen County Invitational in Faurot Park.


Richard Parrish | The Lima News

Spencerville’s Lillee Stewart finished third in the girls high school race during Tuesday’s Allen County Invitational in Faurot Park. Spencerville’s Lillee Stewart finished third in the girls high school race during Tuesday’s Allen County Invitational in Faurot Park.


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Ava Milligan of Delphos St. John’s finished fourth in the girls high school race during Tuesday’s Allen County Invitational in Faurot Park.


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Allen East’s Hunter Sidle finished fourth in the boys high school race during Tuesday’s Allen County Invitational in Faurot Park.


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Lima Senior’s Anthony Lutz finished sixth in the boys high school race during Tuesday’s Allen County Invitational in Faurot Park.


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Elida’s Connor Broshes, left, and Sean Dancs compete in Tuesday’s Allen County Invitational in Faurot Park.


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Lima Central Catholic’s Emily Morrisey competes in Tuesday’s Allen County Invitational in Faurot Park.


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Elida’s Ninzi Sackinger competes in Tuesday’s Allen County Invitational in Faurot Park.


Richard Parrish | The Lima News

LIMA — For Perry’s Brady Yingst, winning a race is special.

However, winning the Allen County Invitational is near the top of his list.

Yingst, a junior, notched his third Allen County title Tuesday night.

Yingst got out to a good lead and pulled away for a winning time of 16 minutes, 47.6 seconds, on a very hilly 5,000-meter course at Faurot Park. Shawnee’s Isaiah Johns finished second in 17:43.7.

Shawnee’s Noah Williams was third (17:46.7), while Allen East’s Hunter Sidle (17:54.2) and Shawnee’s Carter Cleaves (18:36) rounded out the top five runners in the boys race.

Shawnee notched the boys team title with 22 points. Elida finished second (74). Delphos St. John’s (93), Allen East (113), Lima Senior (114), Bath (131) and Lima Central Catholic (168) rounded out the field of full teams.

Yingst looks forward to competing at the Allen County Invite every year.

“This is one of the races that I mark on the calendar. … It’s the Allen County Meet,” Yingst said. “It’s really cool to call yourself the Allen County champion. Now (winning) for the third year in a row – it’s pretty awesome.”

Yingst, as he normally does, got out to a fast start. Johns kept Yingst in sight for a while.

However, after the first mile, Yingst began to gap Johns and the rest of the field of runners.

“Isaiah (Johns) is usually on my tail the first mile,” Yingst said. “We usually go out pretty hard. The first mile in this race was a little slow. It was around 5:05. I usually go out at 4:55.

“After the first 800 (meters), I couldn’t really feel him (Johns) behind me anymore. So, I really didn’t know where he was at, until I went around some curves. Then I could see him.”

Besides the top three runners Shawnee placed in the top five overall spots, its other two scorers finished close behind. Cole Lewis (eighth, 19:02) and Trevor Bowers (ninth, 19:04.1) were Shawnee’s other two scorers on Tuesday.

For second-place Elida, Sean Dancs led the way with an 11th-place finish (19:18.8). Teammate Connor Broshes was close behind in 13th (19:35.6). Zachary Wagner (14th, 19:44.3), Gabe Harvey (21st, 20:36.6) and Logan Develvis (30th, 21:07.8) rounded out Elida’s top five runners. There were 75 runners in the boys race.

Other runners finishing in the top 10 in the boys race were Lima Senior’s Anthony Lutz (sixth, 18:53.5), Allen East’s Mason Hutchinson (seventh, 18:53.6) and Marcus Freewalt (10th, 19:04.8) from Delphos St. John’s.

On the girls side, Shawnee’s Molly Stump took over the race in the final mile, and went on to win in a time of 21:15.5. Teammate Alaina Williams finished second (21:28.2).

Spencerville’s Lillee Stewart finished third (21:59.2). Ava Milligan (22:11.7) and Rylee Pohlman (22:19), both from Delphos St. John’s, placed fourth and fifth, respectively.

The Allen County girls team title came down to the sixth-runner tiebreaker, as St. John’s got the winning nod over Shawnee. Both teams scored 33 points.

Spencerville (82) and Lima Senior (92) rounded out the other two full girls teams that figured into the scoring.

Stump, a sophomore, took over the race late and pulled away for the victory.

For a good part of the last mile, Stump was unaware of how substantial her lead was.

“I wasn’t quite sure, because it wasn’t until about the two-mile (mark) when I passed them,” Stump said. “I could tell by the cheering that I was pulling ahead. But I wasn’t quite sure until I got back around the pond, looked back and saw it was a pretty good lead.”

Besides Milligan and Pohlman, St. John’s placed its next three runners in the top 12 spots. Kambrynn Rohr (sixth, 22:28.2), Elayna Will (ninth, 23:08.5) and Alex Kessen (12th, 24:06.2) rounded out the scorers for St. John’s.

Other runners placing in the top 10 in the girls race were Shawnee’s Hannah Watt (seventh, 22:53.5), Elida’s Ninzi Sackinger (eighth, 23:07.7) and Shawnee’s Katie Curl (10th, 23:50.2).

Shawnee’s Molly Stump won the girls high school race during Tuesday’s Allen County Invitational in Faurot Park. See more invitational photos at LimaScores.com.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2020/10/web1_Allen-County-XC-RP-01-1.jpgShawnee’s Molly Stump won the girls high school race during Tuesday’s Allen County Invitational in Faurot Park. See more invitational photos at LimaScores.com. Richard Parrish | The Lima News
Perry’s Brady Yingst won the boys high school race during Tuesday’s Allen County Invitational in Faurot Park.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2020/10/web1_Allen-County-XC-RP-08-1.jpgPerry’s Brady Yingst won the boys high school race during Tuesday’s Allen County Invitational in Faurot Park. Richard Parrish | The Lima News
Shawnee’s Alaina Williams finished second in the girls high school race during Tuesday’s Allen County Invitational in Faurot Park
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2020/10/web1_Allen-County-XC-RP-02-1.jpgShawnee’s Alaina Williams finished second in the girls high school race during Tuesday’s Allen County Invitational in Faurot Park Richard Parrish | The Lima News
Shawnee’s Isaiah Johns finished second in the boys high school race during Tuesday’s Allen County Invitational in Faurot Park.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2020/10/web1_Allen-County-XC-RP-09-1.jpgShawnee’s Isaiah Johns finished second in the boys high school race during Tuesday’s Allen County Invitational in Faurot Park. Richard Parrish | The Lima News
Spencerville’s Lillee Stewart finished third in the girls high school race during Tuesday’s Allen County Invitational in Faurot Park. Spencerville’s Lillee Stewart finished third in the girls high school race during Tuesday’s Allen County Invitational in Faurot Park.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2020/10/web1_Allen-County-XC-RP-03-1.jpgSpencerville’s Lillee Stewart finished third in the girls high school race during Tuesday’s Allen County Invitational in Faurot Park. Spencerville’s Lillee Stewart finished third in the girls high school race during Tuesday’s Allen County Invitational in Faurot Park. Richard Parrish | The Lima News
Ava Milligan of Delphos St. John’s finished fourth in the girls high school race during Tuesday’s Allen County Invitational in Faurot Park.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2020/10/web1_Allen-County-XC-RP-06-1.jpgAva Milligan of Delphos St. John’s finished fourth in the girls high school race during Tuesday’s Allen County Invitational in Faurot Park. Richard Parrish | The Lima News
Allen East’s Hunter Sidle finished fourth in the boys high school race during Tuesday’s Allen County Invitational in Faurot Park.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2020/10/web1_Allen-County-XC-RP-11-1.jpgAllen East’s Hunter Sidle finished fourth in the boys high school race during Tuesday’s Allen County Invitational in Faurot Park. Richard Parrish | The Lima News
Lima Senior’s Anthony Lutz finished sixth in the boys high school race during Tuesday’s Allen County Invitational in Faurot Park.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2020/10/web1_Allen-County-XC-RP-12-1.jpgLima Senior’s Anthony Lutz finished sixth in the boys high school race during Tuesday’s Allen County Invitational in Faurot Park. Richard Parrish | The Lima News
Elida’s Connor Broshes, left, and Sean Dancs compete in Tuesday’s Allen County Invitational in Faurot Park.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2020/10/web1_Allen-County-XC-RP-14-1.jpgElida’s Connor Broshes, left, and Sean Dancs compete in Tuesday’s Allen County Invitational in Faurot Park. Richard Parrish | The Lima News
Lima Central Catholic’s Emily Morrisey competes in Tuesday’s Allen County Invitational in Faurot Park.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2020/10/web1_Allen-County-XC-RP-07-1.jpgLima Central Catholic’s Emily Morrisey competes in Tuesday’s Allen County Invitational in Faurot Park. Richard Parrish | The Lima News
Elida’s Ninzi Sackinger competes in Tuesday’s Allen County Invitational in Faurot Park.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2020/10/web1_Allen-County-XC-RP-04-1.jpgElida’s Ninzi Sackinger competes in Tuesday’s Allen County Invitational in Faurot Park. Richard Parrish | The Lima News
Shawnee’s Stump wins girls race

By Mark Altstaetter

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