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Lady Hounds are conference XC champs

It was a clean sweep for the Seas family at the Southern Hills Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships last week in Ripley.

Dan and Matt Seas from Peebles finished 1-2 in the high school boys championship while Jenny Seas was the top finisher for the girls.

Despite the strong finishes from the two Seas boys, Peebles finished third as a team closely behind second place Eastern. Fairfield blew away the competition as they had a third place finisher and then spots five through 12 to comfortably take home the championship.

Manchester finished fourth, one point behind Peebles while West Union came in eighth out of nine teams.

Manchester’s top finishers in the boy’s high school race included Jamie Combs (13th), Rickey DeAtley (22nd), Ethan Pennywitt (24th) and Logan Hanson (26th). Adam Fulton was West Union’s top finisher (28th).

West Union’s Ashley Hackworth finished behind Seas in the girl’s high school race but it was the Manchester Lady Hounds who took home the league title while West Union finished as runners up.

Other top scores in the high school girl’s race included Abby Faulkner from Peebles (5th), Madigan Marshall from West Union (6th), while Billie Jean Kinhalt, Kelsey Friend, Xena Crummie and Amanda Farthing from Manchester finished 7th, 9th, 12th and 13th respectively.

In the junior high events, the West Union boys took home the top area team finish coming in third place while the top individual finisher for the junior high girls in the area was Alisan Behr from Peebles who finished sixth.

Other boys individual top finishers from the area included West Union’s Levi Carter (6th), Manchester’s Dalton Williams (7th), West Union’s Colt Parker (12th), West Union’s Steven Runyan (18th) while Damon Baker and Trenton McCann from North Adams finished 19th and 20th respectively.

After Behr in the junior high girl’s race, other area top finishers included Kendra Grooms and Katie Fulton from West Union who finished ninth and 10th, Alyssa Mays from North Adams (11th) and Megann Stamm and Jenna McClanahan from from Manchester (13th and 16th respectively).

Reach Charles Grove 937-544-2391 or cgrove@civitasmedia.com.

In her final SHAC Meet, West Union senior Madigan Marshall placed sixth in the race with a time of 21:55.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_Marshall.jpgIn her final SHAC Meet, West Union senior Madigan Marshall placed sixth in the race with a time of 21:55. Mark Carpenter | People’s Defender

Placing 13th out of 78 runners in the SHAC high school boys race was Manchester’s Jamie Combs.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_Combs.jpgPlacing 13th out of 78 runners in the SHAC high school boys race was Manchester’s Jamie Combs. Mark Carpenter | People’s Defender
WUHS second in HS girls race

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