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Three Peebles cross country runners going to state

It was a big day for Peebles at the regional cross country meet on Saturday, Oct. 31 as three Indians qualified for the state cross country meet on Nov. 7.

The brother-sister trio of Dan, Matt and Jenny Seas all qualified for the state tournament by finishing individually in the top 16 of their races.

The Manchester boys team failed to qualify for state, finishing 15th out of 16 teams while the Manchester girls team also had their season end at the regional competition as they finished 12th out of 16 after winning the district competition.

The West Union girls team was able to one-up their Adams County rivals as the Lady Dragons finished 10th, two spots ahead of the Lady Hounds, but unfortunately for West Union, they also did not qualify for state.

Freshman Jenny Seas finished second in her race, losing out only to senior Rachel Wentworth from Garaway by fewer than five seconds.

Dan and Matt Seas also had strong performances in the boy’s competition with the senior Dan finishing sixth while his sophomore brother Matt finished 14th.

West Union senior Ashley Hackworth just missed out on a trip to state in the girl’s race. Hackworth finished 18th, two spots from qualifying for this weekend’s competition.

Other area results for the girls included West Union senior Madigan Marshall (53rd), Peebles sophomore Abby Faulkner (68th), Manchester freshman Billie Kinhalt (85th), Manchester senior Amanda Farthing (86th), Manchester junior Kelsey Friend (90th), West Union junior Rebekah McCarty (100th), West Union junior Cassidy Blyhte (101st), Manchester junior Xena Crummie (109th), West Union junior Shannon Runyan (112th), Manchester junior Lydia Lopez (113th), West Union sophomore Morgan Edminston (114th), West Union sophomore Kylee Camp (123rd) and Manchester freshman Taylor Hackney (124th).

For the Manchester boys, sophomore Logan Hanson led the team with a team-best finish of 68th place while fellow sophomore Jamie Combs finished close behind in 73rd place. Senior Rickey DeAtley finished 91st, sophomore Ethan Pennywitt finished 96th, junior Brendon Kessler finished 110th and sophomore Austin Stamper finished 116th.

The Division III Ohio High School Athletic Association Cross Country Championship will take place on Nov. 7 at the National Trail Raceway in Hebron. The girl’s race will begin at 11:30 a.m. while the boy’s race will begin at 1:30 p.m. Tickets for entry to the competitions are $9 per person.

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

Dan and Matt Seas, both of whom qualified for the state competition on Nov. 7 in Hebron.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_dan-mattRIO.jpgDan and Matt Seas, both of whom qualified for the state competition on Nov. 7 in Hebron. Courtesy Photos

Jenny Seas finished second in her regional race and will participate in the state competition on Nov. 7 in Hebron.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_IMG_2052.jpgJenny Seas finished second in her regional race and will participate in the state competition on Nov. 7 in Hebron. Courtesy Photos

By Charles Grove

cgrove@civitasmedia.com

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