PHOTO BY BETH CHENEVEY
Dalton’s Ava Fivecoat, Lauren Clos, Molly Soehnlen, Brianna Chenevey and Janae Hostetler.
By ARIEL STAHLER
Gazette & News sports writer
Both Dalton High School’s girls and boys cross country teams found success at the Sandy Valley Invitational Sept. 25.
“The girls team packed well with three of them earning medals and helping the team to a second place finish,” said Dalton’s head coach Jodi Augspurger. “On the boys side, freshman Caleb Hofstetter was our lone medal winner leading the boys team to a third place finish. Both of the teams that beat us are Division II, so the boys put in a really solid effort to finish in third.”
Sandy Valley (52) placed first in the girls small school team results. Dalton (55) was second, Buckeye Trail (111) came in third, Western Reserve Academy (121) placed fourth and Tuslaw (133) was fifth.
Janae Hostetler was Dalton’s first finisher and medal winner with her eighth overall individual finish at 21:26.12. Brianna Chenevey was a medal winner and right behind Hostetler in ninth place at 21:59.20. Molly Soehnlen came in 11th place and won a medal with her time of 22:09.34. Lauren Clos was also a medal winner with her 12th place finish of 22:10.65. Aly Jackson (23:08.72) was 20th, Ava Fivecoat (23:21.34.) place 27th, Kendel Nussbaum (24:56.02) finished 47th, Jordan Nussbaum (26:00.29) came in 61st place and Ashley Lehman (27:12.82) was 72nd.
Tuslaw (55) won the boys small school team race. Fairless (99) finished second, Dalton (107) was third, Claymont (133) came in fourth and Buckeye Trail (160) rounded out the top five.
Hofstetter won a medal and placed 11th individually with a time of 18:33.46. Ely Hutson came in 16th place with a time of 18:54.88. Jacob Fink was 25th at 19:20.33. Karey Lehman finished 29th at 19:44.20.
Jordan Muth was 34th with a time of 20:09.47. Nick Hofstetter came in 51st place with a time of 20:41.09. Nolan Miller was 82nd at 22:22.13. Tristan Turner finished 92nd at 23:34.95.