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Land of Lakes Conference cross country results


Westview won its first Land of Lakes Conference middle school boys cross country championship in 17 years last Thursday night at West Noble.

Led by individual runner-up Roman Miller (10:24) and third-place finisher Matthew Yoder (10:36), the Warriors came in with a team score of 29 points, half of the total garnered by the second-place squad, West Noble (58). Fairfield was third with 63.

The remaining five Westview runners finished in slots 8-12, earning each all-conference honors along with Miller and Yoder. That Warrior pack included Kolten Lewton (10:59), Benjamin Miller (11:01), Richmond Stoltzfus (11:03), Coby Knowles (11:05) and Derek Miller (11:25).

Landon Miller of Fairfield was the boys individual medalist with a time of 10:17.

Kaleb Wadsworth paced Lakeland in the boys meet. Wadsworth placed 18th overall in a clocking of 11:52.

Josh Davenport was the first Prairie Heights runner to complete the boys race, taking 26th position in 12:22. Leading The Howe School with a 29th-place result in 12:38 was Lahwig Nailor.



Michaella Burchett of Lakeland ran to a second-place finish in last Thursday’s Land of Lakes Conference middle school girls cross country meet held at West Noble.

Burchett completed the race in a time of 12:50, five seconds faster than Delaney Hochstetler (12:55) of Fairfield, who placed third. Winning the event with a clocking of 12:29 was Calyn Howell of Fairfield.

Lydia Rang and Alyssa Miller of Westview finished seventh and eighth, respectively in times of 13:05 and 13:11. Teammates Olivia Hibbs and Taylor Trittipo also gained all-conference honors, as Hibbs placed 15th in 13:44 and Trittipo 19th in 13:57.

Two other LaGrange County girls finished in the top 20 to wind up on the All-LLC list. Katie Cooper of Prairie Heights was 18th in a time of 13:56 and Noelle Davenport of Lakeland was 20th in 14:01.

West Noble won its 17th consecutive girls team championship with a score of 36 points. Fairfield was second with 43 and Westview third with 70.