GALION — The Colonel Crawford girls cross country program won its second consecutive Division III district championship on Saturday at Amann Reservoir.
The Eagles tallied 44 points to outpace Ashland Crestview (54 points) for the title. Wynford (78 points) finished third and St. Paul (108 points) placed fourth to round out the four regional qualifying teams.
Five Colonel Crawford runners finished in the top 25, including three in the top five, to help pace the Eagles to the team championship. Gabby Roston finished in third place with a time of 20:07 to lead the Eagles.
Olivia Hardy was just behind her teammate, placing fourth with a time of 20:43.2. Izzy Roston completed the course in 20:58 to claim fifth place.
Cecelia Chase placed 13th with a time of 21:25.7. Maria Smith came in 24th place, posting a time of 22.12.2.
Sheba Sulser finished in 35th place with a time of 23:11.4. Olivia Chase crossed the finish line in 24:23.4 to take 51st place.
Wynford’s top five runners were close together in the final standings, all finishing in the top 25 to book their passage back to the regional meet. Allison Lust was the pacesetter, finishing in 14th place with a time of 21:29.7. Chloe Kaple came in 16th place, posting a time of 21:38. Briana Westrick crossed the finish line in 17th place, turning in a time of 21:46.9.
Rounding out the top five runners for the Royals were Amelia Karcher, who placed 20th with a time of 22:03.8, and Emma Hensel, who came in 23rd place with a time of 22:12.1.
Wynford’s Hazel Stone finished in 28th place with a time of 22:24.1. Ruth Kaple placed 59th, turning in a time of 25:27.6.
In the boys meet, Colonel Crawford’s Luke Lawson qualified for the Tiffin regional after finishing in 13th place. His time was 17:41.
The Eagles placed fifth in the final team standings. Following are the rest of the Colonel Crawford boys individual results: Landon Sutter, 23rd, 18:22.7; Adam Scott, 29th, 18:37.3; Jack Agee, 36th, 18:56.1.; Carson James, 50th, 19:55.6; Aden Wagner, 59th, 20:26.6; Grant Heinle, 70th, 21:19.9.
Buckeye Central’s Caden Young finished in 16th place to book his spot in the regional meet. His time was 17:51.7.
St. Paul (33 points) won the boys district championship. Seneca East (70 points) finished second. New London (82 points) was third and Ashland Crestview (114 points) came in fourth place to earn the final regional meet berth.
The Division III regional championships are scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 30 at Hedges-Boyer Park in Tiffin. The girls race begins at 9 a.m. followed by the boys race at 10 a.m.