Varsity Cross Country · Boys Finish Ninth, Girls Tenth at District Meet


Brooke Bechtel qualified for next week’s OHSAA Regional Meet when she ran to an 11th-place finish at the OHSAA District Meet at Lorain County Community College to help the Berea-Midpark Girls take tenth place with a team score of 261 points. The boys finished in ninth place with a score of 265 points.

Girls Recap
Bechtel, a sophomore, has peaked at the right time and has run some of the best races of this season over the last two meets. Her 11th-place finish today helped her qualify for next weeks OHSAA Regional Meet at Boardman High School. Just last week, Bechtel earned First Team All-Southwestern Conference honors for an 8th-place finish at the conference meet.

Bechtel placed 11th in a field of 76 runners with a 5k time of 21:04.7. Brooke Kosakowski and Sadie Hunter were the next two finishers for Berea-Midpark.  They crossed the finish line side by side with a times of 24:36.1 (Kosakowski) and 24:36.3 (Hunter).

Summer Vargo (25:11.4) and Nicole Huang (26:04.2) ran to 63rd and 68th-place finishes to round Berea-Midpark’s scoring effort.

Boys Recap
For the second straight week at Lorain County Community College, Thomas Coble was Berea-Midpark’s top finisher. Coble just missed the top 16 qualifying mark when he took 17th place with a readout of 17.53.3.

Antonio Burton and Ian Taylor finished next for the Titans with Burton clocking in with a time of 18:55.6 to finish 44th, while Taylor placed 63rd with a time of 19:33.5.

Noah Hopkins and Spencer Reardon ran with each other throughout the 5K trek. Hopkins ran a time of 19:55.6 to finish 69th, while Reardon placed 72nd with a time of 20:01.4.

Titans Results
Girls | 10th Place | 5K | 261 points
11th | Brooke Bechtel | 21:04.7
59th | Brooke Kosakowski | 24:36.1
60th | Sadie Hunter | 24:36.3
63rd | Summer Vargo | 25:11.4
68th | Nicole Huang | 26:04.2
69th | Emma Garr | 26:06.1
71st | Theresa Candow | 28:30.8

Boys | 9th Place | 5K | 265 points
17th | Thomas Coble | 17:53.3
44th | Antonio Burton | 18:55.6
63rd | Ian Taylor | 19:33.5
69th | Noah Hopkins | 19:55.6
72nd | Spencer Reardon | 20:01.4
73rd | Mason Cook | 20:02.8
75th | Logan Zsembik | 20:14.9

UP NEXT
Bechtel will compete at the OHSAA Regional Meet at Boardman High School on Saturday October 31st.  The Division 1 girls race is set to begin at 4pm.