HILLIARD — Saturday’s district boys and girls cross country meet at Hilliard Darby High School consisted of six separate Division I sectionals... three of which advanced runners who finished in the top 20 to regionals and three others in which the top 24 finishers moved on.
Unfortunately for Logan senior Gabe Rosado, he placed 24th in a sectional that only advanced finishers in the top 20 to regional competition.
The Lady Chiefs were tenth out of 17 teams in their sectional/district and the Chieftains were 12th out of 16 teams in theirs as Logan’s cross country season came to a close.
The Logan boys (292 points) were in a sectional that advanced the top five teams and individuals who placed in the top 20 to next Saturday’s regional at Pickerington North High School.
Teams moving on were Gahanna (35), Upper Arlington (79), Olentangy Liberty (80), Lancaster (102) and Dublin Scioto (137).
Rosado (16:56.1), who had a terrific season, finished less than 11 seconds behind the 20th-place finisher, Hilliard Bradley junior Joshua George (16:45.7).
The Chiefs ran five seniors, a junior and a sophomore in Saturday’s sectional/district.
Josh Franco (17:52) was 51st, Ethan Long (17:53.6) 53rd, junior Dylan Burns (18:42.6) 78th, Izak Bukky 86th (19:04.5), Colin Rimkus 90th (19:21.4) and sophomore Kayden Reed 100th (20:18.4) out of 112 runners.
Meanwhile, the Logan girls (344 points) were in a sectional where the top six teams and those who finished in the top 24 advanced to next Saturday’s Pick North regional.
Hilliard Davidson (23 points) had five of the top eight finishers in winning the sectional title, with Lancaster (86), Gahanna (93), Big Walnut (103), Olentangy Berlin (121) and Pickerington North (153) all advancing to the regional.
Five sophomores and two seniors represented the Lady Chiefs.
Sophie Boelk (22:06.9) placed 52nd to lead the Lady Chiefs, with fellow sophomore Julia Ly (22:43.5) 57th out of 115 total runners.
Sophomore Brooke Lindsey (24:22.7), senior Mahala Taulbee (24:25.1) and senior Grace Mullett (24:28.6) finished in a pack — 79th, 80th and 81st, respectively — while sophomore Rylee Campbell was 85th (24:45.2) and tenth-grader Tavi Smith was 91st (25:06.5).