Boys Varsity Cross Country, Girls Varsity Cross Country · Girls XC Wins District Title, Boys Place 2nd


The Bexley Lions Girls and Boys Cross Country teams both ran in the Division II District Meet this past Saturday at Hilliard Darby. The Lady Lions took home first place and the Boys finished second overall.

The Girls ran a great team race placing 5 in the top 13 to score 41 points and claim first place. They were followed by Jonathan Alder (59 points), Buckeye Valley (68 points), Marion Highland (119 points), Heath (130 points), Bloom-Carroll (160 points), Columbus Academy (164 points), and Utica (196 points).

The Lady Lions were led by Claire MacDonald who ran a 19:24 to place 2nd overall individually. Not far behind MacDonald was Maria Steinke crossing the finish line 4th overall with a time of 19:43. Karleigh Place ran a time of 20:06 which was good enough for 10th place. Rylee Barno and Hannah Hayden finished the race together with a time of 20:23 which earned them 12th and 13th place. Alexandra Grieshop and Lily Keller also ran for the Lions placing 20th and 21st respectively.

The Boys team scored 67 points which was second overall only trailing Heath (47 points). The Lions finished ahead of the following teams; Marion Highland (83 points), Columbus Academy (85 points), Utica (119 points), Pleasant (139 points), Linden-McKinley (194 points), and River Valley (195 points).

The Lions were led by Solomon McDow who finished with a time of 17:16 which placed him 10th overall. A herd of Lions crossed the Lions shortly after McDow, as Spencer Stevenson was 12th overall with a time of 17:21, Miller MacDonald was 14th with a time of 17:24, and John Laing and Elliot Roe both crossed with a time of 17:27 good for 15th and 16th. Rob Donahey was not far behind running a 17:32 for 17th place, and Athanasius Young ran a 18:15 to finish in 28th place.

Both teams will race in the DII Regional Meet this Saturday at Pickerington North High School.