ONTARIO - Jason Willman crossed the finish line first and Seneca East finished first in the Ontario Invitational. Willman finished in a time of 17:10. Teammate Wes Pipher finished eighth in 17:30 and Jared Stockmaster finished 11th in 17:39. Also scoring for the Tigers were Carson Pipher in 17th (17:54) and Jeff Briggs in 18th (17:59).
Lexington finished in second, followed by Hillard Davidson and Norwalk.
Upper Sandusky finished 10th in the 15-team event. The top-man for the Rams was Garrett Miller in 12th (17:40).
In the girls race, Upper Sandusky finished 11th. Halee Stief finished 22nd overall in 21:59.
Stockaders, Alexander run 1-2
OREGON - Zach Alexander's runner-up finish highlighted a trio of top-10 runners for Old Fort and two more teammates ran in the top 15 Saturday as the Stockaders upended Elmwood for the Black crown at the Cardinal Stritch Invitational.
Alexander ran second in 16:33.66, Nathan Alexander captured eighth (17:32.43) and Marcus Meyers came in 10th (17:37.87) to fuel Old Fort's 47-51 triumph over the Royals.
Brad Bannister added a 12th (17:41.17) for Old Fort and Adam Alexander ended 15th (17:55.19).
Calvert captured sixth with 178 points on the strength of Joe Brodman's third (16:35.11).
St. Wendelin took ninth (207), with Jorden Nye clocking in 13th (17:47.97).
Neither New Riegel nor Bettsville fielded full teams. Jacob Welly finished 33rd (18:35.36) for New Riegel and Bettsville's Dominic King claimed 42nd (19:04.47).
Smith races to Cardinal Stritch title
OREGON - Calvert's Olivia Smith captured top individual honors to lead a list of five area top-20 runners Saturday in the Black Division of the Cardinal Stritch Invitational.
Smith crossed the line in 20:58.58, beating runner-up Jocelyn Reinhart (21:08.5) of St. Wendelin by nearly 10 seconds.
St. Wendelin's Sara Goddard added a sixth (21:41.060 and Calvert's Abby Sullivan finished 14th (22:18.47).
Elmwood held off Blissfield, 77-83, for the title. Calvert ended fifth with 118 points in the 12-team race, and St. Wendelin took seventh over New Riegel by a 156-176 margin.
Ashley Mathias ended 25th (22:51.6) to lead New Riegel.
Chieftains third at Widewater
TEXAS - Avery Gatchell and Aaron Lucius each turned in top-five efforts Saturday to guide Hopewell-Loudon to third in the Black Division at the Liberty Center Widewater Invitational.
Archbold held off Liberty Center 53-60 for the crown, with the Chieftains bettering Perrysburg 74-104 for third.
Gatchell crossed the line fourth (17:12.5) and Lucius came in fifth (17:17.58) for H-L.
Daniel leads locals at Van Wert
VAN WERT - Julia Daniel out-kicked Lakota's Cariss Reese by eight seconds Saturday to finish second and lead Mohawk to third in the Blue Division at the Van Wert County Hospital Invitational.
Daniel finished in 20:02 for the Warriors, who scored 151 points.
Minster beat Spencerville 36-88 for the championship in the 16-team field. Lakota did not field a full team.
Heather Daniel added a 23rd (21:34) for Mohawk.
Reese ended in 20:10 for Lakota.
In the boys Blue Division, Mohawk ended eighth with 252 points and Lakota finished 17th with 402 points.
Mohawk's Mitch Brown led the area boys by taking 38th (18:23).
Luke Baker crossed the line 53rd (18:44) for Lakota.