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Calloway runs 19:31, takes 3rd at Manchester InviteRochester 12th, Valley 16th in boys meet

BY VAL TSOUTSOURIS

Sports Editor, RTC

Cross-country

Junior Madilyn Calloway was third overall in 19:31 and helped lead the Rochester girls cross-country team to a fifth-place finish out of 17 teams at the season-opening Manchester Invitational Saturday.

Sophomore Araceli Ochoa ran a 20:32 and finished 18th to also earn a medal. Zoe Seward ran a 21:50, Madison Heizmann ran a 23:28, and Elena Bode ran a 23:50.

Meanwhile, Tippecanoe Valley placed 15th. Freshman Chesnee Miller was 23rd in a field of 130 runners after running a 20:59. Ella Myers ran a 24:29, Maria Henderson ran a 25:13, Talia Holder ran a 25:16, and Ava Craig ran a 26:13.

Culver Academy won the team title with 71 points, four fewer than Valparaiso. The Lady Zs were the defending champions.

Culver Academy’s Lexi Allen won the individual title in 18:39.

In the boys meet, RHS was 12th and Valley 16th out of a field of 20 teams.

Peyton Hiatt was the fastest Zebra, placing 15th in 17:33. Dylan Steininger ran an 18:25, Chris Rohr ran an 18:51, Wesley Steininger ran a 20:38, and Lane Shank ran a 22:18. RHS has no seniors.

Matthew Howes took 24th overall in 17:58 to lead Valley. Chase Miller ran a 19:55, Brady Rodgers ran a 20:09, Evan Myers ran a 20:54, Jace Holloway ran a 21:28, and Grayson Sriver ran a 27:51

Penn’s Mariano Retzloff and Carter Kaser took the top two individual spots in 16:34 and 16:41, respectively. They also led Penn to the team title.

MANCHESTER INVITATIONAL GIRLS RESULTS (POINTS IN PARENTHESES): Culver Academy 71, Valparaiso 75, Fort Wayne South Side 107, East Noble 113, Rochester 173, Penn 222, Maconaquah 230, Fairfield 234, Garrett 256, Fremont 263, Manchester 279, Fort Wayne North Side 295, Bluffton 306, Mishawaka Marian 310, Tippecanoe Valley 347, Leo 461, Peru 468

Incomplete teams: Fort Wayne Northrop, Fort Wayne Blackhawk, Lakeland Christian, Lakewood Park, Whitko, Eastside, North Miami, Boone Grove

Rochester results (173 points, fifth place)

3. Madilyn Calloway - 19:31 (3), 18. Araceli Ochoa - 20:32 (15), 36. Zoe Seward - 21:50 (32), 65. Madison Heinzmann - 23:28 (59), 70. Elena Bode - 23:50 (64)

Valley results (347 points, 15th place)

23. Chesnee Miller - 20:59 (20), 81. Ella Myers - 24:29 (72), 94. Maria Henderson - 25:13 (80), 97. Talia Holder - 25:16 (83), 108. Ava Craig - 26:13 (92)

Manchester Invitational boys results (points in parentheses): Penn 30, Morgan Township 80, Fort Wayne Northrop 90, Culver Academy 126, East Noble 143, Garrett 214, Mishawaka Marian 246, Valparaiso 250, Fort Wayne North Side 254, Manchester 258, Fort Wayne South Side 299, Rochester 317, Peru 368, Bluffton 377, Lakewood Park 405, Tippecanoe Valley 407, Fort Wayne Blackhawk 423, Maconaquah 485, Calumet 493, Columbia City 505

Incomplete teams: Fairfield, Fremont, Lakeland Christian, Whitko, North Miami, Boone Grove, Eastside

Rochester results (317 points, 12th place)

15. Peyton Hiatt - 17:33 (15), 36. Dylan Steininger - 18:25 (33), 54. Chris Rohr - 18:51 (51), 102. Wesley Steininger - 20:38 (95), 136. Lane Shank - 22:18 (123)

Valley results (407 points, 16th place)

24. Matthew Howes - 17:58 (22), 87. Chase Miller - 19:55 (82), 93. Brady Rodgers - 20:09 (87), 108. Evan Myers - 20:54 (101), 126. Jace Holloway - 21:28 (115), 155. Grayson Sriver - 27:51


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