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Girls Cross Country At ECC Championships Saturday

Posted on: October 11, 2018

SETTING THE SCENE:  Following a fifth place finish at the Ross Invitational and the close of the regular season, the Lady Eagles now focus on the upcoming Eastern Cincinnati Conference Championships.


THE UPCOMING DOCKET: The Eastern Cincinnati Conference Championship Meet has arrived.  With four runners finishing in the top ten, Kings won the 2017 team championship.  Tied with 140 points each, Loveland and Milford shared fourth place.  Current team members who competed include Emma Beck (20:48, 22nd), Olivia Loeffler (20:51, 24th), Gretchen Feldkamp (21:28, 35th), Hailey Steiner (21:59) and Brooklyn George (22.17).

Though the meet has historically taken place at the Eagles’ home course at Valley View, the 2018 meet will be held at West Clermont High School. The varsity race is set for a 9:00 am start time, with the girls open race scheduled for 10:00 am. 


A LOOK BACK:  Milford finished the Ross Invitational in fifth place of fifteen teams, and two Lady Eagles finished in the top ten.  Emmy Sager finished the course in 20:34, good for seventh place, while teammate Olivia Loeffler placed ninth with a time of 20:44. Emily Rodeffer (22:06, 30th) was the third Lady Eagle to cross the finish, followed by Gretchen Feldkamp (22:27, 37th), Emma Beck (22:39, 46th), Brooklyn George (22:41, 47th), and Kat Perez (23:01, 56th).

St. Ursula Academy won the Invite, followed by Miamisburg and Oak Hills.  Riley Bahr of Wyoming won the individual medal with a time of 19:11.

Click HERE to see official results of the Ross Invitational.


INSIDE THE NUMBERS:  As the ECC meet approaches, the top third of the ECC standings saw only minor adjustments.  Individual standings as of October 9:  Emmy Sager (11th), Olivia Loeffler (28th), Emma Beck (31st), Emily Rodeffer (37th), Brooke Stansell (t-54th), Gretchen Feldkamp (62nd), Sam Conrad (t-63rd), Claire Perrin (t-63rd), Kat Perez (66th), Hailey Steiner (68th), and Brooklyn George (70th).


POLL WATCH:  For the past month the top five teams in the area coaches’ poll have remained steady, and week seven is no exception: Lakota East, Mason, and ECC schools Turpin, Kings, and Loveland remain the top five teams.  Walnut Hills fell to ninth from eighth, while Anderson (5) was the only ECC program to receive votes; click HERE for the poll for week seven.