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Girls Cross Country Takes Sixth Place at Centerville Saturday Night Lights

Posted on: September 26, 2018

SETTING THE SCENE:  A cool evening set the scene for new season or best times, as the Lady Eagles finished in sixth place among a field of 47 teams and 395 individual runners in the Varsity A event at the Centerville Saturday Night Lights event.  The Eagles have no events on the schedule in the upcoming week to rest prior to the Ross Invite, ECC championships and the postseason.


THE UPCOMING DOCKET: The Lady Eagles will have a break as they prepare for the final phase of the season.  Milford’s girls cross country team will be back in action at the Ross Invitational on Sat., Oct. 6, looking to continue the progress made thus far at the last regular season invite before the Eastern Cincinnati Conference Championships.


A LOOK BACK:  The Lady Eagles finished in the front of the pack at Centerville’s Saturday Night Lights Varsity A race, sprinting to a 6th place team finish among 47 teams. Milford’s Emmy Sager finished in 3rd place with a new best time of 19:21, just 21 seconds behind the lead finisher.  The remaining team members all set new career or season best times as well: Olivia Loeffler (38th, 20:38); Emma Beck (51st, 20:48); Emily Rodeffer (62nd, 20:57); Gretchen Feldkamp (145th, 22:05); Claire Perrin (149th, 22:06); and Kat Perez (163rd, 22:11).

The team from Wheaton Warrensville South (Illinois) won the Varsity A race, followed by Hilliard Davidson (Ohio), St. Ursula, Cooper (Kentucky), Centerville and Milford.  Avery Stewart from St. Ursula won the individual award with a time of 19:00, followed by Addie Engel of Springfield Catholic Central (19:01) and Milford’s Sager.

Complete results for Centerville’s Saturday Night Lights can be found HERE.


INSIDE THE NUMBERS:  With all runners setting career or season best times at Saturday Night Lights, a number of Lady Eagles moved up to about the top third in the ECC standings as of Sept. 26:  Emmy Sager (11th), Olivia Loeffler (27th), Emma Beck (30th), Emily Rodeffer (36th), Brooke Stansell (t-54th), Gretchen Feldkamp (61st), Sam Conrad (t-62nd), Claire Perrin (t-62nd), Kat Perez (65th), and Hailey Steiner (67th).


POLL WATCH:  There were again no changes in the top five of the area coaches’ poll for week five, and Lakota East, Mason, and ECC schools Turpin, Kings, and Loveland remain the top teams.  Walnut Hills entered the poll at ninth, while Anderson, previously tenth, fell out of the top ten but received 9 votes.  Following their performance at Centerville’s Saturday Night Lights, Milford received 5 votes in week five; click HERE for the latest Cincinnati Enquirer area coaches’ poll.