Lincolnview won the boys’ championship and Columbus Grove won the girls’ title in the Northwest Conference cross country meet run Saturday morning in Columbus Grove. Crestview finished second in both races. Columbus Grove (boys) and Lincolnview (girls) took third place finishes. Junior High races were won by Columbus Grove (boys) and Crestview (girls).
Lincolnview’s Austin Elick ran the best individual time of 16:33 in winning the boys’ race and was voted by the coaches as NWC Male Runner of the Year. Boone Brubaker (CG; 16:49) finished second with Austin Conrad (SV, 17:05) completing the race as the third place finisher.
Crestview’s Ashley Bowen (18:55) defeated two-time champion Taylor Ellerbrock (19:41) of Columbus Grove in the girls’ race with a winning time of and was voted NWC Female Runner of the Year. Grove’s Alyssa Ellerbrock (20:01) finished out the top three.
Lincolnview’s Matt Langdon was voted by the coaches as the Boys’ Coach of the Year with the honors for Girls’ Coach of the Year going to Grove’s Jason Jay.
1. Lincolnview 35, 2. Crestview 65, 3. Columbus Grove 68, 4. Paulding 82, 5. Spencerville 128, 6. Bluffton 188, 7. Ada 195, 8. Allen East 207
NWC Individual Champion: Austin Elick, Lincolnview
1. Columbus Grove 22, 2. Crestview 60, 3. Lincolnview 64, 4. Ada 107, 5. Paulding 116, 6. Spencerville NTS, 6. Bluffton NTS
NWC Individual Champion: Ashley Bowen, Crestview