The dominance continued for the Lansing Catholic girls cross country team.
Olivia Theis was the top overall finisher at Friday’s Division 3 regional meet at Uncle John’s Cider Mill while helping the Cougars win the team title.
Lansing Catholic had a score of 27 and finished 40 points ahead of runner-up Ithaca. Leslie took third with 91 points to also qualify for next week’s state meet at Michigan International Speedway.
Theis finished with a time of 18:26.8 and was one of four Lansing Catholic runners to finish in the top seven. Lauren Cleary was the runner-up, Jaden Theis was third and Grace Frost took seven for the Cougars.
The Lansing Catholic boys also captured the regional title with 30 points – finishing 15 ahead of runner-up Stockbridge. Bath took third.
Lansing Catholic had six runners finish among the top-15 led by a third-place showing from junior Ryan Schroeder. Eli Meder was fourth, Sammy Migalder took fifth and Eric Warriner was seventh.
Stockbridge’s Jake Chapman was the regional champion with a time of 16:42.1 and teammate Jack Youngblood was the runner-up.
Other top-10 finishing boys runners were Bath’s Cole Trevino (sixth), Ithaca’s Ranson Allen (eighth), Leslie’s Devin Gibbs (ninth) and Connor McElvain (10th) of Saranac.
Ithaca’s Courtney Allen (fifth) and Amelia Freestone (10th) and Leslie’s Rachel Wiltse (ninth) were the other girls runners from the area to place in the top 10 at the regional.
DIVISION 2 AT UNCLE JOHNS: Dillan Haviland was the overall champion and helped the St. Johns boys team qualify for the state meet with a runner-up finish at the regional.
Haviland had a time of 16:11.3 and was one of four Lansing area boys runners to finish in the top-10 overall. Fowlerville’s Chris Davis was third, Sexton’s Awot Kindiya took fourth, DeWitt’s Dakota Dietz was seventh and Williamston’s Aaron Davis was 10th.
Trevor Luznak, Mason Berridge, Joey Fox and Nolan Wirth joined Haviland among the top 20 finishers for St. Johns.
In the girls portion of the meet, Mason sophomore Cecilia Stalzer added to her strong season by capturing a regional title. She finished with a time of 18:34.6 – just under 22 seconds faster than runner-up Katie Vitou of DeWitt.
Vitou led a strong showing by DeWitt, which was second as a team and finished six points behind champion East Grand Rapids. Hannah Adler was fourth and Ashley Shipps took seventh for the Panthers.
Other Lansing area runners in the top-10 included Haslett’s Lidia Clarizio (fifth), Amanda Young (10th) and Taryn Chapko (eighth) of St. Johns.
DIVISION 1 AT BRIGHTON: Juniors Saano Murembya and Paul McKinley helped the Okemos boys capture a regional title. Murembya was the regional champ with a time of 15:36 and McKinley was the runner-up as the Chiefs finished with a score of 78.
Grand Ledge’s Chrisitan Hubaker and Tyler McCartney took fourth and fifth and East Lansing’s Evan Meyer was sixth.
The Okemos girls also qualified for the state meet as a team by taking third. Freshman Brooke Soper took 16th and was the Chiefs’ top finisher. Sal Bubolz and Anna VanHlll also finished in the top-20.
Grand Ledge senior Jenna Magness was the individual regional champion with a time of 18:15.9. Grand Ledge’s Claudia Baryo and East Lansing’s Anya Brett (ninth) also finished in the top 10.
DIVISION 2 AT DELTA COLLEGE: Senior Noah Jacobs won his third straight individual regional title while helping Corunna boys capture the team championship. Jacobs was one of seven Cavs runners to finish in the top 15.
On the girls side, Alma took second and Owosso third to qualify for the state meet. Kaitlyn Owens was eighth overall in 20:22 to pace Owosso.
DIVISION 2 AT PORTAGE: Eaton Rapids’ Taylor Rouse finished fifth overall with a time of 16:43.1 and was the only area runner to finish in the top 10.
DIVISION 4 AT VANDERCOOK LAKE: Aubrey George was the individual champion and one of six runners to finish in the top 10 overall for the Pewamo-Westphalia girls, who captured the team title.
The Pirates had a score of 24, while Fowler took second and Potterville was third.
Other area girls finishing in the top 10 were Fowler’s Morgan Goerge (fourth) and Michaela Ward (eighth).
The Pewamo-Westphalia boys also took the team title with a score of 35 – 31 ahead of runner-up Potterville. Lansing Christian was third.
Bryce Thelen was second overall and one of four P-W runners to finish in top 10.
Portland St. Patrick freshman Ashton Walker was the individual champion with a time of 17:02.4.
Lansing Christian’s Davis Tebben (third), Dansville’s Anthony Mack (fourth), Fowler’s Viktor Bedaine (fifth), Potterville’s Sam Corbin (sixth) and Ross Schmiedeknecht (10th) and Pewamo-Westphalia’s Mitch Nurenberg (seventh), Troy Hagen (eighth) and Brock Simon (ninth) were the other top finishers.
DIVISION 4 AT SHEPHERD: The Carson City-Crystal girls finished third to qualify for the state meet. Allyson Stevens placed 12th overall to lead the Eagles, who had five runners finish in the top 20.
Kaleb Barrett (fourth) and Jamison Ward (ninth) led the Carson City Crystal boys, who took fourth.