From staff reports
Allie Zofkie concluded her strong first high school cross country season Saturday with an appearance at regionals.
The Wapakoneta Redskins freshman placed 66th overall out of 128 runners Saturday in the Division I, Region 2 girls cross country race at Hedges Boyer Park in Tiffin.
Zofkie completed the course in a time of 20 minutes, 37.71 seconds Saturday.
The top 16 individuals not on qualifying teams advanced from Saturday’s regional race to the state championships.
Zofkie’s freshman season included wins at the Wapakoneta Night Meet, the Sidney Invitational, the freshmen-sophomore race at Thomas Worthington and in the Western Buckeye League championships, where she claimed victory by 23 seconds.
Zofkie’s fall season also included a 21-1 record and a WBL second singles title as part of the Redskins’ girls tennis team.
St. Marys Roughriders senior Kristen Dammeyer, the runner-up in the WBL, placed 13th in the Division II, Region 6 meet Saturday in Tiffin, advancing to the state championships, which will be contested this coming Saturday at National Trail Raceway in Hebron.
Defiance and Van Wert took the top spots Saturday in the Division II, Region 6 boys meet in Tiffin.
The two teams were first and second, respectively, in the WBL earlier this month.
Celina senior Cole Mertz was 12th in the region Saturday and advanced to the state championships.
Ottawa-Glandorf senior Matias Trampe-Kindt, the WBL boys champion, barely qualified for state with a 15th-place effort Saturday.