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CEDARVILLE — The Botkins boys and girls teams both advanced from the OHSAA Division III Southwest District Cedarville Championships on Saturday at Cedarville University.

In the boys race, team champion Fort Loramie held a 49-65 margin over runner-up Botkins. The rest of the field included Anna (130 points), Mechanicsburg (148), Russia (177), Cedarville (177), Legacy Christian (198), Houston (206), Covington (227), Miami East (296), Newton Local (308), Greeneview (335), Ansonia (346), Franklin Monroe (360), Arcanum (390), Lehman Catholic (423), Triad (471), Jackson Center (481), Springfield Emmanuel Christian (491), Tri-County North (510), East Dayton Christian (621), Tri-Village (641) and Yellow Springs (665). Bradford, Dixie, Fairlawn, Mississinawa Valley, National Trail, Northeastern, Riverside, Southeastern, Springfield Catholic Central, Twin Valley South did not have complete teams.

The top eight boys teams and male runners who finished among the top 32 individuals advanced to the Division III Southwest District Regional Championships on Saturday at Troy.

Anna’s Hayden Schmidt was the district medalist in 15 minutes, 52 seconds. Fort Loramie’s Colin Gasson (16:23) and Colten Gasson (16:24) placed second and third, respectively, in the individual standings.

Keaton Schnippel led Botkins by finishing seventh in 16:49. The rest of the Trojans included Parker Schnippel (tenth in 16:59), Shane Weatherhead (12th in 17:02), Carter Pleiman (16th in 17:20), Carson Brown (20th in 17:27), Grant Flora (29th in 17:45) and Cole Steinke (33rd in 17:49).

In the girls race, Fort Loramie and West Liberty-Salem each scored 53 points, but the Redskins won the team championship by having a better sixth-place individual finisher. The rest of the field included Anna (106), Versailles (112), Arcanum (130), Botkins (132), Cedarville (206), Russia (225), Miami East (240), Covington (283), Mechanicsburg (336), Ansonia (352), Houston (359), Springfield Emmanuel Christian (365), Franklin Monroe (402), Bradford (444), East Dayton Christian (466) and Dixie (532). Fairlawn, Legacy Christian, Mississinawa Valley, National Trail, Newton Local, Northeastern, Riverside, Southeastern, Triad, Troy Christian, Tri-County North, Tri-Village, Twin Valley South and Yellow Springs did nothave complete teams.

The top seven girls teams and female runners who finished among the top 28 individuals advanced to the Division III Southwest District Regional Championships on Saturday at Troy.

West Liberty-Salem’s Megan Adams (18:26) and Ashley Yoder (18:57) were the district medalist and runner-up, respectively. Botkins’ Brittany Adams (19:00) ran to a third-place individual finish.

The rest of the Trojans included Alaina Mann (18th in 20:35), Grace Gutman (26th in 21:09), Aliana Jutte (51st in 22:20), Ava Egbert (58th in 22:38) and Malanie Maurer (112th in 25:38).

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