Lennox High School’s lone home cross country meet was held this past Thursday, Sept. 28.
Lennox’s Maverick Horst led the LHS varsity boys with a 13th place finish among the 89 runners. He clocked a time of 17:14.28 in the 5K race. Cloy McVey secured the 25th position with a strong finish time of 17:50.27.Cade Sherard finished closely behind, clocking in at 17:53.84, to finish 26th. Noah Sayler finished with a solid time of 18:07.90, earning him the 31st position and Chett Jibben finished the race with a time of 18:39.38 to take 38th place. Lucas Hartman also competed for Lennox, taking 52nd with a time of 19:24.76. Elijah Johnson took 59th (19:39.59) and Noah Wood 60th (19:40.05).
For the LHS varsity girls, Kelsey Schmidt delivered a strong performance for the Orioles, finishing 14th in the 5K race with a time of 19:55.88.Adie McVey secured the 19th position, crossing the finish line in 20:23.83. Kamille Schmidt finishing in 35th with a time of 21:44.21. Regan Van Meeteren completed the race in 21:47.12, earning the 37th spot. Josephine Plucker finished in 38th with a time of 21:51.75 and Karlie Bosma clocked a time of 22:00.36, securing the 40th position. Allison Loewe finished in 56th place with a time 23:23.45.
In the Junior Varsity boys 4K race, Noah Werner represented Lennox well by securing the 8th place with a time of 14:58.61. Andrew Stensaas was close behind finishing 11th in the race with a time of 15:05.40. Connor Sherard secured the 28th position with a time of 16:06.04. Landon Atkins earned the 32th place with a time of 16:23.45, Cade Aasheim 46th (17:00.34), Isaiah Sayler 53rd (17:26.66), Duncan Johnson 57th (17:33.24), Riley Nelson 67th (18:03.47), Jack Aasheim 76th (18:34.84), Caleb Ellwein 85th (19:20.05), Karson Iken 86th (19:24.08), and Jan Montero 88th (19:30.92).
For the Junior Varsity girls, Holly Gillick delivered an outstanding performance, securing sixth place with a time of 17:22.23 to lead the Orioles. Ellianna Thill finishing 18th in the race with a time of 18:14.95, Kassidy Williamson 32nd with a time of 19:57.17, Jenna Duncan 36th with a time of 20:11.69, Graycee Postma 39th with a time of 20:25.50, Callie Hammerstrom 42nd with a time of 20:33.42, and Jaelyn Fergen 59th with a time 22:15.48.
Following the Junior Varsity races, a mixed Junior High 3K race was held. Lennox’s Landon Strasser had a remarkable performance, finishing first with a time of 10:26.98. Izaak Booker secured the fourth position with a time of 10:58.93. Leo Aesoph finished fifth in the race with a time of 10:59.18. Jackson Schmidt took 11th (11:27.97), Charley Bittner 15th (11:45.02), race Wood 21st (13:56.25), Lucy Carlson 23rd (14:04.86), Braylon Plucker 27th (12:30.89), Kaydence Gerry 33rd (15:11.88), Ava Elk Boy 34th (15:12.02), Harper Walsh 40th (16:05.08), Lance Aasheim 46th (13:37.55) and Keegan Vander Plaats 62nd (15:49.11).
On Thursday, Oct. 5 the Orioles will compete in the Conference Meet at Vermillion. Races are set to begin at 3 p.m. Regions will be held Oct. 12 at Canton, beginning at 1 p.m.
The 2023 State Meet will be held at Huron on Oct. 21.