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Knights compete at OVAC meet

By Staff | Oct 14, 2009

The Tyler Consolidated Cross Country teams were busy again this week with both themiddle and high school teams traveling to Byesville, OH to competein the OVAC Championship on Saturday.

The high school girls had a field of 179 runners in the first race of the day. Senior Chelsea Wells was the first Lady Knight to stop the clock at 25:06 in 118th place. Lauren Seckman (137th) and Jennifer Yost (138th) soon followed posting times of 26:28 and 26:37, respectively.

Emily Wells paced to a 164th finish in 29:32, while Ashley Pfohl came in 178th at 31:38.

In the high school boys race, along with the Silver Knight athletes, 208 others were competing for top places. Aaron Estep finished 25th overall in 17 minutes and 48 seconds, whichgave him 10th place in the AAA class.The next TCHS finisher wasB.J. Eastham, coming in at the 151st position in 21:27.

Later in the day, the middle school girls and boys teams lined up for their respective races. Emily Strickler finished her race in 15:45 finishing in 38th position. Dylan Reynolds was second overall with a time of 11:35.Not farbehind him was Ryan Dalrymple finishing 37th in 14:28.

The middle school began their competitive week earlier with the LKC Championship race at the 4-H grounds in Mineral Wells on Tuesday.

Emily Strickler was the lone Silver Knight to toe the line in the girls’ competition. Against 42 other runners, she placed 25th overall, in 14:06, a full half minute better than her performance on the same course in September. Two TCMS competitors ran in the boys’ race of 45 participants.

Dylan Reynolds knocked 20 seconds off his previous time witha 2nd place, 10 minute 14 second showing. Ryan Dalrymple improved by 25 seconds by running a 12:05 coming in 27th.

The High School teams will compete again at the Cameron Invitational on Oct. 17.