Boys Middle School Track, Girls Middle School Track ·

The Middle School Running Riders were in action last night at the Shawnee Invite! The Boys won convincingly with a final score of 130 and Wapak in 2nd with 73. The girls came up just short in the closest finish I can recall in 11 years ending up in 3rd place by 2 points after 15 events. Top three teams for the ladies were Van Wert with 85.5, Elida with 85 and St. Marys with 83.5. Many athletes had personal best times on the night. The following are highlights of finishers.


Gabby Keller – 4th 100MH, 1st 200MH

Maria Jutte- 3rd 1600M Run, 3rd 800M Run

4X100 Relay – 4th Gabby Keller, Darcie Liming, Gracelyn Johns, Krista Ruppert

Morgan Hesse- 2nd 400M

Amelia Ankerman – 4th 400M, 2nd LJ

4×200 Relay – 4th Juliana Mihm, Darcie Liming, Gracelyn Johns, Morgan Hesse

Krista Ruppert- 5th 200M

4×400 1st Amelia Ankerman, Morgan Hesse, Maria Jutte, Krista Ruppert

Darcie Liming – tied 5th LJ

Addison Lauth – 2nd Disc

Kaci Anthony – 4th Disc

Liz Brown – 4th Shot


Aiden Hinkle – 1st 100MH, 1st 100M Dash, 1st 200M Dash (Outstanding Male Athlete Award on the night)

Michael Crites – 3rd 1600M Run, 1st 800M Run

Reese Triplett – 4th 1600M Run,

4×100 Relay – 3rd Jamal Kessler, Caleb Shaffer, Bradyn Adams, Heath Dilsaver

Brendan French – 3rd 400M

4×200 Relay – 2nd Bradyn Adams, Austin Parks, Jamal Kessler, Marcus McClain

Heath Dilsaver – 3rd 200MH

Owen Will – 6th 200MH

4×400 1st Marcus McClain, Reese Triplett, Brendan French, Bradyn Adams

Austin Parks – 1st HJ, 2nd Disc

Isaac Torsell – 1st PV

Jamal Kessler – 6th LJ

Logan Compton – 4th Disc, 1st Shot Put

Girls  team scores

Van Wert 85.5, Elida 85, SM 83.5, Bath 70, Kenton 51, Wapakoneta 47, Shawnee 35, Defiance 8

Boys team scores

SM 130, Wapakoneta 73, Bath 59.33, Shawnee 57.5, Elida 57, Van Wert 45.83, Kenton 33.33, Defiance 9

The Running Riders are next in action at the Celina Relays to close out the season on Thursday, 5/9!