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Portage Central sweep Paw Paw run

Published 10:35pm Thursday, September 6, 2012

PAW PAW — It was a clean sweep for Portage Central at the Paw Paw Grape and Wine Run Thursday.

The Mustangs won both the boys and girls titles. The Mustangs scored 36 points to defeat Mattawan (46) for the boys crown. Otsego was third with 49 points, Lakeshore fourth with 95 and Niles fifth with 153. Dowagiac placed eighth with 196 points.

Connor Wuori was the overall winner with a time of 16:59.

Noah Hall was the top finisher for Niles as he placed 22nd with a time of 19:32. Ben Thompson led Dowagiac with a 30th place finish and a time of 20:21.

Portage Central had 38 points in the girls race to easily outdistance runner-up Mattawan, which finished with 61 points. Otsego was third with 82, Niles fourth with 123 and Paw Paw fifth with 120. Dowagiac finished eighth with 201.

Kayla DePierre of host Paw Paw was the overall winner with a time of 19:29.

Bridgett Carpenter led Niles with a 16th place finish and a time of 22:59. Christine Preston finished 32nd for Dowagiac with a time of 25:00.

 

Paw Paw Grape and Wine Run

Boys team scores

Portage Central 36, Mattawan 46, Otsego 49, Lakeshore 95, Niles 153, Allegan 191, Lawton 191, Dowagiac 196

 

Top 10

1. Connor Wuori (PC) 16:59, 2. Benny Richardson (M) 17:09, 3. Justin Starr (O) 17:12, 4. Tyler Starr (O) 17:17, 5. Kevin Phelps (PC) 17:40, 6. Jacob Ford (M) 17:44, 7. Joe Houle (M) 17:49, 8. Adam Taggett (PC) 17:54, 9. Jordan Florian (L) 17:58, 10. Richard Phillips (PC) 18:19

 

Niles finishers

22. Noah Hall 19:32, 26. Gaberial Trujillo 20:05, 33. Charles Leonard 20:26, 35. Daniel Sierra 20:49, 37. Sean Morgan 20:56. 45. Casey Burandt 22:48, 47. Evan Long 24:13

 

Dowagiac finishers

30. Ben Thompson 20:21, 32. Dean Klann 20:26, 42. DeYonte Sullivan 22:35, 44. Sean Thompson 22:44, 48. Jacob Peters 24:58, 49. Tony Kidman 24:59

 

Girls team scores

Portage Central 38, Mattawan 61, Otsego 82, Niles 123, Paw Paw 129, Allegan 135, Lawton 181, Dowagiac 201, Lakeshore 236

 

Top 10

1. Kayla DePierre (PP) 19:29, 2. Jessica Shaw (A) 19:42, 3. Alaina Smith (M) 21:23, 4. Sylvia Knight (PC) 21:29, 5. Megan Kordupel (PC) 21:34, 6. Ally Peirce (PC) 21:36, 7. Genny Soltesz (M) 21:58, 8. Grace Nord (O) 21:59, 9. Kelsey Dorgan (M) 22:15, 10. Kristen Ellis (PC) 22:15

 

Niles finishers

16. Bridgett Carpenter 22:59. 18. Abby Gaines 23:04, 25. Libby Hein 24:29, 28. Taylor Hess 24:45, 36. Allison Grant 25:31, 41. Kylee Meyer 26:53, 50. Tala Gentry 29:01

 

Dowagiac finishers

32. Christine Preston 25:00, 33. Holly Luth 25:06, 40, Sarah Long 26:45, 47. Paige Schaus 28:30, 49. Katie Murphy 29:00, 51. Jennifer Schaus 29:06

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