Edwardsburg’s Aubrey Ritchey looks toward the finish line during Tuesday’s Wolverine Conference Triangular. Ritchey was the winner in the girls race. (Leader photo/SCOTT NOVAK)

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Eddies split with Otsego, Three Rivers

Published 9:41pm Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Edwardsburg cross country teams split with Otsego and Three Rivers at the Wolverine Conference Triangular held at the Dowagiac Middle School Tuesday.

The Eddies lost to Otsego 16-43 in the boys race, while they edged Three Rivers 27-30.

The Edwardsburg girls were also defeated by Otsego 23-36, but defeated the Wildcats 25-32.

Tyler Star of Otsego was the overall boys winner with a time of 16:32.

Edwardsburg’s Ben Getz placed fifth with a time of 18:12 and Andrew Vankirk eighth with a time of 18:35.

Aubrey Ritchey turned in a dominating performance to win the girls race with a time of 19:32. Three Rivers’ Marley Guy was the runner-up with a time of 21:06.

Also cracking the top 10 for the Eddies was Kristen Miller, who was sixth with a time of 21:29.

“I was pleased with the way our boys ran against Three Rivers,” Edwardsburg coach Beth Gunn said. “It would have been great to see her (Ritchey) run against the Paw Paw girl (Kayla DePierre) because they have gone back and forth in track. I’m excited to see them run head-to-head. The girls ran really well today in spite of the wind.”

 

Wolverine Conference Triangular

At Dowagiac Middle School

Boys team scores

Otsego…16

Edwardsburg…43

 

Edwardsburg…27

Three Rivers…30

 

Otsego…15

Three Rivers…42

 

Top 10

Tyler Starr (O) 16:32; 2. Justin Starr (O) 16:36; 3. Jacob Starr (O) 17:31; 4. Jeremy Cole (O) 17:44; 5. Ben Getz (E) 18:12; 6. Brandon Watson (O) 18:15; 7. Michael Higley (E) 18:32; 8. Andrew Vankirk (E) 18:35; 9. Derek Tulla (TR) 18:36; 10. Kyle First (TR) 18:46

 

Additional Edwardsburg runners

17. Alan Lopez 19:04; 22. Brandon Parsons 19:37; 23. D.J. Bosse 20:27; 24. Jordan Bosse 20:34; 25. Ben Peak 20:41; 29. Jesse Seiler 22:18; 31. Kevin Knox 22:58; 32. Jacob Baylor 23:43; 34. Reid Walters 25:16; 36. Dylan Billings 25:41; 39. Nico Ravosa 33:30

 

Girls team scores

Otsego…23

Edwardsburg…36

 

Edwardsburg…25

Three Rivers…32

 

Otsego…23

Three Rivers…36

 

Top 10

Aubrey Ritchey (E) 19:32; 2. Marley Guy (TR) 21:06; 3. Carly Drobny (O) 21:08; 4. GraceNord (O) 21:19; 5. Alicia Schmitendorff (TR) 21:22; 6. Kristen Miller (E) 21:29; 7. Paige Koshar (O) 21:41; 8. Carly Anderson (O) 22:00; 9. Renee Schwartz (O) 21:11; 10. Delaney Bush (O) 22:28

 

Additional Edwardsburg finishers

11. Gianna Haller 22:36; 13. Katy Thomas 22:49; 14. Brittany Udell 23:11; 16. Isabelle Peak 23:19; 18. Abbie Smith 23:26; 20. Maddy Carter 24:48; 21. Hannah Baylor 25:04; 22. Amber Smith 26:43

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