Jessie Gibbins (above) placed 1st with a time of 19:33
by Matt Huether
Symmes Township, Ohio – On September 1st Loveland held its first cross country invitational meet in four years. The event took place at the Home of the Brave Park in Symmes Township and was coordinated by Jim and Cindy Daumeyer. As a member of the cross country team myself, I would like to say thank you to the Daumeyers for their hard work and for bringing back a home invitational to Loveland.
The Loveland Cross Country teams completed a sweep of all Middle School and High School events. The Loveland High School men were led by Greg Ballman who placed 1st with a time of 16:39. Loveland took three of the top five spots on the 3.2 mile course, with Ryan Chevalier coming in 3rd with a time of 17:27 and Matt Huether coming in 5th with a time of 17:55.
The Loveland High School women were led by Jessie Gibbins who placed 1st with a time of 19:33 on the 3.2 mile course. Loveland put all 7 of their runners in the top 15. Ellie Carr placed 3rd with a time of 20:12 and Maaike Snider placed 4th with a time of 20:21.
For the Middle School women, Ellie Zicka and Allison Colegate led the way running 13:16 and 13:25, placing 2nd and 3rd respectively on the 2 mile course.
For the Middle School men, Brady Steiner and William Mansfield led the way running 12:02 and 12:15, placing 1st and 3rd respectively on the 2 mile course.
Click on Photos to enlarge. All Photos © 2018 Loveland Magazine/David Miller.