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Carrollton girls run to NBC title

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Carrollton High School girls cross country Maddie Dunlap
Carrrollton freshman Maddie Dunlap topped the field at Saturday’s NBC Championship.

Most people expected it to be a two-team race for the girls Northeastern Buckeye Conference cross country championship.

They were right.

The Lady Warriors took four of the top five places and then hung on to defeat Marlington 33-36 last Saturday morning at Memorial Park in Salem.
The Warriors left it all on the course, as many needed assistance getting through the exit shute after crossing the finish line. They were totally exhausted.

“The girls gave it all they had,” said head coach Lisa Baker. “A coach can’t ask for more than that.”
Carrollton freshman Maddie Dunlap out-distanced the field to win by 13 seconds over second place finisher senior Taylar Bennett of Carrollton.

Freshman Hailey Wells and senior Naomi Young placed fourth and fifth, respectively, with times of 20:38 and 20:49.7.

For their efforts Dunlap, Bennett, Wells and Young each earned All-NBC first team honors.

Junior Janesa Bell placed 21st with a time of 22:42.8, freshman Maddie Formet 24th with a time of 23:05 and senior Lindsay Schandel 26th with a time of 23:23.4.

Louisville was a distant third with 91 points, Canton South fourth with 115 and Minerva rounded out the top five with 125 points.

Junior Emmalee Carver paced the Lions with a 13th place finish with a time of 21:59.

Carrollton High School boys cross country John Brown
Warrior John Brown was Carrollton’s lead runner at the NBC Championship run.

In the boys race, the Louisville Leopards just plain ran away from the field capturing first place to win the championship with 15 points.

Marlington was second with 61 points.

The Warriors were a distant third with 116 points.

Junior John Brown paced the Warriors with a 16th place finish with a time of 18:30.8. He was followed by freshman Cole Lovett in 20th place with a time of 18:45.8, sophomore Joey Knipp in 22nd place with a time of 19:02.8; freshman Quinton Huggett in 25th place with a time of 19:15.2; sophomore Luke Leslie in 33rd place with a time of 19:44.3; junior John Dunlap in 38th place with a time of 19:57.2 and sophomore Gabe Owens in 40th place with a time of 20:25.2.

Canton South was fourth with 118 points and Minerva fifth with 136 points. Junior Duncan Freeland led the Lions with a 14th place finish with a time of 18:11.7 and sophomore Alec Mueller was in 15th place with a time of 19:17.2.

A total of 54 girls and 56 boys took part in the races.

Senior Nick Thom from Louisville won the race with a time of 17:02.6

Both Carrollton teams will begin their run for the state meet Saturday at the Division II District meet at Cambridge High School.

1. Carrollton 33; 2. Marlington 36; 3. Louisville 91; 4. Canton South 115; 5. Minerva 125; 6. Salem 177; 7. West Branch 178; 8. Alliance 208.

1. Louisville 15; 2. Marlington 61; 3. Carrollton 116; 4. Canton South 118; 5. Minerva 136; 6. West Branch 137; 7. Alliance 158; 8. Salem 215.

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