Region 4-AAAAA McIntosh Boys and Girls Defend Region Titles

                               Region 4-AAAAA  McIntosh Boys and Girls Defend Region Titles

     Hailey Gollnick of Starrs Mill on her way to an Individual title.     ‚ÄčImage by Bruce Taylor
The Chiefs' Girls squad ran well as a team placing their top 5 in the first 14 positions scoring 41 points earning region championship honors. Leading the way was junior Taylor Snell as she placed 4th in 19:53. Teamates Alyssa LeClaire and Rachel Ward crossed 6th and 7th as well. Starrs Mill's Hailey Gollnick led by around 100 meters just before the 2 mile mark and cruised to an individual region title posting a 19:19 helping the Panthers to a runnerup team finish. Northgate was 3rd led by frosh Caroline Nelson's 2nd place finish in 19:41 with Caitlin Bellora 3rd in 19:51. Whitewater earned the final berth to state. 
       Joshua Mattingly leads the pack just before the 2 Mile mark enroute to the overall win     Image by Bruce Taylor
McIntosh had a disapointing 3rd place finish at County, but brought it this morning racing the region title. Spearheading the effort was Josh Mattingly who led at the 2 mile mark fighting off challenges from teamate Taylor Huntley and Whitewater's Jon Raville down the stretch taking the individual title in 16:08. Huntley had more footspeed than Raville the final 50 meters passing him a few meters before the finish placing 2nd in 16:15.28 (Raville 16:15.56) Andrew Yeager's 8th place effort in 16:40 cemented the team win. Starrs placed 3 runners in the top 7 including James Adam in 4th at 16:25, Joshua Warren in 6th at 16:32 and Ryan Phillips 7th in 16:37. Conner Dalrymple of Union Grove automatically q'd placing 5th in 16:27. Whitewater and Union Grove will join the fray at Carrollton next Saturday.