Girls Varsity Cross Country · GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY STATE BOUND! 


The Lakota East women’s cross country team battled brutal conditions on Saturday in Troy, Ohio at the Southwest Regional Championships.  The Lady Thunerhawks battled heavy rain and high winds as they ran their way to a second consecutive Regional runner-up finish as a team.  Beavercreek High School was the only team to finish ahead of Lakota East.

The Hawks were led by freshman Jocelyn Willis who still managed to run a personal best time on the muddy course.  Jocelyn placed 11th overall in an elite 132-runner field with a time of 18:56 for the 5k (3.1-mile) course.  She was the top freshman in the race.

Junior Carly Spletzer was just a few spots behind Jocelyn, she placed 14th overall in a time of 19:08.  Senior Danielle Horter was the next East finisher, she placed 17th in a time of 19:13.  Junior Kelsi Harris placed 19th overall in a time of 19:15, and sophomore Cali Reynolds had a season break-through race to finish the Thunderhawk scoring in 33rd place with a time of 19:47.  Junior Paxton Oberhaus and Senior Hailey Wilson rounded out the top seven competitors for East.  Paxton was 36th place in 19:49, and Hailey was 41st in 19:53.

The LEXC women will run for a team State Championship next Saturday, November 2nd at National Trail Raceway in Hebron, Ohio.  Their race takes off at 12:30 p.m.