By ROB HAMILTON
Both Lexington cross country teams earned Division II cross country championships on Saturday at National Trail Raceway, Hebron.
The girls won with 64 points, while second-place Tippecanoe had 125. The Minutemen were led by Dominique Clairmonte, who finished fourth in 18:29.2. Whitney Wendling was ninth in 18:42.9 and Mackenna Curtis-Collins took 11th in 18:53.3.
Also, Abby Miller took 13th in 18:55.7, Olivia Wolfe finished 58th in 19:52.7, Emily Taylor was 68th in 20:02.9 and Keelie Speckert finished 71st in 20:05.9.
The boys’ team took first place with 54 points. Tippecanoe was second again, this time with 77. Lex was led by Nick Stricklen, who finished third in 15:43.2, and Ryan Johnston, who took fourth in 15:47.6.
Forest Volz was 13th in 16:09.6, while Kyle Johnston ran 31st in 16:30.2. Also, Bailey Stach was 45th in 16:41.6, Clay Sturts finished 108th in 17:38.3 and Noah Sgambellone took 115th in 17:50.5.
Rob Hamilton can be reached at 419-946-3010, ext. 1807. Connect with him on Twitter at @SportsMCS