Brown repeats as state champion; Moreland shines

Brown repeats as state champion; Moreland shines
Posted on 10/24/2022
Grace Brown

The Bellefontaine Middle School cross country teams had a banner day at the Jr. High State Championship Meet at Dublin Jerome on Sunday.

Eighth-grader Grace Brown won another state title.

She finished her season undefeated and repeated as the Division II state champion.

Brown had the fastest time across all 3 divisions earning her the honor of Ohio’s Fastest Girl with a time of 11:31.

Brown will run at the Cross Country Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky, on Saturday, November 5th.

The BMS girls team ran an outstanding team race and placed 4th in Division II.

The Lady Chiefs got strong races from Brown, Hailee Lamb, Rylee Yelton, Sloan Stolly, and Hannah Wilson who finished her season with a personal best time of 14:34.

BMS Girls Team: 4th

1. Grace Brown          11:31

40. Hailee Lamb         14:02

57. Rylee Yelton         14:28

61. Hannah Wilson     14:34

64. Sloan Stolly         14:43

96. Karsyn Newkirk   15:27

100. Camila Cely-Hernandez   15:32

The BMS boys ran a great team race and finished 5th in Division II.

Eighth-grader Jake Moreland placed 4th overall.

Oliver Grandstaff and Landon Rister finished off their seasons strong with personal best times.

BMS Boys Team: 5th

4. Jake Moreland        11:07

16. Oliver Grandstaff    11:33

63. Will Myers              12:45

66. Brenden Murray      12:48

89. Landon Rister         13:14

118. Caleb Sechrest     14:04

127. Grady Feasel        14:20

Moreland and Grandstaff will compete in the Cross Country Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky, on Saturday, November 5th.

Jordan Kesler is the head coach of the BMS boys and girls teams.

Photos: Grace Brown

BMS Girls Team

Jake Moreland on the podium

Grace Brown

BMS Girls Team

Jake Moreland on the podium
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