The high school Lady Patriots placed third behind first-place Centerville and one point behind Hagers-town. Lincoln was fourth and Winchester fifth.

Priscilla Kelly led the UC girls with a fourth-place finish (21:17) in a field of 36.
Genny Antrim and Vanessa West placed 13th and 15th, respectively, with Kalin Baumbauer 24th, Emma Sharpe 25th and first-time runner Johannah Nelson 27th.

The TEC Championship was a first for the Lady Patriots in that they competed with six runners. Previously, there were five runners and a manager. The top five placings determine the team’s score. Vanessa West has struggled with a medical condition and was unable to compete at some races, making the team incomplete. That is when team spirit stepped in.

“Johanna was a manager at the start of the season. When Vanessa West's condition worsened, she stepped up and got her practices in so she could participate in TEC, “UC coach Phil Cox said. “It turned out Vanessa was cleared to run, but Johanna continued to run for me. However, she cannot participate at sectionals because she has only ran in one meet.”

Centerville junior Emily Tedder won the race in 20:32.

Senior Luke Bantz continues to lead the Patriots and did so by placing second (17:14) in a field of 49 runners and collected a Tri-Eastern Conference All-Conference medal as a member of the Top 10.

Hagerstown’s Elijah Halcomb won the boys race in 16:58, the second consecutive year the Tiger runner has won the TEC.

The Patriots boys placed fifth (114) behind first-place Lincoln (35), Hagerstown second (52), Centerville (69) and Northeastern (109). Winchester was sixth with 133. Knightstown, Union City and Tri had incomplete teams.

Union County
Middle School
Union County’s Amelia Cannon finished 21st to lead the UCMS girls to fourth-place in the team standings. The sixth-grade runner completed the 3K race in 16:04.

Centerville’s Kaylynn Wolfal (13:15) led the middle school Lady Bulldogs to the TEC team trophy.

Four girls middle school teams were entered in the race with 49 girls completing the race.

Middle school boys drew the most entries with 83. Lincoln won the team title followed by Union City West-side, Northeastern, Center-ville, Knightstown, Win-chester Driver and Tri.

Eighth-grade student Landon Pearson was UCMS’s only entry in the boys race and finished in the top 10. He completed the course in 12:48 to place sixth out of 83 runners.

Varsity (HS) TEC girls team scores: Centerville 33, Hagerstown 71, Union County 72, Lincoln 83, Winchester 104.

Tri, Northeastern, Union City and Knightstown did not field complete teams.
Varsity (HS) girls TEC

All-Conference girls (top 10 receive medals): Emily Tedder 20:32 (C), Bailey Puckett 20:59 (L), Ella Baldwin 21:10 (W), Priscella Kelley 21:17 (UCo), Marissa Cates 21:50 (NE), Chloe Scales 22:15 (C), Kali Hetisimer 22:31 (L), Ava Moore 23:10 (H), Aubrey Morgan 23:13 (C), Mia Lickfelt 23:13 (C)..