JACKSON, Ohio — The Ohio Valley Publishing area land a total of 12 people — 11 athletes and one coach — on the 2012 SEOTCA all-district cross country teams, which was determined by both the coaches and the order of finish at the Ohio southeast district meets held at the University of Rio Grande.
Any runner that placed in the top 16 individually automatically qualified for all-district honors, and both the coach of the year and runner of the year awards in each division were voted on by the coaches of the SEOTCA. All of the all-district selections were honored during a banquet at Ponderosa in Jackson on Monday, Nov. 5.
There were three locals honored with special honors, as Southern senior Kody Wolfe was named one of two runners of the year in Division III boys. Eastern coach Josh Fogle and EHS sophomore Taylor Palmer were also respectively selected as the D-3 coach of the year and runner of the year for girls.
Eastern led the area with six selections overall, followed by Gallia Academy and Southern with three apiece.
Palmer, Fogle, Chantel Barnhart, Keri Lawrence, Asia Michael and Tyson Long were all chosen from EHS in Division III, while Wolfe, Jennifer McCoy and Justin Hettinger rounded out the D-3 choices from Southern. Madison Holley, Hannah Watts and Michael Edelmann were the selections in Division II from Gallia Academy.
2012 Southeast Ohio District Cross Country Teams
DIVISION II GIRLS
Jessie Proehl (Zane Trace), Jenna Liston (Circleville), Andrea Mick (Sheridan), Emily Joosse (Zane Trace), Kim Wolfe (Zane Trace), Katy Foltz (Sheridan), Samantha Stevens (Circleville), Jessie Habegger (Sheridan), Madison Holley (Gallia Academy), Hannah Watts (Gallia Academy), Denae Forgrave (Sheridan), Hannah Dugan (Warren), Kirsten List (Washinton Court House), Heather Findlay (Sheridan), Shaniah Begley (Piketon).
Emily Cass (Athens), Jessica Swaim (Fairfield Union), Allyson Malone (Alexander), Kinkela Harkins (Unioto), Lucy Williams (Athens), Shanan Ashton (Fairland), Megan Ashton (Fairland), Rebekah Mullins (Logan Elm), Sydney Pettit (Fairland), Madison Yerke (Athens), Taylor Perry (Fairland), Jessica Price (Fairland), Lauren Verdow (Fairfield Union), Ashton Horsley (Athens), Mya Faris (Vinton County), Brooke Kemerer (Athens).
Co-Coaches of the Year: Chuck Wentz (Fairland) and Bart Smith (Sheridan)
Co-Runners of the Year: Jessie Proehl (Zane Trace) and Emily Cass (Athens)
DIVISION II BOYS
Anthony Edwards (Unioto), Ethan Richter (Unioto), Shawn Stewart (Vinton County), DeAndre Steward (Hillsboro), Adam Agosta (Logan Elm), David Magda (Unioto), Brenson Zambarrano (Unioto), Dylan Newton (Westfall), Joe Beery (Hillsboro), Sam Stevens-Jones (Athens), Brett Radabaugh (Vinton County), Isaac Verdow (Fairfield Union), Matt Koehler (Westfall), Tag Hauschild (Athens), Tim Allen (Vinton County), Ira Hobbs (Jackson).
Matt Bromley (Sheridan), Raine Wireman (Fairland), Cory Miles (Zane Trace), Kane Dixon (Piketon), Chad McComas (Fairland), Pierce Mowery (Zane Trace), Logan Rowe (Fairland), Joey Palumbo (Sheridan), Tyler Evans (Minford), Mac Bloom (Sheridan), Michael Edelmann (Gallia Academy), Zack Varney (Piketon), Eddie Stolarz (Circleville), Jacob Wingett (Circleville), Nathan Smith (Sheridan), Zach Sluder (Washington Court House).
Co-Coaches of the Year: Chuck Wentz (Fairland) and Josh Kirkpatrick (Vinton County)
Tri-Runners of the Year: Matt Bromley (Sheridan), Raine Wireman (Fairland) and Ethan Richter (Unioto)
DIVISION III GIRLS
Taylor Palmer (Eastern), Chantel Barnhart (Eastern), Jennifer McCoy (Southern), Lily Parsons (Nels-York), Kayla Honesty (Fed Hock), Taylor Clarkson (Adena), Keri Lawrence (Eastern), Kate Spencer (Trimble), Emma Williams (Belpre), Rebekah Ellis (Eastern Brown), Emily McKee (Trimble), Ariel Schweickart (Ironton), Amanda Farthing (Manchester), Lauren Bays (Wheelersburg), Tess Burns (Manchester), Asia Michael (Eastern).
Coach of the Year: Josh Fogle (Eastern)
Runner of the Year: Taylor Palmer (Eastern)
DIVISION III BOYS
Kody Wolfe (Southern), Michael Mangus (Fairfield), Blake Hildebrant (Fairfield), Jakeb Tadlock (West Union), Aaron Dalton (Rock Hill), Josh Smathers (Trimble), Tim Snider (West Union), Seth Miller (Rock Hill), Cliff Bonner (Fed Hock), Wyatt Crothers (Fairfield), Dustin Willey (Fairfield), Matthew Leach (Fairfield), Justin Hettinger (Southern), Tyson Long (Eastern), John Cain (Fairfield), Billy Brannock (West Union).
Eli Strahler (Waterford), Cray Sistrunk (Belpre), Brandan Adams (Wheelersburg), Layne Pickerill (Eastern Brown), Brian Stiers (Wheelersburg), Kennley Wolfe (Belpre), Kyle Windland (Belpre), James Widdig (Wheelersburg), Matt Davis (Belpre), Dakota Williams (Eastern Brown), Quinn Stoltz (Lynchburg-Clay), Skyler Durst (Western), Alex Mullins (Wheelersburg), Noah Stoltz (Lynchburg-Clay), Gage Waits (Lynchburg-Clay), Lee Wittekind (Waterford).
Coach of the Year: Raymond Friend (Fairfield)
Co-Runners of the Year: Kody Wolfe (Southern) and Michael Mangus (Fairfield)