Eastern, Southern compete at Regional cross country meet

Alex Hawley

October 28, 2013

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — A school with a rich athletic history gets a little richer.

Eastern junior Asia Michael became the first Lady Eagle to advance to the state cross country meet, as she finished 11th Saturday at the Division III Regional meet at Pickerington High School North.

The Lady Eagles finished seventh overall with Garaway coming away with the top spot. Columbus Academy was second, Mount Gilead was third, while Columbus School for Girls finished fourth on the day.

The girls individual champion was Rachel Wentworth of Garaway with a time of 19:06.66, while runner-up was Fallon Doyle of St. John Central.

Asia Michael was 11th overall with a time of 19:56.65, while Taylor Palmer missed advancing by one spot, finishing 17th with a time of 20:07.32. Laura Pullins finished 24th with a time of 20:43.15, Keri Lawrence was 60th with a time of 24:14.92, while Kourtney Lawrence rounded out the EHS score with a 96th place finish and a time of 22:58.02.

The Lady Tornadoes were represented at regionals by Joyce Weddle, who finished 76th with a time of 22:58.02.

The boys team competition was won by Garaway, followed by Fort Frye, Leesburg Fairfield and Caldwell. Luke Evans of Grandview Heights was the individual champion with a time of 16:21.64, followed by Jon Anderson on Fort Frye.

Southern’s Bradley McCoy was 83rd overall with a time of 19:11.39, while Eastern’s Tyson Long was 88th with a time of 19:29.26.

Complete results of the Division III Regional tournament can be found on the web at