2016 PREVIEW: Blanchester cross country


Compiled by Mark Huber



The Blanchester High School cross country team, from left to right, front row, Matt O’Neill, Samuel Reinhart, Sean Holland, Bill Rannells; back row, coach Tony Blevins, Ashton Steward, Hunter Browning, Ricky Davis.


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The Blanchester High School girls cross country team, from left to right, front row, Mckenzie Miller, Emily Hinkle, Taylor McQuitty, Savannah Rhodes, Mckenzie Hamm; back row, coach Tony Blevins, Sierra Drake, Olivia Gundler, Emma Gundler, Ally Davis.


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TEAM RECORD IN 2015

Girls: Finished 3rd with combined divisions

Boys: Finished 4th in SBAAC

COACH

Tony Blevins, 10th season all at Blanchester

COACH’S RECORD

Girls: 1 SBAAC title

Boys: 2 SBAAC titles, 1 District championship

NUMBER OF RETURNING LETTERWINNERS

Girls: 7

Boys: 6 overall

KEY PLAYERS RETURNING

Girls: All league runners Savannah Rhodes and Oliva Gundler. Two strong senior runners in Makenzie Hamm and Emma Gundler, and sophomore Elecia Patton

Boys: We had three strong sophomores who were all better than average runners as freshman, Tyler Holland, Sean Holland, Ricky Davis. Tyler Holland was 1st team All-SBAAC

KEY NEWCOMERS

Girls: Freshman Alexis Davis who also playing volleyball.

Boys: Freshman Hunter Browning, junior Jordan Stound

RIGHT NOW I LIKE …

Girls: They have a lot of talent, but we are sharing many of the girls with soccer and Davis with volleyball.

Boys: We are still very young with no seniors, but most came into the season much fitter than last year. They have great attitudes and they want to be good.

RIGHT NOW WE NEED TO IMPROVE …

Boys: We are still young

LEAGUE FAVORITE

Girls: Blanchester

Boys: Bethel-Tate

SCHEDULE

Aug 22 @Monroe Alex Fultz Invitational; Sept 27 @Fayetteville Inv 10 am

Sept 3 Hillsboro Inv @Liberty Park 930 am; Sept 6 @Western Brown Inv 5 pm; Sept 10 Felicity Inv @Washington Twp Park 9 am; Sept 14 @Georgetown Inv 415 pm; Sept 17 @Bethel-Tate Inv 9 am; Sept 21 @East Clinton 515 pm; Sept 24 @New Richmond Inv 9 am; Sept 28 Blanchester Invitational 4 pm

Oct 1 @Williamsburg Inv 9 am; Oct 4 @Goshen Inv 4 pm; Oct 8 @Xenia Christian Inv TBA; Oct 15 SBAAC Championship @Williamsburg 9 am

The Blanchester High School cross country team, from left to right, front row, Matt O’Neill, Samuel Reinhart, Sean Holland, Bill Rannells; back row, coach Tony Blevins, Ashton Steward, Hunter Browning, Ricky Davis.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_CCB_blanteam.jpgThe Blanchester High School cross country team, from left to right, front row, Matt O’Neill, Samuel Reinhart, Sean Holland, Bill Rannells; back row, coach Tony Blevins, Ashton Steward, Hunter Browning, Ricky Davis. Mark Huber | News Journal

The Blanchester High School girls cross country team, from left to right, front row, Mckenzie Miller, Emily Hinkle, Taylor McQuitty, Savannah Rhodes, Mckenzie Hamm; back row, coach Tony Blevins, Sierra Drake, Olivia Gundler, Emma Gundler, Ally Davis.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_CCG_blanteam.jpgThe Blanchester High School girls cross country team, from left to right, front row, Mckenzie Miller, Emily Hinkle, Taylor McQuitty, Savannah Rhodes, Mckenzie Hamm; back row, coach Tony Blevins, Sierra Drake, Olivia Gundler, Emma Gundler, Ally Davis. Mark Huber | News Journal

Compiled by Mark Huber

Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, or on Twitter @wnjsports

Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, or on Twitter @wnjsports

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