The Varsity Cross Country team entered Saturday's GCL Championship meet as the defending champions for the past 5 seasons and the Bombers had their eyes on a 6th straight as they were running on their home course on campus. After the Kings Island Golf Course was determined unsafe for the runners, the GCL decided to move the Championship Meet to St. Xavier HS.
On a beautiful morning, the Bombers' dominated the race once again. Senior Chris Reischel won the race with a time 16:00.2 with his junior teammate, Peter Dauenhauer, right behind him who finished second with a time of 16:10.3. Sophomore Matthew Hoak finished 4th with a time of 16:22.4 while senior Will Morgan finished 5th with a time of 16:22.5. Junior Michael Holly finished 9th with a time of 16:40.1 while senior Liam McGrath finished 11th with a time of 16:44.2. Senior Jack Cordonnier hurt himself during the race but still finished 34th with a time of 18:08.6 to round out the Varsity finishers for the Bombers.
St. Xavier finished with 21 points while LaSalle came in second with 54 points. Elder finished third with 72 points while Moeller finished fourth with 109 points.
St. Xavier is currently ranked #3 in the State of Ohio according to the OATCC Poll. The Bombers will run next at the OHSAA Division I SW District Meet at Voice of America Park next Saturday, October 22 at 11:30 am.