By Cort Reynolds
Ada Herald writer
KENTON - On Monday, the fledgling Ada cross country team dominated the
four-team Hardin County meet at the Kenton fairgrounds to win easily.The Bulldog boys just didn't win they decimated the 22-athlete field by
taking the top four individual spots.
Tristan Armbrecht led the way, finishing the 3.1-mile course first in
17:59. Mitchell Wilcox took second, Jon Robey came in third, and coming in
fourth with the only Ada personal-best time of the meet was Austin Windle
Matt Higgins finished 21st and Hunter Allen also came in 22nd.
"Having just run a very tough race at Anna, where the boys finished 16th
of 26 teams on Saturday, I wasnt expecting many personal records," said
coach Don Robey.
"Austin has really come along since joining in mid-August. He runs
exceptionally well for a big guy. This was a big confidence-builder team
wise, and hopefully we can carry it over to districts. We're in a good
spot at districts; the top four teams decided not to run in the third race
that sends regional qualifiers to Youngstown.
"We are on the outside looking in to get the team to regionals, but we
have a shot," he continued. "The kids have done everything I have asked
and if they do not advance it will be on me, not them."