Kiefer Bell & Hannah Lippincott Qualify for State Cross Country Meet

11/02/2020

         

The Southwest Ohio Conference has qualified two runners for the Division I Cross Country State Meet on Saturday, November 7 at Fortress Obetz in Obetz, Ohio.  The boys’ race is scheduled to begin at 3:00 PM and the girls’ race is scheduled to start at 4:00 PM.  Talawanda's Kiefer Bell (Junior) and Hannah Lippincott (Junior) both qualified as individuals at the Troy Division I Cross Country Regional Meet.  Kiefer qualified with a time of 16:04.2, while finishing 9th in the Regional Meet.  Two weeks earlier, he finished first at the SWOC Cross Country Championship Meet and was named SWOC Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year for the second consecutive year.  This is also Kiefer’s second straight year of qualifying for the State Meet.  Hannah qualified with a time of 19:09.1, while finishing 14th in the Regional Meet.  Two weeks earlier, she finished first at the SWOC Cross Country Championship Meet and was named SWOC Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year for the second consecutive year.  Kiefer and Hannah are coached by Paul Stiver.  Congratulations and good luck at the State Meet!!!