Aviators win GWOC North


By Darrell Wacker - dwacker@civitasmedia.com



Gabe Warren runs at the GWOC Cross Country Meet.


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Kyle Wertz and Caleb Colon run at the GWOC Cross Country Meet.


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Long-fa Lin led the Aviators at the GWOC Cross Country Meet.


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Coach Andy White urges Sean Luttrell on at the GWOC Cross Country Meet.


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The Butler boys cross country team won the Greater Western Ohio Conference North division championship on Saturday.


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CENTERVILLE — The Butler boys cross country team won the Greater Western Ohio Conference North division meet on Saturday at Centerville High School.

Butler won the meet with 36 points followed by Troy with 45, Greenville 70, Piqua 99, and Sidney 111.

“I liked the way we competed today,” said Butler head coach Andy White. “We really ran well. We competed to win. I thought are approach to the race was excellent.”

Long-fa Lin was third in the north division with a time of 16:40 followed by Caleb Colon (4th, 16:45), Kyle Wertz (5th, 16:47), Sean Luttrell (1oth, 17:54), Gabe Warren (14th, 18:01), Mitchell Heeter (25th, 19:00) and Nick Luttrell (28th, 19:22.)

Lin, Colon, and Wertz were named to the All-Conference First Team while Sean Luttrell and Warren were named to the All-Conference Second Team.

“All five scorers ran a PR (personal record) or near PR race,” said White. “That is what you hope for these championship meets. Sean Luttrell was huge for us today. He ran a one-minute PR and sealed the win for us. Im really proud of the work effort of this team. We had a lot of personal best times from our JV kids. Today was a total team effort.”

The cross country teams will compete at districts next Saturday at the Miami Valley Career Technology Center in Englewood. The Lady Aviators will run at 1 p.m. and the boys will run at 1:45 p.m.

The top eight teams and individuals in the top 32 will earn a berth at the regional meet.

Gabe Warren runs at the GWOC Cross Country Meet.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2015/10/web1_Gabe-Warren.jpegGabe Warren runs at the GWOC Cross Country Meet. Contributed photo

Kyle Wertz and Caleb Colon run at the GWOC Cross Country Meet.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2015/10/web1_Kyle-Wertz-Caleb-Colon.jpegKyle Wertz and Caleb Colon run at the GWOC Cross Country Meet. Contributed photo

Long-fa Lin led the Aviators at the GWOC Cross Country Meet.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2015/10/web1_Long-Fa-Lin.jpegLong-fa Lin led the Aviators at the GWOC Cross Country Meet. Contributed photo

Coach Andy White urges Sean Luttrell on at the GWOC Cross Country Meet.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2015/10/web1_Sean-Luttrell.jpgCoach Andy White urges Sean Luttrell on at the GWOC Cross Country Meet. Contributed photo

The Butler boys cross country team won the Greater Western Ohio Conference North division championship on Saturday.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2015/10/web1_Boys-Team-Podium.jpegThe Butler boys cross country team won the Greater Western Ohio Conference North division championship on Saturday. Contributed photo

By Darrell Wacker

dwacker@civitasmedia.com

Reach Darrell Wacker at 684-8983 or on Twitter @VandaliaDrummer.

Reach Darrell Wacker at 684-8983 or on Twitter @VandaliaDrummer.

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