Aviators enjoy Saturday Night Lights


By Darrell Wacker - dwacker@aimmediamidwest.com



Abbie Schoenherr ran a personal best 21:32 at Centerville’s Saturday Night Lights Cross Country Meet.


Photo by Chris Greene

Adam Gunckel runs at Centerville’s Saturday Night Lights Cross Country Meet.


Photo by Chris Greene

Elizabeth Kilgore set a personal best time at Centerville’s Saturday Night Lights Cross Country Meet.


Photo by Chris Greene

Gabe Warren runs at Centerville’s Saturday Night Lights Cross Country Meet.


Photo by Chris Greene

Kyle Wertz runs at Centerville’s Saturday Night Lights Cross Country Meet.


Photo by Chris Greene

Matt Mescher runs at Centerville’s Saturday Night Lights Cross Country Meet.


Photo by Chris Greene

Butler’s Long Lin was 11th in the Championship Race at Centerville’s Saturday Night Lights Cross Country Meet.


Photo by Chris Greene

CENTERVILLE — The Butler cross country teams traveled to Centerville for the 9th annual Saturday Night Lights race. The meet features over 4,000 runners representing over 100 schools in grades 4-12 and has become a must-race destination each season for schools in Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, and Indiana.

“That was the best environment I’ve seen for a regular season cross country meet,” said Butler head coach Andy White. “It is a unique experience. The race was run under the lights with a huge crowd. The kids responded well and took advantage of the great competition. We had a lot of PR’s. It was a great night of cross country.”

Butler’s Long Lin was 11th in the championship race with a time of 15:59.4 and the Aviators placed 19th overall with 372 points.

Gabe Warren was 37th (16:44), Kyle Wertz 94th (17:26.4), Caleb Vieth 125th (17:44.4), and Adam Gunckel 150th (17:56.8).

Four Lady Aviators ran personal best times including Abbie Schoenherr (21:32), Elizabeth Kilgore (22:02), Gracie Armitage (24:02), and Natalie Maurer (25:19).

Butler will return to action on Saturday at Buck Creek State park in Springfield.

Abbie Schoenherr ran a personal best 21:32 at Centerville’s Saturday Night Lights Cross Country Meet.
http://www.vandaliadrummernews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2017/09/web1_Butler-Abbie-Schoenherr-1.jpgAbbie Schoenherr ran a personal best 21:32 at Centerville’s Saturday Night Lights Cross Country Meet. Photo by Chris Greene

Adam Gunckel runs at Centerville’s Saturday Night Lights Cross Country Meet.
http://www.vandaliadrummernews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2017/09/web1_Butler-Adam-Gunkel-1.jpgAdam Gunckel runs at Centerville’s Saturday Night Lights Cross Country Meet. Photo by Chris Greene

Elizabeth Kilgore set a personal best time at Centerville’s Saturday Night Lights Cross Country Meet.
http://www.vandaliadrummernews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2017/09/web1_Butler-Elizabeth-Kilgore-1.jpgElizabeth Kilgore set a personal best time at Centerville’s Saturday Night Lights Cross Country Meet. Photo by Chris Greene

Gabe Warren runs at Centerville’s Saturday Night Lights Cross Country Meet.
http://www.vandaliadrummernews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2017/09/web1_Butler-Gabe-Warren-1.jpgGabe Warren runs at Centerville’s Saturday Night Lights Cross Country Meet. Photo by Chris Greene

Kyle Wertz runs at Centerville’s Saturday Night Lights Cross Country Meet.
http://www.vandaliadrummernews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2017/09/web1_Butler-Kyle-Wertz-1.jpgKyle Wertz runs at Centerville’s Saturday Night Lights Cross Country Meet. Photo by Chris Greene

Matt Mescher runs at Centerville’s Saturday Night Lights Cross Country Meet.
http://www.vandaliadrummernews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2017/09/web1_Butler-Matt-Mescher-1.jpgMatt Mescher runs at Centerville’s Saturday Night Lights Cross Country Meet. Photo by Chris Greene

Butler’s Long Lin was 11th in the Championship Race at Centerville’s Saturday Night Lights Cross Country Meet.
http://www.vandaliadrummernews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2017/09/web1_Butler-Long-Lin-1.jpgButler’s Long Lin was 11th in the Championship Race at Centerville’s Saturday Night Lights Cross Country Meet. Photo by Chris Greene

By Darrell Wacker

dwacker@aimmediamidwest.com

Reach Darrell Wacker at (937) 684-8983 or on Twitter @VandaliaDrummer.

Reach Darrell Wacker at (937) 684-8983 or on Twitter @VandaliaDrummer.