The Troy Trojans had a lot of success at the state meet, as not only did they get a top five individual finish for the girls, but the entire Troy squad ran to a fifth place overall finish at the meet.

Morgan Gigandet, the talented Troy sophomore, finished fourth overall in the Division One meet, running an 18:04.0.

Finishing 53rd overall was Megan Myers who ran a 19:20.9, with teammate Emma Shigley was 59th with a 19:29.2, and Kate Pence ran 19:39.6 finishing her 69th overall. Also finishing in the top 100 was Rachel Davidson with a time of 20:02.8.

The lone Troy boys’ runner at state was Stephen Jones, who placed ninth overall with a time of 15:35.1.

* It was a day of seconds for the Tippecanoe cross country teams, while in Troy, they celebrated a pair of runners who placed in the top ten individually as the OHSAA state meet took place in Columbus

Both the Tippecanoe boys and girls teams brought home the silver as state runner-ups falling just short of a state championship.

For the boys, Lexington pulled away down the stretch to overtake the Red Devils, and win the state championship 54-77 over Tippecanoe.

Tipp senior Mitchell Poynter also just fell short, as he brought home the runner-up medal after running a 15:24.1, falling just short of Joseph Bistritz who ran a 15:16.9 to claim the title.

Also finishing for Tippecanoe, Tim Andrews placed 27th overall with a 16:25.1 while Thomas Chaney finished one spot behind Andrews with a 28th place finish of 16:25.7. Keenan Fraylick finished 39th overall with a time of 16:35.6, and Jacob Stillwagon finished 47th at 16:44.1. Also Spencer Ranft ran a 16:55.0, placing him 60th overall at the state meet. Jordan Brown also finished 68th.

For the Tipp girls’ they also placed second overall with a total of 124 points, finishing behind Lexington to won both state titles.

Tipp was led by Kaili Titley, who finished 27th overall with a time of 19:20.1, followed closely by Katie Taylor with a time of 19:26.9 which placed her 32nd.

Abbi Halsey placed 39th with a time of 19:31.3 with Stephanie Fink finishing 43rd with a time of 19:33.2, Laura Fink ran 19:35.7 (47th) and MaKenzie Dietz finished with a 19:40.1, good enough for 51st.