Girls team takes the podium as best in Ohio
Loveland, Ohio – The Loveland Middle School (LMS) Girls Cross Country Team won the title of State Champions at the State Junior High Cross Country meet Sunday, Oct. 22.
“I am so excited to win the state trophy,” said LMS Eighth Grade Student Maaike Snider. “Thank you to the coaches and parents for everything. It has been a great season!”
Meet the State Champions
Sarah Madix, Allison Colegate, Ellie Zicka, Bella Dillhof, Jessie Gibbins, Maaike Snider, and Lindsey Dwyer
Snider was one of three student-athletes who finished in the top 15 overall. The group included: Jessie Gibbins (fifth place); Maaike Snider (seventh place) and Sarah Madix (11th place).
“We are extremely excited about both of our cross country teams at LMS,” said LMS Principal Chuck Ogdan. “These student-athletes have gone above and beyond in the classroom and on the field of competition! They are true examples of our building’s four core values: grit, rise, innovation and leadership. Go Tigers!”
“Coach Steve Federman and Coach Carol Adams, along with all of our LMS cross country coaches do such a great job working with, training and developing our runners and student-athletes,” said Loveland District Director of Student Athletics Julie Renner. “They start way before our kids join the LMS cross country team. They get them excited during Runners Club in the elementary and intermediate schools. The success of our seventh through 12th grade Girls and Boys Cross Country programs are due to the hard work and dedication of so many who are role-models for our kids, in building up the sport not only as competitive but also as a life-long activity for our student-athletes.”