Heys advances, trio ends season at regional meet


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Clinton-Massie’s Emma Muterspaw, shown here warming up on the dreary day, was 42nd in the Division II girls race at the Troy Regional Cross Country Championships Saturday.

Clinton-Massie’s Emma Muterspaw, shown here warming up on the dreary day, was 42nd in the Division II girls race at the Troy Regional Cross Country Championships Saturday.


East Clinton’s Aidan Henson (left) was 39th in the Division II boys race at the Troy Regional Cross Country Championships Saturday.


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Wilmington’s Tyler Parks was 76th in the Division I boys race at the Troy Regional Cross Country Championships Saturday.


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Conant Smith of Middletown (left) leads by a wide margin in the Division I boys race Saturday at the Troy Regional Cross Country Championships.


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Wilmington's Simon Heys (left) was sixth in the Div. I boys race at the Troy Regional Cross Country Championships Saturday.


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TROY – For the second straight season, Wilmington High School’s Simon Heys has qualified for the state cross country meet.

Four Clinton County runners competed Saturday in the Troy Regional Cross Country Championships on a drizzly, cloudy, crisp day.

Clinton-Massie’s Emma Muterspaw was 42nd overall in the girls Division II race with a time of 21:05.63.

Freshman Grace Hartman of Oakwood won the girls Div. II race by 41 seconds with a time of 18:18.55.

Aidan Henson of East Clinton ran in the boys Division II race and was 39th overall with a time of 17:23.56.

Ben Bayless of Indian Hill ran 16:17.72 and was the Div. II race boys winner.

In both Div. II races, the top 16 individuals and the top four teams advanced from the regional meet to the state meet.

Tyler Park of Wilmington ran 17:09.4 and was 76th in the Division I boys race.

Conant Smith of Middletown, who was the 2017 boys Division I state runnerup by less than a half second, was the regional race winner on Saturday with a time of 15:23.09.

Heys toured the layout in 16:05.89. He ran most of the race with a solid pack of runners behind Smith. In the final results, there were nine runners within seven seconds of each other in third to 10th place.

Heys finished with a time of 16:05.89, approximately 14 seconds better than his regional time in 2017 when he finished eighth in the race.

Clinton-Massie’s Emma Muterspaw, shown here warming up on the dreary day, was 42nd in the Division II girls race at the Troy Regional Cross Country Championships Saturday.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/10/web1_CC_emmareg1.jpgClinton-Massie’s Emma Muterspaw, shown here warming up on the dreary day, was 42nd in the Division II girls race at the Troy Regional Cross Country Championships Saturday.

East Clinton’s Aidan Henson (left) was 39th in the Division II boys race at the Troy Regional Cross Country Championships Saturday.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/10/web1_CC_hensonreg3.jpgEast Clinton’s Aidan Henson (left) was 39th in the Division II boys race at the Troy Regional Cross Country Championships Saturday. Mark Huber | News Journal

Wilmington’s Tyler Parks was 76th in the Division I boys race at the Troy Regional Cross Country Championships Saturday.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/10/web1_CC_parksreg2.jpgWilmington’s Tyler Parks was 76th in the Division I boys race at the Troy Regional Cross Country Championships Saturday. Mark Huber | News Journal

Conant Smith of Middletown (left) leads by a wide margin in the Division I boys race Saturday at the Troy Regional Cross Country Championships.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/10/web1_CC_heysreg1.jpgConant Smith of Middletown (left) leads by a wide margin in the Division I boys race Saturday at the Troy Regional Cross Country Championships.Mark Huber | News Journal

Wilmington’s Simon Heys (left) was sixth in the Div. I boys race at the Troy Regional Cross Country Championships Saturday.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/10/web1_CC_heysreg2.jpgWilmington’s Simon Heys (left) was sixth in the Div. I boys race at the Troy Regional Cross Country Championships Saturday.Mark Huber | News Journal

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