Michelle Thomas, Glen Este High School senior, highlighted the Clermont County performances in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division cross country championships.
Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division Girls
Thomas, a serious contender for a possible Division I girls state crown, completed the 3.1-mile course at Harrison High School with a victorious time of 18-minutes, 6.29-seconds. She easily outdistanced the competition by 59.37-seconds ahead of the runner-up from Kings High School.
The next best Clermont County time was earned by Milford junior Kristen Brady in 19:37.45, good for seventh place overall, individually. In ninth place was Jamie Thomas, Michelle’s sister and a freshman. Her clocking was 19:52.79. Coming in 16th place was Milford junior Lorin Conti in 20:35.54.
Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division Boys
Kings also was champion of the Buckeye Division boys race. The Knights tallied 42 points, Anderson 45, Turpin 91, Loveland 93, Glen Este 159, Wilmington 169, Little Miami 207, Milford 209, and Walnut Hills 215.
Leading the way for the Clermont County competitors was Steven Stoffel, Glen Este junior, who was fifth overall in a time of 16:59. Milford was paced by the next Clermont countian to cross the finish line, Jake Prem, a junior. Prem's time was 17:52.51. He was 21st overall individually.