CAMBRIDGE — John Marshall’s Zoe Zervos received the 2022 OVAC Cal Pokas Women Jr. Excessive Cross Nation Championship. Saturday at chill-filled Cambridge Excessive Faculty’s 3.1-mile course, the Monarchs freshman broke the tape first within the OVAC Cal Pokas Women Excessive Faculty Championships.
Zervos, who received the Ogden Wellness Weekend’s 5K Run earlier this summer season, clocked in at 18-minutes, 50.93-seconds. She completed almost 4 seconds forward of College’s Abigail Rogers and virtually 10-full seconds in entrance of Morgantown’s Sophie Renner.
“Proper now I’m drained, however I’m feeling fairly good,” Zervos mentioned when requested the way it felt to be an OVAC champ.
The Monarchs’ phenom broke out early and progressively moved out entrance.
“I attempted to remain within the prime pack at first. These women had been superb,” she recalled. “I believe I used to be in fourth. I simply wished to maintain pushing by way of and never let my time slip down. I wished to maintain it constant.”
That she did within the type of a season’s personal-best 5:40 mile.
“A few mile-and-a-half into the race I used to be operating on the entrance with Abby (Rogers). We pushed one another to in regards to the 2-mile mark. That’s after I made my transfer after which tried to carry the lead from there,” she recalled.
“I used to be actually happy with my time. I want my place would;ve been extra constant, however the quick begin is what allowed me to win the race.”
The highest 30 people earned all-OVAC laurels.
River’s Mara Beard was the primary Ohio-side finisher as she timed out at 19:08 which was adequate for fourth. Morgantown’s Madeline Gump rounded out the highest 5.
With 4 runners within the prime 8, the Mohigans simply outdistanced metropolis rival College, 31-75. Dover (161) was third, Wheeling Park (205) fourth and Warren Native (208) fifth. John Marshall was sixth with 230.
Different native all-OVAC awardees included Oak Glen’s Hannah Kliner completed ninth in 19:38.06; Shadyside’s Chloe Mehovolitch (14th); Edison’s Josie Lesnansky (seventeenth); John Marshall’s Rilee Storm (twenty second); Wheeling Park’s Mckenna Guthoerl (twenty third); and Weir’s Naomi Younger (thirtieth).
Along with Morgantown, different crew champs had been Edison (Class 4A); Fort Frye (Class 3A); and Trinity Christian (Class 1A-2A).
St. Clairsville completed as Class 4A runnerup, with Weir third, Oak Glen fourth and Indian Creek fifth.
Martins Ferry was second in Class 3A, with Barnesville proper behind.
Shadyside completed second within the Class 1A-2A area.
By KIM NORTH