With historical Fort St. Clair Park closed due to tree removal work taking place in the park, Eaton Country Club stepped up in a big way to support the students of Eaton High School & Eaton Middle School. With two large invitational events on the horizon and suddenly without a facility to run them in, the Eaton Country Club offered the grounds of their gorgeous facility for the event. Originally opened in 1921, the 9-hole course provided the perfect setting for both the Eaton Middle School Invitational and the Eaton Ed Leas Fall Classic.
“Without the support and partnership of the Eaton Country Club, it would not have been possible for us to host both our Middle School Invitational and the Ed Leas Fall Classic. When we received word that the Fort was going to be closed, Eaton Country Club jumped
right up with the attitude of “what can we do help support our schools and community?” With their help and support, we were able to ensure that our students had a high level and safe facility to compete in while hosting two outstanding events! It’s the generosity and commitment like this that has made Eaton Country Club a valued member of our community since 1921,” shared Eaton Athletic Director, Eric Silverman.
Results from the Eaton Middle School Invitational held on Monday, October 5:
In the Boys race, Michael Ryan from Valley View crossed the finish line first with a time of (11:04.92) while Tyler Gregory (11:49.04 ) and Benjamin Brewer (11:53.22) both from Eaton captured second and third place respectively. Eaton Middle School’s Boys won the event with an overall score of 24 points, besting Union County, Indiana (81 points).
In the Girls race, Cari Metz of Eaton finished first overall with a time of (13:05.70). She was followed in by Selene Weaver (13:21.25 ) and Audrey Cable (13:24.12) both from Franklin Monroe. Union County (IN) finished ahead of the Eagles in the team standings taking first place with 30 points while Eaton finished as runners up with 37 points.
Full Race Results: http://www.baumspage.com/cc/ccevent.php?peventid=252&table=C
Results from the Ed Leas Fall Classic on Saturday, October 10:
In the Boys Varsity race, Junior Seth Gard continued his winning ways crossing the finish line first with a time of 15:18.45. Following Seth across the line was Chris Parsons from Middletown (2nd place – 16:03.62) and Spencer Schick from Brookville (3rd place – 16:15.95). Out of the 160 runners and the 17 schools that comprised the Boys Varsity race, Eaton took home the top spot (49 points) while Monroe finished in second place (77 points).
In the Girls Varsity race, Monroe took first place (Rachel Ploeger – 18:11.93) and third place (Alayna Garver – 18:32.99 ) while Madison Wright from Twin Valley South finished in second place with a time of 18:17.84 in the individual placings. The Hornets also took the team title as Monroe (32 points) bested runners up Talawanda (72 points) in a field that was comprised of 119 runners and 12 teams.
Full High School and Middle School Race Resuts: http://www.baumspage.com/cc/ccevent.php?peventid=253&table=C
Once again, Eaton Community Schools would like to thank the Eaton Country Club for their support of our student-athletes and Cross Country program!