CROSS COUNTRY: Messinger, VanGuilder each finish fourth in Region 4 Meet races

In a warmup for the District 10 championship races on Saturday, cross country runners from nine schools – including Warren, Eisenhower and Youngsville, competed on Saturday in the Region 4 Meet at Warren County Fairgrounds.

Youngsville’s Brook Messinger finished fourth out of 64 in the girls race, and Eisenhower’s Devin VanGuilder – Messinger’s cousin – finished first out of 93 in the boys race.

Messinger, a freshman, was fourth in 21:35.62. Teammate Leigh Fehlman, another freshman, was 18th, or the next highest female finisher from Warren County. Youngsville’s girls team finished fifth out of the nine teams.

Julia Bauer finished 21st for Eisenhower and Anna Falvo 23rd for Warren. North East’s Emma Verdonik won in 20:49.60, as North East went 1-2 and won the team title.

VanGuilder was fourth in 17:59.71 in a very tight race, as North East’s Gary Olson win in 17:53.24. Freshman Blake Ristau led Warren with a 15th-place finish, and teammate Christian Olson was 20th. Seneca won the boys team title.

2013 Region 4 Meet Results

Varsity Girls

TEAM RESULTS (9 scoring teams): 1. North East, 2. Union City, 3. Seneca, 4. Corry, 5. Youngsville, 6. Eisenhower, 7. Warren, 8. Fort LeBoeuf, 9. Harbor Creek

INDIVIDUAL COUNTY RESULTS (64 runners): 4. Brook Messinger, 9, Youngsville, 21:35.62; 18. Leigh Fehlman, 9, Youngsville, 23:14.32; 21 Julia Bauer, 11, Eisenhower, 23:26.21; 23. Anna Falvo, 11,Warren, 23:32.17; 25. Piper Olsen. 11. Youngsville, 23:43.46; 32. Leah McCluskey, 9, Youngsville, 24:29.76; 33. Kate Daugharthy, 10, Eisenhower , 24:29.96; 35. Deanna Hahn, 10 Warren, 24:37.82; 36, Lydia Swartzbaugh, 10, Youngsville, 24:42.05; 38. Hannah Morris, 10, Youngsville, 25:21.87; 42. Lacey Stanko, 12, Eisenhower, 25:47.84; 44. Kimmie Lindstrom, 10, Youngsville, 26:22.83; 45. Mallory Eastman, 11, Youngsville, 26:25.64; 46. Grace Thompson, 11, Eisenhower, 26:26.88; 49. Kristina Weikert, 11, Warren, 26:56.31; 50. Hannah Bortz, 9, Eisenhower, 27:24.23; 58. Brittany Massa, 11, Warren, 28:27.68; 60. Alyssa Cumberland, 11, Warren, 29:49.27; 64. Tiffany Haney, 10, Youngsville, 35:00

Varsity Boys

TEAM RESULTS (9 scoring teams): 1. Seneca, 2. North East, 3. Corry, 4. Fort LeBoeuf, 5.Union City, 6. Harbor Creek, 7. Warren, 8. Eisenhower, 9. Youngsville

INDIVIDUAL COUNTY RESULTS (93 total runners): 4. Devin VanGuilder, 12, Eisenhower, 17:59.71; 15. Blake Ristau, 9, Warren,18:58.05; 20. Christian Olson, 11, Warren, 19:13.31; 34. Tim Lange,12, Eisenhower, 19:52.89; 35. Brandon Nielson, 12, Warren, 19:57.42; 36. Mark Reiff,10, Warren, 20:08.86; 42. Ben Morrison, 12, Eisenhower, 20:22.02; 44. Sean McGuinness, 11, Warren, 20:33.18; 50. Seth Johnson, 11, Warren, 20:52.80; 51. Max Pierson, 11, Warren, 20:53.30; 55. Tanner Burns, 9, Youngsville, 21:02.95; 56. Derek Lasecki, 10, Eisenhower, 21:03.55; 58. Jacob McCool, 11, Eisenhower, 21:11.56; 62. Collin Lehnen, 12, Youngsville, 21:29.62; 63. Chester Ciukaj, 12, Youngsville, 21:29.90; 67. Jason Morine, 11, Eisenhower, 21:51.14; 70. Jeremy Lyon,12, Youngsville, 22:05.87; 74. Bobby Bower, 10, Youngsville, 22:20.42; 75. Reed Swanson, 9 Warren, 22:23.05; 77. Zach Ishman, 12, Youngsville, 22:33.14; 78. Collin Alekson, 11, Youngsville, 22:33.45; 79. James Sturdevant, 9, Warren, 22:37.50; 86. Nathan Carr, 10, Youngsville, 23:37.38; 91. Domanick Dietrick, 9, Eisenhower, 25:50.68; 92. Ryan McGuinness, 9, Warren, 26:20.48.