Eric Board Posts Personal Best While Leading Maumee At Tiffin Carnival

Maumee junior Ethan Chambers starts out strong during the Norm Bray Invitational on August 24. Chambers bettered 208 other competitors while placing 124th in the Division II race of the Tiffin Carnival on September 7. Right, Panthers freshman Claire Farthing approaches the finish line during the Norm Bray Invitational on August 24. Farthing posted a time of 23:40 at the Tiffin Carnival on September 7. MIRROR PHOTOS BY JOE NEGRICH

BY ANDY ROWER | MIRROR SPORTS — Maumee’s boys cross country team bettered 17 other teams in the Division II race of the Tiffin Carnival at Hedges Boyer Park on September 7. Sophomore Eric Board posted his personal-best time of 16:55 while leading the Panthers and bettering 295 other opponents with a 37th-place time of 16:55. Junior Ethan Chambers (124th) and sophomore Nick Johnstone (161st) also placed in the race’s upper half with times of 18:09 and 18:33 and freshmen Ayden McCarthy and Chaz Wilms recorded season-best times with a 19:43 and a 20:07. Shelby’s Caleb Brown took top individual honors with a blistering time of 14:56. Sophomore Robbie Stevens and freshman Alex Stambaugh rounded out the Panthers’ varsity race with times of 20:53 and 22:10, respectively. Freshman Caden Leck paced Maumee in the day’s open race with a personal-record time of 22:01. Freshman Dru Albright (23:34), sophomore Tylar Menning (24:32) and freshmen Kierce Gonzalez (25:37) and Gavin Bekker (26:07) also competed for the Panthers. Girls Maumee’s girls team bettered three other teams in the Division II-A race. Sophomore Sydney King led the Panthers by placing 100th with a time of 22:54, and junior Abi Smalley and freshman Claire Farthing both followed up with identical times of 23:40. Sophomores Camryn O’Shea and Keragan McConaughey next turned in times of 24:16 and 24:30 and junior Lexi Szyndler ran a season-best time of 26:34. Buckeye Valley’s Chloe Dawson won the race with a time of 18:11. Maumee will next compete at Dave’s Invitational at the Ottawa Park Golf Course on Saturday at 1:15 p.m.

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