Lovett finishes 42nd, Dunlap 30th at state CC meet

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It was a cold morning for a run, but that didn’t stop 872 high school athletes from running at the OHSAA State Cross-Country meet Saturday morning.

Carrollton juniors Cole Lovett and Maddie Dunlap qualified to compete at the State race along with 870 of the top runners in Ohio.

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Carrollton’s Cole Lovett runs among other runners competing at the OHSAA State Cross Country meet. Lovett finished 42nd.
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Junior Maddie Dunlap of Carrollton paces herself at the OHSAA State Cross Country meet Saturday. Dunlap finished 30th.

Dunlap finished 30th out of 142 runners with a time of 19:23.4 in Divison II.

Dunlap, who was named NBC runner of the year, struggled early but persevered at the end with a strong finish.

Lovett finished 42nd out of 146 runners with a time of 16:37.4 in Division II.

Dunlap, Lovett and Quinton Huggett will all run at the Nike National meet held in Indiana this weekend.