Heroes of the Cross Country Buckeye Championship



Article by Melissa Geiss, October 17, 2016

Several members of the cross country teams made tremendous showings at
the Metro Buckeye Conference championship on Friday evening.

Eighth grader Nathaniel Geiss came in fourth overall in the middle school race with a time personal best time of 12:01 for the two-mile race.

This is only Geiss’s second year on the team, but he is well known for his work ethic and determination.

“I am happy with my


The Metro Buckeye Conference’s fastest freshman, Brooke Tesmer, placed ninth and was named second team all-conference.
Tesmer peaked at just the right time in the season. Her time of 22:10
was not only a personal record, it also slashed 27 seconds off her big
43-second PR set the previous week.

In the varsity boys’ race, senior Noah Brill was the first male Warrior across the finish line.
He made his goal of breaking the nineteen-minute mark with a personal
best of 18:57 despite hip pain that dogged him throughout the race.

And last, but certainly not least, eighth grade Isabelle Blatz completed her first race since returning from brain surgery several weeks ago. It was her last race of the season and her middle school career – and she wasn’t about to miss it.


“I felt I would regret it if I didn’t run in my last race,” said
Blatz. “My mom told me that Nathaniel (Geiss) would walk with me if I
wanted. I ended up not needing him to, but that really boosted my

Congratulations to all our Warriors!