The Loveland Invitational began, for some teams, the boys and girls high school varsity cross country season. Four Clermont County schools competed in this annual event that took place at Grailville, in Loveland.
In the boys division, the host Tigers won the team championship with 18 points; Glen Este was third with 68; Goshen, fourth, with 114; New Richmond, fifth with 125; and Amelia did not enter a full five-competitor team.
The winning time over the 3.1-mile course was turned in by Loveland’s Nick Baker in 16-minutes, 56-seconds. The best Clermont County finish belonged to Glen Este’s C. J. Pickelheimer who finished sixth with a clocking of 17:26.
Other top Clermont County performances were recorded by Josh Harrell of Amelia, eighth place, in 17:45; Daniel Wulker of Glen Este, 12th, 17:59; Tony Scharf of Glen Este, 17th, 19:23; Mitch Neal of Glen Este, 18th, 19:34; Jacob Buchanan of Goshen, 20th, 20:09; Ben Werle of New Richmond, 21st, 20:13; Nick Gabbard of New Richmond, 21st, 20:13; Zack Romohr of Glen Este, 23rd, 20:39; Darren Garrett of Goshen, 24th, 20:46; and Garth Whitaker of Goshen, 25th, 20:46.