TIFFIN – With the D-III Districts taking an axe to the rosters of local ladies advancing to the October 26 Regionals at Tiffin, there remained but two that qualified to make the trip…Alexa Leppelmeier of Pettisville and Jill Stuckey of Fayette.
This event, the final qualifying step to the November 2 State Finals in Columbus, also cut back on the number of local ladies advancing. Leppelmeier, a freshman, will be making the trip to the capitol city in her first year of Varsity competition. She earned the invitation with a fifteenth place finish, placing herself in the ranks of qualifiers for the final showdown.
Stuckey, the senior standout of the Lady Eagles, turned in a good performance, but unfortunately not good enough to make the cut for Columbus. She finished in 42nd place overall with a time of 21:11.28.
The following finishes were recorded by place and time…
15 – Alexa Leppelmeier – Pettisville – 19:59.35
* D-III State Qualifier *
42 – Jill Stuckey – Fayette – 21:11.28
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