The Arcanum Girls Cross Country Team recently won the WOAC League race and was the Western Ohio Athletic Conference Champions. (Dale Barger Photo)

High School Girls WOAC Cross Country Champion and All-Conference Team Honors

GETTYSBURG – The Arcanum Trojans won the High School Girls Western Ohio Athletic Conference Cross Country Championship held at National Trail High School.

The Trojans ran away with the title with 5 girls finishing in the top 10 and just 23 total team points.  Other Darke County teams performed well with Bradford finishing 2nd,  Franklin Monroe 3rd and Ansonia 4th.

The All-Conference team is based on performance at the league meet.  The top runner in the conference this year was a freshman Taylee Woodbury of Mississinawa Valley who won the WOAC Meet with a top time of 20:10.9.  

Other Darke County runners earning first team honors from Arcanum were Brooklyn Miras – 2nd, Arianne Garrison – 4th, Hailey Unger – 7th, Lydia Shannon 9th and Kylee Freeman 10th. Peyton Billenstein of Ansonia was 5th, Austy Miller of Bradford 6th,  and Zoey Brookey of Franklin Monroe was 8th.

Arcanum girls cross country coach John Junkins was the Coach of the Year and Taylee Woodbury the Runner of the Year.

The high school girl’s cross country teams will run in the district meet today at Cedarville.

The top 10 runners at the league meet earn WOAC All-Conference 1st team honors. Arcanum placed 5 runners on the 1st team to help them win the Conference title. (Dale Barger Photo)
Mississinawa Valley freshman Taylee Woodbury won the WOAC League race and was named the WOAC Conference Runner of the Year. (Dale Barger Photo)
Arcanum girls cross country coach John Junkins was the WOAC conference Coach of the Year. (Dale Barger Photo)

Dale Barger / Sports Editor

Dale Barger is a lifelong sports enthusiast and has covered high school athletics for nearly 20 years in Southwest Ohio and now becomes sports editor for Darke County now. For 18 years Dale has been a sportswriter for The Daily Advocate and has been published in online sorts magazines and conference websites. Dale is also an accomplished photographer who has captured thousands of athletes in action over the years. Dale is a member of The Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association and was a 2019 recipient of the Ohio High School Athletic Association Southwest District Media Service Award. Dale lives on a 72-acre farm outside of New Madison, Ohio and is married to Rita Ann (Fourman) Barger and together they have two sons and three grandkids. If you don’t see Dale at a sporting event you might catch him following his other passion – photographing nature and wildlife. Contact Darke County Now Editor Media Sports Editor Dale Barger at dbarger@darkecountynow.com.

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