Near perfect cross country weather helped the Eagles to a near perfect race !
Our girls team finished 10th in the 17 team field of the best teams in Central Ohio. Finishing behind us were many GOOD cross country powerhouses such as Berlin, Pic North , Darby, Westerville Central and our OCC rival New Albany !!!
This is Big Walnut’s highest regional finish since we became a Division 1 school.
Despite the poor conditions, three Eagle runners ran personal best times. Julia Wiergowska (2022), Maddie Moroz (2238) and Gianna Rose (2241) all stepped up and had their greatest race in the most important meet.
Colbi Borland 18:49 7th
Julia Wiergowska 20:22
Alina Pecci 20:27
Madi Yano 20:47
Grace Grunewald 21:37
Maddie Moroz 23:38
Gianna Rose 22:41
The greatest distance runner in Big Walnut history, Colbi Borland ran in her fourth regional championship and her 7th place finish is the highest regional finish (boy or girl) in school history. This earned her a third straight trip to the state championship. Her time of 18:49 has her ranked in the top 30 runners in the state of Ohio.
The season ends for the team. Colbi will carry the load alone next week at 12:30pm at the state meet at National Trail.
History will show that this year’s group of girls was the fastest team in the 42 year history of Big Walnut Cross Country! We have six girls on this year’s team that in the top 16 runners of all time!
Name Best Time Ranking on Schools All-Time List
Colbi Borland 1830 1
Chloe Mckenzie 2011 (ran in 2018) 7
Madi Yano 2015 8
Alina Pecci 2020 12
Julia Wiergowska 2022 14
Grace Grunewald 2025 16
Maddie Moroz 2238 73
Gianna Rose 2241 74