Lady Spartans are ECC Champions

Turpin hosted the 5th ECC championship race on Saturday. The Spartans are always a force in the ECC having won once (2014) and been runner up the other three years. This year they brought their dominant team to the race and beat a very strong Kings team to be ECC Champions.

Sam Bush finished 2nd with a time that would have won every ECC Championship race before Saturday. Coming in the top 10 and earning 1st Team ECC Honors with their fastest times of the season are: Jayne Maxwell (4th Place) , Lydia Bentley (5th place), Isabel Shim (8th), Maya Blaxall (9th), Jenny Middendorf (10th). 2014 ECC Champion and runner of the year, senior captain Olivia Connaughton, earned 2nd team ECC honors for taking 15th place overall with her fastest time of the season.

A special shout out and congratulations are due our Coach, Melissa Siemers the newly minted “Coach of the Year” for the ECC. Both her and Coach Carolyn Remmele really deserve it for teams performances, but more importantly for the teams improvement. With the talent Turpin had this year the team was destined to be good. If you look at the improvement in times over the course of the year that culminated in about 2/3rds of the team peaking at this race, it becomes clear that this coaching staff made a big difference.

The girls in the Open race fed off the success in the Varsity race. 2015 Open Girls Race Champion, Bridget Lloyd conquered the course once again this year with a repeat performance, 1st place in a time of 20:32. 2nd place Kirby Heltman, Seal Russell (3rd), Emma Hauserman (5th), Anna Polivka (6th), Anna Nolan (9th) and Aubrey Stoll (16th) rounded out our placing ladies. 39 girls raced for Turpin in the Open race and 26 ran faster on the same course as they did earlier in the season at the Milford Invitaitional.

Notable performances included a career best performance by senior captain Naomi Manaster running 22:12 and came in 20th. Also, freshman Olivia Snow ran an unbelievable 7 minutes faster than she had completed the course at the Milford Invitational. That is not a typo, Olivia was seven minutes faster!

Congratulations to Sam Bush and our Coach of the year, Melissa Siemers.  Also, congradulations to the entire 2016 ECC Champion Turpin Spartan girls cross country team.

Sean Butkovich
1
Lydia Bentley
1
Jack Speelman
1
Patrick Bentley
1
Rory Blankenship
1
Anne Bouley
1
Sam Bush
1
Lilly Canterbury
1
Ben Chamberlin
1
Olivia Connaughton
1
Marda Cronin
1
Max Egan
1
Abby Favorito
1
Molly Finnigan
1
Emily Fiora
1
Paige Gardner
1
Sean Gatje
1
Sam Goldey
1
Ben Gothard
1
Drew Hardin
1
Emma Hauserman
1
Kirby Heltman
1
Peter Henkel
1
Grace Henry
1
Tess Herzog
1
Ryan Johnson
1
Adam Kimble
1
Erica Langan
1
Bridget Lloyd
1
Meghan Machenheimer
1
Sigi MacVeigh
1
Sandra Malone
1
Naomi Manaster
1
Anthony Massaro
1
Jayne Maxwell
1
Jenna Maxwell
1
Taylor McDaniel
1
Erin McGrath
1
Olivia Meagher
1
Dana Middendorf
1
Jenny Middendorf
1
Lance Miller
1
Camryn Mort
1
John Morton
1
Peter Morton
1
Jack Myers
1
Kathy Beth ODell
1
Katie Osborne
1
Quinn Phillips
1
Anna Polivka
1
Troy Proffit
1
Joshua Ritzenthaler
1
Seal Russell
1
Tiffany Russell
1
Owen Rutter
1
Drew Salmons
1
Calvin Seeman
1
Ethan Shim
1
Isabel Shim
1
Sarah Smithrud
1
Olivia Snow
1
Jack Sonnefeld
1
Laina Sotkieweiz
1
Morgan Thurston
1
Aubrey Stoll
1
Andy Thornton
1
Max Spielmanoli
1
Libby Vanderloo
1
Tess Wells
1
Grant Wendel
1
Kianna Wenzlick
1
Kylee Wieging
1
Liz Wilmers
1
Tripp Wyenandt
1
Olivia Zins
1

The Cross Country Coaches

 

Melissa Siemers
Melissa Siemers

Coach Melissa Siemers was named Head Coach in 2006.  She has been named FAVC Coach of the Year, the ECC Coach of the Year and Southwest District Coach of the Year during her career. Missy and her husband Pat have three children: Allyson, Kara and Isabel.

Marshall Remmele
Marshall Remmele

Coach Marshall Remmele, a 2004 Turpin graduate, ran cross country and track at Auburn and graduated from Purdue in 2008. He and his wife Carolyn, also a 2004 Turpin graduate, reside in Anderson Township.

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Cross Country Roster

Name Grade
Lily Canterbury 12
Olivia Connaughton 12
Maria Cronin 12
Ben Gothard 12
Drew Hardin 12
Emma Hauserman 12
Ryan Johnson 12
Meghan Machenheimer 12
Sandi Malone 12
Naomi Manaster 12
Jenna Maxwell 12
Dana Middendorf 12
Camryn Mort 12
Josh Ritzenthaler 12
Carter Sotkiewicz 12
Max Speelman 12
Aubrey Stoll 12
Liz Wilmers 12
Patrick Bentley 11
Rory Blankenship 11
Ben Chamberlin 11
Max Egan 11
Molly Finnigan 11
Sean Gatje 11
Kirby Heltman 11
Grace Henry 11
Tess herzog 11
Kyla Hickman 11
Erica Langan 11
Sigi Macveigh 11
Lily Malone 11
Anthony Massaro 11
Taylor McDaniel 11
Megan Molloy 11
Anna Nolan 11
Evan Olson 11
Katie Osborne 11
Jack Polivka 11
Troy Proffit 11
Grace Rhodes 11
Tiffany Russell 11
Owen Rutter 11
Sarah Smithrud 11
Jack Sonnefeld 11
Jack Speelman 11
Zach Teter 11
David Thomas 11
Morgan Thurston 11
Theresa Wells 11
Grant Wendel 11
Kianna Wenzlick 11
Tripp Wyenandt 11
Olivia Zins 11
Lydia Bentley 10
Maya Blaxall 10
Anne Bouley 10
Sam Bush 10
Derek Carter 10
Abby Favorito 10
Emily Fiora 10
Dan Friedman 10
Sam Goldey 10
Peter Henkel 10
Adam Kimble 10
Bridget Lloyd 10
Lance Miller 10
Jack Myers 10
Quinn Phillips 10
Seal Russell 10
Calvin Seeman 10
Isabel Shim 10
Ethan Shim 10
Andy Thornton 10
Libby Vanderloo 10
Kylee Wieging 10
Katy Beth 9
Sean Butkovich 9
Paige Gardner 9
Jayne Maxwell 9
Erin McGrath 9
Olivia Meagher 9
Jenny Middendorf 9
Peter Morton 9
John Morton 9
Sydney Nolan 9
Anna Polivka 9
Drew Salmons 9
Olivia Snow 9
Laina Sotkiewicz 9