Turpin Cross Country kicked off the race season with by sending 10 Varsity caliber athletes to the OHSAA Preseason Invite. This meet takes place on the State Meet course and gives teams the opportunity to not only run the course but see how they stack up against other teams around the state to start off the season.
The Boys Cross Country team opened their season with the Newtown 5K. The Newtown 5K kicks off the season each year and this year each runner saw an improved time over last season.
Sam Bush placed 5th at the cross country state championships Saturday, as Ben Gothard took home 51st in the boys race. Bush was 17th a year ago as a freshman, and clocked in at an impressive 17:55.
Ben Gothard and Samantha Bush qualified for the Ohio cross country championship race this Saturday after great runs at the Division I Regional Meet at Troy. The boys and girls teams from Turpin barely missed the chance to go to the state meet as a team, as both finished sixth, just one spot from the qualifying spot.