By Payton Shays
The Cross Country teams of New London High School swept the Firelands Conference meet on Saturday grabbing all four first place finishes.The entire New London Football team came to support the Cross Country teams on Saturday morning. One fan from an opposing school made the comment, "You always know when New London's last runner comes by an area because half the fans are from New London and run to the next spot to cheer on their team." The varsity girls and boys and the junior high boys were the expected winners and they lived up to the predictions. The junior high girls however, had lost to St. Paul in all their previous meets with them. They overcame that and finished in first, second, and third to defeat the Flyers. Leading the varsity boys was Casey Kropka (17:17) who was the conference runner-up just behind Crestview's AJ Trent. Alex Copley finished in third place overall with a time of (17:22.) Each of them took first team all conference honors as well as Miklos White who came in seventh with a time of 18:11. Trevor Reed (18:19) and Tate Given (18:23) finished in ninth and tenth to take second team all conference honors. Dylan Kipp just missed second team coming in 15th with a time of 18:38. The final runner for the Cats was Jacob McIntosh who passed out during the race and was unable to finish. The girls were led by Morgan Luedy who also took the runner-up position behind Western Reserve's Amanda Miller. Luedy ended with a final time of 20:36. Eden Copley came in third place with a time of 21:25.08 followed extremely close by Kara VanGilder with a 21:25.37. Isabelle Maiani came in sixth place with a 22:12. All four girls took first team all conference. Kennedy Howell just missed first team and took second team honors coming in eighth with a 22:38. Hannah Crawshaw (22:46) and Sidney Allen (22:48) took eleventh and twelfth place also taking second team honors. The varsity teams will travel into the post season on Saturday in their District meet at Galion.