The 50th Annual Ohio Caverns Max Evans Memorial Invitational is set for Saturday, September 24th, 2022. The day kicks off with the Big Orange Alumni 5K and Youth 1 Mile Run starting at 8:00 a.m. Both races are open to the public. Registration is at the link below. Race day registration is also available from 7:00-7:30 a.m.
After the Alumni Run you can support the state ranked Big Orange cross country teams.
8:40 a.m. High School Girls
9:20 a.m. High School Boys
10:00 a.m. Middle School Girls
10:30 a.m. Middle School Boys
After the races, we will be celebrating our Big Orange seniors, Owen Harrison, Michael Jones, Chandler McCafferty and Micah Smith. Finally, make a day of it with a tour of the Ohio Caverns. Go Big Orange!
All photos courtesy of Scott Davis
The MS Big Orange Cross Country teams competed at the Max Evans Invitational hosted at the Ohio Caverns Saturday.
The boys finished 2nd out of 9 teams. The team was led by Andrew Kimball's 3rd place finish in a time of 11:47. There were 75 runners.
Other finishers for the Big Orange MS Boys were:
Ryan Henry was 6th 12:05
Owen Harrison 23rd 13:06
Joey Laroche 24th 13:08
Owen Garmin-King 35th 13:40
Philip Marr 47th 14:12
Sam Lauck 54th14:54
Mason Barger 61st, 15:41
The girls were 1st place out of 9 teams.
The team was led by Ashley Yoder and Taylor Kennedy who finished 2nd (12:40), and 3rd place (12:50) respectively. There were 74 runners.
Other finishers for the Big Orange MS Girls were:
Lilly Weaver 5th 13:30
Maggie Davis 8th 13:40
Makenzie Bahan 26th 14:52
Lily Smith 29th 15:02
The teams will compete next Saturday at the Buck Creek Invitational.
The race kicks off the 46th Annual Ohio Caverns Max Evans Memorial Cross Country Invitational. This year’s meet features 19 teams, including our own state ranked Big Orange boys and girls teams and state ranked Columbus Grove boys and girls teams.
8:30 a.m. Big Orange Alumni 5K
9:00 a.m. High School Boys
9:30 a.m. High School Girls
10:00 a.m. Middle School Boys
10:30 a.m. Middle School Girls
11:00 a.m. Awards and Senior Recognition
Special thanks to Eric Evans and the Ohio Caverns for hosting our meet!
Big Orange seniors Reghan, Taylor, Abby, Isaac and Nick at their last home meet (pictured). Thanks to Sherry Barger for setting up our awards stage and organizing our Senior Day recognition. Thanks to all the Big Orange parents who volunteered their time to make our meet a success, and also thanks to the Ohio Caverns owners and staff for allowing us to call their beautiful park our home course for almost 50 years. To find out more visit www.ohiocaverns.com
RELIVE YOUR HIGH SCHOOL RUNNING DAYS!
5K Alumni Race to start the High School Ohio Caverns Invitational on Saturday, September 23rd. Race starts at 8:30 a.m. Hilly, grass course home of the West Liberty-Salem Cross Country day.
This is our only home meet of the year, and we will also be recognizing our senior Big Orange runners.
8:30 a.m. Alumni Run
9:00 a.m. Middle School Boys Race
9:30 a.m. High School Boys Race
10:15 a.m. Middle School Girls Race
10:45 a.m. High School Girls Race
Awards and Senior Recognition immediately following HS girls race.
Please no pets or drones at the Ohio Caverns.