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Randall wins bronze at World Masters

PERTH, Australia — Susan Randall, of Beavercreek, placed third to win the bronze medal in the 5,000 racewalk at the World Masters Athletics Championships, earlier this week.

Competing in the women’s W40 event, Randall was third with a time of 26 minutes, 23.67 seconds. Australians Kelly Ruddick (24:49.61) and Cheryl Webb (25:57.61) finished first and second, respectively. Lenka Borovickova of the Czech Republic was fourth in 27:24.65.

Randall will be competing in the women’s 10,000-meter and 20,000-meter events next week, also in Perth, Australia. The 10,000 event is set for Monday.

Beavers advance in soccer

CENTERVILLE — The Beavercreek Beavers advanced to a boys soccer Division I district championship game with a 4-1 win Monday, Oct. 24 over Clayton Northmont at Legacy Field. Nicholas Togliatti scored twice and Dominic Calabresse and Ryan Bernt once for the Beavers. Calabresse and Josh Fleck assisted on goals. Beavercreek plays Cincinnati St. Xavier at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 at Lakota East High School. The Bombers were the no. 6 seed in the Cincinnati bracket and entered the tournament 9-5-2 before beating Wilmington and Fairfield.

Beavers blank Sidney

BEAVERCREEK — The Beavercreek girls soccer team scored a goal in each half to beat Sidney, 2-0, and advance to a district final against Cincinnati Oak Hills at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct 29 at Princeton High School in Sharonville. Oak Hills was the no. 2 seed in Cincinnati.

Local athletes recognized

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. — Samuel Beal of Beavercreek won his first collegiate race, while the University of the Cumberlands men’s cross country team finished fifth out of 23 teams, Saturday, Oct. 22 at the ASICS Sand Shark Invitational.

Head Coach Randy Greer said, “Sam Beal finally came through with his first win of the year, which caps off the amazing regular season he is having.”

Beal also was named the Mid-South Conference Runner of the Week for the fifth time.

Beal out-paced 216 runners to cross the line with a winning time of 24:33.9. This is his fourth top-5 finish this season. James MacPherson of Beavercreek rounded out the Patriots top seven with a time of 27:55.05.

The women’s cross country at the Sand Shark Invitational had Meg McGaha of Beavercreek finishing with a time of 19:00.7 and Maureen McGaha, also of Beavercreek, across the line in a time of 19:37.0.

WSU volleyball loses at NKU

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. — The Wright State volleyball team was swept Sunday, Oct. 23 at Northern Kentucky, 13-25, 19-25, 17-25.

NKU dominated the match, out-hitting the Raiders and recording 48 kills, compared to WSU’s 37. Wright State (8-15, 3-7 Horizon League) plays at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28 at Youngstown State, and at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 at Oakland (Mich.).

WSU men drop 1-0

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — A goal just 7:54 into the contest proved to be the difference as the Wright State men’s soccer team dropped a 1-0 decision at Penn State on Tuesday, Oct. 25.

Women’s soccer falls

FAIRBORN — The Wright State women’s soccer team dropped a 3-1 Horizon League decision to Northern Kentucky on Tuesday, Oct. 25 in the regular-season home finale at Alumni Field.

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