July 25, 2016

Partly cloudy

Roys rules cross country meet

MEDINA — Donny Roys notched another win, and Anna Boyert recorded another top five finish Saturday in leading the host Bees at the Medina Cross Country Festival.

Medina’s boys “gold” team won the meet title with 41 points over the Cleveland St. Ignatius “Blue” team’s 57, while the Bees’ girls squad finished second to Rocky River Magnificat.

The meet championship was the second of the season for the defending state boys Division I champions, while the second by Medina’s girls team snaps its streak of three consecutive meet wins.

Neither Bees squad has finished below the top five at any meet this season. All of their 10 scoring runners finished in the top 20 individually.

Hunter Heaton (4th), Lucas Walters (8th), David Knack (9th) and Kevin Paradise (19th) all finished in the top 20 for the “Gold” team.

Magen Murphy notched another top 10 finish for the girls and was followed by Danielle Lupica, Marissa McHugh (12th) and Mary Gorsek (15th).

Zach Davis led the way for Highland with a 44th. The Hornets finished the meet with 397 points, which placed them 14th out of 21 teams.

The Hornets’ girls team was paced by freshman Hannah Buehrle’s 55th. They finished 15th out of 17 Division I teams with 349 points.

In the D-II and III portion of the meet, Buckeye’s girls team took fourth with 134 points. Minerva won with 34 by placing three harriers in the top five.

Freshman Amanda Demczyk and sophomore Deven Karr led the way for the Bucks in 17th and 18th place, respectively.

The Bucks’ boys team was carried to an eighth-place finish by Ian Hunt’s 32nd, while Kyle Miller came in right behind in 33rd. Buckeye scored 224 points in a meet won by Willard’s 57.

Black River was led by Jenna Periandri’s 44th-place finish. The Pirates finished with 310 team points.

Jared McFadden, who rank 46th, led Black River’s boys team to a 12th-place finish.

In another meet:


Legends Meet
CORTLAND — Allison Elber did not officially score a point for Brunswick’s girls cross country team, but her 49th place finish was enough to help the Blue Devils edge Cuyahoga Falls for fifth place at the Trumball County Fairgrounds. Each team’s top five runners finished the meet with 148 team points.  But Elber, Brunswick’s No. 6 finisher, beat the Black Tigers’ Danielle Starcher, who finished 71st, giving the Blue Devils the duke. Loren McDaniel led the way with a 10th for Brunswick. The 18-team meet was won by Cuyahoga Falls Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy, which tallied 38 points. Drew Vild led the Blue Devils’ boys team with a 40th. They finished 12th of 19 teams with 326 points. Mentor won the meet with 74.