Blue Jays News · Cross Country Teams Race Against the Heat at Austintown Suburban League Meet

Tuesday 9/10/2019 the cross country teams traveled to Austintown Township Park to compete in the last regular season suburban league meet before the League Championship in 2 weeks. The kids raced in one of the hottest meets of the season with temperatures in the high 80s-90 on a course which is mainly in the sun. The run was a true test of the athletes strength and stamina. The jays raced against 12-15 huge division 1 teams and about 100-150 runners in each of their races. The top 25 runners received a top finisher ribbon. 


The Middle School Boys finished FOURTH overall. The boys had a combined score of 106 points made up of 8, 10, 13, 34, 41 + 49, 49 for our top 7 runners. The middle school boys finished behind Boardman, Canfield, and Austintown. The boys beat out Maplewood, Lakeview, McDonald, and Newton Falls. 


The high school boys and girls, and middle school girls did not have enough competing runners to place as a team but they finished strong overall as individuals with many of them finishing in the top of their races receiving awards.


* Denotes overall placer


Overall Team Results: (Runner – Place – Time)


High School Girls: 

*Katie Campbell – 18th – 23:50

Kalli Ivari – 70th – 30:17


High School Boys: 

*Cole Graham – 4th – 19:03

*Anthony Terranova – 6th – 119:26

Mitchell Newhard – 67th – 25:21

Jonathan Lanham – 74th – 25:52 


Junior High Girls:

*Kristen Campbell – 8th – 13:52

Macayle Thornhill – 29th – 15:40


Junior High Boys: FOURTH PLACE as a team

*Alex Rotuna – 8th – 12:35

*Carter Graham – 10th – 12:53

*Zach Koontz – 13th – 13:03

Keagan Beck – 37th – 13:58

Brandon Hinkle – 47th – 14:34

James Croyle – 54th – 15:06

Ian Stewart – 58th – 15:17

Aiden Cole – 76th – 16:19

Josh Cameron – 77th – 16:20

Brady Cole – 78th – 16:38

Hunter Schertzer – 96th – 18:43

Dom Zitello – 104th – 20:08

Eric Aliff – 109th – 23:23



Congratulations on another awesome race team! It was definitely a hot one today and everyone ran tough and worked hard. 


The high school runners only will race this coming Saturday 9/14 at the Boardman Spartan Invitational. They will race against hundreds of runners on a Regional level course at the biggest race of the season. All teams (high school and middle school) will race again in one week from today (9/17) back at Austintown Township Park for the Mahoning County Invitational. 


Go Jays!



*I apologize for the sideways pictures! I tried everything to get them facing the correct way and nothing wanted to work for me!