Quaker pair take Early Bird

SALEM — Salem featured the top runners at the 17th annual Salem Early Bird Invitational on Saturday.

Salem senior Hunter Christopher won the boys race for the second time in three years, while Salem junior Carly Hall ran away with the girls race.

Hunter Christopher topped the 170-runner boys field, covering the 3.1-mile course at Waterworth Memorial Park in 16 minutes, 10.1 seconds. Twin Cameron Christopher wasn’t far behind in fourth place. Marlington sophomore Noah Graham was second and Louisville senior Miklos Hendricks fourth.

Louisville and Salem finished one-two in the boys team standings a second straight year. The Leopards had three of the top seven runners for 34 points. Salem was second with 82 points.

Hall won the 155-runner girls race in 19:26.7 to get her season off to a good start. Beaver Local senior Corin Turkovich was eighth.

Louisville repeated as the girls team champion with 68 points. Perry ws second with 86 points, Canton Central Catholic third with 112 and Salem fourth with 114.

The races totaled 325 high school finishers and 249 junior high school finishers.

BOYS RESULTS

STANDINGS: 1. Louisville (34), 2. Salem (82), 3. Canton Central Catholic (89), 4. Austintown Fitch (99), 5. Akron Coventry (177), 6. Marlington (204), 7. Alliance (221), 8. Perry (233), 9. Mogadore (242), 10. West Branch (244), 11. United (252), 12. East Liverpool (273), 13. Beaver Local (300).

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

(170 runners)

1. Hunter Christopher (Salem) 16:10.1; 2. Noah Graham (Marlington) 16:35; 3. Miklos Hendricks (Louisville) 16:44; 4. Cameron Christopher (Salem) 16:48; 5. Logan Ison (Louisville) 16:50; 6. Bobby Ganser (Louisville) 16:56; 7. Colby Adams (Louisville) 16:57; 8. Barrett Scheatzle (Canton Central) 17:06; 9. Matt Smutny (Fitch) 17:35; 10. Justin Cederbloom (West Branch) 17:38.

11. Jacob McLachlan (Salem) 17:47; 14. Kaleb Nasteri (United) 18:06; 16. Marcus Reed (Southern) 18:18; 21. Isaiha Browning (East Liverpool) 18:29; 26. Kaden Dowdell (Beaver) 18:42; 29. Brannan Smith (East Liverpool) 18:48; 30. Landry Hardcastle (United) 18:49; 32. Lucas Ziegler (Salem) 18:52; 36. Darrin May (Salem) 18:57; 38. Andy Wilson (Salem) 19:11; 42. Darius Beck (Salem) 19:18; 45. Collin Helmick (Salem) 19:29; 50. Davin Koskinen (Salem) 19:50.

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GIRLS RESULTS

STANDINGS: 1. Louisville (68), 2. Perry (86), 3. Canton Central Catholic (112), 4. Salem (114), 5. Massillon Perry (121), 6. Boardman (122), 7. Marlington (136), 8. Austintown Fitch (202), 9. United (273), 10. West Branch (300), 11. Beaver Local (313), 12. Akron Coventry (332), 13. East Liverpool (356).

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

(155 runners)

1. Carly Hall (Salem) 19:26.7; 2. Bella Graham (Marlington) 20:05; 3. Hope Murphy (Mogadore) 20:18; 4. Kristin Yeager (Fitch) 20:44; 5. Cassidy Kiko (Louisville) 20:45; 6. Lori Lynch (Perry) 20:49; 7. Hannah Groff (Massillon Perry) 20:50; 8. Corin Turkovich (Beaver) 20:54; 9. Kayla Gibson (Louisville) 21:00; 10. Aubyn Boyce (Marlington) 21:04.

11. Molly Hopple (Salem) 21:12; 24. Ellie Marhefka (United) 21:59; 29. Kami Rohm (Salem) 22:16; 34. Hannah Egli (West Branch) 22:28; 36. Ella Double (Salem) 22:45; 43. Allie Murray (Salem) 23:19; 45. Halle Cochran (Salem) 23:34; 46. Mikaylynn Murphy (Salem) 23:37.

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JUNIOR HIGH BOYS RESULTS

(139 runners)

STANDINGS: 1. Edison (62), 2. Boardman Glenwood (66), 3. Marlington (99), 4. West Branch (99), 5. Louisville (152), 6. Poland (157), 7. South Range (163), 8. Akron Coventry (186), 9. Salem (217), 10. Southern (276), 11. Alliance (277), 12. Leetonia (303).

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

1. Connor Reed (Edison) 10:59.4; 2. Grant Brown (Louisville) 11:24; 3. Colin Cernansky (Marlington) 11:40. 4. Michael Dorris (West Branch) 11:42; 5. Sava Crnjak (Glenwood) 12:01; 6. Michael Nicholls (Marlington) 12:04; 7. David Daltorio (Glenwood) 12:08; 8. Christopher Denney (Poland) 12:08; 9. Luke Vlacovsky (Edison) 12:18; 10. Logan Citino (West Branch) 12:22.

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JUNIOR HIGH GIRLS RESULTS

STANDINGS: 1. Salem (54), 2. Boardman Glenwood (87), 3. Edison (106), 4. Louisville (108), 5. Mogadore (141), 6. Marlington (167), 7. Poland (168), 8. South Range (183), 9. Alliance (184), 10 Ravenna Brown (221).

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

(110 runners)

1. Sophia Yon (Lowellville) 12:08.3; 2. Maggie Hopple (Salem) 12:31; 3. Chloe Dostal (Edison) 12:31; 4. Maggie Hall (Salem) 12:33; 5. Hannah Ison (Louisville) 12:34; 6. Katie Ison (Louisville) 13:04; 7. Katie Lane (Mogadore) 13:39; 8. Avery Horning (Alliance) 13:42; 9. Vivian Kiraly (Glenwood) 13:43; 10. Caitlin Cox (Marlington) 13:45.

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