Sports Briefing

Suburban meet moved

BOARDMAN — The Suburban League Cross Country Championship on Wednesday has been moved to Boardman High School due to a scheduling conflict at the Canfield Fairgrounds.

Parking fees are $6 per car and $20 per camper or RV. Parking QR codes must be purchased online prior to arrive from the Suburban League link at www.spartaninvite.com/tickets.

Thirty-five schools from Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties will compete with the varsity girls race at 4:45 p.m., varsity boys race at 5:25 p.m., middle school girls race at 6 p.m. and the middle school boys race at 6:25 p.m.

Pierson finishes 17th

CEDARVILLE — John Carroll University junior Ian Pierson highlighted area runners at the All-Ohio Collegiate Cross Country Championships on Friday.

Pierson, a former South Range High School standout, finished 17th out of 248 men’s runners. He completed the 8K race at the Elvin R. King Cross Country Course in 25 minutes, 45.8 seconds.

John Carroll finished third out of 28 teams that competed with 123 points. Miami of Ohio was first with 41 and Walsh was second with 77.

John Carroll sophomore Alex Phillip won the race in 24:52.1. Also for John Carroll, freshman Ethan Domitrovich from McDonald was 51st (26:44.5). Otterbein freshman Cameron Christopher from Salem did not finish the race after feeling lightheaded.

Miami of Ohio also won the women’s race with 37 points, followed by Akron with 92 and Dayton with 103.

Akron freshman Beth Arentz from Australia was first out of 234 runner in the women’s 6K race in 21:31.1.

Fellow Akron freshman Halle Sebest from Poland was 40th (23:37.7), Wittenberg freshman Corin Turkovich from Beaver Local was 67th (24:20.2), Kent State sophomore Bella Wolford from McDonald was 169th (27:41.3), Ohio Wesleyan freshman Aubrey Dunham from Minerva was 181st (28:29.5) and Heidelberg freshman Kenzie Fountain from Minerva was 207th (41:12.4).


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