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Sports Briefing

Reed wins in Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN — Erik Reed of East Liverpool was the runaway winner in the fifth annual Youngstown Marathon on Sunday.

Reed covered the 26.2-mile course around Youngstown in a time of 2 hours, 41 minutes.

Vaughn Gobel of Poland was second in 3 hours, 2 minutes and 35 seconds.

There were 60 runners who finished the race.

Regional CC in Boardman

BOARDMAN — Twenty-nine area girls and 28 boys will be running at the regional cross country meet Saturday at Boardman High School.

Action gets under way at 9 a.m. with the Division III girls, followed by the Division III boys at 10 a.m., Division II girls at noon, Division I boys at 1 p.m., Division 1 girls at 3 p.m. and Division I boys at 4 p.m.

Tickets are only available online and are $10 presale or $12 the day of the race.

Among the participants are the Salem, West Branch and South Range boys and girls teams along with the East Palestine girls and United boys teams.

The top six teams and top 24 individuals in each Division II race and top four teams and top 16 individuals in each Division III race advance to the state meet on Nov. 6 at Fortress Obetz.

Minerva in Pickerington

PICKERINGTON — The Minerva girls and boys cross country teams, both coming off Cambridge district titles last week, are headed to the Division II regional meet at Pickerington High School on Saturday.

It is the same place where the Lions competed in the state track meet in June.

The seventh-ranked Minerva girls will run at noon, followed by the Minerva boys at 1 p.m.

The top seven teams and top 28 individuals in each race advance.

to the state meet on Nov. 6 at Fortress Obetz.

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