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Canfield sends runners to Districts

November 3, 2011
Special to the Town Crier
Canfield High School boys and girls cross country team members traveled to Malone University Oct. 22 to compete in the Division I District championships. The boys’ team faced a strong field that included defending Div. I State champions Louisville. The boys’ team finished 11th out of 19 teams. Placing for the boys were: Jon Hutnyan, 17th; Rollin Bresson, 34th; Tyler Kennedy, 71st; Nick Tocicki, 73rd; Bryan Kristan, 82nd; Rajan Solanki, 86th; and Andy Russo, 98th. With his 17th place finish, Jon Hutnyan qualified for the Regional championships. The boys’ team finished 2011 with a 17-5 record.

The girls also faced a strong field with two top 10 teams from last year’s State championships in Louisville and North Canton Hoover. The girls’ team placed eighth out of 15 teams. Placing for the girls were: Emma Lunne, 15th; Bailey Fischer, 34th; Sydney Miller, 50th; Marla Marucci, 54th; Jen Love, 62nd; Jamie Watt, 68th; and Lindsay Tapia, 88th. With her 15th place finish, Emma Lunne also qualified for the Regional championships. The girls finished 2011 with a 17-7 record.

On Oct. 23, the middle school teams competed in their State championships. In the Div. I boys race, Chase Kern placed 16th overall. In the boys’ Silver race, placing were: Ryan Motolenich, 21st; Pete Crescimanno, 41st; Slava Lefoer, 43rd; Victor Stefanides, 54th; Andrew Bell, 55th; Dan Sylak, 57th; and Tyler Napolitano, 61st.

In the Division I girls race, the girls’ team placed ninth overall. Placing for the girls team were: Rachel Rostek, 52nd; Jenny McClune, 67th; Victoria Pacheco, 75th; Cecilia Shaer, 81st; Marissa Cashbaugh, 97th; and Raquel Markulin, who also finished.

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At the start of the District championships on Oct. 22 at Malone University, Canfield cross country team members Jon Hutnyan, Rollin Bresson, Tyler Kennedy and Nick Tocicki head out at the start of the Division I boys race. The boys finished 11th out of 19 teams with Hutnyan placing 17th, Bresson finishing 34th, Kennedy placing 71st and Tocicki ending in 73rd.



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