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Almasy places first at East Canton Invitational

By TODD REED Press-News Sports Editor Published: September 9, 2016 10:00 AM
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Ashlynn Almasy was the fastest girl at the East Canton Cross Country Invitational.

The senior placed first out of 106 runners with a time of 20:56.

Emily Cain was fourth in 22:18, Savannah Yacklin was 20th in 24:00, Ja'Bria Knight was 23rd in 24:14, Abby Reichard was 29th in 24:41, Mary Reichard was 32nd in 24:44, Cameiya Newell-Owens was 37th in 25:20, Briana Martino was 40th in 25:22, Marie Murphy was 43rd in 25:47, Autumn Norris was 45th in 25:51, Victoria Wertz was 54th in 26:54, Bria Robinson was 58th in 27:50, Lena Dotson was 61st in 27:55, Emily Bigler was 62nd in 28:08, Danielle Lebo was 70th in 28:38, Addison Loy is 74th in 28:58 and Erica Robinson was 84th in 30:33.

Tuslaw won the girls title with 28 points. It was followed by East Canton with 75, McKinley with 90, Dalton with 98, Springfield with 118, Carrollton with 142, Canton South with 167 and Massillon with 212.

Boys Cross Country

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East Canton's Demetrius Snellenberger continued his strong start to his freshman campaign by winning the high-school race at the East Canton Invitational.

Snellenberger had the fastest time on the day, finishing the course in 17:25.

Tony Cappillo was ninth in 18:12, Kyeem Newell-Owens was 14th in 18:21, Jake Bellamy was 71st in 21:51, Mason Cain was 74th in 22:11, Gabe Jones was 85th in 22:49, Tom Lorthior was 90th in 23:01, and Jacob Waters was 115th in 25:53.

"Dee did not lead until the last 100 meters and then he pulled away with a great kick," commented Head Coach Lee Sternberg. "Dee's time was his best so far, despite the sloppy and muddy conditions.

"This is the second year in a row that a runner from East Canton took home the individual title. Last year Josh Conrad won. Josh has been slowed by an injury, but will be back soon. Tony Cappillo ran outstanding to finish ninth out of the 122-man field."

Tuslaw placed first with 38 points. It was followed by Louisville with 60, McKinley with 80, Streetsboro with 114, East Canton with 138, Springfield with 186, Massillon with 187, Canton South with 194 and Carrollton with 233.

The Hornets will compete in the Tiffin Carnival on Saturday, Sept. 10.


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