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Ashlynn Almasy won the big-school race at the Sandy Valley Fall Classic Invitational, leading East Canton to a third-place showing.
Almasy completed the course with a time of 19:28.76.
Emily Cain was 12th in 21:36.36, Marie Murphy was 23rd in 22:31.2, Ja'Bria Knight was 24th in 22:35.31, Abby Reichard was 26th in 22:47.2, Briana Martino was 29th in 22:51.1, Cameiya Newell-Owens was 32nd in 23:08.14, and Mary Reichard was 42nd in 23:41.17.
"Ashlynn had an excellent race to win the large-school meet," commented Head Coach Tom Loy. "She executed her plan and was rewarded with a season-best and the victory. Emily Cain also raced better than ever, and the pack of Marie Murphy, Ja'Bria Knight, Abby Reichard and Brianna Martino occupied four of the spots form 23rd to 29th place. Team racing is what can help us reach out goals.
"Most of the girls took a big step forward in their training and their racing this week. Now, if we can get everyone healthy and focused on the meets to come, the girls should be a team to contend with in the IVC and the Northeast District."
Minerva and Green finished the race with 34 points.
The title was awarded to the Lady Lions based on the placing of the sixth runner.
East Canton was third with 76, followed by Hoban with 101 and River View with 126.
Boys Cross Country
Demetrius Snellenberger nearly broke the 16-minute barrier in leading the Hornets to the first-place trophy at the Sandy Valley Invitational.
Snellenberger won the small-school race with a time of 16:07.07.
Kyeem Newell-Owens was third in 17:18.88, Tony Cappillo was fourth in 17:35.58, Mason Cain was 24th in 19:22.6, Jake Bellamy was 33rd in 20:14.02, Gabe Jones was 38th in 20:49.65, Tom Lorthioir was 51st in 22:20.07, Aaron Heavlin was 55th in 22:52.69, and Jacob Waters was 58th in 23:29.51.
"Freshman Demetrius Snellenberger won his second invitational meet of the year going away with an outstanding time," noted Head Coach Lee Sternberg. "Dee pulled away after two miles and never looked back. He beat senior Danny Mylott of Western Reserve Academy by 41 seconds.
"Kyeem and Tony both ran well. Kyeem's time was his best ever. Tony, coming back from an injury, reestablished his presence in racing well. The young runners are finally starting to understand how to race 5K as apposed to running 5K."
The Hornets edged Western Reserve Academy for the top spot, 63-69.
Newcomerstown was next with 87, followed by Sandy Valley with 93, Fairless with 93, Dalton with 142, Hiland with 164 and Ridgewood with 172.
The Hornets will compete in the Stark County Championships this Saturday, Oct. 1.