Cross Country Results
Sophomores Lead Strong Team Performance at Penn State-Behrend
The women's cross country team placed 3rd out of 13 teams at the Penn State-Behrend Campus Cross Country invitational. Leading the way were sophomores Hope Brown (Berea-Midpark) who finished the 6K course in 24:48 to capture 8th place. Folllowing close behind in 25:13 was sophomore Hannah Heath (Black River) who finished 11th. Claudia Mendek (North Royalton) took 17th in 25:53 while Samantha Agresta's (Berea-Midpark) 26:07 earned a 20th place finish. Juliet Rayer (North Royalton) cracked the top 25 by registering a 26:20, good for 23rd place. Rounding out the scoring for the Cuyahoga women were Kristen van't Veer (Ashtabula) 27:18, Dana Miller (Berea-Midpark) 27:19, and Hailey Vitolo (Perry) in 27:33.
Next up, the women travel to Cedarville University on September 28th for the All-Ohio Collegiate Championship, featuring all Ohio colleges and universities.
Women's Cross Country Team Places 8th at University of Akron
The women's cross country team placed 8th in a predominately Division I field at the University of Akron's Tommy Evans Invitational. The team showed improvement by lowering their team average time by 8 seconds per runner over their opening effort at Buffalo State. Leading the way once again was Hope Brown (Berea-Midpark) in 20:35. Finishing 2nd for the women was Claudia Mendek (North Royalton) in 20:51. Black River's Hannah Heath finished 3rd in 21:21, followed by Hailey Vitolo (Perry) 21:31, Samantha Agresta 22:23 and Dana Miller 22:38, both from Berea-Midpark. Kristen van't Veer (Ashtabula Lakeside) and Katelyn Williams (Massillon Perry) completed the team's strong finish.
The team travels to Penn State-Berhend campus (Erie, Pa.) next Friday to compete against friendly rivals from Pennsylvania.
Cuyahoga Women's Cross Country Team Wins Team Championship at Buffalo State College
The 2019 women's cross country team got off to a fast start in their opening meet as they ran their way to a first place finish, outpacing Buffalo State College for the team title. The women's team totaled 25 points to Buffalo's runner up total of 44. Pacing the Cuyahoga women was sophomore Hope Brown (Berea-Midpark) who claimed the individual championship title running a 20:43 over the rolling course. Following Hope to the finish was 3rd place finisher Claudia Mendek (North Royalton) in 20:56, 5th place finisher Hannah Heath (Black River) in 21:10, 7th place went to Hailey Vitoloa (Perry) in 21:29, 9th place to Juliet Rayer (North Royalton) in 22:42. Rounding out the scoring was 10th place finisher Kristen van't Veer (Ashtabula Lakeside) in 22:53 and 13th finisher Samantha Agresta (Berea-Midpark) in 23:15. Two seconds back in 14th was teammate Dana Miller followed by 15th place finisher Katelyn Williams (Massillon Perry). Sarah Shahan (Middlefield Cardinal) also cracked the top 25 by finishing 22nd.
The team travels to Silver Creek Park and the University of Akron next weekend to compete in the Tommy Evans/U. of Akron Invitational.