Duncan, Namciu lead Hornets at Early Bird Invitational


BURTON–Kirtland’s Konnor Duncan and Julie Namciu both turned in strong performances at the 2018 Berkshire Early Bird Invitational at Kent State University’s Geauga Campus on Saturday.

Namciu, a sophomore, finished 15th overall with a time of 21:53 while Duncan was 69th in 19:02.

Sophomore Ian McGreal also ran well as he finished in 75th, just 16 seconds behind Duncan, and freshman Reilly Greenlee turned in a strong performance in her varsity debut. She finished 22nd in 22:20.

Senior Emily Crebs joined teammates Namciu and Greenlee in earning a medal with her time of 23:19, good for 37th place.

Kirtland Results:


69 Konnor Duncan, 12 19:02.1
75 Ian McGreal, 10 19:18.2
103 Nick Briggs, 12 20:04.5
110 Jonny Jackson, 10 20:17.2
120 Josh Wolfe, 10 21:41.4
129 Aidan Marsh, 10 26:39.1


15 Julie Namciu, 10 21:53.7
22 Reilly Greenlee, 9 22:20.6
37 Emily Crebs, 12 23:19.0
64 Andrea Frankel, 12 25:15.4
66 Aimee Baldrey, 10 25:19.1
87 Ninah Johnson, 11 30:47.8
89 Ellie David, 12 31:11.2

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