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    Gaffney paces VASJ runners at U Wanna Come Back Invitational


    The Villa Angela-St. Joseph Vikings cross country team ran well in the U Wanna Come Back Invitational in Perry on Sept. 5.

    On the boys side, Alonzo Gaffney led the Vikings, finishing 21st out of 110 runners with a time of 18:49. Billy Vidmar finished with a time of 19:33, good for 43rd. Vidmar bested his time at the same event last year by more than a minute. Liam Staunton and Sherman Dean also finished in the top 100 at 68th and 76th, respectively.

    On the girls side, Elizabeth Smith finished in 43rd place out of 116 with a time of 24:02, cutting 3 minutes from her time in the event in 2014. Erin Osborne finished with a time of 24:39, good for 46th place. Olivia Vidmar and Alissa Dodd ran 58th and 78th, respectively.

    Jason Priah, Sean Johns, Myles Robinson and Aminah Wyatt also participated at the U Wanna Come Back Invitational for VASJ.

    Steve Hare
    Steve Hare
    The creator and publisher of, Hare has covered high school sports in Northeast Ohio since 1997. He began as a correspondent for the Lake County News Herald, where he contributed until 2011, primarily covering high school football and wrestling. In 1999, Hare began writing for, a member of the network of high school and college sports web sites. He focuses on covering Notre Dame football recruiting. was created in 2004 and was a member of the network until 2012. The site's original purpose was to cover Ohio high school football and recruiting news but since has grown to cover all sports and to provide sports information services to high school athletic programs and individual teams. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.
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