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    Independence’s Tyler Polman wins 2015 CVC title

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    GATES MILLS—The third try was the charm for Independence’s Tyler Polman.

    Polman, a junior, finished second overall at the two previous Chagrin Valley Conference cross country championships, but on Saturday he finished the race in 16:31, nearly 40 seconds faster than the second place runner to win his first overall league championship and his third straight Valley Division title.

    “We got out pretty hard,” Polman said. “I saw one of the Chagrin (Falls) kids get out really hard and I was just figuring I would try to break him early and try to break the pack early. I think I got away from the pack pretty early. I was leading after 200, 300, 400 meters and from there I was just focusing on keeping my pace and my tempo. I knew the second mile was going to be very uphill and very hard, so I just tried to break them early and keep up the good pace. It worked today.”

    Senior Matt Mroczynski finished in 16th place with at ime of 19:03 and freshman Joe Wisniewski was 34th with a time of 21:57.

    Junior Dana Zaccardelli led the Blue Devils in the girls’ race. She finished third overall and first in the Valley Division with a time of 20:10. Freshman Emma Wensink was 27th with a time of 24:55.


     

     

    Steve Harehttps://www.ohiovarsity.com
    The creator and publisher of OhioVarsity.com, 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 IrishIllustrated.com, a member of the Scout.com network of high school and college sports web sites. He focuses on covering Notre Dame football recruiting. OhioVarsity.com was created in 2004 and was a member of the Rivals.com 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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