Monday, June 17

    North’s Troy Fedrici makes run to regionals

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    North senior Troy Federici earned an additional week to his final season of high school cross country after earning a berth in Saturday’s regional meet.

    Federici placed 15th at the Division I Madison District in 16:36.70. The top 24 runners advanced to the regional meet, which will be held at Boardman High School.

    “I’m fully satisfied,” Federici said of his time. “I still feel like I could have gone like maybe 15 to 20 seconds faster but overall, I don’t think the time was that bad.”

    Federici will need to place among the top 28 at the regional meet to earn a berth in the state meet.

    Despite the challenge, Federici will run at the regional meet with confidence and little pressure.

    “I really have taken all the emotion out of it,” he said. “All that’s left is to just do it. I’m either going to make it or I’m not going to. I’m just going to go all in on this.”

    Federici placed 178th at the regional meet last year with a time of 19:00.70.

    He’ll approach this race a bit differently than he did last season.

    “I definitely think I’m going to have to change a couple of things up,” he said. “I definitely need more rest a couple of days before and some later practices. Monday and Tuesday have to be the harder days is what I was thinking.”



    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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