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    Sayle shines in first cross country meet


    YOUNGSTOWN—Kirtland cross country coach JP Moran was beaming with pride on Saturday following the girls’ Division III race at Boardman High School’s Spartan Invitational.

    Moran finally had the chance to watch senior Jenna Sayle compete for the Hornets and she didn’t disappoint. Sayle, who is in her fourth year of varsity soccer for the Hornets, finished the race in 21:19, good for ninth place overall.

    Freshman Reilly Greenlee and sophomore Julie Namciu also placed among the top 100 out of 305 runners to lead the Hornets to a 12th place finish as a team. Greenlee was 47th with a time of 23:11 and Namciu finished 73rd in 23:55.

    Ian McGreal paced the Kirtland boys’ team with a time of 20:13.

    Kirtland Results


    • Ian McGreal, 10 20:13.2
    • Jake Grdadolnik, 12 20:45.4
    • Nick Briggs, 12 20:59.0
    • Konnor Duncan, 12 21:07.6
    • Jonny Jackson, 10 21:50.8
    • Josh Wolfe, 10 22:19.6
    • Aidan Marsh, 10 28:25.8


    • Jenna Sayle, 12 21:19.5
    • Reilly Greenlee, 9 23:11.2
    • Julie Namciu, 10 23:55.8
    • Emily Crebs, 12 24:38.9
    • Aimee Baldrey, 10 25:48.7
    • Mateja Mrva, 10 26:03.6
    • Ellie David, 12 28:38.5
    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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