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    Three Hornets earn first-team All-CVC honors


    BURTON–Three Kirtland runners earned first-team all-conference honors with strong performances at the 2019 Chagrin Valley Conference Cross Country Championships at the Geauga County Fairgrounds on Saturday.

    Senior John Sayle placed fifth with a time of 18:29 and sophomore Reilly Greenlee and junior Julie Namciu came in sixth and eighth, respectively, to earn their first-team awards. Greenlee ran a time of 21:49 while Namciu finished in 22:17.

    Junior Ian McGreal earned second-team all-league honors with his 14th place finish in 19:24.

    Junior Jonny Jackson (19th, 19:50) and junior Josh Wolfe (21st, 20:09) both earned honorable mention honors.

    Junior T.J. Green (34th, 21:41), junior Aidan Marsh (40th, 22:21) and junior Ashton Gregory (50th, 26:60) all finished among the top 50 for the Hornets, who placed third as a team.

    Behind Greenlee and Namciu, the Hornets finished fifth in the girls’ race.

    Juniors Aimee Baldrey and Mateja Mrva both earned honorable mention honors. Baldrey placed 24th in 24:13 while Mrva was 27th in 24:34.

    Freshmen Delaney Kuczkowski, Josie Copeland and Maya Hill all finished among the top 38 for the Hornets.

    Kuczkowski was 29th in 24:47 WHILE Copeland and Hill finished 36th and 38th, respectively. Copeland ran a time of 27:15 while Hill completed the race in 27:53.

    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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