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    Vosicky, Borthwick pace Hornets at Avon Lake

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    Freshmen Sylvia Vosicky and Ainsley Borthwick both recorded top 25 finishes in leading Kirtland to seventh place at the Avon Lake Early Bird Invitational at Lorain Community College on Saturday.

    Vosicky placed 10th overall with a time of 22:19 and Borthwick came in 21st in 23:27.

    “I was very excited and surprised to be in the top 25,” said Borthwick. “It was a hard course with the very steep hill. I’m happy with my time. It’s actually my PR. I do know I could do better though.”

    Borthwick, who opened her career with a time of 23:35 at the Riverside Kickoff Classic Night Invitational a week ago, made some adjustments to her race strategy in her second high school meet.

    “I’ve learned that you need to keep a steady pace so you don’t lose all your energy in the beginning and I like to look at the course beforehand to know which parts I may need to work harder on and kick it,” she said.

    Stephanie Drazetic (23:58), Delaney Kuczkowski (24:44), Jessy Jackson (26:09), Josie Copeland (27:06), and Brynn Bradac (27:39) also ran for the Hornets.

    Kirtland’s boys’ team didn’t score as a team but Brigham Weight did finish among the top 50 runners. He placed 48th in 19:54, a new personal best.

    Jeremy Mrva (23:07), Warren Eveland (23:23), and Daniel Booth (28:17) also competed for Kirtland.

    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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