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2021 Cross Country All-Southwestern Conference Honors

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The Southwestern Conference announced the 2021 cross country individual award winners and All-Southwestern Conference teams, as selected by the Championship Meet results and conference coaches. Katie Clute of Olmsted Falls and Amherst Steele’s Luke Bowlsby were named the Most Valuable Runners.  Justin Carroll of Avon and Rob Juergens of Avon Lake were named this year’s Coaches of the Year.

2021 Girls Cross Country All-Southwestern Conference Honors

Most Valuable Runner
Katie Clute – Olmsted Falls

Coach of the Year
Justin Carroll – Avon

First Team All-Southwestern Conference
Katie Clute (1st) – Olmsted Falls
Lillie Katsaras (2nd)– Olmsted Falls
Maddie Harrington (3rd) – Avon
Marisa Del Valle (4th) – Amherst Steele
Liz White (5th) – Avon
Carolina Reed (6th) – Avon
Brooke Bechtel (7th) – Berea-Midpark
Kylie Bennington (8th) – Avon Lake

Second Team All-Southwestern Conference
Catherine Turner (9th) – Amherst Steele
Aurora Wilson (10th) – Amherst Steele
Kate Leininger (11th) – Avon Lake
Sarah Pomfrey (12th) – Avon
Audrey Sanzone (13th) – Midview
Leah Gerke (14th) – Amherst Steele
Anika Singh (15th) – Avon
Madelyn Palcic (16th) – North Ridgeville

Honorable Mention All-Southwestern Conference
Amherst Steele
Katherine Low, Angelina Williams

Avon
Savannah Reed, Jane Rini

Avon Lake
Sophia Elios, Termeh Shahmir

Berea-Midpark
Emma Garr, Alexis Verdell

Elyria
Edie Manuel, Lily Parker

Midview
Grace Henely, Lydia Henely

North Ridgeville
Carmella Ali, Kylie Cope

Olmsted Falls
Sam Backus, Rachel Delap


2021 Boys Cross Country All-Southwestern Conference Honors

Most Valuable Runner
Luke Bowlsby
– Amherst Steele

Coach of the Year
Rob Juergens – Avon Lake

First Team All-Southwestern Conference
Luke Bowlsby (1st) – Amherst Steele
Ty Perez (2nd) – Amherst Steele
Thomas Coble (3rd) – Berea-Midpark
Matt Henry (4th) – Avon Lake
Adam Dixon (5th) – Avon Lake
Matthew Bowman (6th) – North Ridgeville
Jacob Robinson (7th) – Midview
Mitchell Jackson (8th) – Elyria

Second Team All-Southwestern Conference
Henry Isaacs (9th) – Amherst Steele
Zach Winter (10th) – Avon
Lucas Edgell (11th) – Midview
Paul Osborn (12th) – Avon Lake
Gustavo Imbacuan (13th) – North Ridgeville
Braden Schnabel (14th) – Avon Lake
Ian Taylor (15th) – Berea-Midpark
Cooper Tanski (16th) – Avon

Honorable Mention All-Southwestern Conference
Amherst Steele
Nicholas Glahn, Sebastian Pecora

Avon
Franco Gallo, Evan Haemmerle

Avon Lake
Matthew Kuban, Colin Plunkett

Berea-Midpark
Dylan Doran, Noah Hopkins

Elyria
Chase Jackson, Michael Taylor

Midview
Zachary Janus, Dylan Robinson

North Ridgeville
Alejandro Davila, Lukas Wuorinen

Olmsted Falls
Jimmy Bement, Christian O’Kelley

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Amherst Steele and Midview Earn Weekly SWC Cross Country Award

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Following meets on October 18th – October 24th the boys and girls cross country runners of the week for the Southwestern Conference were announced this afternoon. Below are this week’s honorees:

Female Cross Country Runner of the Week
Audrey Sanzone (Sr)
Midview
Midview’s Sanzone qualified for next week’s Regional Championship meet with a 30th place finish at the OHSAA District Cross Country Championship at Lorain County Community College.  The senior crossed the finish line in 20:35.

Male Cross Country Runner of the Week
Ty Perez (So)
Amherst Steele
Perez placed 10th out of 177 runners with a time of 16:42.2 at the OHSAA District Cross Country Championships at Lorain County Community College on Saturday.  He and fellow sophomore teammate Luke Bowlsby (5th place 16:33.1) qualified for the Regional Championships next week at Boardman High School.

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Amherst Steele and Olmsted Falls Earn Weekly SWC Cross Country Award

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Following meets on October 11th – October 17th the boys and girls cross country runners of the week for the Southwestern Conference were announced this afternoon. Below are this week’s honorees:

Female Cross Country Runner of the Week
Katie Clute (Jr)
Olmsted Falls
For the third year in a row, Katie Clute has been crowned the Individual Champion at the Southwestern Conference Championship Meet.  Clute covered the 5k course in 19:31.68.

Male Cross Country Runner of the Week
Luke Bowlsby (So)
Amherst Steele

Crowned the 2021 SWC Individual Champion this weekend, Bowlsby won the 5k race of 56 runners with a time of 16:58.94.

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Avon Lake Wins 2021 Boys Cross Country Title

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Avon Lake secured the 2021 Southwestern Conference Championship in boys cross country, tying Amherst Steele with 62 team points but winning the tie breaker with senior Mathew Kuban’s 29th place finish.

Amherst Steele’s sophomore Luke Bowlsby earned the individual Southwestern Conference Championship, completing the 5K race in 16:58.94, ten seconds faster than teammate Ty Perez who finished second with a time of 17:09.59.  Thomas Coble from Berea-Midpark crossed the finish line third with a time of 17:28.24.

Berea-Midpark finished third with 87 team points.  Avon (103) finished in fourth place with Midview (106) rounding out the top five teams.

Team Results
1. Avon Lake – 62 (Tie Breaker – 29)
2. Amherst Steele – 62 (Tie Breaker – 33)
3. Berea-Midpark – 87
4. Avon – 103
5. Midview – 106
6. North Ridgeville – 145
7. Elyria – 147
8. Olmsted Falls – 185

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Amherst Steele and North Ridgeville Earn Weekly SWC Cross Country Award

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Following meets on October 4th – October 10th the boys and girls cross country runners of the week for the Southwestern Conference were announced this afternoon. Below are this week’s honorees:

Female Cross Country Runner of the Week
Marisa Del Valle (Sr)
Amherst Steele
Del Valle finished 19th out of 200+ runners this weekend at the Legends Meet at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds.  The senior finished the race with a time of 21:04.1.

Male Cross Country Runner of the Week
Matt Bowman (Sr)
North Ridgeville

Bowman won the annual two-mile rivalry race (10:26) against Midview, helping the Rangers win for the 7th year in a row.  Over the weekend, the senior took third in the two mile race at the Dan Olien Cross Country Invitational at New London to help North Ridgeville take the team title.

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Amherst Steele Earns Weekly SWC Cross Country Award

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Following meets on September 27th – October 3rd the boys and girls cross country runners of the week for the Southwestern Conference were announced this afternoon. Below are this week’s honorees:

Female Cross Country Runner of the Week
Catherine Turner (Jr)
Amherst Steele
Competing at the Madison Invitational, Catherine ran a 19:33 to finish seventh overall at the 23 team invite.  Her time was a 30 second improvement on her personal best and 15th fastest time in school history.

Male Cross Country Runner of the Week
Ty Perez (So)
Amherst Steele

Perez finished 4th out of 182 runners at the Obenour Invitational this weekend with a time of 16:16.6.

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Berea-Midpark and North Ridgeville Earn Weekly SWC Cross Country Award

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Following meets on September 20th – September 26th the boys and girls cross country runners of the week for the Southwestern Conference were announced this afternoon. Below are this week’s honorees:

Female Cross Country Runner of the Week
Madelyn Palcic (S0)
North Ridgeville
Competing at the Patriot Invitational hosted by Valley Forge, Palcic finished first with her time of 19:34.0.  The sophomore posted an average mile time of 6:19/mile.

Male Cross Country Runner of the Week
Thomas Coble (Sr)
Berea-Midpark

Coble won his second meet of the year this past weekend, taking first at the Patriot Invitational.  The senior crossed the finish line in 16:22.8, 20 seconds before the next runner.

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Olmsted Falls Earns Weekly SWC Cross Country Award

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Following meets on September 13th – September 19th the boys and girls cross country runners of the week for the Southwestern Conference were announced this afternoon. Below are this week’s honorees:

Female Cross Country Runner of the Week
Lillie Katsaras (Sr)
Olmsted Falls
Katsaras finished second at the Galion Cross Country Festival in a personal best time of 18:42.7.

Male Cross Country Runner of the Week
No nominees from coaches submitted this week.

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North Ridgeville and Olmsted Falls Earn Weekly SWC Cross Country Award

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Following meets on September 6th – September 12th the boys and girls cross country runners of the week for the Southwestern Conference were announced this afternoon. Below are this week’s honorees:

Female Cross Country Runner of the Week
Katie Clute (Jr)
Olmsted Falls
The Bulldog junior won the Seneca East Stars, Stripes and Lights Meet this weekend.  Clute ran a 2021 state leading and personal best time of 17:44.3 to win the event.

Male Cross Country Runner of the Week
Alex Serna (Sr)
North Ridgeville
Competing at the Tiffin XC Carnival this past weekend, Serna finished 8th overall at in the Divison I B Race, crossing the finish line with a personal best 17:21.5

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Amherst Steele Earns Weekly SWC Cross Country Award

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Following meets on August 30th – September 5th the boys and girls cross country runners of the week for the Southwestern Conference were announced this afternoon. Below are this week’s honorees:

Female Cross Country Runner of the Week
Aurora Wilson (Jr)
Amherst Steele

The Comet junior finished 11th overall in the Division 1 race at the Mel Brodt Invitational at Bowling Green State University over the weekend.  Wilson finished with a time of 20:10.87, recording an average mile time of 6:30.

Male Cross Country Runner of the Week
No coaches nominations this week

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