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Comets’ Low Earns SWC Runner of the Week Honors

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The Southwestern Conference released its Girls Cross Country Athlete of the Week for September 26 – October 1 this afternoon. Below is this week’s honoree:

Girls Cross Country Athlete of the Week
Katherine Low
Amherst Steele
Sophomore
Katherine led her team to a third place tie out of 31 teams at the Madison Invitational by finishing as the Comet’s #1 runner for the first time in her career. Low ran 19:56 to also break 20 minutes for the first time in her career.

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Olmsted Falls’ Goodnough Named SWC Girls Runner of the Week

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The Southwestern Conference released its Girls Cross Country Athlete of the Week for September 19-24 this afternoon. Below is this week’s honoree:

Girls Cross Country Athlete of the Week
Samantha Goodnough
Olmsted Falls
Junior
Sam ran a personal-best, breaking 19 minutes for the first time (18:57.63) to place 9th overall at the Strongsville Invitational. It is the second week in a row she finished in the top-10 in a competitive invitational.

Other Notable Performances

Alaina Alflen (Freshmen), Amherst Steele
Alflen ran a season’s best 21:22 to finish as the Comets’ #5 runner at Cloverleaf, her first time scoring for the varsity.

Grace Henely (Junior), Midview
Henely placed 8th overall at the Patriot Invitational.

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Avon’s Harrington Named SWC Girls Runner of the Week

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The Southwestern Conference released its Girls Cross Country Athlete of the Week for September 12-17 this afternoon. Below is this week’s honoree:

Girls Cross Country Athlete of the Week
Maddie Harrington
Avon
Junior
Maddie finished runner-up individually (19:26.9) at the Galion Festival, helping her team score just 21 points and win its third meet of the season.

Other Notable Performances

Aurora Wilson (Senior), Amherst Steele
Finished fourth overall at the Battle of Turtle Creek Invitational in Genoa, OH.

Samantha Goodnough (Junior), Olmsted Falls
Raced to ninth place on a challenging course at Dave’s Cross Country Invitational. The team placed second in the meet of 13 teams.

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Amherst’s Bowlsby and Olmsted Falls’ Clute named SWC Runners of the Week

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The Southwestern Conference released its Boys and Girls Runner of the Week for September 5-10 this afternoon. Below is this week’s honoree:

Boys Cross Country Runner of the Week
Luke Bowlsby
Amherst Steele
Junior

Luke ran at the Wooster Invitational last Saturday and placed 39th out of 229 runners. His time was 16:52.1. He helped the Comets to earn 13th place at the meet.

Girls Cross Country Runner of the Week
Katie Clute
Olmsted Falls
Senior
Katie won the Seneca East Stars Stripes and Lights Cross Country Invitational on Saturday. She broke the course record, her school record, and is ranked number one in Ohio. Katie ran 17:02.68 closing in on sub 17:00.

 

 

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Avon’s Reed named SWC Girls Runner of the Week

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The Southwestern Conference released its Boys and Girls Runner of the Week for August 29 to September 3 this afternoon. Below is this week’s honoree:

Girls Cross Country Runner of the Week
Caroline Reed
Avon
Sophomore
Carolina finished 18th out of 188 runners at the Mentor Cardinal Classic, helping her team place third among the 23 teams. The Sophomore finished with a time of 20:04.18

Boys Cross Country Runner of the Week
No Nominees

 

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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 Wins 2021 Southwestern Conference Girls Cross Country Championship Meet

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Avon won the girls cross country conference championship Saturday morning, registering 41 points and placing all five of its scoring runners (3, 5, 6, 12, 15) in the top 15 at Lorain County Community College in Elyria.

Olmsted Falls junior Katie Clute took the individual Southwestern Conference Championship for the third year in a row, covering the 5K course in 19:31.68, ahead of runner-up and teammate Lillie Katsaras (20:02.74).  Avon’s Maddie Harrington finished third with a time of 20:18.67.

Amherst Steele finished second as a team with 56 team points while the Avon Lake Shoregals finished third with 74 team points.  Olmsted Falls (101) finished in fourth place with Midview (147) rounding out the top five teams.

Team Scores
1. Avon – 41
2. Amherst Steele – 56
3. Avon Lake – 74
4. Olmsted Falls – 101
5. Midview – 147
6. North Ridgeville – 150
7. Berea-Midpark – 157
8. Elyria – Inc.

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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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