Two different streaks were broken this past Saturday at Kenston High School, the host site of this year’s CVC cross country meet.
The first streak was one that the boys team broke. After a five year hiatus, the Badger Boys finally returned to the top spot on the podium winning the CVC Valley Division title after scoring 26 points at Kenston on Saturday. David Pelletier led the way, finishing second overall out of the Valley Division runners. Pelletier almost broke the 17 minute mark, racing to a 17:02. In two spots behind him was senior Ronnie Simpson (17:34), followed by Nate Millet (17:38) in fifth and Dan Bridavsky (17:46) in 7th. Those four runners would earn CVC First Team honors. Nate Schultz and Adam Thompson would finish 9th and 10th and earn CVC Second Team.
Independence would finish second in the boys race with 37 points.
On the girls side of things, it was Independence that broke a streak. After winning six straight Girls CVC Valley Division titles, the Badgers finished second this year to the Blue Devils. Christin Dornback (20:24) and Danielle Young (20:33) would finish 3rd and 4th overall en route to their naming to CVC First Team. Kylie Scott (21:25), Melissa Koziol (21:28), and Suzanne Koziol (22:01) would be named 2nd Team CVC after finishing 12th, 13th, and 16th. Katelyn Luther and Alison Moss would finish 20th and 23rd, to receive Honorable Mention recognition.
Both teams will be back in action this coming weekend as they travel back to the Trumball County Fairgrounds for the Div III District Meet. Other than Berkshire, teams from Badger, Bristol, Brookfield, Cardinal, Chalker, Hawken, Warren JFK, Kirtland, Lordstown, Lowellville, Maplewood, McDonald, Mineral Ridge, Newbury, Pymatuning Valley, and Youngstown Ursuline will compete to move onto the Regional Race the following weekend at Boardman HS. The top four teams will advance to the next weekend.
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