Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Beachwood boys win Hawken Invitational

Beachwood’s boys’ cross country team opened the 2021 season with a dominating win at the Hawken Invitational on Saturday.

The Bison finished with 28 points while second-place Lake Ridge Academy scored 51. Wickliffe (110) and Independence (120) placed third and fourth, respectively, while Hawken was seventh with 152.

Wickliffe junior Brady Pugh won the individual title with a time of 18:37.

Beachwood placed five runners among the top 10 including Gregory Perryman (2nd, 18:59), Caleb Berns (4th, 19:18), David Steckner (5th, 19:30), Max Kuenzler (7th, 19:38), and Grant Wessler (10th, 20:17).

Independence freshman Sam Crooks placed 11th with a time of 20:27. Beachwood’s Vincent Crenshaw (13th, 20:35) and Wickliffe’s Giovanni Hernandez (14th, 20:38) also placed among the top 20.

Hawken’s girls’ team finished second to Magnificat. The Hawks scored 38 points while the Blue Streaks crossed the finish line with 35.

Independence was fifth (147), Perry was seventh (167), and Wickliffe finished eighth (171).

Hawken freshman Brielle Collins took home the individual title with a time of 20:19. Independence’s Alana Nowak (3rd, 21:25) and Hawken’s Elena Padley (4th, 21:52) were close behind.

Hawken’s Camilla Mari (9th, 23:15), Delicia Liao (11th, 23:25), Sofia Boyd (13th, 23:31), Gaby Montero (19th, 24:14), and Lorelai Goedecke (20th, 24:21), and Wickliffe’s Tori Stiles (14th, 23:45) also finished among the top 20.

Perry’s top finisher was Lili Lawrence, who placed 26th in 26:19.

Steve Harehttp://www.ohiovarsity.com
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes OhioVarsity.com, an online publication dedicated to providing hyperlocal coverage to area high school athletic programs. Hare began covering high school sports for the Lake County News Herald in 1997. 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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