Thursday, September 16, 2021

Eagles soar at Early Bird Invitational

BURTON–Geneva’s cross country teams turned in a strong performance at the 2018 Berkshire Early Bird Invitational at Kent State University’s Geauga Campus on Saturday.

Senior Forrest Long finished fourth overall with a time of 16:17. Long paced the Eagles to a fourth-place finish as a team.

Junior Jacob Mirabell (16:37) and senior Jacob Robinson (16:48) also placed among the top 10 individuals.


4. Forrest Long, 12 16:17.8 5:15
8. Jacob Mirabell, 11 16:37.5 5:22
10. Jacob Robinson, 12 16:48.9 5:25
43. Zachary Reese, 10 17:48.9 5:45
47. Alex Reese, 10 18:02.4 5:49
61. Thomas Costello, 12 18:34.8 6:00
117. Connor Deak, 10 21:07.2 6:49

Junior Elizabeth Joy made an immediate impact in her first year with the Eagles as she finished eighth overall to pace Geneva to a third-place finish in the girls’ division.

Joy, whose father is in the Marines, lived in and competed in Japan prior to attending Geneva. She finished her first race in 21:09.


8. Elizabeth Joy, 11 21:09.1 6:49
9. Renee Tetlow, 9 21:11.1 6:50
14. Leah Costello, 11 21:48.2 7:02
21. Gabriella Deluca, 10 22:16.6 7:11
24. Mikayla Watts, 12 22:27.1 7:15
43. Alayna Lomas, 9 23:27.3 7:34
44. Vanessa Gunther, 10 23:37.2 7:37

(I apologize for the error in introducing Elizabeth Joy as Emily Long)

Steve Hare
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes, 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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