Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Gaffney paces VASJ runners at U Wanna Come Back Invitational

The Villa Angela-St. Joseph Vikings cross country team ran well in the U Wanna Come Back Invitational in Perry on Sept. 5.

On the boys side, Alonzo Gaffney led the Vikings, finishing 21st out of 110 runners with a time of 18:49. Billy Vidmar finished with a time of 19:33, good for 43rd. Vidmar bested his time at the same event last year by more than a minute. Liam Staunton and Sherman Dean also finished in the top 100 at 68th and 76th, respectively.

On the girls side, Elizabeth Smith finished in 43rd place out of 116 with a time of 24:02, cutting 3 minutes from her time in the event in 2014. Erin Osborne finished with a time of 24:39, good for 46th place. Olivia Vidmar and Alissa Dodd ran 58th and 78th, respectively.

Jason Priah, Sean Johns, Myles Robinson and Aminah Wyatt also participated at the U Wanna Come Back Invitational for VASJ.

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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