Thursday, September 23, 2021

Grand Valley, Kirtland earn meet wins

KIRTLAND—Grand Valley and Kirtland pulled out wins at the Kirtland two-mile tri-meet at Chapin Forest on Wednesday.

The Mustangs claimed a 25-31 win over the Hornets in the boys’ race but Kirtland outran Cardinal in the girls’ competition, 19-41.

Grand Valley’s David Steimle won the boys’ race in 11:41, just 10 seconds ahead of Kirtland’s Ian Borthwick, who placed second. Kirtland’s Brigham Weight (12:17) and Grand Valley’s Ben Cozad (12:43) and Ethan Hughes (12:59) rounded out the top five.

Kirtland freshman Sylvia Vosicky continued to impress in her first season as she won the girls’ race in 13:21. Cardinal’s Lily Ayer finished second in 14:06. Kirtland’s Delaney Kuczkowski (14:29), Ainsley Borthwick (14:30), and Stephanie Drazetic (14:31) also finished among the top five.

Orange and Berkshire also competed in the middle school race.

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

BOYS

1. David Steimle (GV) 11:41
2. Ian Borthwick (K) 11:51
3. Brigham Weight (K) 12:17
4. Ben Cozad (GV) 12:43
5. Ethan Hughes (GV) 12:59
6. Ronnie Sergeant (GV) 13:33
7. Jeremy Mrva (K) 13:42
8. Warren Eveland (K) 13:49
9. Gavin Weikart (GV) 13:56
10. Wyatt Hamilton (GV) 13:57
11. Clay Kudera (C) 14:05
12. Vincent Dragolich (C) 14:07
13. Max Bogardus (GV) 14:45
14: Luke Emlaw (K) 15:42
15. Niko Petrunic (K) 17:14
16. Austin Booth (K) 17:58
17. Daniel Booth (K) 17:59

GIRLS

1. Sylvia Vosicky (K) 13:21
2. Lily Ayer (C) 14:06
3. Delaney Kuczkowski (K) 14:29
4. Ainsley Borthwick (K) 14:30
5. Stephanie Drazetic (K) 14:31
6. Josie Copeland (K) 15:23
7. Paxton Moore (C) 15:51
8. Jessy Jackson (K) 15:59
9. Aubreigh Kitzmiller (C) 16:01
10. Brynn Bradac (K) 16:49
11. Maya Hill (K) 17:06
12. Claire Dumstorff (K) 17:22
13. Haylie Rosenberger (C) 18:45
14. Cia Johnson (K) 19:11
15. Lauren Iacobucci (K) 19:23
16. Hanna Neikirk (C) 20:01
17. Kasia Balcerski (K) 23:12

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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