Saturday, March 25, 2023

Gresh, Kearns earn All-Ohio honors

OBETZ—Chagrin Falls junior Mila Gresh and West Geauga senior Daniel Kearns earned All-Ohio honors at the 2022 OHSAA cross country championships on Saturday at Fortress Obetz.

Gresh placed ninth in the Division II girls’ race with a time of 19:02. Kearns finished sixth in 15:57 in the boys’ Division II race.

Other top 50 finishers from the Chagrin Valley Conference included West Geauga’s Matthew Dienes (26th, 16:36), Hawken junior Parker Carrus (41st, 16:53), Edgewood’s Maddie Crooks (27th, 19:38), and Perry’s Grace McKoon (45th, 20:08) in Division II.

As a team Hawken placed eighth in the Division II boys’ competition while West Geauga was 13th. Perry’s girls’ team placed 19th in Division II.

“It felt great to run here,” McKoon said. “It’s our senior year, all of ours, and we had a great season, and a great run.”

The Pirates competed at the state meet as a team for the first time in 13 years.

“I think it’s awesome to be down here,” said Perry senior Kaitlyn Newsome. “We’ve been to regionals four times, and to get over the hump and to get down here feels amazing, especially, senior year.”



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