Norwalk Reflector: St. Paul's Arnold, Dowdell win at Dan Olien Invite

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St. Paul's Arnold, Dowdell win at Dan Olien Invite

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Oct 8, 2017 at 6:00 AM

NEW LONDON — Lily Dowdell came within just over a second of her personal-best time Saturday, running a time of 19:34.05 to win the girls 5K race at the New London Dan Olien Invite.

Meanwhile, St. Paul’s Jared Arnold ran his fifth sub-17-minute race this fall, recording a first-place time of 16:58.14 to win the boys 5K race, beating out teammate Noah Avandano’s time of 17:10.49.

The Lady Flyers were second to Brookside by a 32-60 margin, while the boys were third, losing a second-place tiebreaker to the host Wildcats. Both scored 61 points to finish a single point behind winner Ashland Crestview.

Edison sophomores Daniel Lambert and Tyler Coon were first and second with times of 10:10.50 and 10:18.32, respectively, in the 2-mile race. The Chargers topped New London 22-51.

On the girls side, Edison’s Abby Lesniak won the 2-mile race with a time of 12:25.89. New London’s Kaylin Williams was runner-up with a time of 12:40.43.

Edison had 32 points with Niles West placing second with 44.

Behind Lesniak, Carlie Shover was third (12:42.83) for the Chargers, followed by Isabel Chasney in sixth (13:09.71), Grace Kromer in eighth (13:30.66), Aliyah Caporini in 14th (14:06.84) and Catie Houser in 15th (14:08.47).

For the Wildcats, Gabrielle Osterland was fourth (12:44.41) and Savannah Shaver was 10th (13:38.36).

Vermilion’s Grace Keller took 16th (14:09.39), Maggie Hoffman 17th (14:09.84) and Mya Lutz was 20th (14:15.45).

Edison had 13 runners in the top 19 in boys race. Gavin Schaeffer was fifth (10:34.05), Jonathan Hrivnak sixth (10:34.95), Brandon Romell eighth (10:45.68) and Brandon Tice 10th (11:00.09) in the 33-runner event.

Curtis Joppeck was third (10:20.88) for the host Wildcats, while Carson Coey was fourth (10:25.28) and Dominic Albaugh was seventh (10:39.45). Isaac Lindo (10:48.07) was ninth for Vermilion.

In the 5K, Zack Stine was 11th (18:08.36) for St. Paul, which also got a 15th-place effort from Sam Sigsworth (18:17.05).

Monroeville’s Clayton Littlejohn was sixth (17:48.65). New London’s Cole Kropka and Court Britt were eighth (17:53.78) and ninth (17:55.52), respectively. Austin Reed was 13th (18:14.95 for the Wildcats, Mitchell Joppeck 16th (18:18.07) and Aaron Reed was 20th (18:33.26).

Plymouth’s Levi Anderson was fourth overall (17:25.13), followed by teammates Justin Robinson (18:04.61) in 10th and Michael Collins (18:55.96) in 25th.

Monroeville’s Callie Rosser was the next highest-finishing area runner in the girls 5K, placing seventh (22:02.53).

St. Paul’s Ally Brown was ninth (22:10.38), Kylie McDonnell was 13th (22:39.12) and Claire Ceccoli was 19th (23:10.92). Plymouth’s Olivia Fidler was 11th (22:20.18), while Monroeville’s Kristen Smith was 16th (22:51.65) and New London’s Dana Gustely was 20th (23:46.19).

The event is held yearly in honor of the late Olien, who died in 2006 at the age of 37 after a years-long battle with a brain tumor. He taught and coached cross country at New London from 1996-2006.


Willard boys, girls third at Medina

MEDINA — Emily Rothhaar was fourth (21:14.97) in the Division II race at Saturday’s Medina Festival, helping the Crimson Flashes to a third-place finish with 93 points.

New Philadelphia beat out Akron Hoban 46-47 in the eight-team race.

Amy Del Angel was 17th (22:42.85) for Willard, Felicia Rosvanis was 22nd (23:17.95) and Morgan Adams was 23rd (23:26.63).

The Flashes were also third in the boys race, tallying 77 points in the race won by Cloverleaf with 36.

Blake Smith was fifth (17:49.23) for Willard, while Zack Keaton was 15th (18:43.45).

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