By ALLEN SEYBERT
In its only home cross country meet of the season, the Warren girls cross country team ran to a pair of victories over visiting Harbor Creek and Union City Tuesday at the Warren State Hospital.
Times Observer photo by Allen Seybert
Warren’s Ellis Beardsley runs in between a Union City female opponent and Harbor Creek male opponent during the varsity race of a cross country tri-meet held Tuesday at the Warren State Hospital.
The Dragons' boys team wasn't as lucky, falling to both the Bears and Huskies.
Warren was able to run to a 20-35 victory over Harbor Creek and a 25-30 win in the girls race despite having just five runners. Those Dragons all finished among the top 11, including a victory from senior Ellis Beardsley on Senior Day. Beardsley's winning time was 21:00.
Anna Falvo and senior Amanda Castagnino gave the Dragons two more top five finishers, placing fourth and fifth respectively. Falvo clocked in at 21:19 and Castagnino finished in 21:52. Also helping Warren to the sweep were Deanna Hahn in ninth at 23:15 and Alyssa Cumberland in 11th at 23:32.
Warren's boys team failed to place a single runner during losses to powerful Union City and Harbor Creek teams. The Bears beat the Dragons, 15-50 and the Huskies downed Warren, 16-39. The Dragons' first finisher was Seth Johnson who was 13th in 19:35.
Christian Olson and Max Pierson were next for Warren, finishing 16th and 17th in a virtual tie at 20:07. Eric Zavinski was 18th in 20:23, Mark Reiff 19th in 20:26 and Daniel Pierson 20th in 20:54.
Both teams will be back in action Saturday at the Dirty Dawg Invitational.
Warren 20, Harbor Creek 35
Warren 25, Union City 30
Results (top 10 plus local runners): 1. Ellis Beardsley (W) 21:00, 2. Ashley Keefer (UC) 21:10, 3. Eve Gardner (UC) 21:14, 4. Anna Falvo (W) 21:19, 5. Amanda Castagnino (W) 21:52, 6. Jessica Edinson (HC) 22:02, 7. Sarah McGuire (HC) 22:23, 8. Olivia Taunier (UC) 22:49, 9. Deanna Hahn (W) 23:15, 10. Deanna Flounders (HC) 23:20, 11. Alyssa Cumberland (W) 23:32
Harbor Creek 16, Warren 39
Union City 15, Warren 50
Results (top 10 plus local runners): 1. Ben Luce (UC) 17:09, 2. Isaiah Gardner (UC) 17:11, 3. Noah Mandel (UC) 17:18, 4. Cody Thomas (UC) 18:14, 5. Matthew Decker (HC) 18:23, 6. Drake Burgess (UC) 18:26, 7. Conner Hanlin (UC) 18:46, 8. Noah Freel (UC) 18:47, 9. Aaron Taylor (UC) 18:50, 10. Theodore Carpenter (UC) 19:15, 13. Seth Johnson (W) 19:35, 16. Christian Olson (W) 20:07, 17. Max Pierson (W) 20:07, 18. Eric Zavinski (W) 20:23, 19. Mark Reiff (W) 20:26, 10. Daniel Pierson (W) 20:54