Chapter 2 – GlenOak Invite: Both the guys and girls teams dominated the Division II/III race winning in convincing fashion. Senior Alex Phillips lead the charge for the Irish men as he won the race in division II. Nina Zraik led the way for the ladies. Both team victories was decided by the closeness of the top 6 finishers. Both teams showed tremendous pack running and all showed a great fight at the end of the race.
Chapter 3 – Avon Lake: Sophomore Theresa Hagey won the overall title by a convincing margin of 33 seconds as she helped lead the Irish to a 6 point title over Shaker Heights. Theresa was followed by Amelia Moll, Nina Zraik, Sadie Porchowsky and Natalie Tobin. The ladies team won the title against all division I schools. This is now the ladies second straight title.
The guys team were without 2 key runners and yet they still ended up in a respectable 3rd place finish only losing the runner up title by 4 points. The guys team also ran up in division I. Matt Sollenberger was the first finisher for the Irish. he was followed by Colin Scahill, Andrew McSteen, Chase Powers and Nick Steel.
Now the mountains become even more intense – stay tuned for more of the 2018 story!
Thanks to Christian Lisle here are the links for both the Glen Oak and the Avon Lake invites:
https://1drv.ms/f/s!AlMMInR3s6uQiIEOa2QQzR8u0–M1A (Avon Lake Invite)
https://1drv.ms/f/s!AlMMInR3s6uQh_1PT-tdD1TiSumyng (Glen Oak Invite)