SJC’s Doyle wins D-III?CC district; Solid local delegation advances

CAMBRIDGE – Three area teams and eight individuals are headed for the regional cross country meet after district action here at the Home of the Bobcats Saturday afternoon

The largest delegation comes in Division III.

The St. John Central girls took the fourth and final qualifying spot with 96 points. They edged out Martins Ferry by six for the team invitation to next week’s action.

The Lady Irish were led by sophomore all-Ohioan Fallon Doyle. The sophomore talent posted a time of 18:50 to win the district title.

Other Lady Irish scorers, who will be competing next week include: Kaitlyn Santinoceto, Kylie Stauffer, Kristen Russell and Brooke Moore.

The fifth-place Lady Riders did qualify three individuals to the regional at Pickerington North.

Leading the way for the Lady Riders was sophomore Jamie Truchan, who finished ninth in 20:17. Senior Sunshine Wrenn was 12th in 20:21 and junior Lindsay Cunningham was 13th in 21:17.

Shadyside will send a pair of competitors to next week’s action.

Senior Tara Tollett – who announced last week she had committed to Ohio University to run both cross country and track – finished third overall in 19:12.

Freshman McKayla Kinemond continued her strong campaign. She was 11th in 20:20.

For the first time in its brief history as a member of the OHSAA, East Richland Christian is sending a competitor to the regional level. Senior Hannah Surface qualified as the final entrant with a 16th place finish in a time of 21:35.

The lone Division III boy to advance to regional action was St. John Central senior Corey Leasure, who finished second in a solid time of 16:23.

St. Clairsville’s girls finished second in the race with 118 points. The Lady Red Devils trailed host Cambridge by 10 points.

The Lady Devils were led by a pair of individual qualifiers. Seniors Juliana Madzia and Amy Castle took a step toward a return trip to the state meet.

Madzia finished fourth overall in 19:38, while Castle was sixth in 20:13.

Rounding out the scorers for Coach Tony Ciroli’s girls’ squad were sophomore Joanna Vincenzo, frosh Paige Garan and senior Shae Cenkus.

The Red Devils’ boys were a distant second to West Holmes. St. C. finished with 89 points, while the Knights won the hardware with 51 tallies.

St. C. was led by a pair of individual qualifiers.

Senior standout Drake Walker was sixth in 17:02. Junior Alex Timko was 16th overall in 17:43.

Freshman Logan McCort, senior Joe Davies and sophomore James Davenport rounded out the scoring for the Devils.

In the Division II District, which qualifies to Boardman High School in Youngstown, Harrison Central qualified a boy and a girl.

Senior Robert Tipton punched his ticket by finishing ninth overall in 17:24.

Junior Taylor Shaw qualified as the lone Lady Huskie entrant. She took the final spot by virtue of her 16th-place finish in a time of 21:16.