The Boardman Spartan Cross Country Team captured their second consecutive district championship by outscoring second place Twinsburg by 19 points Oct. 19 at a wet and muddy Trumbull County Fairgrounds course.
Senior Mark Hadley was the overall District Champion for the third consecutive season finishing first in a time of 15:23. Classmate Alan Burns was next at sixth overall in a time of 16:02.
They were followed by sophomore Nathan Hadley in 12th place with a time of 16:23 and senior Justin Maroni in 14th overall with a time of 16:30 as well as senior Jacob Kelleck in 19th place in a time of 16:39.
“This was not easy,” said Boardman head coach John Phillips. “This was a new district and an unfamiliar course, but we did our job and took care of business.”
The Spartans will compete in The Division I Regional Championship at Boardman’s home course. The top four teams and top sixteen individuals will qualify for the State Championship; Boardman has not qualified a team to state since 1990.