Boys cross country competes in Madison

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The Spartan boys cross country team competed in the U Wanna Come Back Invitational at Madison High School.

Sophomore Mitchel Dunham took fourth overall out of 225 runners Saturday. Dunham’s time of 16:36 ranks him 23 All Time in Boardman High School history.

The Spartans improved their 2017 record to 76-50. Aiding in Boardman’s score was senior Mark Moradian in 14th place at 17:12 followed by classmate Nick Lascola in 39th place at 17:59. Next up was senior Jason Fabian in 42nd at 18:00 and in 43rd place was freshman Frank Bero at 18:02.

“We had a great day,” said Boardman Head Coach John Phillips. “Over 80 percent of our athletes ran career-bests today and we are starting to really see huge improvements from our freshmen and runners that are first year members of the program.”

Setting new personal bests at Madison were seniors Lascola and Fabian along with Tony Saab at 19:05, Matt Moradian at 18:06, Jimmy Lagese at 18:17 and David Bader at 18:51. Juniors Andy Beichner and Payton Torres set new career records at 18:30 and 19:36, respectively. Sophomores setting new personal records were Dunham, Steven Moradian at 19:07, Alan Cuevas at 19:35, Jackson Lipka at 18:29 and Zander Schobel at 20:36. Freshmen setting new career bests were Bero, Justin Maloney at 18:38, Caydin Newberry at 18:08, Cristian Ortiz at 18:32, Jason Lagese at 19:26 and Sal Buonamici at 22:32.

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