Three Phoenix runners finished in the top 16 Saturday at the district meet in Medina to advance to regionals
Simon Perales took third place in the men’s race, defeating Mapleton’s Kyle Dress by five seconds to the finish line with a time of 16:54.
Senior Noah Frantz earned both 16th place and a chance to compete at regionals. He finished with a time of 17:54.
Lady Phoenix Jillian Doane earned herself a personal best record with a time of 22:26. She beat Black River’s Mandy Yoder by seven seconds to take 11th place.
Oberlin’s David Carter also competed at districts and finished with a time of 20:30 for 52nd place.
The runners will take to the course at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Tiffin Regionals Cross Country meet at Hedges Boyer Park.