Photos by Valerie Urbanik | Oberlin News-Tribune
Senior Noah Frantz stays with two Open Door races at the front of the pack.
The Phoenix took 11th place Saturday at the Avon Lake Earlybird Invitational.
Simon Perales finished first for the boys with a time of 19:16. He raced Fairview’s Mohammed El Kulak to the finish line and took 34th place overall.
Noah Frantz and Thayer Preston finished closely behind Perales to take 45th and 47th place.
Jillian Doane was the only girl to race for the Lady Phoenix. She took 48th place overall.
Frantz led the Phoenix in their home meet last Tuesday against Open Door.
He finished with a time of 19:02 to take third place.
David Carter finished right behind him with a time of 21:45 and David Castle took eighth place.
Doane was the first girl to cross the finish line and took 14th place.
Seven Phoenix runners competed last Saturday in the Seneca East Tiger Cross Country Classic.
Carter led the Oberlin pack across the finish line with a time of 19:41, which was more than a minute better than his last race.
Castle, Simon Perales, and Connor Byron-Dixion finished nearly two-and-a-half minutes behind Carter.
Oberlin finished with 586 points to take 21st place overall.
Doane was the only Oberlin girls runner to race and took 67th place with a time of 24:40.
Frantz led the Phoenix Aug. 24 at the Keystone Icebreaker.
He finished first for Oberlin and 22nd overall with a time of 19:47.
Carter and Jeremy Burnside followed closely behind finishing 46th and 58th overall.
The boys took eighth place beating Clearview, Wellington, and Brookside with 229 points.
Doane was the lone girls runner and finished with a time of 26:03.
The Phoenix runners will tavel to Brecksville-Broadview Heights to race against the Bees at 9 a.m. Saturday.