Phoenix runners take third place at 28th Annual Open Door Invitational


<p style="text-align: right;">Valerie Urbanik | Oberlin News-Tribune <p style="text-align: left;">Senior David Castle picks up his pace to distance himself from the other runners during a competition earlier this season.

Valerie Urbanik | Oberlin News-Tribune

Senior David Castle picks up his pace to distance himself from the other runners during a competition earlier this season.


Valerie Urbanik | Oberlin News-Tribune

Senior David Castle picks up his pace to distance himself from the other runners during a competition earlier this season.

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Valerie Urbanik | Oberlin News-Tribune

Senior David Castle picks up his pace to distance himself from the other runners during a competition earlier this season.

Senior Simon Perales blew past the competition Tuesday to take first place at the 28th Annual Open Door Invitational.

He beat Open Door’s Dan Carmany to the finish line with a time of 17:59.

Seniors David Carter and Noah Frantz followed closely behind to take 19th and 23rd place.

Thayer Preston sprinted past Cuyahoga Heights’ Michael Adamo to the finish line to take home 25th place and David Castle beat Open Door’s Timothy Humphreys by three seconds with a time of 20:27 to earn 28th place.

Northeast Ohio College Preparatory School’s Javonni Blevins beat Phillip LeFebvre across the finish line by one second.

Phoenix runners earned a third place team finish, defeating 11 other teams.

Senior Jillian Doane was the solo Lady Phoenix runner and finished with a time of 24:20 to earn 16th place. She beat Wellington’s Meredith Meyers to the finish line by four seconds.

Oberlin will travel to Black River to race at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26 in the JB Firestone Invitational.