MIDDLE SCHOOL: Cross, Turner lead LMS runners at Avon Invitational

Langston boys runners placed 12th and girls runners were 14th overall Thursday and Friday at the Avon Middle School Eagles 3rd Annual Invitiational.

Oberlin’s Megan Dobos led the Lady Phoenix runners with a 68th place finish with a time of 16:57. Ginger Deppman followed closely behind her.

Eighth-grader Leah Bratton beat Midview’s Taylor Albahazi to the finish line for a 76th finish and Noelle Ignagni finished four seconds behind Albahazi.

Oberlin’s Julian Cross and Jonathan Turner led the boys team with 13th and 15th place finishes with a seven second difference between the two runners.

Ewan Inglis and Blaise Ignagni stuck together most of the race. Inglis beat his teammate to the end by eight seconds. Phoenix runner Nickholas Ignagni followed closely behind his teammates.

The Phoenix middle school boy runners took second place overall last Tuesday at the 28th Annual Open Door Invitational.

Oberlin’s Julian Cross and Jonathan Turner took home a third and fourth place finish overall.

Ewan Inglis finished 18th with a time of 15:17 and Nickholas Ignagni took home 22nd place.

Runners Blaise Ignagni and Richard Tyner raced each other to the finish line to earn their team a 25th and 26th place.

Oberlin’s Daune Anderson Jr. and Nathaniel Burnside rounded out the team with a 45th and 46th place finish.

The Phoenix lost to Lake Ridge Academy by 18 points for a first place team finish but the runners did defeat Valley Christian and Independence.

The Lady Phoenix runners earned a third place team finish, falling to Independence and Lake Ridge Academy.

Oberlin’s Megan Dobos led the pack along with Ginger Deppman to earn 13th and 14th place.

Leah Bratton finished with a time of 18:08 to take home 20th place and Noelle Ignagni crossed the finish line right behind her.

Runners Emma Comings and Faith Gooch earned their team a few points with a 29th and 34th finish.

The Phoenix runners will race at 8 a.m. Oct. 17 at the Carlisle Horse Trails.