Boys Varsity Cross Country · Bay High Men’s Cross County takes the Earlybird Title from the Division 1 schools

  Place Points
Bay High School 1st 34
Shaker Heights High School 2nd 68
Avon Lake High School 3rd 82
St. Edward High School 4th 90
St. Vincent-St. Mary High School 5th 103

With another fine example of disciplined running this past Saturday, the Bay Men’s Cross Country team was able the claim the team title as well as both individual crowns on the LCCC campus course. Moving up into the large school division proved to be helpful, as there were several individuals from the opposing teams who set a good pace early on. The Rocket trio of Hamil, Warren and Ault stayed about 8 to 10 seconds off the pace in front, with their teammates about another 10 seconds back for the first half of the race. Khaled Hamil and Will Warren closed the gap, being only 4 to 5 seconds back at the two mile mark. Khaled took over the race in the last mile, picking off the leaders and upping the pace so much, he ended up winning by 17 seconds in a new pr of 16:33. Will was able to split the two leaders, coming home in third at 16:50. Jude stayed very close to finish in 5th, with a time of 16:55. Ezra Fleeman ran 17:16 for 11th, with Trevor Ifft the fifth scorer,
running 17:28 to place 14th. Kenzie Deibel ran a big new pr of 17:39 for 17th place, and
Jacob Feicks finished the varsity team scoring at 20th, with his 17:46 effort. Also running in the varsity race was Sophomore Michael Muccio, who ran another pr this week of 18:08, and finished 27th in the race.
The open race had a similar tactical aspect to it, where sitting back for a while, letting others do the pace setting again paid off. Simon Miedza was on a roll by the halfway mark, as he confidently moved past the race leaders. Coming into the two mile mark his lead had grown to about 10 seconds, but the second place runner was now his teammate, fellow sophomore Luke Hansen. Luke closed to within 5 seconds with a quarter mile remaining. It appeared he might catch Simon at the finish line, but the crowd
spurred Simon to hold on for the win by a margin of 18:31 to 18:32. Simon’s first win and a huge new PR for Luke made for an exciting race. Top freshman on the day was Ian Ray,
finishing in 39th place in the 217 man field of contestants. Ian ran a new pr of 20:10, while fellow freshman Andrew Lazowski also had a new best of 20:41.
The Rockets travel to the Tiffin Carnival on Sept 7th.