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East Palestine girls race past the field

COLUMBIANA — In cross country action at Columbiana high school on Tuesday, the East Palestine girls team put on another stellar performance.

The Bulldogs took four of the top six spots and five runners in the top 12. Marissa Geiss led the way for East Palestine, getting second overall with a time of 21:50. Jaylene Jackson and Hope Figley secured places three and four and Hannah Cunningham finished sixth. Heather Bishop rounded out the scoring for East Palestine finshing in 12th place, putting their team score at 27 on the day.

On the boys side, East Liverpool’s Brannan Smith used a strong second mile and finish to top the leaderboard with a time of 18:21. Heartland’s Giovanni Citriglia and Southern’s Marcus Reed finished second and third with times of 18:39 and 18:51, respectively. Dominic Fertsch finished sixth to lead the East Palestine boys and Logan Redfern finished ninth to help Southern in the team scoring.

BOYS LEADERS: 1. Brannan Smith (East Liverpool) 18:21; 2. Giovanni Citriglia (Heartland) 18:39; 3. Marcus Reed (Southern) 18:51; 4. Landon Pigg (Newton Falls) 19:02; 5. Cole Graham (Jackson-Milton) 19:11; 6. Dominic Fertsch (East Palestine) 19:29; 7. Cole Clayton (Matthews) 19:56; 8. Jarrett Gordulic (Ursuline) 20:14; 9. Logan Redfern (Southern) 20:39; 10. Evan McGregor 20:43; 11. Nick McGinnis (Jackson-Milton) 20:46; 12. Dorian Plecha (Columbiana) 20:59; 13. Adam Jester (Columbiana) 21:02; 14. Auston Sees (Brookfield) 21:09; 15. Carter Graham (Jackson Milton) 21:13; 16. Evan Haught (Southern) 21:29; 17. Trenton Perkins (Columbiana) 21:35; 18. Dominic Ludt (East Palestine) 21:38; 19. Lucas Billingsley (Sebring) 21:42; 20. George Bozworth (East Palestine) 21:44

GIRLS LEADERS: 1. Sylvia Tsarnas (Mooney) 21:36; 2. Marissa Geiss (East Palestine) 21:50; 3. Jaylene Jackson (East Palestine) 22:37; 4. Hope Figley (East Palestine) 22:45; 5. Katie Campbell (Jackson Milton) 22:54; 6. Hannah Cunningham (East Palestine) 23.00; 7. Stephanie Johnson (Heartland) 23:12, 8. Sabrina Frank (Ursuline) 23:43; 9. Zoe Frank (Ursuline) 23:46; 10. Nicole Barber (Beaver Local) 23:48; 11: Isabella Foust (Brookfield) 24:56; 12: Heather Bishop (East Palestine) 25:01; 13. Lorelai Phillips (Heartland) 25:13; 14. Rachel Klucinec (Ursuline) 25:20; 15. Gabby Green (East Liverpool) 25:32; 16. Allee Blohm (Mooney) 25:33; 17: Jasmine Ludt (East Palestine) 25:39; 18: Anna Hughes (Mooney) 25:48; 19. Kyley Miller (East Liverpool) 26:03; Lenci Blohm (Mooney) 26:21

JUNIOR HIGH BOYS: 1. Samuel Geiss (Heartland) 10:47; 2. Maddox Roach (East Liverpool); 3. Zayvier Wynn (East Liverpool) 11:12; 4. John Wilson (Beaver Local) 11:46; 5. Andrew Puhalla (Mooney) 11:55; 6. Preston Buckingham (Columbiana) 11:57; 7. Ben Weber (Lisbon) 12:01; 8. Logan McCartney (Southern) 12:05; 9. Nicholas Aldrich (East Liverpool) 12:12; 10. James Coyle (Jackson Milton) 12:29.

JUNIOR HIGH GIRLS: 1. Rebecca Geiss (Heartland) 11:26; 2. Avery Horning (Alliance) 11:51; 3. Kristen Campbell (Jackson Milton) 11.57; 4. Arianna Flauto (Mooney) 12:00; 5. Katie Pregibon (Mooney) 12:59; 6. Alexa DiCross (Crestview) 13:09; 7. Isabella Long (Beaver Local) 13:45; 8. Giada Citriglia (Heartland) 13:46; 9. Lillie Korarovic (Newton Falls); 10: Kendyl Coward (Newton Falls) 14:31

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