EAST PALESTINE OH- Saturday 9/10/2022 the blue jays traveled to East Palestine City Park to compete in the EP Rotary Invitational. We finally had the chance to run in perfect running weather with cool temperatures. The runners raced against 14 teams and about 50-60 runners in each of their races. The top 10 finishers in the high school races received an individual trophy and 11-20th place received a medal, in the middle school race the top 10 finishers received a trophy.


The high school runners raced on a 5k course and the middle school runners competed on a 1.75 course (the shortest race they’ll see all season).


Seven of our runners received overall awards as individuals with the rest of the team not far behind, pushing for personal records! The high school boys as a team finished in 4th place


* Denotes overall placer


Overall Team Results: (Runner – Place – Time)


High School Boys: 4th place as a team

*Lucas Sokol – 5th place – 18:23

Landon Fortunato – 21st place – 21:04

Alex Lipp – 25th place – 21:32

Nate Craver – 26th place – 21:54

Landon Malmfeldt – 43rd place – 24:55


High School Girls:

*Faith Sullivan – 5th place – 22:55

*Serenity Perrine – 15th place – 25:13

*Kalli Ivari – 19th place – 26:28

Abby Bueno – 22nd place – 27:05

*Contributed By Kayla Malmfedlt at