BAZETTA, OH- Boardman’s David D’Altorio raced to a 1st place finish out of 254 competitors in a career-best time of 15:34 to lead Boardman High School to an 8th place finish at The Legends Meet this past Saturday in Trumbull County. Junior Brock Farris placed 4th overall at 15:43 and became the 6th fastest Spartan in BHS Cross Country history.
“This was a great day for us,” said Spartan Head Coach John Phillips. “18 out of the 20 athletes that ran today earned a new personal best time. We, unfortunately, have a couple of seniors injured, but our young guys stepped up big time today to fill the void. Very proud of the efforts that our underclassmen put forth today against a very talented field.”
Earning career bests were D’Altorio, Farris, senior Jason Sweder at 18:23, junior Ethan Boots at 17:20, junior Antajuan Hightower at 18:41, junior Evan Sweder at 20:23, sophomore Josh Belgin at 19:28, sophomore Isaiah Doyle at 20:31, sophomore Noah Gonzales at 19:36, sophomore Danny LaCivita at 17:28, sophomore Frank Quinlan at 19:18, freshman Connor Boots at 19:48, freshman Adam Nigro at 18:20, freshman Logan Poulakos at 19:44, freshman Jonah Stevens at 21:45, freshman Quinton Swavel at 21:27, and freshman Dom Theodore at 18:30.
Also earning a new career best was sophomore Drew Kornbau with a time of 19:09, a drop of over 2:30 from his last race. Kornbau’s effort has earned him this week’s‘ Runner of the Week award.
“Drew has battled injury all season and he appears to finally be healthy,” explained Phillips, “he could have easily shut down due to frustration from his injury, but instead he worked hard to get healthy and improve. I am very proud of his efforts and happy his season is ending in a positive manner-he has a bright future in our program.”
Next up for the Spartans will be The AAC Championship held at Boardman High School, the Spartans will race at 9:45am.
The Legends Meet
Trumbull County Fairgrounds
Cleveland St. Ignatius-157
South Fayette (PA)-233
Lakewood St. Edward’s-243
Pittsburgh North Catholic-285
Warren G. Harding-652
*Story contributed by John Phillips