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For the First Time Ever, The State Cross Country Meet was Postponed

After a large amount of flooding at the National Trail Raceway in Hebron, the meet was postponed for the first time in the its history. This is unprecedented in terms of a state meet, as cross country meets are rarely postponed, let alone states. Usually, even with severe flooding, they still hold meets as the sport can be run through any weather. Earlier this year, there was a meet with shin deep water, but it was still held. This just shows how out of the ordinary it is for a cross country meet to be postponed.

The boys team qualified for the state meet for the third year in a row, and this year was by the closest margin. The boys team made it by just 2 points over Solon. The girls team missed qualifying, but Ellie Pleune made it as an individual.
Expect great things out of the state runners!

Bombers’ third straight state berth decided by narrow margin

Published in The News-Herald November 1, 2018 Nate Barnes Garrett McConnell spent his first season on Kenston’s varsity cross country team as a sophomore in 2018. At the Boardman Regional meet Oct. 27, McConnell’s finish in the Division I boys race ensured the Bombers would run one final time. McConnell neared the finish line when… Continue Reading

Kenston harriers secure third straight trip to states

Published in The Chagrin Valley Times November 1, 2018 Tony Lange The Kenston boys cross-country team is riding its second most successful string of seasons in program history after the Bombers secured their third straight trip to states during Division I regional competition on Saturday in Boardman. Other than a string of seven straight trips… Continue Reading

Kenston, Solon, US harriers two-three-four at district meet

Published in The Chagrin Valley Times October 25, 2018 Tony Lange The Kenston, Solon and University School boys repeated their team finishes from a year ago, while Solon senior Olivia Howell defended her title going away during the Division I district cross-country meet on Saturday at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds in Cortland. The reigning state… Continue Reading

Bomber harriers win fourth straight WRC title

Published in The Chagrin Valley Times October 18, 2018 Tony Lange The Kenston boys cross-country team continued its dynasty in league meets by winning its fourth straight Western Reserve Conference crown in another pulverizing performance by the Bombers on Saturday at their home 5-kilometer course in Bainbridge. Led by Kenston senior MVP Jakob McConnell, the… Continue Reading

Hilltoppers, Bombers continue WRC dominance

Published in The News-Herald October 13, 2018 Nate Barnes Kenston’s boys cross country team began its postseason at the Western Reserve Conference championship meet Oct. 13. The Bombers have lofty goals for the next three weeks. Kenston embarks on its quest to achieve a third straight Division I state team berth. First, Jakob McConnell and… Continue Reading

Come Out and See the Kenston Cross Country Team at the WRC Championship!

Kenston is hosting yet another WRC conference championship and hoping to win one more. The boys team has won every single conference championship since switching to the WRC from the CVC conference and every one since 2010 except for 2011. That year, the meet was rained out and was moved to the Monday of districts… Continue Reading

Cross Country Senior Night

Friday, October 5th at 6 pm is the Boys and Girls Cross Country Senior Night! This years boys seniors include Mark Bereck, Anthony Cowoski, Jakob McConnell, Joseph Morell, Logan Orlowski, Jakob Roberts, and Kyle Silk. The senior girls are Samara Benza, Emily Hall, Ariana Iosue, Allison Klotz, Brooklyn Mack, Jessica Sunderhaft, Brooke Taylor, Kate Taylor,… Continue Reading