The Tallmadge girls cross country team placed 20th with a score of 499 points at the Boardman Spartan Invitational Sept. 14 in Youngstown.
North Allegheny (Pa.) won the 34-team competition with 115 points and Nordonia (146), Brunswick (165) and Canton GlenOak (197) finished second, third and fourth, respectively.
North Allegheny's Madeleine Davison easily won the race with a time of 18 minutes, 22.6 seconds. She beat the second-place finisher, Amherst Steele's Alexis Szivan (19:23.3), by more than a minute. A total of 284 runners competed in the Division I varsity race.
Brin Stralka led the Lady Blue Devils with a 13th-place time of 19:42.9.
Rounding out the top five for Tallmadge were Mary Hillegas (76th, 21:08.9), Nicole Rinaldi (99th, 21:30.4), Anna Bartlett (126th, 21:51) and Amanda Peters (238th, 23:49.7).
For more, see the Sept. 22 edition of the Tallmadge Express.