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Old 09-28-17, 11:09 AM
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The Stark County XC Championships is this weekend at GlenOak HS. All 20 schools in the county attend. This marks the 50th annual running of the meet for the boys and the 38th for the girls. The combination of unseasonably hot weather and no rain in the past 3 weeks means the course will be hard as a rock. It was already quite hard, burned out, and browned last weekend for the Malone Invitational (meet was moved to GO due to construction at Malone U.)

Jackson appears to be a heavy favorite for the boys team title. The race for runner-up may come down to whether or not GlenOak's pack can overcome East Canton's frontrunners. Those 3 teams have been a cut above the rest of the county so far this season. As for an individual favorite, I can't come up with one; maybe 1 of Jackson's top 2 (Regas & Akers) or 1 of East Canton's top 2 (Snellenberger & Conrad).

Jackson girls also look like a slight favorite on the girls' side, but I'd never count out GlenOak's girls in a big meet on their home course. There are many other solid but not great teams on the girls' side, so if any team has a bad race, it could plummet in the standings. Individually, Morgan Cole of Louisville is the favorite if she runs (IIRC, she splits time with another sport). Behind her is a long list of contenders: Bartolone from Perry, Scott from Minerva, Weiner from Jackson, Pumneo from Fairless, Wertz from GlenOak, Viscounte from Marlington, Ohman from St. Thomas Aquinas, and Berrios from Lake.

Total All-Time Boys Overall Team Titles:
Hoover: 12
Louisville: 5
Jackson: 4
Canton Lehman: 4
Perry: 3 + 2 (separate boys big and small school races were held from '78-'88)
East Canton: 2 + 6
Canton Central Catholic: 2 + 1
GlenOak: 2 + 1
McKinley: 2 + 1
Canton Glenwood: 1
Lake: 1
Alliance: 0 + 7
St. Thomas Aquinas: 0 + 4


Total All-Time Girls Overall Team Titles:
Jackson: 13
GlenOak: 10 + 1 (separate girls big and small school races were held in '88)
Hoover: 7
Marlington: 2 + 1
East Canton: 1
Louisville: 1
Perry: 1
St. Thomas Aquinas: 1


Total All-Time Boys Individual Champions by School:
Louisville: 5
Hoover: 4 + 1 (separate boys big and small school races were held from '78-'88)
Canton Lehman: 4
Lake: 4
Fairless: 3 + 4
Canton Timken: 2 + 2
St. Thomas Aquinas: 2 + 2
McKinley: 2 + 1
Canton Lincoln: 2
Marlington: 2
Perry: 2
Alliance: 1 + 5
East Canton: 1 + 3
GlenOak: 1 + 2
Canton Central Catholic: 1
Sandy Valley: 1
Northwest: 0 + 2

Total All-Time Girls Individual Champions by School:
GlenOak: 7
Jackson: 7
Marlington: 4 + 1 (separate girls big and small school races were held in '88)
Perry: 3 + 1
Alliance: 3
Louisville: 3
Minerva: 3
St. Thomas Aquinas: 3
Hoover: 1
Lake: 1
Northwest: 1

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