Ranch boys place 7th at North Port
Kyle Wray placed 31st overall Saturday to lead the Lakewood Ranch boys cross country team to seventh out of 26 teams in the Elite Division race at the North Port Invitational.
Wray finished in 17 minutes, 23.6 seconds, almost seven seconds ahead of teammate John Rivera, who came in 36th overall. The Mustangs scored 236 points.
Sarasota won with 82 points with individual winner Adam Bradtmueller finishing in 15:48.3.
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The top local finisher was Cardinal Mooney's Cal Davidson Turner, who came in 11th in 16:34.7. Manatee's Chris McAleer placed 48th in 17:55.5.
In the girls Elite race, Lakewood Ranch's Andrea McDonald led local runners by placing 33rd in 20:40.3. Teammate Sarah Fazio was right behind in 38th in 20:51.2.
Team results were unavailable. Sarasota's Angelina Grebe won in 18:53.2. Manatee's top finisher was Sydney Britt, who came in 48th in 21:17.5.
In the Boys Invitational Division, Saint Stephen's runner Henry Howell came in 15th overall in 17:39.8, and Southeast's Dominic MacRae was 17th in 17:40.4. Matthew Connor of Palmetto placed 37th in 18:25.
Palmetto's Hannah Decker led local runners in the Girls Invitational Division by placing 29th in 22:55.3.
SARASOTA BOXING CLUB -- Adrian "Chicano" Perez, a Sarasota Boxing Club fighter, defeated John Willoughby in a fourth-round technical knockout during a bout in Orlando.
Perez, who weighed in at 132.6 points, improved his career record to 11-5-1. It was his second knockout. Willoughby is a veteran of 29 fights.
-- Herald staff reports