SALEM - Howland's top three runners Ryan Sullivan (16 minutes, 25.20 seconds), Connor Dotson (17:01.9) and Ethan Petrilla (17:11.64) - distanced themselves from the pack to lead the Tigers past second-place Marlington, 21-53, during Saturday's boys cross country race at the Salem Early Bird Invitational.
Howland had five other runners finish in the top 20 - all under 19 minutes.
Boardman's Jordan Grantonic beat out South Range's Mollie Pierson for the girls title, 19:59.76 to 20:30.95.
Howland's Morgan Buckley was fifth (20:58.55).
Boardman beat South Range for the team title, 33-66. Howland was fourth (74).
GlenOak Eagle Cross Country Invitational: CANTON - Boardman's Mark Hadley ran 15:36.1 to lead the Spartans to the boys Division I team title over Louisville, 72-74.
Hudson's Kyle Mau was second (15:49.2). Boardman's Nathan Hadley (16:32.8) and Alan Burns (16:35.7) placed in the top 10.
Canfield took seventh (154), led by Chase Kern's 26th-place finish (17:07.7).
On the girls side in Division I, Canfield took 12th (337). Devin Foley paced the Cardinals with a 30th-place finish (21:30.4).
Solon's Louiza Wise (19:25.0) beat out Brunswick's Vanessa Pasadyn for the individual title (19:34.5).
Brunswick held off host GlenOak for the team title, 40-84.
Berkshire Early Bird Challenge: BURTON - Chardon's Nick Elswick led the Hilltopper boys past Kenston, 30-60.
Elswick (16:22.65) beat out teammate Josh Sopchak for the individual title (16:52.36).
Berkshire was third (87), while Pymatuning Valley was 14th (372) and Grand Valley was 16th (463).
Chardon completed the sweep on the girls side with a 66-95 victory over Berkshire. Medina Highland was third (109).
Medina Highland's Carlee Rhoads (19:27.96) beat out Chardon's Samantha Stansbury (19:52.55) for the individual crown.