Ansonia’s Lee Wins Arcanum Brick Street 5K

Arcanum Brick Street Bock Party 5K Race draws large number of runners to annual event

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Matthew Lee (center) leads Arcanum Brick Street Block Party 5K from start to finish to earn Saturday event first place medal. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

ARCANUM – Ansonia High School senior, Matthew Lee took first place in the Arcanum Brick Street 5K race while Arcanum senior, Kolin Frazee placed second overall.

Ansonia senior XC runner, Matthew Lee crosses the Arcanum Brick Street Bock Party 5K finish line with a first place finish on the Trojans High School track. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“I was trying to pace my friend Kolin to an 18:56,” said Lee. “I was just trying to pace him to that time and I am glad that he was able to get it.”

Arcanum Brick Street Block Party top two finishers, Kolin Frazee (L) and Matthew Lee (R) run the streets of Arcanum in Saturday 5K race. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Lee led the WOAC in 2022 with a league best 16:54.30 accomplished at the OHSAA Regionals. Frazee placed ninth overall in the 2022 WOAC with a time of 18:24.00 at Tri-Village.

Matthew Lee enters Arcanum track and field complex on way to town’s Brick Street Block Party 5K win. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“I am really excited for this fall,” Lee said of the upcoming fall XC season. “I am really excited to see how our team does and I am really excited to run as an individual as well.”

The Ansonia senior place fifth in the WOAC his sophomore year with a time of 18:26.00 and has high expectations for the 2023 OHSAA cross country season.

Matthew Lee proudly wears his Arcanum Brick Street Block Party 5K winning medal. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“I have a lot expected from me by a lot of people and especially by myself,” said Lee. “I want to race to my full potential and I just want to hit some times.”

Arcanum senior, Kolin Frazee crosses the 5K finish line at the 2023 Arcanum Brick Street Block Party. (Gaylen Blosser photo)