Locals compete at Paul Short Invitational

Elk Lake’s boys’ team finished in an 11th place tie while the girls took 12th at the Paul Short

Elk Lake’s Maria Trowbridge takes an early lead in Friday’s Paul Short Invitational and hangs on for a 20th place finish with a time of 19:36. STAFF PHOTO/ED KING

 Invitational at Lehigh University on Friday.

Finishing tops for the Warrior boys was Mike Bedell in 27th at 16:41, while Maria Trowbridge took 21st on the girls’ side at 19:36.

Tunkhannock senior Reece Ayers grabbed top honors as he finished in a time of 15:48, one second ahead of Downington West’s Quinn Devlin.


The Elk Lake varsity boys finished in a tie for 11th, just ahead of Tunkhannock.

Top Warrior finishes came from senior Mike Bedell, 16:41 (27th), sophomore Luke Jones, 16:49 (30th), senior Jeff Horvath 17:20 (75th), senior Sean Carney, 17:30 (96th), and junior Will Bennett, 18:01 (157th).

Other Warrior finishers included senior Bryan Grosvenor (18:16), sophomore Seth Carney (18:41), sophomore Matt Horvath (18:54), sophomore Jason Vermeulen (19:24) and senior Billy Guenter (23:17).


The Elk Lake girls’ team finished in 12th place led by junior Maria Trowbridge, 19:36 (21st), freshman Elizabeth Trowbridge, 20:10 (41st); junior Abby Zdancewicz, 20:58 (98th); sophomore Emily Williams, 21:02 (101st) and sophomore Lainey Bedell, 21:26 (133rd).

Other Lady Warrior finishers included sophomore Kirsten Hollister (21:37), sophomore Cassie Salsman (22:23), and sophomore Kellie Grosvenor (22:51).


In the Men’s 8K ‘Brown Pool,’ Thomas Daniels, a Gettysburg senior from Tunkhannock Area, finished 144th with a time of 27:17. Steve Esposito, a Kutztown University junior from Blue Ridge finished 204th with a time of 27:58.

In the Men’s 8K ‘White Pool,’ Cody Butler, a Broome Community College freshman and Elk Lake grad finished 144th with a time of 29:26. Mike Kubus, a Keystone sophomore and Forest City grad, finished 261st with a time of 33:56.

In the ‘White Pool’ Women’s 6K Race, Tara Chiarella, a Moravian College senior from Montrose, finished 37th with a time of 24:02. Ellen Squier, a Philadelphia Biblical University junior from Elk Lake finished 39th with a time of 24:04. Jenna Fancher, a Keystone senior from Mountain View finished 152nd with a time of 27:03.

In the ‘Brown Pool’ Women’s 6K Race, Megan Kleiner, a California University of Pa. freshman from Blue Ridge finished 245th with a time of 25:33.

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