BY COREY GESFORD
Montrose’s Liam Mead got the best of Elk Lake’s Peyton Jones at last Tuesday’s Cross Country meet while setting the course record on Blue Ridge’s rain-soaked course. Mead finished in 13:31 leading the Meteors to four wins.
Jones placed second trailing 16 seconds behind Mead.
Mead was joined in the top 10 by teammates Max Brewer (3rd/18:05), Colin Spellman (4th/18:54), Nick Coy (5th/19:08) and Damien Riley (7th/19:38) as Montrose collected wins over Blue Ridge, Elk Lake, Forerst City, and Honesdale.
Jones was joined by teammate Justice Johnson in the top 10 (9th/19:49). Other top local runners included Forest City’s Matthew Korty (8th/19:44) and Blue Ridge’s Daniel Tierney in 10th. Tierney set a school record on the course with a time of 20 minutes.
Elk Lake claimed victory over Blue Ridge, Forest City, and Honesdale; and Blue Ridge edged Forest City to claim a win.
In the girls race, Elk Lake’s Krista Jones set the Blue Ridge course record in 21:05, edging out a victory over the Montrose duo of Hannah Perkins and Georgia Smith/
Perkins (2nd/21:18) and Smith (3rd/21:41) led the way as Montrose gained team victories over Elk Lake and Blue Ridge.
Jones was joined in the top 10 by teammates Shyanne Bennett (6th/22:09) and Sadie Bosscher (10th/22:42) as the Lady Warriors beat Western Wayne.
Blue Ridge’s Karris Fazzi set a school record with her ninth-place finish in 22:41. By edging out Bosscher at the finish, Fazzi enabled the Lady Raiders to slip past Elk Lake. Forest City’s Rachel Korty was fourth finishing with a time of 21:51.
Thursday at Mountain View teams battled the muddy conditions as Scranton’s Josh Christiansen claimed victory in 18:26 in the boys race.
Lackawanna Trail’s Tori James claimed the girls race in 21:59.
Susquehanna’s Taylor finished ninth in the girls race with a time of 25:28. The slick conditions left Mountain View’s Bobby Gray with a lasting memory in his final home race.
“It was purely mud all over the place, people were slipping and falling,” Gray said. “I found a loose shoe out on the course, I almost lost my own.”
Montrose closed out the girls tennis season with two narrow 3-2 losses. Last Monday Montrose hosted Abington Heights and Mia Perry edged Julia Brown 6-4, 6-4 to claim a victory at number three singles, and the duo of Olivia Aukema and Grace Steele picked up their first win of the year defeating Abington’s Paige Watts and Elena Joshi 5-7, 7-5 and 10-6.
Thursday the Lady Meteors traveled to McDade Park for their final match of the year versus Riverside. Again Perry was victorious in number three singles defeating Marley Stambaugh 6-1, 6-1.
Aukema and Steele also picked up their second win of the week when they defeated Riverside’s Abigail Walsh and Katrina Azarsky 6-4, 6-0.
Forest City avoided the stigma of a winless season as Henry Nebzydoski and Zach Striefsky each won two matches and Lucas O’Neil’s split with Blue Ridge’s Preston Perry enabled the Foresters to finish in a tie with the Raiders at 4½ points for each in the final match of the season. The Foresters finished the season 0-13-1.
Tyler Hillard and Jake Downton swept the three points in the first grouping and Kyle Spoor claimed his individual match 3-2 over Robert Swegel to earn Blue Ridge’s points. The Raiders finished the season 4-8-2.
Mountain View fell to Dunmore, 7-2. Matt Schwartrauber won his individual match 4-3 and combined with Thomas Johnson to win the Better Ball 2-1 for the Eagles’ two wins. Mountain View finished the season 3-10-1.
Montrose closed out its season with a 8-5-1 record after tying with Holy Cross on the final day.
Isaac Walker picked up a pair of wins, first in his individual round 4-3 and then combining with Caroline Stack to take the Better Ball 5-3. Montrose also earned points from individual matches as Riley Brown won 1-up and Jacob Corson outlasted his opponent 3-2. AJ Dovin earned a split.
Elk Lake’s Jason Mowry won his individual match 4-2 and then combined with Colby Baker to take the Better Ball 3-2 as the Warriors closed out their season at Tall Pines with a 7-2 loss to Carbondale. Elk Lake finished 1-13 on the season.