Local county girls dominated their races on the first night of Lackawanna League Cross Country action.
At Wallenpaupack, Montrose’s Hannah Perkins finished just ahead of defending District II Class A champion Krista Jones of Elk Lake crossing the finish line at 20:49 as local county runners took the first six places.
Perkins and Jones were followed by Montrose’s Paige Brewer who took third in a time of 21:32, Elk Lake’s Sadie Bosscher who finished in 21:55 for fourth, and another pair of Montrose runners as Stephanie Summerville took fifth in a time of 23:28 and Elizabeth Chidester came in sixth with a time of 24:06.
The four Lady Meteors placings enabled Montrose to defeat Wallenpaupack 22-35 and Delaware Valley 17-38.
Despite the high finish of Jones and Bosscher Elk Lake fell to Wallenpaupack 25-36 and Delaware Valley 25-30. Wallenpaupack and Delaware Valley each picked up a win over Blue Ridge.
At McDade Park in Scranton Susquehanna earned earned a pair of wins despite not placing anyone individually in the top 15.
Susquehanna defeated Dunmore 26-33 and Riverside 20-43 while falling short to Old Forge 25-30.
In the individual races Mountain View’s Kathryn Long and Genevieve Larkin finished third and fourth respectively. Long crossed the finish with a time of 23:45 and Larkin came in at 24: 43. The Lady Eagles were edged by Old Forge 29-30.
At Valley View Forest City’s Rachel Korty finished first with a time of 20:12 as the Lady Foresters fell to Valley View 20-43 and Abington Heights 20-42.