Locals dominate girls’ XC meets

Hannah Perkins takes the handoff for the final leg of the 1600 Medley last spring. Perkins opened her Senior Cross Country season PHOTO BY ED KING

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.  

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