Cross Country runners enjoyed the extended summer weather on the
second day of autumn as locals continued to find success on the course.
Blue Ridge played host to six schools last Tuesday and saw several records established on the 3.1-mile course.
Elk Lake’s Krista Jones crossed the finish line in 19:50 to set a new course record and help lead the Lady Warriors to a pair of victories over Mid Valley and West Scranton.
Montrose claimed four wins led by the third and fourth finishes of Paige Brewer and Hannah Perkins and the seventh-place finish of Stephanie Summerville. Brewer crossed in 20:49 while Perkins finished in 21:01 and Summerville at 21:39.
The Lady Meteors also had Elizabeth Chidester (23:42) and Annika Bixby (23:53) finish in the top 15 as they claimed wins over Mid Valley, West Scranton, Elk Lake and Blue Ridge.
Blue Ridge also defeated Mid Valley and West Scranton and nipped Elk Lake 26-28 to claim three wins led by the efforts of Gia Fiore who placed 14th in 23:58.
Elk Lake’s Sadie Bosscher finished fifth overall in 21:23.
On the boys’ side, Nick Coy finished second in 17:53 to lead Montrose to four wins.
Coy was joined in the top 15 by Sam Stashko (8/18:26), Gabriel Wilber (10/19:01), and James Bixby (15/19:15) as the Meteors defeated Scranton, West Scranton, Blue Ridge and Elk Lake.
The Warriors claimed victories over West Scranton and Blue Ridge led by Justice Johnson’s fifth-place finish in 18:18.
Elk Lake also had top 15 finishes from Noah Staff (9/18:55) and Jeremy Quinnan (12/19:05).
Blue Ridge’s Jack Condron set a school record with a time of 18:23 to take sixth place and lead the Raiders over West Scranton.
At Lakeland, Forest City’s Rachel Korty finished in 20:16 to claim the individual winner in the girls’ race and lead the Lady Foresters to a 10-11 win over Western Wayne.
Mountain View’s Kathryn Long was second in 21 minutes even and combined with GG Larkin who finished eighth in 22:09 to lead the Lady Eagles to wins over Forest City and Susquehanna.
Susquehanna earned a pair of wins by defeating Forest City and Western Wayne.
The Sabers’ Austin Gow claimed the boy’s race in 17:41 to lead Susquehanna
to three wins over Forest City, Mountain View and Western Wayne.
Mountain View’s Aiden Long was 13th in 19:09 to help the Eagles earn wins over Forest City and Western Wayne; while Matthew Korty placed ninth with a time of 18:59 to lead Forest City over Western Wayne.