Local Cross-Country teams found McDade Park to their liking as league action marches into the final weeks.
Blue Ridge, Elk Lake and Montrose each picked up three wins in both girls’ and boys’ action. All three programs claimed victory over host Riverside along with Dunmore and Old Forge.
Locals dominated the top spots as ElK Lake’s Krista Jones won the race in 20:33 followed by Montrose’s Hannah Perkins (21:12) and Paige Brewer (21:18). Elk Lake’s Sadie Bosscher (21:55) was fourth and Montrose’s Stephanie Summerville (22:28) was fifth.
Perkins, Brewer, and Summerville were joined in the top 15 by Elizabeth Chidester (7th/23:38) and Annika Bixby (9th/23:47).
Blue Ridge’s Gia Fiore was the Lady Raiders’ top finisher coming in eighth at 23:41 and was joined by Lily Bleck (24:42), Cameron Robinson (24:48), Kayleen Conklin (25:08) and Holly Geyer (25:58) as Blue Ridge took places 11-14.
Jones and Bosscher were joined by Molly McGlynn (15th/25:58).
Similar results were had at the boy’s race as all three local schools earned three victories.
Montrose’s Nicholas Coy finished second in a time of 18:14 and was followed by Elk Lake’s Justice Johnson (18:36) and Montrose teammates Sam Stashko (18:38) and Gabriel Wilber (18:41).
Blue Ridge’s Jack Condron was eighth with a finish of 19:05 and was followed by Elk Lake’s Jeremy Quinnan (19:12), Montrose’s Cody Leonard (19:15), James Bixby (19:22) and Nicholas Harder (19:37), Elk Lake’s Dylan Way (19:48), and Montrose’s George Thompson (19:49) and Jonathan Lyden (19:49)
At Lakeland despite a top finish from Kathryn Long Mountain View fell to Delaware Valley and Wallenpaupack in the girls’ meet.
Long finished the race in a time of 20:42 and was joined in the top 15 by teammate Genvieve Larkin who placed eighth in 22:32.
Susquehanna had no one place in top 15 also falling to Delaware Valley and Wallenpaupack.
In the Boys race Austin Gow was the only local top 15 finisher crossing the line in 18:12 to take fourth.
The Sabers and Mountain View each dropped two races to Delaware Valley and Wallenpaupack.