Warrior boys’ win streak stopped by Paupack
On Tuesday atElkLake, the Warrior boys saw their 62 meet Lackawanna League win streak come to an end as Wallenpaupack placed five runners in the top 14 to beat them, 26-31.
ElkLake’s girls’ team picked up a pair of wins on Tuesday, defeatingDelawareValley17-46 and Wallenpaupack 23-34 as Jenny VanEtten took first at19:25and Maria Trowbridge placed second at19:38.
TheElkLakeboys’ last loss came on Sept. 9, 2008 against Scranton Prep. The Warriors won their final 17 races that season, then went 22-0 in 2009 and 2010. They also defeatedDelawareValleyon Tuesday, 22-33.
“It says a lot for the character of the guys on those teams,”ElkLakecoach Will Squier said. “To be resilient enough and tough enough to take that on year after year. Sometimes that can wear you down. You get tired of being the target.
“Our guys did the best they could (Tuesday). They’re going to mature a lot this year. I think you’ll see some huge improvement through the year.”
Four runners from last year’s state-title team graduated forElkLake. A fifth, Seth Carney, is out with an injury.
Still, the Warriors posted a 1-2 finish with Luke Jones winning in 15 minutes, 32 seconds. Will Bennett followed in16:13.
Other top finishes forElkLake’s boys included Jason Vermulen in 12th at18:02and Ed Cummins in 15th at18:26.
On the girls’ side the Warriors notched finishes from Kirsten Hollister in fifth at20:06, Abby Zdancewicz in ninth at20:39, Lainey Bedell in 10th at20:41and Emily Williams in 13th at21:10.
In junior high action, the Warrior boys defeatedDelawareValley24-31 and faced a 22-39 loss to Wallenpaupack while the girls’ team defeatedDelawareValley18-42 and Wallenpaupack 27-28.
TheBlue Ridgeboys’ cross country team took a pair of wins atElkLakeon Tuesday overDelawareValleyand Wallenpaupack, while the Lady Raiders took two losses.
Blue Ridge’s boys defeated ‘Paupack 27-28 andDelawareValley19-38 while the girls’ team took 15-50 losses to both teams.
Finishing tops for the boys’ team was Jake Hinkley in fourth place at16:41, while Mike Robbs took seventh at17:26, Ethan Mansfield was eighth at17:32, Chris Carlsen was 10th at17:53and TJ Loomis was 13th at18:15.
On the girls’ side, finishing tops forBlue Ridgewas Lauren Whitney in 12th at21:02and Casey Purdum in 15th at21:20.
Blue Ridge’s junior high boys’ and girls’ teams each faced 15-50 losses toDelawareValleyand Wallenpaupack.
Montrose’s girls’ cross country team took a win overDelawareValleyon Tuesday while facing a loss to Wallenpaupack as the boys’ team took a pair of losses.
The Lady Meteors defeated Del Val 25-30, while falling 19-40 to Wallenpaupack as the boys’ team perished 23-34 to Del Val and 15-50 to ‘Paupack.
Finishing tops for the Lady Meteors was Samantha Bennici in sixth place at20:18, while Allison Lewis took 14th at21:18.
On the boys’ side, the Meteors did not notch a top 15 finish.
In junior high action, the Meteor boys lost 21-38 to Del Val and 15-50 to Wallenpaupack while the girls’ team faced a 26-29 loss to DV and a 15-50 loss to ‘Paupack.
Susquehanna’s boys’ and girls’ cross country teams each faced a pair of losses toRiversideandDunmoreatDunmoreon Tuesday afternoon.
The boys’ team was handed a 24-31 loss byRiversideand a 18-45 loss byDunmorewhile the girls’ team took 15-50 losses from both teams.
Finishing tops for the Saber boys was Branden Soden in fourth place at18:39while Ivy Christensen was the Lady Sabers top finisher in fourth place at23:15, followed by Mikayla Hargett in fifth at23:52.
In junior high the Saber boys took a 15-50 win overDunmoreand faced a 28-29 loss fromRiversidewhile the girls’ team beatDunmore24-31 and tied 28-28 withRiverside.
Mountain View’s boys’ and girls’ cross country teams each faced a pair of 15-50 losses fromRiversideandDunmoreatDunmoreon Tuesday evening.
Coming in tops for the Eagle girls was Kelly Purdy in seventh place at 24:41, while the Eagle boys’ team did not notch a top 15 finish.
In junior high,Mountain View’s boys defeatedDunmore15-50 andRiverside26-29, while the girls’ team took a pair of 15-50 losses.
TheForestCityboys’ and girls’ cross country teams were handed three 15-50 losses each in a meet atMerliSarnoskiParkon Tuesday.
The Foresters also faced a pair of losses on the boys’ and girls’ side fromRiversideandDunmoreon Thursday afternoon.
The Forester junior high boys’ and girls’ teams also took 15-50 losses in Tuesday and Thursday’s meets.