Elk Lake knocked off cross country perch
In a battle of unbeatens on their home cross country turf Tuesday (Sept. 24), the Elk Lake boys took it on the chin to Scranton Prep, while the Lady Warriors also lost to Holy Cross.
The Elk Lake boys did salvage three wins: against Montrose, 19-41; Blue Ridge, 15-50; and Holy Cross, 18-39, while losing to the Cavaliers, 17-44.
Scranton Prep’s Kyle Perry won the race in 17:10, 13 seconds ahead of Eddie Cumens, who took fourth overall and was the top finisher for the Warriors.
Also finishing in the Top 15 for Elk Lake were Hunter Bedell (9th), 19:07; Dalton Sherman (11th), 18:22; Dan Bell (13th), 18:48; and Seth Owens (15th), 19:14. The Elk Lake boys are now 12-1 on the season.
The EL boys swept the junior high meet with wins over Montrose, 20-37; Blue Ridge, 18-42; and Holy Cross, 15-49. Best time in that race was posted by EL’s Dakota Oswald at 13:14.
The Lady Warriors took three wins: against Montrose, 18-38; Blue Ridge, 17-42; and Scranton Prep, 23-32, while getting nudged by Holy Cross, 26-29.
Holy Cross’ Mackenzie Greenfield took the girls’ race in 19:58, nudging out Elk Lake’s top runner Kenzie Jones by nine seconds.
Also finishing in the Top 15 for Elk Lake were Justine Johns (6th) at 20:57, Katie Bennett (8th) at 21:02, Julie Van Etten (12th) at 21:31; and Lexi Hemenway (14th) at 21:51. The Elk Lake girls are now 12-1 on the season.
In junior high action, Holy Cross also pinned a 22-33 loss on Elk Lake girls. The Lady Warriors, however, beat Montrose, 16-43; and Blue Ridge, 15-50.
Also at Elk Lake on Tuesday, Montrose Area boys knocked off Blue Ridge, 15-50; but lost to Elk Lake, 19-41; Scranton Prep, 16-47; and Holy Cross, 21-46. The Meteors’ top runner was Owen Brewer at 18:01, in sixth overall. Montrose is now 3-10 on the season.
In junior high action the Montrose boys again beat Blue Ridge, 23-36, as well as Holy Cross, 16-43; but lost to Elk Lake, 20-37.
The Lady Meteors also beat Blue Ridge, 23-32; while losing to Elk Lake, 18-38; Scranton Prep, 21-36; and Holy Cross, 18-38. Top runner for the Lady Meteors was Allison Lewis, in seventh overall at 21:00. Montrose is now 8-5 on the season.
In junior high action, the Lady Meteors lost to Elk Lake, 16-43, and Holy Cross, 16-39.
Also at Elk Lake on Tuesday, the Blue Ridge boys took four losses, all by 15-50 scores: to Elk Lake, Montrose, Scranton Prep and Holy Cross. The Red Raiders are 0-13 on the season.
In junior high action, Blue Ridge beat Holy Cross, 21-34, but lost to Elk Lake, 18-42, and Montrose, 23-36.
The Lady Red Raiders also took four losses: to Elk Lake, 17-42; Montrose, 23-32; Scranton Prep, 18-45; and Holy Cross 17-38. Top runner for Blue Ridge was Casey Purdum in 21:26, good for 10th overall. Blue Ridge is 6-7 on the season.
In junior high action, Blue Ridge lost to Elk Lake, 15-50.
Susquehanna knocked off Mountain View last Tuesday at North Pocono, 27-28; but lost to the hosts, 17-46; Abington Heights, 15-49; Valley View, 15-48; Lackawanna Trail, 25-31; and Lakeland, 18-43. The Sabers were led by Justin Acone, who finished 19th overall with a time of 18:21, in a race won by Lakeland’s Nathan Morgan at 16:14. The Sabers are now 3-11 on the season.
The Lady Sabers took four losses: to North Pocono, 15-49; Abington Heights, 15-50; Valley View, 23-35; and Lackawanna Trail, 22-38. Top finisher for Susquehanna was Mikayla Hargett who took 17th overall with a time of 22:24. The race was won by Abington’s Tessa Barrett, who set a course record in 17:16. Susquehanna is now 3-9 on the season.
In junior high action, Lady Saber Skyla Wilson smoked the 1.87-mile course at North Pocono in 13:10, as Susquehanna beat North Pocono, 26-29, and Lackawanna Trail, 20-39; but lost to Abington Heights, 23-36.
Also at North Pocono, Mountain View took six losses in boys’ cross country action: to North Pocono, 15-50; Abington Heights, 15-50; Lackawanna Trail, 24-32; Susquehanna, 27-28; Lakeland, 15-49; and Valley View, 15-50. Mountain View is now 1-13 on the season.
Forest City hosted a cross country meet last Tuesday, taking a win on the 3.1-mile course over Mid Valley, 23-32; but losing to Honesdale, 20-35; Western Wayne, 19-36; Scranton, 19-36; and West Scranton, 20-35. Top finisher on the day was Western Wayne’s Adam Vaccaro at 17:55. Forest City is now 3-11 on the season.
The Lady Foresters took five losses on the day, all by 15-50 scores: to Honesdale, Western Wayne, Scranton, West Scranton and Mid Valley. Forest City is 0-12 on the season. Top finisher on the day was Mid Valley’s Nicole Kobylanski at 21:12.
In junior high action, the Lady Foresters lost three: to Honesdale, 15-50; West Scranton, 15-50; and Scranton, 15-50.