Elk Lake runners continue to pace county

In a meet at Mountain View Tuesday, Oct. 8, the Elk Lake boys’ cross country team earned wins over Lakeland, Lackawanna Trail, Susquehanna and the hosts, while the girls’ team posted wins over Trail and Susquehanna.
The Warriors edged Lakeland, 28-29; Trail, 19-44; Susquehanna, 19-40 and Mt. View, 15-50. Elk Lake improved to 18-1 overall with the wins.

Eddie Cumens paced Elk Lake in third overall at 17:49 behind Lakeland’s Nathan Morgan and Mark Arzie, who finished at 17:23 and 17:46, respectively.
Also finishing in the Top Ten for the Warriors was Hunter Bedell in 7th at 18:56, Dan Bell in 9th at 19:05 and Dalton Sherman in 10th at 19:14.

Other finishes: Seth Owens (19:23), Ty Moon (20:22), Brandon Roman (20:28), Cooper Cole (21:14), Zach Moon (21:51), Blaise Cleveland (24:17),
The Lady Warriors beat both Trail and Susquehanna, 15-40.

Lakeland’s Brooke Estadt finished first overall at 21:08 with Elk Lake’s Justine Johns right behind at 21:11 to lead the Lady Warriors, who improved to 15-1 overall.

Also finishing in the Top Ten for Elk Lake were Katie Bennett in 3rd at 21:17, Lexi Heminway in 6th at 21:53, Julie VanEtten in 7th at 21:55 and Jesse Gouin in 9th at 22:03.

Other finishes: Liz Trowbridge (23:01) and Adrianna Parriett (31:18).

MONTROSE
Also at Mt. View Tuesday, Oct. 8, the Montrose Area boys’ cross country team went 3-1 while the girls’ team posted two wins on the day.

In boys’ action, the Meteors won 21-34 over Mt. View, 25-30 over Trail and 26-29 over Susquehanna, but lost to Lakeland, 20-41. Montrose improved to 7-12 with the wins.

Owen Brewer paced the Meteors in 4th place overall at 18:18 in the race won by Lakeland’s Nathan Morgan at 17:23.

Other finishes: Will Ferrill (20:06), Austin Dolaway (21:21), Ethan Stankiewicz (21:23), Tom McNamara (21:48), Dylan Hummell (24:21).
On the girls’ side, Montrose won 17-41 over Trail and 16-43 against Susquehanna to improve to 11-5 on the year.

Lakeland’s Brooke Estadt finished first overall at 21:08, while Samantha Bennici led Montrose in 4th overall at 21:30. Allison Lewis and Paige Doloway also placed in the Top Ten for the Lady Meteors in 5th and 8th overall at 21:47 and 21:59, respectively.

Other finishes: Angela Russell (22:05), Taylor warner (24:56), Avenlea Bixby (26:03), Genna Smith (27:17), Courtney Henry (29:29).

BLUE RIDGE
At Mt. View Tuesday, the Blue Ridge girls’ won against Trail, 20-36, and Susquehanna, 16-41. The Lady Raiders improved to 9-4 this season.

Lady Red Raider finishers: Casey Purdum (22:14), Lauren Whitney (22:41), Isabella Cosmello (23:48), Jessie Purdum (23:55). Lindsey Burdick (24:20), Charlotte Hall (26:51).

The Raider boys suffered four losses: 27-31 to Mt. View, 17-44 to Lakeland, 25-34 to Trail and 22-34 to Susquehanna. With the losses, Blue Ridge is now 0-19 this season.

Finishers: Patrick Cramer (20:14), Dave Austin (20:21), Jake Decker (21:58), Stephen Forsyth (23:40), Jacob Davenport (26:05).

SUSQUEHANNA
Also at Mt. View Tuesday, the Susquehanna boys’ cross country team went 1-2 on the day while the girls’ team suffered three losses.

Brandon Soden in fifth overall at 18:46 paced the Sabers, who fell to 4-15 overall. Other finishers: Justin Acane (19:41), Mark Zappe (20:19), Nick Acosta (22:27), Clayton Hansen (23:35), Nick Chamberlain (23:44), Sean Branning (28:03).

The Lady Sabers lost 15-40 to Elk Lake, 16-40 to Blue Ridge and 16-43 to Montrose to fall to 3-14 overall. The girls’ top finisher was Mikayla Hargett in 18th overall at 24:03. Other finishers: Ivy Christensen (24:58), Alyssa Sweeney (25:09), Kayla Swartz (28:39), Lauren Soden (29:37), Taylor Bennett (29:59), Jessica Lams (30:14), Katie Woodruff (30:48), Hannah Day (31:16) and Abigail day (35:15).

MOUNTAIN VIEW
In their host cross country meet Tuesday, the Eagles went 1-2 after beating Blue Ridge 27-31 and losing to Elk Lake, 15-50, and Montrose, 21-34.
Mt. View is now 3-16 overall. Its top runner on the day was Joe Nally in 21st place at 20:41.

Other finishers: Joe Higby (21:10), Robert Belcher (21:52), Tom Ord (22:28), Dane Barhite (22:47), Matt Ord (23:23), Keith Maitland (24:23), Luke Decker (26:09), Doug Martin (26:12).

The sole runner for the Lady Eagles was Amanda Moran at 26:41.

FOREST CITY
In their meet Tuesday at Merli-Sarnoski Park in Carbondale, the Forest City girls’ cross country suffered a loss and the boys’ team went 0-2 on the day.
The Lady Foresters lost 15-50 to Dunmore and are 0-13 overall. Honesdale’s Haley West set a course record at 20:10.

In boys’ action, the Foresters lost 26-29 to Dunmore and 25-30 to Riverside to fall to 3-15 overall. Tyler DeBrino finished in 3rd overall at 18:22 in a race won by Western Wayne’s Adam Vaccaro, who set a course record at 17:37.

Josh Korty also finished in 17th place overall at 20:23.