Cross country teams run season opening races

Cross country teams run season opening races

By: Ed Weaver | NTL Sports | September 13, 2017

The NTL cross country regular season kicked in to high gear on Tuesday, September 12.

NEB/Sayre/North Penn-Mansfield Boys

NEB 15, Sayre 50; NPM 15, Sayre 50; NEB 20, NPM 43

North Penn's Blake Nelson ran a 17:38 for a 1st place finish. Northeast Bradford's Destin Moore (18:21), Zach Smith (18:32), Nate Mosier (18:58), and Aaron Boss (19:05) finished out the top 5. North Penn's Jacob Green (20:01) was the second highest finisher for the Tigers while Sayre's Joshua McClelland (20:10) was 10th to lead the Redskins.

NEB/Sayre/North Penn-Mansfield Girls

NEB 22, Sayre 37; NPM 21, Sayre 39, NPM 24, NEB 33

NEB's Karli Moyer was the class of the field, finishing 1st in 21:29. North Penn's Emma Harris (22:54) was 2nd, Sayre's Carrie Claypool (23:42) was 3rd, NEB's Megan Allbaugh (23:59) was 4th, and North Penn's Carmen Bates (24:42) was 5th.

Wellsboro/Athens/Wyalusing Boys

Wellsboro 19, Athens 36; Wyalusing 27, Wellsboro 28; Wyalusing 21, Athens 34

The Rams' Kevin Heeman won on the Hornets' course with an 18:44, followed by teammate Alex Patton in 2nd (18:45), Wellsboro's Aidan Perry was 3rd at 18:46, Wellsboro's Connor Brought (20:03) was 4th, and the Rams' Logan Newton (20:08) was 5th.

Wellsboro/Athens/Wyalusing Girls

Athens 23, Wellsboro 32; Athens 23, Wyalusing 32; Wellsboro 23, Wyalusing 32

Wellsboro's Anna Bleggi won the girls race in 24:39, Athens' Emily Arnold (25:01) was 2nd, Wyalusing's Catherine Brown (25:59) was 3rd, Athens' Selkie Bishop (26:56) was 4th, and Athens' Caitlyn Powell (26:59) rounded out the top 5.

CV/Troy/Sullivan County Boys

Troy 18, Sullivan 39; Troy 22, CV 34; CV 25, Sullivan 33

CV's Madden Doud took home a 1st place finish for the Indians in 19:31. Troy's Kale Weidner (19:49) and Owen Williams (19:51) were 2nd and 3rd, Sullivan County's Jake Doyle (20:48) was 4th, and Troy's Jacob Brown (20:50) was 5th.

CV/Troy/Sullivan County Girls

Troy 15, Sullivan 50; Troy 20, CV 43; CV 15, Sullivan 50

CV's Jules Jones beat out 5 Lady Trojans with a time 22:22 for a first place finish. Troy's Courtney Case (24:37) was 2nd, MaKenzie Bellinger (24:59) was 3rd, Brooke Hinman (25:25) was 4th, and Katherine Polakowski (25:31) was 5th. Troy took spots 6-11, CV's Claire Miller (27:20) was 12th for CV, and Sullivan County's Macrina Pochatko (29:40) finished 15th for the Lady Griffins.

Northeast Bradford, Troy, and Wyalusing boys start the season 2-0; North Penn-Mansfield, CV, and Wellsboro are 1-1; and Sullivan County, Athens, and Sayre are 0-2.

Athens, North Penn-Mansfield, and Troy girls are 2-0; CV, Wellsboro, and Northeast Bradford are 1-1; and Wyalusing, Sayre, and Sullivan County are 0-2.

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