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Bobcat Runners Have Fine Day At Slippery Rock Invitational (10/02/16)

(By Mark Bettwy)

(Photos by Mark Bettwy) Winning Bobcat Boys' team atop the podium

(Photos by Mark Bettwy) Winning Bobcat Boys’ team atop the podium

The Clarion Area Bobcat Varsity runners traveled to Coopers Lake to compete in the Slippery Rock University Invitational on Saturday, October 1st.

For the Girls: Chelsea Mason took 2nd place in the Class A division with a time of 22:27, finishing 55th out of 217 runners. Katie Craig took 3rd place at 23:19, finishing #71 overall.

Gabriella Fleming ranked #6 in Class A with a time of 25:27. That was good for 126th overall while Emma Spitz finished 9th at 26:39, taking 150th place.

Winning Girls atop the podium

Winning Girls atop the podium

The Boys were victorious in team scoring by beating New Brighton, Brentwood, Charters-Houston and three other Class A schools in the process.

Senior Adam Bettwy won the Class A division by finishing at 17:52, good for 32nd place overall out of the 336 runners who competed. Nathaniel Lerch crossed at 19:26 which was good for 5th in the division and 112th overall. Nick Schill took 10th place at 20:21 which placed him in the 170th spot among all runners.

Senior Adam Bettwy eyes the line for his Class A victory

Senior Adam Bettwy eyes the line for his Class A victory

Frank Weber followed shortly after at 20:31. He took 12th in Class A and 184th overall. Noah Schill crossed at 21:29 in 15th place for the Class and 233rd place overall. Daniel Ketner crossed in 18th place at 21:54, making him the 260th overall finisher.

Alex Cussins crossed three places later in 21st place with a time of 22:54, good for 288th overall. Nate Datko closed out the Bobcat field at 25:30, good for 326th place.

Great Job Bobcats!!

(Thanks to Mark Bettwy for this article and photos. Way to go Cats!!!!)