Four Bobcat Harriers Qualify States, Boys Finish 5th In Team Standings (10/30/16)
(By Mark Bettwy)
Four Bobcat runners qualified for the PIAA Class A, State Cross Country Championships on the District IX championship course in Ridgway on Saturday, October 29th.
Adam Bettwy led the team with an 8th overall finish and will be representing Clarion for the 3rd consecutive season. Nathaniel Lerch became our first freshmen male to qualify by finishing 15th overall.
Senior Chelsea Mason crossed in 9th place and will be making her first trip Hershey. Sophomore Katie Craig who finished 13th, will be representing Clarion for the second consecutive year.
The hard working pack of the boys team finished the season strong. Nick Schill, Frank Weber, Noah Schill, Jim Smathers, and Dan Ketner rounded out the team for the Bobcats, scoring 5th out of 13 teams. Sophomore Jacob Smith and freshman Nate Datko competed well in the Extras Race.
Forest Mills and Gabby Fleming ran strong races, however the girls were short one runner for team scoring.
Congratulations to the runners and coaches on a great season, and good luck to the qualifiers!
The Championship race will be held at the State Cross Country Course in Hershey on Saturday, November 5th.
(Thanks to Mark Bettwy for the article and photo. Great work, Bobcats!!!!)