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Lerch’s Finish First, Scott Finishes Second To Lead Clarion Area To Second Place Finishes At KSAC Cross Country Invitational (10/21/18)

Siblings Evelyn and Nathaniel Lerch each finished in first place, and Bella Scott finished in second to lead Clarion Area to second place finishes, in both the Girls and Boys team standings,in the Keystone Shortway Athletic Conference Cross Country Invitational held at North Clarion, on Thursday, October 18th.

(Photos by Matt Lerch) Varsity Girls place winners: Including Lady Cats Bella Scott, Phylicia Hockman and Evelyn Lerch

Evelyn was clocked in 19:49.27 and Bella finished in 21:14.76, in the Girls Race that saw the top eight place-winners all coming in under twenty-two minutes. Phylicia Hockman finished in seventh place with a time of 21:57.75.

The Lady Cats finished just two points out of first place. Cranberry won the event with 38 points, while Clarion finished at 40 points. Clarion and Cranberry runners gathered seven of the top ten finishes in the Girls Race.

The spread between first and second in the Boys Race, was nearly as close with Cranberry also taking the top spot and Clarion finishing second. The Berries finished six points ahead of the Bobcats, 28-34.

Varsity Boys place winners including: Bobcats Nick Schill, Noah Schill, Donnie Cunningham and Nathaniel Lerch

Nathaniel, with a time of 17:00.78, finished just ahead of Cranberry’s Matthew Woolcock, who came in second at 17:05.78 and Daniel Fisher whose third place time was 17:13.53.

The Bobcats had three other top ten finishers in the Boys Race. Nick Schill finished in fifth with a time of 18:00.52. Don Cunningham was eighth at 18:o8.o2 and Noah Schill finished ninth with a time of 18:08.27. The top fourteen place winners in the Boys Race were all under nineteen minutes.

Clarion and Cranberry had runners in nine of the top ten spots in the Boys Race.

Junior High Girls place winners: including Lady Cat Gia Babington

Clarion’s Gia Babington finished just 1/100th of a second out of first place in the Junior High Girls Race. She was clocked at 14:29.76 good for second place, just behind Moniteau’s Abbey Stewart, who won with a time of 14:29.75. The Lady Cats finished fourth in the event.

The Clarion Area Junior High Boys finished in fifth place in their event.

(Thanks to Matt Lerch for the photos. Congratulations Bobcats and Lady Cats for a great showing!!!!)

(Below is a listing of team results and top ten individual winners in each race.)

KSAC VARSITY GIRLS TEAM RESULTS

1 Cranberry – 38 Points

2 Clarion – 40 Points

3 North Clarion – 62 Points

4 Moniteau – 125 Points

5 Union/A-C Valley – 126 Points

6 Karns City – 156 Points

VARSITY GIRLS TOP TEN

1 EVELYN LERCH – CLARION (19:49.27)

2 BELLA SCOTT – CLARION (21:14.76)

3 LAUREN VARSEK – CRANBERRY(21:24.26)

4 HANNAH BURGOON – MONITEAU (21:33.75)

5 RACHEL BAUER – NORTH CLARION (21:47.00)

6 SAMANTHA WOOLCOCK – CRANBERRY(21:52.01)

7 PHYLICIA HOCKMAN – CLARION (21:57.75)

8 MORGAN MCNAUGHTON  – CLARION-LIMESTONE (21:59.75)

9 CARLEY SCHRECK – CRANBERRY(22:08.99)

10 MIRANDA BEICHNER – CRANBERRY (22:19.25)

KSAC VARSITY BOYS TEAM RESULTS

1 Cranberry – 28 Points

2 Clarion – 34 Points

3 Keystone – 106 Points

4 North Clarion – 114 Points

5 Clarion-Limestone – 141 Points

6 Karns City – 170 Points

7 Moniteau – 185 Points

8 Union/AC Valley – 186 Points

VARSITY BOYS TOP TEN

1 NATHANIEL LERCH – CLARION (17:00.78)

2 MATTHEW WOOLCOCK – CRANBERRY (17:05.78)

3 DANIEL FISHER – CRANBERRY (17:13.53)

4 JACOB BAUER – NORTH CLARION (18:00.03)

5 NICK SCHILL – CLARION (18:00.52)

6 LOGAN JOHNSON – CRANBERRY(18:03.27)

7 CHRISTIAN MILLER – CRANBERRY (18:06.27)

8 DON CUNNINGHAM  – CLARION (18:08.02)

9 NOAH SCHILL – CLARION (18:08.27)

10 HUNTER O’NEIL – CRANBERRY (18:09.29)

KSAC JUNIOR HIGH GIRLS TEAM RESULTS

1 Cranberry – 39 Points

2 North Clarion – 49 Points

3 Moniteau – 77 Points

4 Clarion – 109 Points

5 Keystone – 112 Points

6 Union/A-C Valley – 128 Points

KSAC JUNIOR HIGH GIRLS TOP TEN

1 ABBEY JEWART – MONITEAU (14:29.75)

2 GIA BABINGTON – CLARION (14:29.76)

3 ASHLYN SHULTZ – CRANBERRY (15:26.69)

4 LEXI COULL – CLARION-LIMESTONE (15:29.05)

5 JADEN WRAY-CRANBERRY (15:38.27)

6 JORDAN MONTGOMERY – CRANBERRY(15:40.74)

7 KYLIE DISNEY – NORTH CLARION) (15:47.67 07:31 8.0mph F 0

8 NICOLE FAIR – NORTH CLARION) 8th 884 00:15:51.67)

9 SAMANTHA HELLER – KEYSTONE (15:53.56)

10 KATIE BAUER – NORTH CLARION (16:02.23)

KSAC JUNIOR HIGH BOYS TEAM RESULTS

1 Cranberry – 25 Points

2 North Clarion – 51 Points

3 Clarion-Limestone – 74 Points

4 Karns City – 77 Points

5 Clarion – 124 Points

KSAC JUNIOR HIGH BOYS TOP TEN

1 NOEL BUNYAK – CRANBERRY (13:18.82)

2 BEN SEYBERT – CRANBERRY (13:26.30)

3 CAMERON DINGER – KARNS CITY (13:29.07)

4 RYAN HANNA – CRANBERRY (13:34.08)

5 COLIN ZERBE – CRANBERRY (13:46.04)

6 JACOB DUNKLEBERGER – KEYSTONE (13:53.01)

7 JOSH KESSLER – CLARION-LIMESTONE (14:01.52)

8 CJ BECKER – MONITEAU (14:11.53)

9 PATRICK YOUNG – NORTH CLARION (14:15.53)

10 KAINE MCFARLAND – NORTH CLARION (14:16.57)