Bobcats Host Quad Meet, Gavin Hoover is Medalist, Sophie Babington and C-L’s Logan Lutz Set Junior High Course Records (Posted 10/14/20)
Clarion Area hosted Clarion-Limestone, Keystone and North Clarion in a quad meet on Tuesday (October 13th). North Clarion was a late add-on after their scheduled meet was canceled, so the only KSAC scoring was between Clarion and Keystone and Clarion-Limestone and Clarion.
Clarion-Limestone finished with 34 points, North Clarion had 54, Clarion came in with 61 and Keystone scored 73, in the Boys’ race.
Clarion’s Gavin Hoover won the Boys’ race with an 18:00.9. The Bobcats had two other top ten finishers. Bailey Bartley (20:22.9) finished eighth and Keegan Phillips (20:49.9) finished tenth.
Milt McElravy (23:37.7), Owen Wilson (25:12.9) and Zach Troese (37:55.6) also competed for the Cats.
Lady Cat Bella Scott finished third in the Girls’ race, with a 28:32.2. The Lady other entrant Grace Adams finished with a 21:37.2.
North Clarion was the only team with enough runners to qualify for a total in the Girls’ race.
The Clarion Junior High Boys led the team standings, with a 44, Keystone had a 53, North Clarion finished at 54 and Clarion-Limestone totaled 68. Clarion was the only Junior High Girls’ team with enough runners to score team points, with 15.
Lady Cat Sophie Babington ran a course record 10:51, with Clarion-Limestone’s Adison Jackson also besting the old mark, with a second place time of 10:52.7. Bobcat Brady Pierce ran a 10:38.2 to finish in third, in a race that was won by Clarion-Limestone’s Logan Lutz, who ran a course record 9:38.7.
The Bobcat Boys had two other top ten finishers: Ben Lambert (10:38.2) in sixth, Brendan Bettwy (11:34.8) in tenth.
Also competing for the cats were: Jonah Wilshire (11:36.0), Isaac Lerch (11:46.3), Josh Turner (12:18.3), Quin O’niel (12:35.1), and Caleb Turner (12:38.6).
In addition to Babington, the Junior High Lady Cats had four other top ten runners: Anna Hoover (13:20.2) in fifth, Raven Cunningham (13:43.9) in seventh, JJ Wilson (13:45.6) in eighth and corina Curry (13:50.4) in ninth.
Also competing for the Lady Cats were: Brinley Kiskadden (15:43.7) and Anna O’Toole 17:04.7).
Clarion Area Coach Keith Murtha had this to say about the Junior High contests. “Fast Track for the Junior High runners yesterday at Clarion County Park!
“Congratulations to Sophie Babington (Clarion) and Adison Jackson (C-L) for both beating the previous course record yesterday. Sophie now holds the course record of 10:51 for the 1.75 mile course previously held by Lily Emanele of Cranberry!
“Not to be outdone, Logan Lutz of C-L, destroyed of previous course record of 10:22 held by Patrick Young of North Clarion. Logan ran a blazing 9:38 over the 1.75 mile course and the future is indeed bright!”