Clarion Area And KSAC Teams Compete In Ridgway Cross Country Invite

The Clarion Area Bobcats’ Cross Country Team, as well as a number of other Keystone Shortway Athletic Conference (KSAC) teams competed in the Ridgway Invitational, on Saturday (October 12th).

In the Varsity Boys Division, Jonas Wilshire was the top finishing Bobcat, with a time of 19:31.40. Other Bobcats competing were Joshua Turner Ben Lambert Caleb Turner, Ky Clark, Nathan Frederick, Ben Aaron and Greyson Aaron.

The top finishers on the other KSAC Teams included: Clarion-Limestone’s Logan Lutz (17:57), North Clarion’s Gabriel Fair (18:41), Keystone’s Jonathan Hansford (18:38.10, Union/A-C Valley’s Payton Johnson (19:17.60), Cranberry’s Dalton Wenner (18:15.70) and Karns City’s Griffin Booher (17:59.40).

Cranberry finished fourth, North Clarion was sixth, Clarion-Limestone was seventh and Clarion Area finished twelfth.

No Clarion Area runners competed in the Varsity Girls Division.

Top finishers on the other KSAC Teams included: Clarion-Limestone’s Adisen Jackson (21:37.60), North Clarion’s Nicole Fair (23:48.50), Keystone’s Emilee Parks (24:59.20), Union/A-C Valley’s Drew Whitcomb (24:52.10), Cranberry’s Karleigh Shaffer (21:07.80) and Karns City’s Sophia Bonetto (24:24.10).

Cranberry finished fifth, Karns City was ninth and Keystone was eleventh.

Chris Kim was the top Bobcat in the Junior High Boys Division, with a time of 11:03.70. Other Bobcats competing were Wyatt Aaron and Michael Troese.

Top finishers on other KSAC Teams included. North Clarion’s Dean Sliker, Clarion-Limestone’s Drake Edmonds, Keystone’s Robert Pearce, Union/A-C Valley’s Lincoln Lutz, Cranberry’s Sebastien Bemis and Karns City’s Noah Weiland.

Keystone finished in fourth place.

Maggie Snodgrass was Clarion Area’s top finisher in the Junior High Boys Division, with a time of 14:03.70. Also running for Clarion were: Callie Snodgrass, Karlee Mahle, Kara Wilson, Emily O’Toole and Juliet Diehl.

Top finishers on other KSAC Teams included: North Clarion’s Abby Hastings, Clarion-Limestone’s Julianna Schwabenbauer, Keystone’s Charli Aimes, Union/A-C Valley’s Aleya Lineman, Cranberry’s Darien Wenner and Karn City’s Megan Hartle.

Clarion-Limestone finished first, North Clarion was fourth, Keystone was seventh, Union/A-C Valley was eighth and Clarion was tenth.

Clarion Area coach Keith Murtha commented, “The Ridgway Invite provides a great glimpse into pre-district predictions and District 9 especially on the boys side looks rich in talent and fast. Although a smaller district, D9 always represents well at the state level and I would expect this year to be another strong representation.

“Coudersport junior Kevin Sherry is currently ranked #1 in state and is an odds on favorite to finish to win the district and be a contender to win the State championship as well.”