Bobcat Harriers Turn In Some Good Performances At Bradford Invitational

Above Photo by Clarion Area Head Coach Keith Murtha – medalists: Varsity Boys: (L-R) Hayden Weber (8th), Jonas Wilshire (5th), Josh Turner (15th). Middle School Girls: Elena Scheftic (19th).  Middle School Boys: Blace Easlon (10th)

The Clarion Area Cross Country Team competed in the Bradford Invitational on Saturday, September 16th, with a number of solid performances.

Varsity Boys – 5K (72 Runners)

Fifth: Jonas Wilshire (17:54); Tenth: Hayden Weber (18:16); Sixteenth: Josh Turner (18:40); Thirty-third: Ben Lambert (19:40); Forty-first: Wyatt Aaron (20:56); Forty-third: Anthony Bartley (21:02); Forty-fourth: Caleb Turner (21:03)

Photo by Clarion Assistant Coach: Varsity Boys in the starting box ready to get going! Front (L-R) Josh Turner, Hayden Weber Jonas Wilshire. Rear (L-R) Ben Lambert, Tony Bartley, Wyatt Aaron, Caleb Turner.

Varsity Girls – 5K (45 Runners)

Fortieth: Cecylia Bowser (29:30)

Middle School Boys – 1.75Mile (54 Runners)

Twelfth: Blace Easion (10:18); Thirty-second: Noah Frederick (11:34); Forty-third: Cash Gilmore (12:26); Forty-seventh: Michael Troese (13:08)

Photo by Clarion Area Assistant Coach Rosary Pennington – Elena Scheftic leads the pack into the finishing loop.

Middle School Girls – 1.75Mile (36 Runners)

Twenty-first: Elena Sheftic (13:06)

Bobcats Head Coach Keith Murtha shared:

Strong Saturday at the Bradford Invite! 5 medals, 2 near misses, lots of P.R. ‘s and some strong races run!

Cece started the day off showing progress and consistency.

The varsity boys were up next, Jonas ran another sub 18 race to finish 5th, Hayden had his best performance to date, Josh put in a strong performance to all finish as medalists. Ben had his best race of the season just missing the podium and our freshmen continue to P. R. As they gain experience.

Elena surprised even herself with her performance and her first ever medal in the Girls Middle School race.

Blace earned another medal for his collection as gains experience in his inaugural year. Noah missed a medal by one place but earned a PR for his effort as did Cash and Michael for their efforts.

The Bobcats will host their first home meet with North Clarion Wednesday (September 20th) at Clarion County Park 4:30 Junior High start with Varsity at 5:00

Full results at

(Good work, Bobcats!!!! Thanks to Coach Keith Murtha for his summary and photo and Coach Rosary Pennington for her photos!!)