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The Elk County Catholic cross country teams played host to the Brookville and Brockway squads Tuesday afternoon at Benzinger Park.
The Crusaders defeated Brookville 19-38 and Brockway 22-34. Brookville defeated Brockway 26-30.
There was no scoring in the girlsâ€™ meet, as Elk Catholic was the only school with a full team.
In the boysâ€™ race, the Crusaders took the first two spots in Ryan Detsch in 18:04 and Drew Bille in 18:21. Brockwayâ€™s Dakota Lawson was third in 18:48. Elkâ€™s Lucas Knight placed fourth in 19:24, with Brookvilleâ€™s Shane Hummel rounding out the top five in 19:51.
Andrew Douglas of Brookville was sixth in 21:16, followed by Morgan Poulous and Hunter Loss of Brockway in 21:42 and 22:11, respectively, for sixth and seventh place. Elk Catholicâ€™s John Kaul and Scott Brazinski rounded out the top 10 in 22:18 and 22:25, respectively.
Elk Catholicâ€™s Luke Hoffman finished in 22:37, while Duncan LaValle crossed the finish line in 24:02.
Elk Catholicâ€™s Kennedy Weisner won the girlsâ€™ race with a time of 19:04. She was followed by teammates Victoria Dippold in 20:27, Nicole Florio in 22:34, Cassie Thompson in 23:17, Allie Prokop in 24:49 and Ellie Pearson in 24:52.
Brookvilleâ€™s Hali Olson was seventh in 25:00 and Brockwayâ€™s Celeste Pearce was eighth in 25:23.
Rounding out the top 10 were Elk Catholicâ€™s Kylie Proudfit and Maria Scacchitti in 25:42 and 26:01, respectively.
The Elk Catholic squads return to action on Saturday when they compete in the McQuaid Invitational at Rochester, N.Y.
Junior high meet
In the junior high boysâ€™ meets, Elk Catholic defeated Brockway 27-29 and lost to Brookville 19-41.
Ryan Thrush of Brookville won with a time of 9:03. Brockwayâ€™s Adam Sabatose was second in 9:21, followed by Keelin Kunselman and Brody Joyner of Brookville in 9:41 and 9:52, respectively.
Ben Uberti was the first Crusader to cross the finish line as he placed fifth in 9:57. Ben Troy of Elk was sixth in 10:16.
Also for Elk Catholic, Matt Dippold was 11th in 10:45, Vincent Thompson 13th in 11:00 and Peter Pontzer in 13:19 for 19th place.
Kaitlyn Morelli of Brockway won the girlsâ€™ race in 10:58. Brookvilleâ€™s Brooke Hummel and Ruby Garris took second and third in 11:22 and 11:37, respectively. Lakyn Freemer of Brockway was fourth in 11:43 and Logan Bowser of Brookville was fifth in 12:35.