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The Elk County Catholic cross country teams played host to the St. Marys Area, Kane and Ridgway squads Tuesday afternoon at Benzinger Park.
ECCâ€™s Kennedy Weisner and SMAâ€™s Adair Gennocro both broke the previous course record at today's meet. The course record was 19:25. Adair ran 18:53 and Kennedy 19:13.
In the boysâ€™ races, St. Marys edged Elk Catholic 27-28 and Kane 21-35. Elk Catholic defeated Kane 19-36.
In the girlsâ€™ race, Elk Catholic edged St. Marys 27-28.
Gideon Woelfel of St. Marys won the boysâ€™ race with a time of 17:21. Caleb Lecker of Elk was second in 17:24. Ryan Detsch of ECC took third in 17:53. Two Dutch runners, Alec Foster and Dylan Shields, were third and fourth in 18:27 and 18:31, respectively.
Drew Bille of ECC was sixth in 18:39 with teammate Joe Hoffman taking seventh in 18:39.5. Kaneâ€™s Avery Colson was eighth in 18:45, with his teammate Chris Hunt taking ninth in 19:08. Dutchman Austin Frey was 10th in 19:49.
Jon-Luke Gelsick and Baily Colson of Kane finished 11th and 12th in 19:50 and 20:04, respectively. Nathan McFadden of St. Marys was 13th in 20:11, with Peter Cooney of ECC taking 14th in 20:13. Justin Kinkead of Ridgway was 15th in 20:30.
For the Dutch, Mitchell Oâ€™Vell finished in 21:13 and Nicholas Bush in 28:29.
For the Crusaders, Lucas Knight finished in 21:58, Ryan Jacobs 22:21, Lorenzo Dingcong 23:32, John Kaul 23:44 and Luke Hoffman in 23:55.
For Ridgway, Max Palmer finished in 28:41.
Adair Gennocro of the Lady Dutch won the girlsâ€™ race with a time of 18:53. Elkâ€™s Kennedy Weisner was second in 19:13. Maggie Sorg of ECC was third in 21:03, with Rachel Guyer of Ridgway taking fourth in 21:12. Sloan Foster of the Lady Dutch rounded out the top five with a time of 21:46.
Kaneâ€™s Taylor Beimel was sixth in 21:57, followed by Kaley Williams of St. Marys in 22:06. Two Elk Catholic runners were next in Cassie Thompson 22:28 and Victoria Dippold 23:10. SMAâ€™s Gina Schneider was 10th in 23:44.
Nicole Florio of ECC was 11th in 24:46, with Kaneâ€™s Kristin Boyer taking 12th in 25:09. Alexis Hanes of St. Marys was 13th in 25:35, with ECCâ€™s Allison Prokop, Maria Scacchitti and Kylee Proudfit taking the next three spots in 26:15, 26:27 and 27:19.
The next three runners were Cassie Wonderling, Rachel Schreiber and Cassandra Kline, all of the Lady Dutch, in 28:40, 29:17 and 29:20.
â€śI thought it was a great day for both schools for both boys and girls,â€ť said ECCHS coach Wee J. Fernan.
â€śGreat competition for individuals and teams is what high school athletics is all about,â€ť he added.
Both Elk County Catholic and St. Marys Area return to action Saturday at the Bradford Invitational.
Jr. high results
In the girlsâ€™ junior high race, St. Marys Area took the first five spots, with Shelby Schreiber taking first in 10:59, followed by Brooke Lenox 10:59, Dorian Tamburlin 11:36, Rachael Caretti 11:52 and Alexandra Wonderling in 11:52.5. Kane took the last four spots in Jordan Race 12:09, Olivia Blackmore 12:11, Courtney Peters 12:36 and Brandi Wheatly 16:55.
In the boysâ€™ race, St. Marys won 17-46. Angelo Geitner of St. Marys was first in 9:21. Aaron Shilk of Ridgway was second in 9:23. Mitchell Schreiber of St. Marys was third in 9:48 and Damon Krise of St. Marys took fourth in 9:52. Scott Brazinski of ECC was fifth in 9:54.
St. Marys took the next four spots in Ryan Brennen 10:02, Joseph Guido 10:03, Zeph Woelfel 10:10 and Garrett Struble in 10:23. Ben Uberti of ECC was 10th in 10:43.
Other runners for St. Marys were Cameron Resch in 11:55, Zachary Pollino 12:17, Jordan Adams 14:45, Justin Beck 15:14 and Derrick Woelfel in 15:43.
For Elk Catholic, Ben Troy finished in 10:56, Vincent Thompson in 11:59 and Duncan LaValle in 12:02.
For Ridgway, Luke Guyer finished in 10:47 and for Kane, Colton Barr finished in 11:41.