Running home: LSXC comes away with five total wins in final home meet
On a gorgeous fall afternoon, the Lampeter-Strasburg cross country team hosted its second and final home meet of the season. Garden Spot, Annville-Cleona, and Penn Manor descended on West Lampeter to run on the Pioneers' home course. Ostensibly benefiting from its knowledge thereof, L-S teams combined to go 5-1, with the girls' team sweeping the opposition, and the boys' team defeating Garden Spot and Annville Cleona, but falling to Penn Manor.
|Olivia Honert runs for the girls' team in its final home meet of the season|
Jasmine McClintock placed second overall in the girls' meet, and led the way for the Lady Pioneers, posting a time of 19:16. Hailey Welchans finished sixth with a time of 20:54. Also in the top 20 for L-S were Abby Gordley (10th - 21:34), Olivia Gard (11th - 21:48), Kyla Drouillard (12th - 21:55), Juliann Knollmeyer (14th - 21:06), Jacky Kirchner (16th - 22:23), Hannah Hess (17th - 22:27), Alyssa Cunningham (18th - 22:44), Ellie Crumpler (19th - 22:49), and Kelsey Kimmel (20th - 23:04).
|Luke Raum set the pace on the boys' side for L-S|
On the boys' side, Luke Raum led the team with an eighth place overall finish and a time of 17:30. Noah Pritchard, Everett Honert, and Caleb Gawne all finished during a 21-second span from 18:04 to 18:25, and placed 11th, 13th, and 14th respectively. Nathan Cooper and Michael Kuhns rounded out the top 20 for the Pioneers, placing 17th and 20th with times of 18:36 and 18:45 respectively.
Several L-S runners qualified for the District meet by posting qualifying times: 23:00 for girls, and 19:00 for boys.
Editor's Note: A Picasa album of Megan Doolittle's photos is available here.
--Benjamin Pontz, LSNews.org Editor-In-Chief; Photos by Megan Doolittle, LSNews.org Staff Photographer & Cross Country Reporter