Cross Country: Boys Clinch Section Title, Girls Split

On Tuesday afternoon, the Boys and Girls Cross Country teams took on the Donegal Indians and the ELCO Raiders in Myerstown. It was a very good day to run, as the course was relatively flat and the temperature was around 60 degrees. The race was very important as the Donegal boys and the L-S boys both held records of 9-0 going into the meet, meaning that the winner would hoist the L-L League Section 2 trophy.  

Adrian Elia and Parker Stoner finish race vs Manheim Central and Cocalico (Logan Thompson)

Freshman Colin Whitaker won the boys race with a time of 16:30. Brock Overlander led the way for Donegal and Trenton Brubaker led the way for ELCO, with times of 16:55 and 17:17 respectively. Parker Stoner, Adrian Elia, Luka Vranich, and Nate Eberly rounded out the scoring five for the Pioneers. The Pioneers defeated the Indians by a score of 21-36 and the Raiders at a 20-39 scoreline. 

All was not lost for the Indians, as their girls team also won the Section championship by defeating the Raiders and the Pioneers by scores of 18-43 and 18-39. Donegal had the top 3 finishers in the race, with Myra Naqvi winning the race at 20:47. Naqvi finished almost 30 seconds ahead of the next two runners, Hadley Shoaf and Amanda Fry. Aubrey Magagna was the top finisher for L-S, coming in 4th place. 

BOYS TOP TEN:
(LS) Colin Whitaker 16:30, (DON) Brock Overlander 16:55, (ELCO) Trenton Brubaker 17:17, (LS) Parker Stoner 17:22, (LS) Adrian Elia 17:32, (DON) Hunter Gehman 17:37, (LS) Luka Vranich 17:51, (ELCO) Landen Brubaker 17:52, (LS) Nate Eberly 17:57, (DON) Sam Rothstein 18:21.

GIRLS TOP TEN:
(DON) Myra Naqvi 20:47, (DON) Hadley Shoaf 21:16, (DON) Amanda Fry 21:23, (LS) Aubrey Magagna 21:27, (ELCO) Isabel Zwally 21:41, (DON) Rachel Fernald 22:12, (LS) Jaclyn Martin 22:23, (ELCO) Nina Milosevic 22:40, (DON) Emma Myers 22:48, (LS) Morgan Wright 22:57. 

The boys finish with a regular season record of 11-0 and capture their 3rd straight Section 2 crown, while the girls finish at 9-2 and take the Section 2 bronze, behind the Indians and the Manheim Central Barons. All Lancaster-Lebanon League teams will be in action next week for the league meet. The boys race is on Tuesday and the girls will follow on Wednesday. Spectators are not allowed for either race, but it will be live-streamed on YouTube. 

By Logan Moyer, LS News reporter
Photo by Logan Thompson, LS News photographer

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