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GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY: Jones finishes first; Montrose sweeps

Elk Lake’s Krista Jones posted a 35-second victory in a field that included five state medalists and this year’s Robbins Invitational champion, but it was Montrose that came out of the Lackawanna League girls cross country cluster meet at Blue Ridge with three victories Tuesday.

Jones, a two-time district champion and state medalist, finished in 19:57 for her second straight win in a six-team league cluster meet.

Forest City freshman Kate Korty, who debuted with a Robbins title this season, was second in 20:32.

They were followed to the finish line by state medalists Carissa Flynn from Mountain View, Rachel Korty from Forest City and Paige Brewer from Montrose, who all needed more than 21 minutes to complete the course.

Brewer led Montrose to a sweep of Forest City (25-30), Mountain View (23-35) and Susquehanna (15-45).

Mountain View prevented Elk Lake from also going 3-0, beating the Lady Warriors, 27-28.

Blue Ridge matched Elk Lake at 2-1 for the day with the help of a win over Mountain View, which joined Forest City at 1-2.

Montrose is 5-1 on the season with the only loss coming by a tiebreaker against Abington Heights.

Daegan Giannone followed Brewer’s fifth-place finish by taking sixth. Stephanie Summerville was eighth, Mary Pichette 11th and Annika Bixby 12th to help the Lady Meteors to their sweep.

G.G. Larkin was seventh for Mountain View, Emma Piechocki ninth for Blue Ridge and Sydney Upright 10th for Elk Lake.

Scranton, Abington Heights, Valley View, Scranton Prep and Holy Cross all went 3-0 for the day.

Scranton had the only sweep at Lakeland, beating the hosts (25-31), Western Wayne (20-42) and Lackawanna Trail (17-46).

Mid Valley, West Scranton and Lakeland all went 2-1 while Lackawanna Trail and Western Wayne were 0-3.

Western Wayne’s Madison Kammer was the individual winner by 21 seconds over Scranton’s Bella Noreika in 21:18.

Scranton had three of the top five finishers.

Emily Hopkins and Amelia King were fourth and fifth, coming in behind Mid Valley’s Annika Von Ahnen.

Lakeland put four straight runners together in sixth through ninth, with Morgan Lutz followed by Olivia James, Emily Black and Madison Miller.

Mikayla Measley, Lackawanna Trail’s lead runner, was 10th.

Abington Heights and Valley View each went 3-0 at Delaware Valley with the Cougars pulling out a 27-28 victory over Honesdale.

North Pocono was 2-1, Honesdale 1-2 and both Wallenpaupack and Delaware Valley 0-3.

Honesdale’s Brenna Dahlgren won by more than 38 seconds in 20:04.2.

The Abington Heights combination of Gianna Sabatini and Maia Arcangelo was followed by Emily Franklin in fourth as all three also broke 21 minutes.

North Pocono’s Emily Franklin was fifth, followed by Honesdale’s Megan Kretschmer, Abington Heights’ Reese Morgan, Valley View’s Kaitlyn Newberry, Abington Heights’ Emma Horsley and Delaware Valley’s Margaret Holderith to round out the top 10.

Scranton Prep and Holy Cross each went 3-0 by sweeping Dunmore, Riverside and host Old Forge.

Jenna Hillebrand from Scranton Prep won in 20:08, followed by Lacey Danilovitz in 20:33, then a gap of 1:19 before the rest of the field.

Kaitlyn Farrell from Holy Cross was third, followed by Scranton Prep runners Carly Schofield, Anna Kosierowski and Riley Matasavage.

In all, Scranton Prep had 7 girls finish in the top 11. Holy Cross placed three in the top dozen.


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