cross country

Mount Union runners, from the left, Bryce Beatty, Emily Boozel and Ryan Plank lead the field at the start of Tuesday race against Bald Eagle. Beatty and Boozel each finished first as the Trojan boys and girls posted wins over the Eagles.

By DENNY SROKA

Contributing Writer

The Mount Union Cross Country team held its last home meet of the season by hosting Bald Eagle Area Tuesday afternoon. The boys won 16-46 and the girls downed the Bald Eagle girls 21-34.

The boys stand at 6-2 on the season and the girls are even at 4-4.

Boys

Mount Union dominated the front of the field taking the first four places. Bryce Beatty led the field with a 19:14, followed by Ryan Plank with a time of 20:11. Hayden Hollibaugh finished third at 20:14 and Caden Chilcote ran fourth at 20:16. Kevin Morehouse placed sixth at 21:05 to round out the Trojans 16 points.

“The guys up front set personal best times today on a great day to run,” commented Trojan head coach Bob Wydock. “The weather was great, and everyone performed very well.”

Girls

Emily Boozel ran a personal best to place first for the Trojans with a time of 24:41. Carmen Loner ran second at 27:23 and in fifth place was Celia Stever at 30:27. In sixth place was Jonnell Welsh with a time of 31:51. Rounding out the Trojans 21 point score was Lisa Stoner at 42:35.

“Boozel turned in a great run for herself with a personal best,” added Wydock. “The girls went out today and really put in a great effort to get the win.”

The Trojans finish their regular season Monday at Northern Bedford.

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