York Dispatch Staff Report
The Red Lion boys and York Suburban girls sewed up outright York-Adams League cross country championships on Tuesday afternoon.
Red Lion is the Division I boys’ champion for the second straight year. The Lions secured another title on Tuesday afternoon with a 23-32 victory over South Western in a matchup of 5-0 teams. Red Lion also defeated Delone Catholic, 18-45, and Dover, 15-50, in the quadrangular meet at South Western.
The Lions’ Caleb Gatchell won the race in a course-record time of 16 minutes, 30 seconds, two seconds ahead of South Western’s Ryan Hertzog. Hertzog also snapped the previous course mark of 16:41, which belonged to him. Four other Lions, Nick McCabe (third), Nate Pardoe (fifth), Josh Pardoe (seventh) and Zach Dutton (10th) finished among the top 10.
South Western placed second in the team competition with victories over Delone (19-40) and Dover (15-49). Delone took third and Dover was fourth.
The Suburban girls, meanwhile, won a York-Adams division title for a 12th straight season. This year, the Trojans finished up a perfect 5-0 record in Division II.
Olivia Gettle led the hosting Trojans to victories over Dallastown, York Tech and Northeastern by breaking the old course record with a time of 20:15.17.
Also for Suburban, Samantha Gehly took second, while Emma Leik came in third, Lauren Shrader took fourth and Kimberly Hall came in fifth. All five Trojan runners in the team scoring broke the old course record. Dallastown came in second at 2-1, while Tech was 1-2 and Northeastern was 0-3. Tech’s Emma Harrelson took sixth and also broke the old course record.
In the girls’ meet at South Western, Red Lion earned three victories to close out a 5-1, second-place finish in Division I. The Lady Lions defeated South Western (17-46), Delone Catholic (27-32) and Dover (15-50).
Delone teammates, Sarah Bischoff and Katie Mowrey, went one-two, with Bischoff putting up a winning time of 19:45. Three Red Lion runners, Amanda Will, Julia Kendrick and Naomi Scharf, took third, fourth and fifth places, respectively.
Delone went 2-1 at the meet to take second, followed by Dover (1-2) and South Western (0-3).
In the boys’ meet at Suburban, Patrick Reilly led Dallastown to victories over Suburban, Northeastern and York Tech by breaking the course record with a time of 16:56.51.
Shane Sebeck took fourth for Dallastown, while Taylor Lentz came in fifth. The Trojans came in second at 2-1. Christopher Diaz led the Trojans with a second-place finish. Diaz also broke the old course record with a time of 17:34.72. Andrew Toman came in third for Suburban. The Bobcats came in third at 1-2, while Tech was 0-3.
OTHER BOYS’ CROSS COUNTRY
CENTRAL SHINES: At Rudy Park, the host Panthers, took third through seventh places to go 3-0 on the day, beating West York, Littlestown and Biglerville. Littlestown went 2-1, followed by West York (1-2) and Biglerville (0-3). The Canners did not have enough runners to fill out a full team, but one of their runners, Brady Wilt, took second behind Littlestown’s Xavier Sauvaugeau, who finished first in 16:30. Gavin Mayne took third for Central, followed by Marty Conrad and Bryce Lerew.
GARDNER LEADS ROCKETS TO VICTORIES: At York Catholic, Taylor Gardner led Spring Grove to victories over Kennard-Dale, Bermudian Springs and York Catholic by taking first in 18:01. Also for the Rockets, Hunter Miller came in third, Mason Bentzel took fourth and Dakota Laughman came in fifth. The Rams came in second, going 2-1. York Catholic came in third at 1-2, while Bermudian was 0-3. Sawyer Bisker took second for K-D.
RECORD FALLS AT FAIRFIELD: At Fairfield, Aaron Gebhart finished in 17:15 to set a new course record and lead New Oxford to wins over Fairfield, Eastern York and Susquehannock. He broke the previous record of 17:31 set by Littlestown’s Xavier Sauvaugeau. Jacob Plank and Joel Zepp took second and third for the Colonials, while Fairfield’s John Roan was fourth and Susquehannock’s Patrick Morrison was fifth. Susquehannock went 2-1 to finish second as a team, followed by Fairfield (1-2) and Eastern (0-3).
OTHER GIRLS’ CROSS COUNTRY
IBARRA LEADS PAN THERS: At Rudy Park, Kelsey Ibarra finished first in 18:58 to lead the Panthers past West York, Littlestown and Biglerville. West York took second at 2-1, followed by Littlestown (1-2) and Biglerville (0-3). Emily Loeffelholz, Brooke Buzinski and Maddie Warntz took second through fourth for Central, which had previously clinched the York-Adams Division I crown. Bethany Weaver was fifth for West York.
WHITE LEADS RAMS TO VICTORIES: At York Catholic, Kayla White finished first to lead Kennard-Dale to victories over Spring Grove, York Catholic and Bermudian Springs. Also for K-D, Haley Cole took second and Caitlin Salomon took third. York Catholic came in second at 2-1, behind Amanda Falvey’s fifth-place finish. Spring Grove came in third at 1-2, while Bermudian was 0-3. Rachel Crane took fourth for Bermudian.
SUSQUEHANNOCK RUNNER SHATTERS MARK: At Fairfield, Susquehannock’s Rachel Banchiere finished in 20:22 to break the course record, which had been held by York Catholic’s Kady Schrann at 20:30. Banchiere helped Susquehannock to a 3-0 day, including wins over New Oxford, Eastern York and Fairfield. The Warriors’ win over New Oxford came by the narrowest of margins (28-29). New Oxford finished 2-1 on the day, followed by Eastern (1-2) and Fairfield (0-3). Fairfield’s Kaitlyn Beckham took second, followed by New Oxford’s Emily Lawrence, Susquehannock’s Emily Fourhman and New Oxford’s Devan Bateman.