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Cross Country teams collecting medals at area meets

Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 9:43 am

The Elsberry Cross Country team has been very busy the last week getting miles after miles on courses around the area.

Monday they hosted the Elsberry Invitational with 15 teams attending and over 350 runners. Last week the Harriers competed at Wellsville for a middle school meet and Quincy for both teams.

At Elsberry, sophomore Lyman Heras placed first on his home course and finished with his best personal time.

In the middle school girls division Candice Dowell topped for Elsberry placing 11th out of 72, followed by Lena Hagemeier, 17th, and Carli Donovan finishing with her best time.

There is something to be said for home course advantage as the five middle school boys all finished with their best personal times. Out of a field of 65 Elsberry Harriers placed Josiah Heras, fourth; Jack St. Pierre, fifth; Kyle Turnbull, 14th; Kasey Haub, 18th; and Richard Whiteside, personal best.

Elsberry middle school team members were outstanding at the day’s events in Wellsville.

The boy’s team made up of Jack St. Pierre, Josiah Heras, Kasey Haub, Kyle Turnbull, Eli Gladney and Jorgen Kreuger took home the second place trophy, while two girls, Candice Dowell, fourth, and Lena Hagemeier, ninth, finished in the top 10.

At the Quincy Invitational, sophomore Lyman Heras topped the field taking first out of 72 runners, while team mate Sasha Livoksy finished right behind him in third.

In the middle school division seventh grade standout, Candice Dowell took home 15th place out of 115 runners. In the boys division, Josiah Heras placed 11th while Jack St. Pierre took 18th out of 141 runners.