It was a new set of winners all around at the 2019 Lancaster Lebanon League Cross Country Championships.
The girls ran first. Gwyneth Young of Cedar Crest made a statement for the Falcons, crossing the line first in 18:35.2. Elizabethtown answered, placing Katie Locker, Madeline Quinn and Sierra Kapcsos at 2, 5 and 6 respectively. But Hempfield’s top 5, claiming spots in positions 10 through 22 won the day. That is the Black Knights’ 13th LL Girls Cross Country Championship overall and the first since 2014.
In the second race of the day Northern Lebanon’s Gage Krall broke the tape at 16:17.5. The team competition was settled early, with Hempfield and Cedar Crest both placing their 5 counters in the top 20 overall. Hempfield was denied the sweep by the Falcons as Cedar Crest’s top 5 were within the first 10 finishers scoring a paltry 36 points (credit to the Falcon’s depth: their two other runners were in the top 20!)
Special thanks to Motion Timing for prompt results!
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