It was an afternoon of familiar faces at the LL League Cross Country championships presented by Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster.
The boys raced first and Hempfield came away with the team title for the third year in a row, scoring just 37 points, knocking 10 off their 2021 total.
However it was not a Black Knight that was first across the line as the sole first time champion of the day was Colin Whitaker of Lampeter-Strasburg. He took a lead in the first mile and never looked back, clocking in at 15:49.9
In the second race of the day it was deja vu all over again as Manheim Township repeated at girls league champion. And although their point total increased from 2021, their margin of victory grew as well.
Also repeating as champion was individual champion Isabella Shertzer of McCaskey, shaving over 20 seconds off her 2021 time to get to 19:26.8
2022 Boys Cross Country Champions
Section 1 Champion: Hempfield
Section 2 Champion: Lampeter-Strasburg
Section 3: Annville-Cleona
League Meet Champion: Hempfield
Individual Champion: Colin Whitaker, Lampeter-Strasburg, 15:49.9
2022 Girls Cross Country Champions
Section 1 Champion: Manheim Township
Section 2 Champion: Elizabethtown
Section 3 Champion: Annville-Cleona
League Meet Champion: Manheim Township
Individual Champion: Isabella Shertzer, McCaskey, 19:26.8