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NTL CROSS COUNTRY: ATHENS BOYS CAP UNBEATEN SEASON, REPEAT AS LEAGUE CHAMPS; LADY 'CATS DROP THREE DECISIONS (14 PHOTOS) (2020-10-13)

Valley Sports Report
ATHENS — Athens capped an unbeaten regular season to defend its NTL boys cross country title here Tuesday afternoon with wins over Northeast Bradford, North Penn-Mansfield, and Wellsboro.

NP-M’s Noah Shedden kept the Wildcats from shutting out all three teams. Shedden placed first in a time of 17:20, and Athens runners finished second through sixth, respectively, to top the short-handed Tigers, 15-50.

The Wildcats swept the top five spots in a 15-48 wins over NEB, and a 15-50 victory over Wellsboro.

Connor Dahl paced the Athens effort in a time of 17:48, while Kyle Anthony clocked in at 17:57, Matt Gorsline finished in 18:21, Justin Lynch crossed the finish line in 19:20, and Ethan Denlinger clocked in at 19:43.

Izaak Hobday finished 10th for the Wildcats in a time of 20:06, while Nate Prickett was 12th in 20:31, Mason Henderson was 13th in 21:05, and Connor Brown (22:22), Brendan Jones (22:31), and Jon Ayers (22:55) finished 16th through 18th, respectively.

SHORT-HANDED LADY WILDCATS DROP THREE DECISIONS
Emma Bronson and Thea Bentley finished 2-3, but with just four runners in action, the Lady Wildcats dropped 15-50 decisions to NEB, North Penn-Mansfield and Wellsboro.

Bronson clocked in at 21:52, while Bentley crossed the line in 23:36.

Cailyn Conklin finished 12th in 26:39 for the Lady Wildcats, and Macaria Benjamin was 20th in 29:34.

Athens returns to action Saturday morning at the NTL Coaches Invite.

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PHOTOS COURTESY OF AMANDA CONKLIN.


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