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NTL JUNIOR CROSS COUNTRY: LEWIS TAKES FIRST, LEADS ATHENS TO SECOND; BRONSON FINISHES SECOND IN GIRLS RACE (18 PHOTOS) (2020-10-24)

Valley Sports Report
ATHENS — Carter Lewis won the boys race to lead Athens to a second-place finish, and Sara Bronson finished second in the girls race here Saturday morning in the NTL Junior High Cross Country Championships.

Northeast Bradford won the team titles in the boys and girls championships.

BOYS
Lewis finished first and teammate Ethan Hicks was third but NEB runners finished second (Creed Dewing) and fourth (Ryan Jones), and all five scoring runners placed in the top 17 to lift the Panthers to the win.

NEB tallied 35 placement points, while Athens was second with 55 points, Towanda was third with 75, Sullivan County was fourth with 79, and Troy was fifth with 89 points.

Lewis clocked in at 8:56.8, while Hicks crossed the finish line in 9:00.2. Dewing was second in 8:58.3, and Jones was fourth in 9:07.6, while Troy’s Hart Houseknecht placed fifth in 9:07.9.

Peter Jones placed 14th for the Wildcats in a time of 9:49.1, while Pierce Oldroyd was 25th in 10:43.3, and Charan Venkatswamy (11:06.1), Aiden Oldroyd (11:13.7), and Ryan Gorman (11:15.2) finished 28th through 30th, respectively.

Jack Cheresnowsky was 34th in 11:40.9, while Ty Lezak was 38th in 12:34.8, and Ethan Talada was 43rd in 27.19.7.

GIRLS
Bronson and Addyson Wheeler finished second and ninth to lead the Lady Wildcats to a fourth-place finish, well behind NEB, which saw its five scoring runners all finish in the Top 11.

Bronson clocked in at 9:46.7 — three seconds off the pace of race-winner Gracelynn Laudermilch of NEB, while Troy;s Alyssa Parks was third in 9:55.5, NEB’s Lillian Hughes was fourth in 10:21.9, and NEB’s Anaiah Kolsea was fifth in 10:23.4.

Mackenna Patton (12:34.6), Olivia Cheresnowsky (12:34.9), and Victoria Gao (12:35.3) finished 23rd through 25th, respectively, for the junior Lady Wildcats.

Sayre’s lone runs ‚ Rose Shikanga finished 26th in a time of 12:43.1.

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IN PHOTO 1: Athens’ Carter Lewis (left), NEB’s  Creed Dewing (right), and Athens’ Ethan Hicks (background) run the final stretch of the junior high cross country championship. IN PHOTO 2: Athens’ Sara Bronson and NEB’s Gracelynn Laudermiclh runner stride for stride. … PHOTOS BY MATT PATTON.


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