EHS girls go 3-1 in home meet
The Ephrata boys and girls cross country squads hosted a five-team meet Tuesday afternoon in soggy conditions at the Ephrata Middle School.
In girls action, the Lady Mounts had four runners place in the top 10 to go 3-1 on the afternoon. Ephrata scored wins over Elco (15-53), Manheim Central (15-47) and Northern Lebanon (15-55) while falling only to Garden Spot (23-33).
Individually, freshman Jordan Carvell continued her fine break-out season with a fourth-place finish in a time of 20:50 to lead the way. Vanessa Hurst (21:19) and Andrea Castillo (21:19) were right behind, placing sixth and seventh respectively, while Sondra MacNeal was ninth in a time of 21:36.
Erica Voigt (12th, 22:16), Taylor Zvitkowitz (13th, 23:00) and Madison Fox (15th, 23:08) also placed in the top 15 for Ephrata.
On the boys’ side, Sam Wolde ran strong on his way to a second-place finish in a time of 17:36 as Ephrata went 2-2 on the afternoon. Ephrata defeated Elco, 20-35 and Northern Lebanon (23-32) while falling to Garden Spot (20-44) and Manheim Central (22-34).
In addition to Wolde, Tyler Gallagher also collected a top 10 finish, placing ninth in a time of 18:29. Ibsen Powers (18th, 19:22) and Eric Trella (21st, 19:41) were top 25 finishers.
While Ephrata was hosting Tuesday, Cocalico competed in a four-team meet at Donegal.
Both boys and girls teams finished 0-3 on the day, but the girls’ squad did place two runners in the top 20.
Amanda Drexel led the way with an eighth place finish in a time of 22:13. And Katie Grobengieser was 20th overall in a time of 24:04.
Cocalico will host a five-team meet with Penn Manor, Northern Lebanon, Warwick and McCaskey next Tuesday afternoon in Denver.
Ephrata, along with CV and E-town, will travel to Lancaster Catholic. More RUNNERS, page B-2