Glenelg, Middletown victorious Cross country

November 06, 1992|By Neil Lippy | Neil Lippy,Contributing Writer

Glenelg captured the girls' title and Middletown took the boys' title in the Class 2A, Region I cross country meet at Middletown.

Glenelg was first in placings for boys and girls with Alicia Adams (18 minutes, 53 seconds) and Edward Hogan (16:05) running away from the field.

Liberty finished fifth overall for the boys and was unable to field a complete girls team. North Carroll was sixth in the girls' race and ninth in the boys'.

"Injuries just killed us today, for the girls," said Liberty coach Dan Jones, "There were no real big surprises. We did come in on a high note after the counties and it just proves the strength of our team."

Sophomore Joe Ledda was the Lions' top finisher in 17:15, besting teammate Ian Beam by two places.

"It was one of my better races in the two years I've been running," said Ledda. "Our coach told us we had a chance to get second place in the team standings and I said we should just go all out."

Liberty finished four runners in the top 30 spots for 113 points, 23 points ahead of sixth-place Fort Hill.

For North Carroll, Brian Letnaunchyn was the top finisher, taking seventh place in 17:11 after coming back from an injury-plagued season.

"I was very happy," said the junior, who was 21st in the county meet last week. "This had been the first real meet where I've been at regular health."

The North Carroll girls team got a boost from freshman Jeni Shrader, who was 29th with a time of 24:03.

"Jeni is a real nice runner and has worked hard," said Panthers coach Stu Cris.

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