Evan Liechty takes first for South Adams at the AC, Garrett meet on Tuesday. (Photo by Deb Shannon)
MONROE—South Adams cross country fortunes went 4-0 Tuesday night as they knocked off ACAC foes Adams Central and Garrett in both boys and girls races.
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The Starfires dominated both races taking the top two places in the girls race and top three in the boys field. Scoring-wise, the SA harriers beat Adams Central 23-32 and Garrett 22-35 in the girls race while AC managed a 25-30 win over Garrett. In the boys division, the Starfires clearly were the best team with a 17-50 victory over Adams Central and 19-42 win over Garrett. Garrett squeezed out a 25-30 win against the Jet boys.
The boys contest ended with Evan Liechty, Brody Shane, and Joel Hawbaker finishing one-two-three with respective times of 17:31, 17:36, and 17:43. Jaron Somers of Garrett and Kyle Fawcett of Adams Central broke the SA domination with times of 17:44 and 18:01 but Cody Sprunger crossed the finish line in sixth for the Stars in 18:30. Tim Lehman was ninth overall for SA to round out their team scoring in 19:01.
Other South Adams runners were Sawyer Miller, tenth in 19:03, Daniel Velasco, 11th in 19:09, Andrew Steffen, 14th in 19:19, Brett Affolder, 24th in 20:20, Boaz Marbach, 25th in 20:31, Charlie Hirschy, 26th in 20:46, Cole Litwiller, 28th in 21:17, and Jacob Werst, 35th in 25:39.
For Adams Central, Fawcett was their only top 10 runner. Eli Stoller finished 13th with a time of 19:12 and he was followed by Dillon Hartman, 22nd in 19:56, Maverick Baumer, 23rd in 20:01, Michael Yoder, 27th in 21:12, Jim Harrison, 29th in 22:12, Taylor Isch, 30th in 22:12, Dylan Krueger, 31st in 22:12, Colton Frauhiger, 32nd in 23:13, Chance Reynolds, 33rd in 23:03, and Ellison Kaehr, 34th in 23:40.
There were 20 female racers in that three-team affair with Hannah Moore and Kristen Muselman posting 21:04 and 21:46 clockings to top the finishers for South Adams. South Adams also had Jenna Smith in sixth in 22:08, Alli Amstutz, eighth in 23:26, Alexis Ford, 13th in 25:57, and Sydne Zuber, 14th in 26:04.
The best Adams Central finish was fourth place by Kayla Isch who ended up with a time of 22:05. Also in the top 10 were Jessica Dunn, seventh in 22:54, Olivia Macklin, ninth in 23:50, and Leah Spangler, tenth in 24:02. Other Jets participating were Mary Fox, 12th in 25:01, Madison Carroll, 17th in 26:25, Olivia Mishler, 18th in 27:16, and Morgan Hill, 20th in 29:43.