G-A youngster makes cross country statement

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

The 2011 version of Greencastle-Antrim High School cross country showed lots of potential and then some Friday when area schools gathered for the annual Enos Yeager Invitational on the Tim Cook Memorial Course.

There is plenty of excitement with the girls’ team, a defending divisional champion in the Mid-Penn Conference without a senior on the squad. Not only does the team boast a state qualifier from a year ago, a freshman dived into this race and finished as the runner up.

Caroline Schemel gave Chambersburg’s Natalie Holder all she could handle in the race. Holder had to make up time for the win in 15:05. The Blue Devil freshman clocked a 15:18. Nikki Garns, G-A’s freshman phenom from a year ago, checked in next with a time of 15:28.

While Chambersburg claimed five of the first 10 spots, G-A flexed some muscle against the bigger school with three in the top 10 and five in the top 23. Shelby Stouffer was seven in 15:57. Caitlyn Hetrick was 19 in 17:09 and Alana Ebbitt was 23rd in 17:13. Desirae Shaffer ran a 19:22 for 61st.

The G-A boys’ team had two runners in the top 30 with Daulton Monn claiming 16th in 13:41 and Brandon Garlitz running to 26th in a time of 13:59. The rest of the Blue Devil team finished as follows: 46. Coby Salmon, 14:58; 63. Ben Hockman, 15:44; 66. Zack Husband, 15:51.