G-A girls run to titles everywhere

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot
The Greencastle-Antrim girls’ cross country team hosted Boiling Springs and Waynesboro Tuesday and ran to a division title. Blue Devil team members are from left, Caitlyn Hetrick (head behind Boiling Springs runner), Nikki Garns, Lauren Powers, Caroline Schemel, Alana Ebbitt and Shelby Stouffer.

BULLETIN: The Blue Devil girls’ cross county team repeated as Mid-Penn Conference Colonial Division champions Tuesday with wins over Waynesboro and Boiling Springs.

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Caroline Schemel continues to lead the Greencastle-Antrim girls’ cross country team to the victory circle and last week that included not only another Mid-Penn Conference Colonial Division meet, but also the top spot in an invitational.

Schemel won the Frank Keyser Invitational in Boonsboro, Md. Saturday, setting the tone for the team victory. Shelby Stouffer was third in 18:52. Solid performances from Alana Ebbitt (13th in 20:13), Lauren Powers (18th in 20:40); and Caitlyn Hetrick (24th in 20:50) produced the 56 points that placed Greencastle-Antrim as the top team out of 12 in the meet. G-A had just five runners in the 86-runner field, but wrapped up the championship.

The Blue Devils had earlier in the week claimed another divisional win, 19-38 over Big Spring. Schemel won that race in 20:31. Stouffer was runnerup in 21:13. Nikki Garns (22:58) and Ebbitt (23:04) were fourth and fifth and Hetrick was seventh.

The G-A boys’ team is back up to five runners to field a team, however they were outmanned by Big Spring in a 19-42 setback. Daulton Monn finished second in the race in 18:36. Senior Brandon Garlitz returned from injury to take seventh in 20:16. Completing the G-A team were Zach Husband (20:47) in ninth and Ben Hockman (21:39) in 10th.

Monn claimed eighth in the 85-runner invitational with a time of 16:23. Garlitz was 31st in 17:26. G-A was eighth as a team with 174 points. Husband was 43rd in 18:00. Hockman was 49th in 18:15. Coby Salmon was 56th in 18:42.

Daulton Monn had been leading the Greencastle-Antrim boys’ cross country team all season.