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North Clarion XC Update: Teams Have Strong Showing Saturday in Erie; Girls’ Jr. High Finishes Unbeaten after Tuesday’s Meet with Moniteau

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 @ 12:10 AM

Posted by Chris Rossetti

DirtyDawgMedalWinners2018FRILLS CORNERS, Pa. – The North Clarion cross country teams finished their regular season Tuesday with another strong showing vs. Moniteau after having an impressive weekend at the Harbor Creek Dirty Dog Cross Country Invational.

(Photo: Medal Winners from Saturday for North Clarion from left to right: Jacob Bauer, Katie Bauer, Kylie Disney, Maddie Homan Emma Buckley and Nicole Fair. Submitted photo)


The North Clarion junior high girls had an impressive finish at the invitational. Five of its young ladies medalled by finishing in the top 20. This led their team to a first-place finish overall, beating Seneca by three points. The five runners finished within 38 seconds of one another in what people are starting to refer to as the “Wolf Pack”.

“Their strength has run deep this year,” head coach Roxanne McFarland. “That has kept them undefeated so far in their regular dual-meet season.”

Finishing ninth overall and leading the way for the team was Katie Bauer. She was closely followed by teammates Kylie Disney (11th), Maddie Homan (17th), Emma Buckley (19th), Nicole Fair (20th), Akeela Greenawalt (33rd) and Kaylee Castner (43rd).

North Clarion junior high girls' team. Left to Right:  Ava Best, Katie Bauer, Kylie Disney, Maddie Homan, Emma Buckley, Nicole Fair, Kaylee Castner, Brynn Siegel.  Not in photo is Akeela Greenawalt

North Clarion junior high girls’ team. Left to Right: Ava Best, Katie Bauer, Kylie Disney, Maddie Homan, Emma Buckley, Nicole Fair, Kaylee Castner, Brynn Siegel. Not in photo is Akeela Greenawalt

The varsity boys finished 11th overall and were led by their team captain Jacob Bauer, who also earned a medal for a solid 10th place finish. He was followed by teammates Wyatt Troup (51st), Aaron Lencer (66th), Tristian Sliker (69th), Cody Rusiewicz (78th), Josh Greenawalt (83rd) and Josh Gearhart (85th).

The varsity girls finished ninth overall. They were led by Rachel Bauer (33rd). Haley Bauer (44th), Darcie Maul (47th), Kayla Aaron (52nd), Jordyn Hendrickson (55th), Addison Shaftic (56th) and Julie Eisenman (78th).

The junior high boys team finished fifth overall and also represented some strong, pack running by bringing in their top five runners within 50 seconds of one another. Kaine McFarland led the young Wolves with a 26th place finish followed closely by teammates Patrick Young (28th), Conner Sliker (30th), Mason Shaftic (33rd), Nathan Culp (41st), Owen Shaffer (63rd) and Caden Schreckengost (76th).


On Tuesday, the boys’ varsity took the win after Jacob Bauer, Wyatt Troup and Aaron Lencer went one-two-three vs. Moniteau.

The varsity girls and junior high girls also won, with the junior high girls victory completing an undefeated season for them. There weren’t enough boys for the junior high boys race to score.

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