Chambersburg roundup: Girls cross country team on cusp of division title

Chambersburg sweeps Carlisle, CD East: The Trojans had a dominating day at the Central Dauphin East course in a Mid Penn Commonwealth tri-meet Tuesday, rolling over the Thundering Herd (15-50) and Panthers (15-48).

All Chambersburg (5-0, 5-0 MPC) needs to do to win the division title is defeat Central Dauphin on Thursday.

“Carlisle is a little down this year, but it’s been a while since we beat them in a dual meet,” Trojan coach Chris Monheim said.

Camryn Kiser led the way as Chambersburg placed the first five runners and seven of the top eight. Kiser won in 19:35, followed by Bethany Stacey (19:40), Olivia Rieck (19:58), Keira Whitehead (20:41) and Lexi Boyd (21:02). After a CD East runner, Abi Bricker (21:22) and Allie List (21:23) finished out the scoring.

Monheim said, “Cammie ran comfortably and Bethany had her best meet of the season. Putting those two and Rieck all under 20 on a tough course was pretty good.”

Trojans split in tri-meet: The Mid Penn Commonwealth Division title basically came down to Chambersburg and Carlisle, and the Herd proved to be the better team Tuesday afternoon.

Carlisle defeated the Trojans 19-36, although Chambersburg (4-1, 4-1 MPC) did defeat Central Dauphin East, 18-44.

“Physically, we matched up with them, but mentally, we weren’t there today,” Chambersburg coach John Ambrosio said. “Their kids lined up knowing they would win, and we were hoping to win. Our goal was to break up their two top … and we didn’t; and we needed our pack to finish ahead of their pack … and we didn’t.”

For the Trojans, the scorers included Braydon Boyd (3rd, 16:50), Nick Monheim (6th, 17:09), Billy Prentice (9th, 17:30), Zack Yourkavitch (10th, 17:31), Ben Colli (11th, 17:37), Dakota Strait (13th, 18:00) and Ari Snyder (18th, 18:28).