Trojans place 2nd: Chambersburg came in 11 strokes behind the winner, Cumberland Valley, but that was good for second place in a Mid Penn Conference match at Sportsman’s G.C. on Tuesday afternoon.
For Chambersburg (10-3), Emily Rensch had the best score, shooting an 86, to tie for third place. She bagged birdies on Nos. 7 and 10, and had consistent nines of 44-42.
Alaina Morris was next in line with a 90, with nines of 48-42. She birdied No. 7 and on the back nine, had three pars and six bogeys, and ended up in sixth place.
Emma Tolbert came in tied for ninth with a score of 98. She had a decent front nine (45), but bumped up to 53 for the back. The fourth scorer for the Trojans was Cloe Fogelsonger, who shot a 103.
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Chambersburg 18, Mifflin County 42: Of the first six runners to cross the finish line, five were Trojans, and that led to a Mid Penn Commonwealth victory over the Huskies in a home meet Tuesday.
“Our time splits are getting smaller, which will be necessary for the postseason,” Chambersburg coach Chris Monheim said. “We were able to experiment a little bit with some of the varsity runners and hopefully that will pay off in a big meet this weekend at Big Spring.”
Camryn Kiser led the way with a time of 20:37 and the runner-up was Madelyn Koons in 21:09. The rest of the five scorers were Lexi Boyd (4th, 21:50), Abi Bricker (5th, 22:11) and Fernanda Orihuela (6th, 22:16).
Also in the top 10 for Chambersburg (2-1, 2-1 MPC) were Samantha Faust (8th, 23:04), Emma Armstrong (9th, 23:08) and Raegan Hepner (10th, 23:16).
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
Chambersburg 18, Mifflin County 41: The Trojans put seven of the first 10 runners across the line in a Mid Penn Commonwealth meet at home vs. the Huskies on Tuesday afternoon.
Ari Snyder continued his strong leadership for Chambersburg (2-1, 2-1 MPC) by taking first place by 33 seconds ahead of teammate Kaden Rife. Snyder finished in 17:45 and Rife hit the line at 18:18. The Trojans’ Aden Alleman was right behind in third at 18:25.
Four other Trojans made it into the top 10 — Owen Shrader (5th, 18:47), Roberto Orihuela (7th, 18:56), Logan Keffler (9th, 19:20 and Julian Clarke (10th, 19:25).
“Our top three guys had a plan to run with their No. 1 for the first two miles and then take off,” Chambersburg coach john Ambrosio said. “And that’s what they did, and it clinched the win. Our younger guys ran well and we’re getting stronger at No. 5, which is the key to the season.”