DuBOIS — The DuBois cross country teams entertained Brockway, Brookville, DuBois Central Catholic and Ridgway in their second of two home meets for the season on Tuesday at the Wasson Elementary Course, sweeping all four schools in both boys and girls races on Senior Day.
The Beavers topped Brookville (27-32), Brockway (26-33), and DuBois Central Catholic (17-44) and picked up a 15-50 forfeit victory over Ridgway. The Lady Beavers also picked up wins over Brookville (21-34), Brockway (20-36), DuBois Central Catholic (16-46) and a 15-50 forfeit win over Ridgway.
With the wins, the DuBois boys improved to 19-4 on the year, while the Lady Beavers are now 22-1.
DuBois seniors Keaton Chapman, Peter Foradora, Jake Landini, Jon Russell, Curtis Thomason, Gaven Wolfgang, Layton Yarus, Julie Marchioni, Grace Meholick and Lauren Usaitis were honored before the meet for their efforts to the DuBois cross country program.
A pair of DuBois runners took the races with Foradora besting Brookville’s Ethan Brentham for first place in the boys race at 17:05. Usaitis crossed the finish line first in the girls race with a time of 20:21.
Foradora beat Brentham (17:48) by 43 seconds, while the next two runners to cross the finish line were Brockway’s Linkin Nichols and Tanner Pearce. Nichols finished third with a time of 18:24, while Pearce came in fourth at 18:38.
Brookville’s Bryce Baughman came right on the heels of Pearce for fifth place as he also finished at 18:38. Baughman’s teammate, Dylan Olson, was sixth at 18:50.
Rounding out the Top 10 on the boys side were DuBois’ Ryan Gildersleeve (seventh, 18:58), Ridgway’s Kade Ogden (eighth, 19:06), Brockway’s Noah Bash (ninth, 19:21) and DuBois’ Kaleb Stevens (10th, 19:22).
DuBois Central Catholic’s Jonathan Ritsick was the top finisher for the Cardinals, coming in 12th place at 19:25. Teammate JP Piccirillo was just one second behind Ritsick in 13th place.
DuBois also had three more runners in the Top 15 in Keith Fatula (11th, 19:24), Trenton Donahue (14th, 19:26) and Ed Scott (15th, 19:27).
On the girls side, Marchioni came in second behind Usaitis at an even 21 minutes.
The Lady Beavers also had Top 10 finishes from Emalee Horner, who came in fourth place at 22:27. Kyra Hoover finished in ninth place, crossing the finish line at 23:24.
Brockway’s Sylvia Pisarchick came in third place, 35 seconds behind Marchioni for a time of 21:35. After Horner’s fourth place finish, Brookville took the next three places with Alexis Dubay (22:32) coming in fifth, Jennifer Kidder (22:51) finishing sixth, and Elissa McNeil (22:58) coming in seventh place.
Rounding out the Top 10 in the girls race were Brockway’s Mariah Alanskas (eighth, 23:08), Hoover and Ridgway’s Lauren Steis (10th, 23:29).
Emily Williams was the top runner for DuBois Central Catholic, coming in 11th place at 23:39.
DuBois’ Bayley Strouse (12th, 24:11), Brockway’s Kayley Benden (13th, 24:12), Brookville’s Emma Fiscus (14th, 24:20) and DuBois’ Maddie Cable (15th, 24:34) rounded out the Top 15.
All five teams will be back in action at the Ridgway Invite on Saturday morning.