YOUNGSVILLE — The Corry cross-country teams began their region slate with a tri-meet Tuesday at Youngsville with Harbor Creek.
The defending region champ girls team started off 2-0 with impressive wins over Youngsville 18-42 and Harbor Creek 20-37. Freshman Jordan Fox won her first race ever with a solid time of 21:15.
"Jordan is performing consistently well, which is really amazing because she is so new to the sport," admitted coach Ryan Kelly. "She works extremely hard and will do whatever we ask her to do at practice."
Senior Lexy Hasbrouck had a great race as well with a second place in a time of 21:22. Other scorers for the Beavers were Haeleigh Bayle (fourth, 22:01), Kalista Linden (seventh, 23:54) and Teya Bailey (ninth, 25:01).
The boys high school team defeated Youngsville 15-50 but lost a close one to a strong Harbor Creek team 29-27. Stephen Brady (third, 18:28), Fabian Fourspring (fourth, 18:36) and Tavon Kornikoski (fifth, 18:43) led the way for the Beavers.
The trio of Tony Kerr (eighth, 19:10), Zach Turben (ninth, 20:00) and Isaiah Bayle (10th, 20:10) also ran well.
The junior high boys team defeated Youngsville by forfeit and lost to Harbor Creek 42-17. Brandon Jackson (fifth, 12:57), Paxton Zinz (ninth, 14:27), Ethan Behm (10th, 14:44), Steven Willis (11th, 15:55) and Logan Willis (12th, 16:21) were the top five scorers for the boys team.
Unfortunately, Corry is still looking for a few more team members for the junior high girls team, so they lost by forfeit to Harbor Creek. Rachel Moats (third, 13:54), Shay Linden (fifth, 14:37) and Farrah Fourspring (11th, 16:04) represented the team well. "Overall, it was a successful day for the Corry teams," claimed Kelly. "It was extremely hot and humid and I think we stayed mentally tough and ran some really solid times."
The junior high teams will compete at the Penn State Behrend Invitational on Saturday.
The high school team will next compete at Lighthouse Academy next Tuesday in Tionesta in a tri-meet with Lighthouse Academy and Eisenhower.