DuBOIS — The DuBois cross country teams said goodbye to its seniors — and the Wasson Elementary School Course — Thursday afternoon by going 5-1 in a quad-meet that featured Brookville, DuBois Central Catholic and Ridgway.
The Lady Beavers went a perfect 3-0 on the day, besting Brookville (18-40), DCC (15-48) and Ridgway by the maximum 15-50 as the Lady Elkers didn’t have enough girls to compete. The DuBois girls are now 7-2 on the season.
On the boys’ side, the Beavers beat DCC (24-25) and Ridgway (15-50, no full team) but suffered a close defeat at the hands of Brookville (26-31). The Beavers now find themselves 6-3 on the year.
DuBois honored its nine seniors — Allyson Andrulonis, Cassandra Carnesali, Julia Faber, Tori Gregory, Noah Knarr, Natalie Sprague, Trulee Stainbrook, Kaleb Stevens and Bayley Strouse — in between the junior high and varsity races.
DuBois Central Catholic, which does not have a home course, also honored its three seniors — Grant Norman, Jon Schoeneman and Emily Williams — as part of the festivities.
Once the varsity race got underway, it was Brookville’s Ethan Brentham who was the overall individual winner with a time of 17:40 in wet and muddy conditions.
Brentham pulled away in the second half of the race to beat second-place McKellen Jaramillo (18:22) of DuBois by 42 seconds. The DuBois Central Catholic duo of Jonathan Ritsick (18:24) and JP Piccirillo (18:28) were right on Jaramillo’s heels in third and fourth, respectively.
Brookville’s Bryce Baughman (18:50) crossed the line in fifth, with teammate Calvin Doolittle (19:01) placing sixth.
Stevens had the best finish by a DuBois senior, placing seventh with a time of 19:16. Brookville’s Dylan Olson (19:17) and DuBois’s AC Deemer (19:18) came in right behind Stevens in eighth and ninth, respectively, while Beaver Ryan Gildersleeve (19:31) rounded out the Top 10.
Knarr, the only other Beaver senior, crossed the line in 29th place (23:06).
Much like Brentham, Ridgway’s Adria Magnusson used a strong second-half surge in the girls race to take home top honors with a 22:18. She beat second-place Abby Dressler (22:35) of DuBois by 17 seconds.
Lady Beavers Emalee Horner (22:55), Maddy Cable (23:32) and Kyra Hoover (23:35) placed third through fifth. Brookville claimed the next three spots in the girls race, as Emma Fiscus (23:58), Sadie Shofestall (24:06) and Elissa McNeil (24:18) were sixth, seventh and eighth.
Strouse (24:57) came away with ninth place, while DCC’s Williams three seconds behind Strouse in 10th. Stainbrook (24:32) collected 11th place, as she was the only other Lady Beaver senior to place in the Top 20 in the girls race.
“It was nice to see our kids run well today on Senior Night and for the condition of the course,” said DuBois head coach Shawn Deemer. “This has been a wonderful senior group to work with, and it’s nice to finish up their home schedule on a good note.”
The race also appears to be the last for the DuBois on the Wasson Course, as Deemer said there are plans in the works to lay out a course at the high school and surrounding area. The teams use to run at the high school before the course at Wasson was created.
In the junior high race, DuBois’ Jayden Yarus (11:36) was the overall winner by 37 seconds over teammate Rudy Williams (12:13). Lady Beaver Julia Wirths (12:36) was the girls winner, placing sixth overall.