BROOKVILLE — The DuBois girls cross country team completed another sweep on Tuesday afternoon in a tri-meet at Brookville with Brockway.
The Lady Beavers swept Brookville and Brockway both by a score of 15-50. The boys (9-6) split the meet as they defeated Brockway, 15-50, but fell to the Raiders, 26-29.
“The kids ran well again today,” said DuBois coach Justin Marshall. “This is a tough course to run. Times are traditionally slower, but I thought that we put in some good work today.”
DuBois Central Catholic also ran, but did not have enough runners on either side to score.
Brookville’s Ryan Thrush crushed his own school record in the meet by more than 30 seconds as he crossed the finish line at 16:37.74.
As for the Lady Beavers, which improved to 15-0 and extended its district winning streak to 45, they took seven of the Top 10 spots for the race. Cassie Folmar won with a time of 20:06.44, which was over a minute faster than teammate Lauren Usaitis, who came in second place at 21:39.39.
Lindsey Hewitt (fourth, 22:04.78), Julie Marchioni (fifth, 22:04.78), Emalee Horner (sixth, 22:09.22), Lizzy French (seventh, 22:17.99) and Bayley Strouse (ninth, 22:52.35) also finished in the Top 10 for DuBois.
Kyra Hoover (11th), Ashley Usaitis (14th), Elle McMahon (16th), Trulee Stainbrook (19th), Madisan Cable (20th), Harley Hopkins (25th), Allyson Andrulonis (28th), Mercedes Raab (29th), Victoria Gregory (30th) and Natalie Sprague (31st) also ran in the event for DuBois.
“Cassie (Folmar) nearly broke 20:00, which is almost unheard of on that course,” said Marshall. “The rest of the girls were working together once again, and are really pushing each other to be the best that they can be, day in and day out.”
The other three schools had one runner each in the Top 10. Brockway’s Sylvia Pisarchick came in third in the race at 22:02.50, while DuBois Central Catholic’s Meghan Graeca came in eighth at 22:26.65. Brookville’s Alexis Dubay came in 10th at 23:07.54.
In the boys race, DuBois’ Peter Foradora finished in second place behind Thrush with a time of 17:48.92. Teammate Jeremy Fischer was third at 19:10.63, while Jonathan Russell also finished in the Top 10 for the Beavers, coming in seventh at 20:01.22.
“Pete didn’t run his best race, but to be fair, Thrush is outstanding right now, and it would have taken a pretty impressive effort to beat him,” said Marshall. “It would have been tough to beat him today. But I know the competitor that Pete is, and I know that he’s determined to get back to work and get his times moving in the right direction again. And I have no doubt that he will.”
Brockway’s Tanner Pearce (fourth, 19:13.42) and Linkin Nichols (sixth, 19:45.86) placed in the Top 10, as did Brookville’s Xavier Molnar (fifth, 19:15.92), Zak Gilbert (eighth, 20:07.18), Bryce Baughman (ninth, 20:11.36) and Levi Roseman (10th, 20:18.69).
For DuBois, Keith Fatula (11th), Curtis Thomason (13th), Nolan Fairman (14th), Gaven Wolfgang (15th), Brady Johnson (17th), Trenton Donahue (19th), Patrick Kirkwood (20th), Layton Yarus (22nd), Keaton Chapman (23rd), Izic Moate (24th), Tryston Benko (27th) and Paul Brittain (32nd) ran in the tri-meet.
“We are battling some injuries right now on the boys side, and we really need to get healed up and get back to work,” said Marshall. “It’s a tough battle deciding how much to keep pushing through and when to rest and heal up. Districts is less than four weeks away. We have to get the ball rolling if we want to be competitive at the end of the month.”
John Swalligan came in 16th for DuBois Central Catholic for their top finisher.
All four schools will be back in action on Saturday morning as they all will run in the Ridgway Invite at 9 a.m.