Keyser cross country duels with Berkeley Springs
By Chapin Jewell
KEYSER - On Tuesday, the Keyser High School cross country teams welcomed the Indians of Berkeley Springs to the campus of Keyser High School for a dual meet. This represented the second dual meet of the season of Keyser as the boys and girls took on Frankfort in the season opener last Thursday. Now it was Keyser’s turn to host a meet.
In the girls’ meet, Keyser claimed the team victory by a score of 24-33. Berkeley Springs’ Belle Harvey finished in first place with a time of 23:23:03. Close behind in second place was Keyser’s Averi Everline who finished in 23:41:15. Keyser’s Scarlet Cameron finished in third place in 25:58:96 with Audrey Helmick of Berkeley Springs claiming the fourth spot in 26:44:64. Rounding out the top five was Claire Delsignore of Keyser with a time of 31:34:53.
Finishing is sixth place for the girls was Isabella Grubbs of Keyser in 31:52:31, while Alivia Arnold of Berkeley Springs claimed seventh place with a time of 31:53:18. Marilee Kitzmiller and Christine Pryor of Keyser finished eighth and ninth respectively with times of 34:32:87 and 36:45:30. Sammy Herbst of Berkeley Springs rounded out the top ten with a time of 37:45:41.
In the boys’ meet, Berkeley Springs topped the host Tornado 23-36. Berkeley Springs’ Jackson Mundey finished in first place with a time of 19:15:33. Close behind in second place was Keyser’s Griffin Paugh who finished in 19:37:72. Keyser’s Trenton Denne finished in third place in 20:14:54 with Aiden Carpenter of Berkeley Springs claiming the fourth spot in 22:00:37. Rounding out the top five was Isaac Harris of Berkeley Springs with a time of 22:25:61.
Finishing in sixth place for the boys was Jacob Rough of Berkeley Springs in 22:47:03, while Tim Develing of the Indians claimed seventh place with a time of 23:02:54. Dirk Shoemaker of Keyser finished in eighth place in 23:38:37. Breh Shoemaker (24:40:34), Dalton Weller (25:20:68), Caden Gates (30:54:94), all of Berkeley Springs, finished ninth, tenth and eleventh respectively to round at the field.
Tuesday’s solid performances for both squads give the Tornado harriers momentum as they next travel back to Short Gap for the Frankfort Invitational this Saturday, Sep. 12 for a 9:00 start.