Pates Charboneau wins
Bethlehem Catholic hosted last week’s cross country meet at Illick’s Mill where the Hawks competed against Freedom, Liberty, Easton, Northampton, and Nazareth to end the regular season last Tuesday.
Freedom’s boys’ team edged out Northampton, 27-28, and defeated Becahi, 18-41.
Liberty defeated Northampton, 21-37, and Freedom, 25-34.
Easton’s Marco Cardone won the boys’ race with a time of 15:47.
Liberty’s Cole Frank was second in 15:52.
Freedom’s Alex Heidemann took fourth place in 16:19, and teammate Alex Hume was seventh in 16:26. Liberty’s Casey Frank placed eighth in 16:27.
Finishing first for Becahi and 31st overall was Matt Millen with a time of 17:46.
“I ran 18:00 at Paul Short, but today was good,” said Millen, who was unaware of his time as he spoke last Tuesday. “Most of the course is sidewalk but when you go into the hills, it was slippery and muddy. There were many runners slipping, but I didn’t see anybody fall where I was. Every race, I try to get better and P.R.
Fellow Hawk Daniel Smith placed second for the Hawks and 48th overall in 18:16
“I usually go for a fast-ish start so I don’t get boxed in but I went a little slower than I thought I would,” said Smith. “Someone I know from Nazareth and I kept passing each other. I was trying to catch up to someone from Easton but he was out of my reach.”
Freedom’s girls’ team defeated Becahi, 20-35.
Liberty’s girls defeated Easton, 19-36, Nazareth, 19-44, Northampton, 25-34, and Freedom, 20-43.
Freedom’s Lauren Charboneau won the girls’ race with a time of 18:54.
Liberty’s Belle Weikert placed second in 19:07.
Becahi’s Margaret Burke came in third in 19:15.
Eighth and ninth place were won by Camryn Bortz in 19:30 and Madison Drager in 19:45, respectively, and both from Liberty.
The EPC meet takes place on Tuesday, Oct. 15, but after Press deadlines.