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Press photos by Nancy ScholzEmily Jobes took first place in the EPC girls race last week. Press photos by Nancy ScholzEmily Jobes took first place in the EPC girls race last week.
Belle Weikert was sixth at the EPC meet. Belle Weikert was sixth at the EPC meet.

Jobes first at EPC meet

Monday, October 21, 2019 by Katie McDonald kmcdonald@tnonline.com in Sports

Liberty junior Emily Jobes was crowned the EPC girls cross country champion after finishing her race with a time of 19:14 at the EPC Cross Country Championships last Tuesday at DeSales University.

“I was very excited because I worked really hard and to see how far I’ve come,” said Jobes. “It was exciting to see my coaches and teammates [at the finish], and representing Liberty.”

Jobes began the race conservatively, staying with the pack during the first mile.

“In the woods, I started to push, and when I came out of the woods, I knew there was one mile left,” she said. “Going into the cornfield, there is a substantial hill that can make or break your race.”

Stroudsburg’s Ciara Conboy, who placed second in 19:39, remained behind Jobes, but not knowing how far, Jobes kept pushing.

“I’m going in [to districts] with the same strategy and to do my best,” said Jobes.

Liberty teammate Belle Weikert placed sixth with a time of 20:01, and Freedom’s Lauren Charboneau placed eighth with a time of 20:09. Both also medaled.