Tyrone boys win two in cross country meet

The Tyrone boys cross country team remained perfect on Tuesday, while due to some injuries, an old problem forced the Tyrone girls to be a runner short.
Running on their home course, the Tyrone boys defeated Bald Eagle Area 18-42 and Philipsburg-Osceola 24-31 to post a 3-0 record in the early going.
Aaron Houck (20:08) and Chris Bradigan (20:13) were the first two boys across the finish line and Eric Sweet (21:00) was fifth. Dustin Elder (22:04) was ninth, and Bradley McNeal (22:11) rounded out the top 10 for the Golden Eagles overall.
Against BEA, Houck and Bradigan finished one-two, with Sweet, Elder and McNeal coming in four-five-six to easily outdistance the Bald Eagles.
In the meet against Philipsburg-Osceola, the Mounties’ Brock Kerfoot broke up a possible one-two-three sweep with a time of 20:45 to claim third. Sweet was fourth, Elder eighth and McNeal ninth.
Other Tyrone runners included Sam McCloskey (14th overall), Philip Kreckle (15th), Caleb Dillon (19th), Jonathan Bishop (20th) and Jake Smerekar (21st).
“Aaron Houck and Chris Bradigan battled back and forth throughout the race for first place,” explained Tyrone coach Tammy Wills. “Eric Sweet is running very well and moving up to fill that gap between our second and third place runner. Dustin Elder and Bradley McNeal ran a tough race. I am excited to see how their season progresses. They are both freshmen and should just keep getting better. They were followed closely by Sam McCloskey and Philip Kreckle, who ran great races. Caleb Dillon, Jonathan Bishop and Jake Smerekar helped bring the Tyrone boys to victory over both P-O and Bald Eagle, bringing their record to 3-0.”
The Lady Eagles got the top spot when Emily Ingle raced to the finish line 20 seconds ahead of her nearest competition in 23:04, but needing five runners in able to be scored, the Tyrone girls only had Ingle, Paige Black (11th overall in 31:39) and Selena Bradigan (16th in 38:41) and lost 15-50 scores to both Bald Eagle Area and Philipsburg-Osceola to fall to 1-2 on the season.
“Emily Ingle ran a tough race and looked great,” said Wills. “She brought in first place for all the girls and was followed by Paige Black and Selena Bradigan. These girls all did well and are so determined. Most people don’t want to be outside on a day like today and these girls are running a cross country race. Both our teams did very well today, especially if you bring the heat factor of almost 90 degrees at race time.”