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Tyrone, B-A runners at Lion Invitational

New course records highlighted the Altoona Cross Country Invitational on Saturday morning.
Central Cambria’s Carly Seymour broke her own previous record from 2006 by 26 seconds to lead the Lady Red Devils to the crown. Making a family affair of the girls race, Carly’s younger sisters Kendall Seymour finished fourth overall and Kelsey Seymour finished fifth.
Carly Seymour ran the five-kilometer course in 17:27.9, finishing 1:29 minutes in front of the second place runner, Hempfield’s Amber Valimont and nearly two minutes ahead of third place finisher Susanna Sullivan of George Mason High School in Virginia.
The race featured more than 700 varsity and junior varsity runners from across the state and was run through the fields and hills surrounding Altoona’s Logan Elementary School in Logan Township. Bishop McCort was second, Oakland Catholic was third and Altoona was fourth in the girls race.
Emily Stapleton, a freshman from Bellwood-Antis, was 24th with a time of 21:31.6, and freshman Ashley Ford of Tyrone, was 100th in 23:526.
In the boys race, Bishop McCort’s Jim Spissak also topped his own mark to set a new record in 16:13.8. Altoona won the team title for the boys, but had no runners in the top 10. Chris Fischer led a group of four Altoona boys in the top 25, with a 13th place in 17:15.1.
Tyrone freshman Rich Stever was the area’s top runner in the boys division with a 27th place in 17:49.3, and Bellwood-Antis senior Ben Hatch was 31st in 17:51.7.
The Eagles finished 16th out of 27 boys teams, with 475 points, while the Blue Devils were 18th with a team total of 505.
Tyrone junior Dustin Elder was 49th in 18:15.3 and sophomore teammate Nathan Kruis was 85th in 19:16.1.
Bellwood-Antis sophomore Cooper Campbell was 80th in 19:08.7.