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Fall Sports Report

September 26, 2012

Fall Sports Report: A roundup of action from Sept. 25

NEW CASTLE — It was another record-setting day for Laurel High cross country standouts Ethan Wilson and Emily Maxwell.

Wilson and Maxwell set marks yesterday in a meet against Beaver Falls and host Ellwood City Lincoln.

Wilson finished first in the boys race in 17:02.4, breaking the old mark set by the Wolverines’ Eric McCall of 17:05. McCall’s mark was set last year.

“Ethan has been improving every week,” Spartans coach Greg Schmitt said. “He keeps showing signs of what is to come down the road. I’m looking forward to see how he runs in the future races.”

Maxwell broke the course record by 54 seconds, finishing first in the race in 20:01.9. The old mark was held by a West Allegheny runner, in 20:55.

“I thought Emily ran a great race,” Schmitt said. “The course was challenging. It was a hard course, to break it by 54 seconds says tremendous things about what she can do at the WPIAL meet and at state. She has a tremendous opportunity.”

The tandem broke school records last week in a meet against Shenango, Union and South Side Beaver on Laurel’s home course.

Laurel swept the boys meet, topping Ellwood (17-44) and Beaver Falls (18-45).

Clint Glenn was second for the Spartans in 18:52.7 and Lucas Switzer was fourth in 18:58.5. Edwin Cracraft (5th, 19:17.2) and Robert Schrantz (8th, 19:58.8) completed Laurel’s top five.

Tatsumasa Abe paced the Wolverines, finishing sixth in 19:42.9. Wesley Larry was seventh in 19:45.1, James Gajewski was 17th in 21:47.1 and John DeCaro finished 19th in 22:22.7. Glenn Truxel was 22nd in 23:32.9.

On the girls side, Laurel topped Beaver Falls and Ellwood by identical 15-50 counts.

Alison Filer finished second for the Lady Spartans in 22:32.2 and Brooke Dicks was third in 22:34.5. Vanessa Schwartzmiller claimed fourth in 23:33.9 and Kristin Dicks was fifth in 23:36.7.

Abigail Horton led the Lady Wolverines, finishing ninth in 24:29.0. Mallory Angelucci placed 10th in 24:34.2 and Paige Mason was 13th in 26:52.5.

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