Varsity Lions Cross Country packed out to Dublin, GA, early Saturday morning, Sept. 20 to face off against the Trinity Christian Crusaders.  With a cool and cloudy morning on the flat and forested Crusader course, senior Emma Brown led the girls’ squad to victory with a 1st place team finish of 19 points.  Brown herself took 1st overall with a PR of 21:04.  Sisters Abigail and Rachel Snyder medaled in 4th and 5th place at 21:48 and 22:15, followed by scorers Hadley Kirsche (23:51) and Madi McCullough (24:12).  Varsity Lady Lions finished with Peyton Turner (26:26), Megan Reeves (27:09), and Kierstin Mackay (29:52).


JV Lionettes sealed a 3rd place team finish with 95 points.  Sixth grader Liz Adams ran first among her team mates in 15:27 with Elise Piotrowski (15:38), Kinley Phillips (15:39), and Juliet Guthrie (15:47) finishing in the same minute.  Faith Nesbit was the last scorer at 18:33, followed by Caroline Weatherly (18:46), Emily LaCount (19:02), and Marisa Vazquez (19:18).


The Varsity boys squad was lead by a newcomer, freshman Ryan Cullom, taking up the lead in the absence of two longtime team members and running his best race to date in 19:44 for a 9th place medal.  Fellow lions John Koslowsky (21:03), Brett Reeves (22:26), Robert King (22:38), and Jackson Mulkey (22:43) scored for the team.  Zach Hughes (23:46), Jake Cullom (25:33), and Nic Zehna (26:27), took up the tail.

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JV boys ran a terrific race and showed their mettle lacking some of their own star runners.  Without the speed core of previous races, Carson Greene stepped up his pace to lead the team to a first place victory with 55 points.  Greene medaled as an individual in 3rd place with 13:11.  He was joined at the victors’ line by fellow Lions’ medalists Kyle McCullough (4th, 13:15) and Andrew Brown (7th, 13:30).  Jeremiah Smith (14:35) and Sean Mulkey (15:03) scored, followed by Samuel Snyder (15:18), Andrew Benoff (15:49), Andrew Mulkey (16:10), Jacob Woelfl (17:12), and Jackson Stewart (18:00).
Westminster Lions run again at home Saturday, Sept. 27, hosting the first WCA Invitational of the year.