Tyrone Cross Country Teams Heading into Home Stretch

The Tyrone boys and girls cross country teams both look like they will have a good start into the postseason with strong runners.

The boys team improved to 6-2, dominating both Philipsburg and Bald Eagle on October 5 while the girls (2-6) split the tri-meet, losing to Philipsburg with close races but receiving a forfeit win over Bald Eagle.

I am very pleased with the way our season is going. Our boys team is showing great success, and they are all showing improvement with each meet”

— Head coach Tammy Wills

Head Coach Tammy Wills is proud of her team’s hard work.

“I am very pleased with the way our season is going. Our boys team is showing great success, and they are all showing improvement with each meet. Some of our girls have been struggling with injuries, but as they get healthy, we have been seeing great runs and more success at meets,” said Wills.

Junior Beth Pearson led the girls pack to earn a 1st place victory, the third time she has done so during this season.

Stephanie Ramsey took 4th, giving the girls two finishers within the top five. Emma Bartel, Emily Stine, and Aliyah Riling all ran hard and helped the girls.

On the boys team, senior Adam Detwiller took 3rd, closely trailing behind Philipsburg’s Chad Muckey and Scott Frantz.

A flock of Eagles were able to finish just behind Adam, including his younger brother Aiden Detwiller, who took fifth. Ethan McCloskey finished sixth with Rory Quigley in seventh. Thomas Sutt, Jason Barr and Dominick Ray crossed the finish line just behind them.

Wills is looking forward to the Mountain League Championship meet on October 20 and then the District Championship Meet on October 30 at Indian Valley in Reedsville.

“As we go into the final few weeks of the season, it will be exciting to see how all of our runners compete,” said Wills.