After a two-week layover since high school cross country invitational meets that took place in late August and early September, Bethlehem Catholic, Freedom, and Liberty were back on course for an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference season opener on Sept. 13 in a meet hosted by Pocono Mountain East where Bethlehem took on the Poconos.
Freedom’s girls defeated Pleasant Valley, 21-36, Pocono Mountain West, 15-50, and Pocono Mountain East, 15-50.
Freedom’s Ava Fihlman won the girls race (20:13), and teammates Amelia Holden came in fifth (23:08) and Aubrey Yeager placed sixth (23:30).
Liberty’s girls defeated Pleasant Valley, 15-48, Pocono Mountain West, 15-50, and Pocono Mountain East, 15-50.
Maddie Mumma took second place (21:24), Kendell Terefinko was seventh (23:39), Mikailyn Matacavage came in eighth (23:41), Emily Orrico placed ninth (23:42), and Emily Haas was 10th (23:46), all for the Hurricanes.
Bethlehem Catholic defeated Pleasant Valley, 16-42, Pocono Mountain West, 15-50, and Pocono Mountain East, 15-50.
Margaret Burke finished in fourth place (22:46) for the Golden Hawks.
Pocono Mountain West’s Kayla Meier took third place (21:55).
Bethlehem’s girls teams will have competed in Week Two undefeated on Tuesday, past Press deadlines.