Crusaders News · Central XC hits the ground running in style.

Centrals boys’ and girls’ XC teams competed in the 15 team Claymont Invitational yesterday and what a strong opener for Central.

Boys’ XC won the event with a very impressive score of 23.

The Crusaders finished 1-2-5-7-8 led by Barrett Scheatzle with a 16:25, Ian Paul with a 17:10, Blake Abbott with a 17:36, Max Grillo with an 18:04, and Sean Domer with an 18:14. Aaron Shiplett and Nick Hallaman rounded out the boys’ top seven finishers.

Central girls finished second led by Alyssa Mattis, Caroline Johnston, Brooke Bajornas, Isabelle Olivieri, Georgia Bentzel, Gracen Competty, and Lauren Halas.