The Platte Canyon High School cross country team competed in the Frontier League meet Oct. 3. 

Arrupe Jesuit, Clear Creek, DSST Montview, Lake County, Middle Park, Platte Canyon, Sheridan, The Academy and The Pinniacle were at the meet.

The boys were second behind Lake County. It takes five runners to get a team score; the lady Huskies only had four. Lake County girls were first.

For the girls, Emma Dikken was 15th with a time of 27:22.90. Ily Hardey was right behind her in 16th with a time of 27:25.50. Sydney Wagner was 18th with a time of 29:29.20. Amy Bezzant was 20th with a time of 30:06.40.

For the boys, Jace Valentine was fourth with a time of 20:31. In sixth was Tucker Sussenbach, with a time of 20:42.50. Joe Melero was 13th with a time of 21:44.20 and Dante Branigan was 31st with a time of 28:16.90.

“The boys were able to jump to second place with their best performance of the year,” Coach Mike Demko said. “The boys average times were 68 seconds better than they ran on the same course in September. Jace Valentine and Tucker Sussenbach finished fourth and sixth respectively to make all-conference. Unfortuntely, the girls lost a runner prior to the race due to illness and were unable to field five runners needed to be included in the final results. Seniors Sydney Wagner and Amy Bezzant were able to take a combined five minutes off their times from the Lake County Invitational.

This weekend the teams will be headed to regionals at Rocky Ford, where they will be fighting to move on to state the following weekend.

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