Allegany created their first county team in 1960 with Coach Ron Chapman. When it first started, cross country was only open for the boys. Cross country is more focused on independence, not so much dependent on an entire team. Every runner runs for their own self, working as a team in the end. The “Rock Pile”, the informal name of the Ft. Cumberland Golf Course, was used by every team in the immediate are for home meets. In 1978, this course later provided area meets for the girls’ team that was created.
Coaching the cross country team is Amanda and Chris Biser. Finishing the 2018 season, these are the final stats. The girls won the County Championships with five girls placing in the top ten making All-County: Samantha Kelly in fifth, Eve Hutcherson in seventh, Madison Devore in eighth, Olivia Campbell in ninth, and Olivia Klemm in tenth.
The boys finished third at the Forest Festival Invitational, first at Mountain Ridge Invitational, second at the Frankfort Invitational, third at Broadford invitational, second at our home meet-Progressive Physical Therapy Invitational, fourth at AMAC (Appalachian Mountain Athletic Conference), first at the County Championship, fourth at 1A West Regional Championship, and fourth at 1A State Championship. Also, at the All-Conference Cosimos Cendo placed eighth and Logan Troutwein placed ninth. At the All-County Cosimos Cendo placed first, Logan Troutwein placed second, Kole Morgan placed fourth, Mitchell Septoff placed eighth, and Bobby Halle placed ninth. At the 1A West Individual Cosimos Cendo placed seventh, Logan Troutwein placed eighth, and Kole Morgan placed seventeenth. Then finally, at the 1A All-State Cosimos Cendo placed seventh and Logan Troutwein placed twenty-first. Congrats to the cross country boys and girls on another amazing season!