The Dexter boys’ cross country team stayed with talented Chelsea at the head of the line but the Bulldogs depth proved too deep for the Dreadnaughts in an SEC dual-meet at Hudson Mills Metropark on Tuesday.
Chelsea held off Dexter 24-33 to earn the victory.
The seniors led the Dreadnaughts with three of the top six places in the race.
Dexter senior Conor Kolka was a very close second to Chelsea freshman Connell Alford. Kolka finished in 16:40.4 while Alford was a nose ahead in 16:40.2 – it doesn’t get much closer than that.
Dexter senior Nathan Gariepy was fourth in 16:57.5 while fellow senior Sam Melvin crossed in sixth place in 17:21.0.
The juniors were next up with Josh Lamb (10th, 18:11.7), Adam Hauser (11th, 18:15.1) and Zachary Sawin (13th, 18:24.6). Sophomore Owen Ackerman was 14th (18:27.1) and freshman Brandon Anderson was 16th (18:28.1).
Dexter’s Amanda McGill took first overall but the Dreadnaughts fell to rival Chelsea 22-34 in an SEC dual-meet at Hudson Mills. McGill, a junior, won easily with a time of 19:46.6. Chelsea’s Trilian King was second in 20:22.0.
Dexter sophomore Chloe Sprague had a strong race taking fifth overall in 20:55.7.
Senior Faith Jones was eighth (21:23.3), junior Hannah McComas was ninth (21:38.0), senior Abigail Fox was 11th (21:49.4), sophomore Megan O’Day was 13th (22:20.8) and junior Annissa Sisson was 14th (22:25.0).