Boys, girls cross country teams defeat Bethel but fall to USC

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Eliza Swanson

Baldwin’s boys and girls cross country teams compete in meets and invitationals.

Kenzie Hirt, News Editors

The boys and girls cross country teams both defeated Bethel Park on Tuesday, earning them their first section wins of the season, but lost to Upper Saint Clair in a dual meet on USC’s course. 

The runners warmed up more than usual to combat the cold weather during the race. 

“I was hoping we would get a little bit of sunlight, but it was windy and cloudy after the rain. It wasn’t ideal,” senior Andrew Barrett said. 

Despite the cold weather, the team did really well, and a majority of the team achieved personal records, sophomore Andrew Winschel said. Team members credited the easy course for their personal records. 

Going into the meet, Baldwin was optimistic for at least one win. The boys especially had a really strong chance to win against Bethel, as the Blackhawks boys team only consists of four runners. 

“We kind of expected USC to be good, and we knew we could be competitive with Bethel,” junior Mallory Mezeivtch said. 

The next meet for both teams is Saturday at White Oak Park for the Bald Eagle Invitational.