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Male Athletes of the Week: Boy’s Cross Country Team

Boy’s Cross Country team pulls out another win in the ICC Championship.
Image/Graphics by Tabytha Carr
The Cross Country team puts forth all of their energy at a meet.

The Boy’s Cross Country team, consisting of Noah Ryder, Jacob Alexander, Sage Carr, Kevin Hurley, Braden Brown, Payton McCloskey, and Noah Marcinko, was chosen for Warrior Watch’s Male Athletes of the Week for the week ending on 10/21/22. This year the Boy’s Cross Country team spent time breaking personal records and bringing West Branch weekly wins. The boys most recently won the ICC Conference Championship, and each member played a crucial role in their win.

Facts about the runners:

Noah Ryder:

Grade: 12

Parents: Bill and Courtney Ryder

Siblings: Dylan and Gabby Ryder

Future Plans: Join the AirForce

Favorite Food: Chick-Fil-A

Favorite Cross Country Memory: Last year, when Mrs. Catanzaro told him she was proud of him after he broke 20 minutes. 


Jacob Alexander:

Grade: 11

Parents: Pete and Diane Alexander

Siblings: Erika Alexander and Zoe Alexander-Dickson

Future Plans: Go to college for Biology

Favorite Food: Peanut Butter

Favorite Cross Country Memory: When he got half of the team lost running through the woods.


Sage Carr:

Grade: 11

Parents: Josh and Tabytha Carr

Siblings: Zaid and Ender Carr

Future Plans: Attend college and major in business or finance

Favorite Food: Anything from Chipotle

Favorite Cross Country Memory: Passing and beating the same guy in an opposing team by one second in two different races this year.


Kevin Hurley:

Grade: 11

Parents: Keith and Heather Hurley

Siblings: Katie Hurley

Future Plans: Go to the Military

Favorite Food: Steak and Salmon

Favorite Cross Country Memory: Fun Run Friday, when they run to the interstate tunnels.


Braden Brown:

Grade: 11

Parents: Dustin and Kristina Brown

Siblings: Liam Brown and Laken Pewanic

Future Plans: Become a mechanical engineer

Favorite Food: Texas Roadhouse Rolls

Favorite Cross Country Memory: Trying to steal a chair from Juniata Valley. 


Noah Marcinko:

Grade: 10

Parents: Joe and Natasha Martin

Siblings: Evin and Drake Marcinko and Bella and Trent Martin

Future Plans: To become a nurse or something else in the medical field

Favorite Food: Goulash

Favorite Cross Country Memory: None


Payton McCloskey:

Grade: 9

Parents: Josh and Olivia Heuby

Siblings: Pierson Heuby

Future Plans: To go to the CCCTC for nursing, then carry on his studies at Lock Haven to become a Registered Nurse.

Favorite Food: Crab Ragoon

Favorite Cross Country Memory: When Braden, Noah, and he had an ice cream eating contest after a race.  

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About the Contributor
Tayla Dorbolo, Staff Writer
Hi, my name is Tayla Dorbolo! I’m a senior here at West Branch! I’m a member of Student Government and National Honor Society. Go Warriors!