After blazing the Susquehannock cross country course in 19 minutes and 53 seconds, Kennard-Dale senior Maddie Ferner was proud that teammate Caitlin Solomon placed second behind her.
Yet, Ferner noticed something else during the four-team competition.
"Once you see that first York Suburban runner, you see a bunch more right after," she said. "They are so good."
The Trojans once again had their running packs working for them on Tuesday — and it led them to a pair of YAIAA Division II titles.
West York's Bethany Weaver placed third overall, but Suburban's Olivia Gettle, Cecilia Lantz, Zette Pflaum, Lindsey Flemmens and Bryn Walsh placed fourth, sixth, seven, eighth and ninth, respectively. That depth led to three wins, 20-41 past the Bulldogs, 25-36 against the Rams and 19-43 over the host Warriors.
The Trojan girls finished the regular season with a 6-0 league mark, 20-0 overall, one win in front of West York (5-1, 14-6).
Suburban girls' coach Dan VanHouwe said the team was expecting Ferner, Solomon and Weaver to run that well.
"We look at here is where we fit, and we need to pack up our group," he said. "How can we improve ourselves as a team? That is to pack up and get closer to one another. That's our style, that's the way we train. That is what we keep doing."
The Trojans did the same trick in the boys' meet. Susquehannock's Joe McDonnell (17:35) took the top spot, but the Trojans earned the next six places behind Peter Wagner, Donovan Mears, Jarrett Raudensky, Bryce Ohl, Josh Kerr and Tanner Haynes.
Suburban's boys also finished 6-0, 20-0, just ahead of the Warriors (5-1, 17-3) after topping Susquehannock (20-42), Kennard-Dale (15-49) and West York (15-50).
For boys' coach Ron Herman, winning the division remains important, even with a team that has won a pair of state titles in the last five years.
"We always establish a three-tier objective when we first start out. One of them is to win the divisional title. To go without a defeat in the (league) — that's a goal," he said. "We want to do as best as we can in the dual meets. The second goal for us is to run well at districts, then if we make the state meet, how well can we run there. This was the first step. It's very important to us."
The West York girls topped the Warriors (23-34) and Rams (28-29), while Kennard-Dale nipped the hosts, 28-29.
On the boys' side, Susquehannock defeated the Bulldogs (19-40) and Kennard-Dale (18-41). The Rams edged West York, 26-29.
3.1 miles at Susquehannock
York Suburban 19, Susquehannock 43 York Suburban 25, Kennard-Dale 36 York Suburban 20, West York 41 West York 28, Kennard-Dale 29, West York 23, Susquehannock 34 Kennard-Dale 28, Susquehannock 29
1. KD, Maddie Ferner, 19:53. 2. KD, Caitlin Soloman 20:45. 3. WY, Bethany Weaver, 21:00. 4. YS, Olivia Gettle, 21:32. 5. Sus, Rachel Banchiere, 21:45. 6. YS, Cecilia Lantz, 22:11, 7. YS, Zette Pflaum, 22:12. 8. YS, Lindsey Flemmens 22:30, 9. YS, Bryn Walsh, 22:34. 10. WY, Corinne Maloney, 22:46. 12. Sus, Courtney Rodgers, 22:53. 16. KD, Crystal Mullins, 23:06. 17. WY, Lakyn Brenneman, 23:18. 19. WY, Rebecca Fuhrman, 23:37. 20. Sus, Breanna Kaiser, 23:39. 21. WY, Samantha Gentzler, 23:56. 24. Sus, Julianna Wagner, 24:46. 25. KD, Megan Thomas, 24:52. 26. Sus, Allison Rodgers, 24:57. 31. KD, Halle Fromm, 26:25.
3.1 miles at Susquehannock
York Suburban 20, Susquehannock 42 York Suburban 15, Kennard-Dale 49 York Suburban 15, West York 50 Susquehannock 18, Kennard-Dale 41 Susquehannock 19, West York 40 Kennard-Dale 26, West York 29
1. Sus, Joe McDonnell, 17:35. 2. YS, Peter Wagner, 17:41. 3. YS, Donovan Mears, 17:41, 4. YS, Jarrett Raudensky, 17:53. 5. YS, Bryce Ohl, 17:54. 6. YS, Josh Kerr, 18:12. 8. Sus, Nathan Shelley, 18:14. 9. KD, Donald Bernhard, 18:20. 12. WY, Connor Schroll, 18:51. 13. Sus, Erik Younkin, 19:17. 15. Sus, Will Earls, 19:23. 16. WY, Jake Spangler, 19:26. 17. Sus, Ryan Denis, 19:29. 18. KD, Christopher Moore, 19:33. 20. KD, Erik Whitelaw, 19:38. 22. WY, Connor Hayden, 19:39. 28. KD, Joshua Chamberlain, 20:11. 29. WY, Logan Berger-Kertzel, 20:20. 30. KD, Brady Reuter, 20:22. 32. WY, Derek Harlacher, 20:35.