The state's two top returning boys from last year's state meet made their college decisions public on Friday. Beveridge of Butler committed to Syracuse University. Campbell of Council Rock North decided on the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill).
Beveridge, currently PA#2, is the favorite heading into next week's District 7 (WPIAL Championships). He'll join the Orange, who added two of Pennsylvania's top recruits from last year's senior class in Noah Affolder and Nathan Henderson. Beveridge was fifth at the PIAA XC State Championships last fall. On the track, he holds a 3,200 meter PR of 9:07.26.
Beveridge announced his decision via Twitter:
Campbell, currently at PA#11, will head to Chapel Hill in the fall. He took second in the SOL National Conference to Neshaminy's Rusty Kujdych. Campbell was seventh at the PIAA XC State Championship as a junior and helped his team to the Class AAA state title. In the spring, he ran 9:14.65 in the 3,200 meters.
Campbell elaborated on his decision after Friday's SOL Championship: