9/17 WKND: Pennsbury edges DT East - Gerlach 2nd - Wilson #3 AT | Piccirillo #2 AT at Penn State

 

PENNTRACKXC was onsite at five meets this weekend:

Briarwood, Boardman OH, Spiked Shoe, Chris Fretz and Slippery Rock

 

09/16


White Clay Creek Classic

Newark High School
Octorara traveled to the White Clay Creek Classic in Newark, Delaware. The girls finished 8th in the class race behind a team best 21:51 by Lauren King in the senior race. The boys were 10th with Kevin Carr running 19:23 in the 11th grade race.
 

Newark, DE

RESULTS POSTED

 

09/17
15th Annual Bulldog Invitational-Big Spring
Big Spring
Reynah Spence of Shippensburg picked up a comfortable victory with a winning time of 19:20.4, 23 seconds better than 2nd place Meredith Speakman of Boiling Springs. For the boys, Vinny Todaro of the host Big Spring defended his home course with a 14 second victory over William Meadows of Gilman. Todaro ran 16:33.2 to earn the gold.

Newville, PA

RESULTS POSTED

 

09/17
18th Lackawanna County Commissioners Inv.
Luke Jones of Elk Lake ran an impressive 15:31 to win the boys race. Aaron Wilkinson of Valley View finished 2nd, but still ran a solid 15:51. Blue Ridge was the only team in the race to place three inside the top 20 and that was enough to earn them the team title over Wyoming Valley West 82-119.

For the girls, top AA ranked Elk Lake finally got their chance to run after the flooding last week postponed their debut. Elk Lake placed three in the top ten and five in the top 20 to win the girls race 47-84 over Pleasant Valley. For a team that returned all seven runners who won states last year, the team was led by a 3rd place finish from freshman Jenny Vanetten (19:17). Catherine Lombardo of Pittstown Area just missed a sub 19 minute performance, but still ran 19:04 to earn gold.

Scranton, PA

RESULTS POSTED

 

09/17  

adidas Cross Country Challenge
NC State University
 
Top ranked West Chester Henderson girls took their show on the road to North Carolina and continued their momentum from their PTXC 3 win last week. Stephanie Aldrich finished 6th with a time of 18:44.3, and Janie Augustyn and Michelle Tracy finished in the top eleven overall to lead the team to a 2nd place finish. Their spread was 42 seconds and their score of 58 points was 4 points behind winners Midlothian of Virginia.
 

Cary, NC

RESULTS POSTED

 

09/17

 

Boardman Spartan Invitational

Boardman  
 
Photos by Phil Grove
 
By Phil Grove

A little change in scenery - or states - didn't affect the results much for western Pennsylvania runners and teams at the Spartan Invitational in Boardman, Ohio.

Grove City's Daniel Jaskowak continued to show he is a force to be reckoned with statewide, Ean DiSilvio of Allderdice kicked to his second close win of the 2011 season and the North Allegheny boys claimed their second consecutive team championship at one of Ohio's largest invitationals.

Jaskowak backed up his breakthrough victory at the Red, White & Blue Invitational on Sept. 10 with a wire-to-wire victory in the Division I race. The junior's winning time of 15:43.51 is the third-best clocking in the meet's history and the fifth-fastest ever on the repeating loop layout.

"That's what I wanted to do, I wanted to prove myself again," Jaskowak said of his 10-plus second win. "I think this really solidifies where I am."

Jaskowak immediately went to the front of the field and had a 10-meter gap when he went through the first kilometer in 3 minutes. The chase pack of several top Ohio runners could not close the gap.

"I think Daniel looks at what kind of competition he has and he goes out and makes sure he gets out in front," Grove City coach Mike Sample said. "He doesn't like to be in the crowd anymore, he doesn't like to come from behind. He wants to get out in front."

With a sixth from senior Logan Steiner, PA#3 North Allegheny claimed the Division I team title with 96 points. The next four Tigers were separated by less than 7 seconds in locking up the team title over the No. 5 and 11 teams in Ohio - Powell Olentangy Liberty (162) and Mentor (180). Erie Cathedral Prep was seventh and Grove City eighth in the 36-team field.

Earlier in the meet of more than 3,800 runners, DiSilvio matched up for the second time this season with Corry Area's Austin Pondel. DiSilvio had outkicked Pondel by 1.1 seconds to win the McDowell Invitational on Sept. 3, and Saturday's finish in Division II was almost a duplicate. The Allderdice junior, who also is a state-ranked wrestler, crossed the line in 16:06.9, with Pondel just 0.7 seconds back.

"I don't know what his potential is because so far all he has been doing is chasing the leaders," Allderdice coach Ed Flynn said. "Ean's a very strong kid so I don't think there's too many that can run away from him. He's going to be in all his races."

DiSilvio and Pondel separated themselves early from the field of almost 300 runners. On the second of two loops in the 3.1-mile course, DiSilvio was planning for his finish.

"I hoped to make my move going into the woods, and I did but he passed me again," DiSilvio said. "Once we came out (of the woods), he was a good 10 meters ahead of me. I just had to work to catch him at the end."

Hampton's Brian Shields was sixth and led the Talbots to third in the team standings with 206 points. Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary - Ohio's top-ranked Division II team - won with 100 points, with No. 5 Peninsula Woodridge second with 163. Allderdice was fifth at 243.

On the girls side, PA#7 North Allegheny and Hampton picked up a pair of thirds. Paced by senior Shannon Wagner's 13th-place finish, the Tigers had 141 points. Brunswick - Ohio's No. 1 team - led the way in Division I with 68, while No. 7 Hudson had 113.

Hampton got a fourth from senior Emily Rabenold in finishing third in Division II with 191 points. Ohio's No. 2 Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy used a 1-2 finish to grab the top spot with 45 points, while top-ranked St. Vincent-St. Mary was second with 65. Villa Maria Academy finished seventh.
 

Youngstown, OH

RESULTS POSTED

 

PHOTO GALLERY

 

Photo Gallery by Phil Grove

 

09/17

 

Bradford 8th Annual XC Invitational

Bradford Area
 
Kennedy Weisner of Elk County Catholic won her 2nd race in 3 weeks with a meet record performance of 18:56.2, and winning the race by a full two minutes. Her team scored 31 points to hold off host Bradford Area by five. The Elk County Catholic boys also won the team title, scoring 45 points to win by 13 points over Oswayo Valley. Individual honors went to Barrett Kemp of Osway Valley, who ran 16:54.5 to win the gold.

Bradford, PA

RESULTS POSTED

 

09/17

Bulldog Invitational-Northern Lehigh (Cancelled for 2011)
Northern Lehigh

Slatington, PA

CANCELED FOR 2011

 

09/17 Chris Fretz Invitational
Perkiomen Valley   
West Chester East boys scored a solid 30 points to cruise to the team title. Jesse Rogers led the way for his team, winning the race in 16:37, five seconds better than Joe O'Such of Spring Ford. For the girls, host Perkiomen Valley defended their home turf by beating the 2nd seven of Downingtown East 59-73. West Chester Rustin's Amber Hontz ran 20:04 to win the gold medal by over 20 seconds.

Collegeville, PA

RESULTS POSTED

 

PHOTO GALLERY

 

Photo Gallery by Charles Stone

 

09/17

 

Coach Achtzehn Classic

York College of Pennsylvania
 

York, PA

COLLEGIATE


RESULTS POSTED
 

09/17 Conneaut Lake Invitational
Conneaut Lake
Mercyhurst Prep girls used a 2-3-4 finish from Carly Vikary (20:22), Taylor Pletz (20:34), and Sarah Klipniewski (20:34) to come away with the team title with a strong score of 25 points. Cranberry's McKenna Spence ran 20:11 to win the gold medal by 11 seconds. For the boys, Sebastian Curtis finished 2nd in 17:19 to lead his Mercyhurst Prep sqaud to three in the top nine and a team title with 51 points. Gordon Phipps of Oil City ran 17:05 to win the individual title.

Conneaut Lake, PA

RESULTS POSTED

 

09/17 Elmira Invitational
Elmita Free Academy

Elmira, NY

RESULTS POSTED


NO PA ATHLETES

 

09/17

 

George Gerber Junior High Invitational

Annville-Cleona
 

Annville, PA

RESULTS POSTED

 

09/17 Lebanon County Meet
Palmyra

Palmyra, PA

RESULTS POSTED

 

09/17 Mountaineer Flatland Invitational
 

Mansfield, PA

CANCELED FOR 2011

 

09/17

 

Navy Invitational R

US Naval Academy

Annapolis, MD

COLLEGIATE


RESULTS POSTED
 

09/17

 

Northampton Invitational

Northampton Area
Easton boys held off Freedom 46-51 to win the team championship. Colin Abert of Easton ran 16:22.9 to win the individual title, and that led three in the top eight. For the girls, Easton completed the team title sweep, scoring 44 points to cruise to the girls title. Shana Peterson of Freedom won the gold medal by just under 3 seconds with a time of 20:10.9.
 

Northampton, PA

RESULTS POSTED

 

09/17

 

Penn State-Behrend Invitational

Penn State-Behrend
Fort Leboeuf placed four in the top eleven led my individual champion Matt McWilliams (17:04.1) to score 41 points and defeat Union City by 19. For the girls, Cambridge Springs used a 2-3 finish from Olivia Mamula (20:31.4) and Reilly Walsh (20:33.5) to earn the team title over Warren 48-65. Kelsey Leasure of Seneca was the individual winner, running 20:23.5 to earn the win.

Behrend, PA

 

 

COLLEGIATE & HIGH SCHOOL

 

RESULTS POSTED

 

09/17 Slippery Rock Invitational
Slippery Rock University
South Fayette boys narrowly defeated Beaver Area for the AA title 106-107, despite Beaver having the individual champion and the runner up. Josef Depietranio (16:58) and Asa Equals (17:15.2) finished 1-2 to help their team to 2nd place. In AAA, PA#1 Mount Lebanon won their 3rd straight invitiational and they made this one look just as easy as their first win. Mount Lebanon finished 2-3-7-8-9 with a spread of 31 seconds to score 29 points, with their top runner Alex Moran not in the race. Individual honors went to Chris Culley of Moon Area, who ran 16:49 for the victory.

For the girls, General McLane were led by an 8th place finish from Makenzie O'Connor to squeak past South Fayette for the AA title 160-166. Caitlin Bungo of Sewickley Academy ran 20:12 to hold off Hannah Scipio of Derry Area by one second. In AAA, Mount Lebanon edged by Hempfield Area by a score of 39-40. Morgan Ansell of Hempfield ran 19:56 to win the gold, but a 2-3-4 finish from Mount Lebanon's Jillian Hunsberger (20:13), Callie Gunzenhauser (20:28), and Julie Kocjancic (20:29) was just enough to win.

Slippery Rock, PA

RESULTS POSTED

 

PHOTO GALLERY

 

Photo Gallery by Carl Strub

 

09/17 Spartan Invitational
North Schuylkill

Ashland, PA

CANCELED FOR 2011

 

09/20 Big 8 Conference Championship
Ringgold

Monongahela, PA

 

 

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