This year's PTXC-4 - set for Saturday September 8th at the Farm Course at Kutztown University - will be featuring at least five returning state cross country medalists in the Girls Gold Race. The mid-summer entrants include rising juniors Kennedy Weisner, Elk County Catholic, Penn Manor's Greta Lindsley, and Pottsville's Paige Stoner. Weisner was runner-up to Angel Piccirillo in AA XC, and outdoor in both the 1600 and 800. She went on to earn all-American status at this summer's New Balance Outdoor Nationals. In addition to her XC medal, Lindsley earned a PIAA medal in outdoor in the 1600. And Stoner earned a 5th place medal in the 3200 in outdoors to go with her XC medal. Returning senior Catie Skinner of Penn Charter is the 2nd returning finisher from PTXC-3, and a former PA Independent League champ and runner-up.
Top individuals are also leading top teams into PTXC-4. The #3 returning AAA team in the state - the Downingtown East girls, are led by returning state medalist Katelyn Callaghan, a senior, and rising junior Anja Weiler. Last year's 4th place AA team, Holy Redeemer, comes to the race with defending District 2 champ and returning state medalist, senior Marissa Durako as their leader. Other teams to watch in the varsity girls races include top 20 returning squads Cumberland Valley, Central Bucks West, led by junior Meghan Iatarola; Chambersburg and William Tennent (in Varsity B), led by junior Judy Mabone.
Once again, we'll be doing video of each race from the front with a gator... and have great awards, music and food.
This year's meet headquarters has moved to the Hampton Inn on Route 100 near I-78, with a great special rate of just $89 for up to four, and includes a hot breakfast. Go to: www.hamptoninnallentownpa.com When prompted, enter the Group Code PT4 for the special rate.
Online registation: click here
2011 Girls Gold Race Video
2011 Boys Gold Race Video
PTXC-4 to feature the returning 2011 AA and AAA Boys State XC Champs