9/1 WKND: Marissa Sheva in sprint win over Kara Steinke - Pennsbury boys bring tight pack

 

08/30
McAlpin Invitational
Episcopal Academy
 
Malvern Prep placed six in the top nine to score a low 24 points to cruise to the team title. Malvern were led by a 17:48 performance from champion Billy McDevitt.
 
 

Newtown Square, PA

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08/31

 

3rd Immaculata Relays (formerly Oakbourne Relays)

West Chester Henderson
 
West Chester Henderson boys put on a good first impression to kick off their 2012 season. Henderson had pairs place 2-3-4-5 to cruise to victory by nearly three and a half minutes. Sam Haugh and Tony Russell were the top pair for Henderson. Downingtown West had the best pair, with Kenny Leidal and Joey Steadman cracking the 20 minute mark. Unionville girls were just as impressive, winning by over 8 minutes over Daniel Boone. Emily Fisher anmd Bridgette Zerbe led the way for the 2011 AAA runner ups, with Courtney Smith and McKayla Mawn finishing right behind them.
 
 

Paoli, PA

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08/31 Lehigh Invitational
Lehigh University
 

Bethlehem, PA

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08/31

 

Lions Invitational

Moravian Academy
 
Freedom boys used a 50 second spread and three in the top fifteen, led by a 3rd place finish from Chris Kelly to hold off Parkland 78-92. Colin Abert of Easton was the individual champion, running 16:14 to win by 9 seconds over Jaryd Flank of Wilson Area. The girls team race was even closer, with Northwestern Lehigh taking the team crown over Parkland by one point. A 24 second spread for Parkland kept it close, but three in the top ten for Northwestern Lehigh was enough to hold on for the team title. Elizabeth Chikotas of Saucon Valley was very impressive in her debut race, winning in 18:53, 44 seconds better than the field.
 
 

Bethlehem, PA

RESULTS POSTED

08/31

 

Lock Haven Dolan Duals

Lock Haven University
 

Lock Haven, PA

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RESULTS POSTED

08/31

 

St. Bonaventure University Meet

St. Bonaventure University
 

St. Bonaventure, NY

RESULTS POSTED

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09/01

 

12th Annual Bear Mountain River Run

Lock Haven University
 
Andrew Steely of Souther Columbia pulled off a come from behind victory on a hot and humid day over Chet Schwoyer of Williamsport and Christian Hopple of St Joseph's Catholic Academy. Steely's time of 16:36 was a little over two and a half seconds better than 2nd place. Schwoyer's performance did lead Williamsport to the team title, scoring 53 points to nearly double 2nd place Sayre. Alyssa Brandis of Central Cambria improved on her 3rd place finish from last year's race with a gold medal performance of 18:38.1 to win by over ten seconds. Casey Norton of Troy was 2nd and 2011 Bear Mountain winner Maria Snyder of Northern Bedford was 3rd. Central Cambria repeated as champions, placing five in the top ten to score 27 points and win by nearly 40.
 
 

Lock Haven, PA

RESULTS POSTED

09/01

 

21st Gateway Invitational

 
Summary by Tom LaBuff

Despite the hot and especially humid conditions, the 24th running of the Gateway Invitational produced some great individual and team races over the hilly Boyce Park course. 
 
In the Girls Varsity Race, Hempfield Area narrowly defeated a strong Laurel Highlands team by three points, 64 to 67, and Hempfield's Morgan Ansell, the defending champion had to work through the finish line to edge freshman Mary Humphrey of Fox Chapel by 4 seconds. 
 
In the Boys Varsity Race, Baldwin regained the team championship with a close nine-point win over Fox Chapel, 84 to 93. Fox Chapel's Ethan Martin took the lead early and never relinquished it, beating the 2nd place finisher, Jon Faye of Hempfield Area, by 33 seconds.
 

Monroeville, PA

RESULTS POSTED

 

MIddle School Photo Gallery by Wayne Shipley

09/01

 

2nd Galen E. Piper Alumni/Open Cross Country Challenge

Shippensburg University
 

Shippensburg, PA

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09/01

 

37th Cliff Robbins Invitational

 
The elite of AA and of the new Class A divisions were center stage to start the 2012 season and the race did not disappoint. Rico Galassi of Holy Cross came away the winner over a field that featured the 1-2 Northeast Bradford duo of Sam Williams and Curt Jewett, Luke Jones of Elk Lake and runner up Dominic Deluca of Dallas. Galassi's time of 16:13 was 20 seconds better than the field. Scranton Prep took home the team title with three in the top 15 to defeat Dallas 94-103. The girls race featured the debut of one of the AA girls favorites for the 2012 season, Regan Rome of Dallas. The junior got her season started on the right foot with a winning time of 19:07 to win by 35 seconds. Her team also ran a strong race, finishing 2nd to Council Rock North 56-63. CR North were led by a 3rd place finish from Kate Scott and a 6th place finish from Kaelyn Heineke.
 
 

Dallas, PA

RESULTS POSTED

09/01

 

39th McDowell Invitational

McDowell
 
Photos by Carl Strub
 
Several of the contenders who will be vying for state gold went head to head on the opening weekend. In the end, Austin Pondel of Corry Area came away the winner on this occassion, running 15:36.3 to win by over 20 seconds over Ean Disilvio of Allderdice and Ryan Smathers of North East. Cathedral Prep used a 6-7 finish from Ethan Louis and John Lacy to come out with the team title with 88 points, 39 points better than 2nd place Fairview.
 
 
For the girls, Bernadette Prichard of Villa Maria Academy put on a strong performance to win her first race of the season in 19:29.4, almost 45 seconds better than the runner up. Her performance also led her team to victory with five in the top 18 and a score of 56 points.
 
 

Erie, PA

RESULTS POSTED

Photo Gallery by Carl Strub

 

09/01

 

41st California University of PA/Marty Uher Inv

California University of PA
 
In 2011, Mount Lebanon boys started their season with a team victory and a perfect score of 15 points. The start of 2012 wasn't perfection, but they did come out on top to start the new season on the right foot. Seamus Roddy led the team with a 3rd place finish and he led five finishers in the top 10 to score 37 points, 33 points better than Pine Richland. Tommy Reinhart did the lead the silver medal team with a gold medal performance, running 17:03 to edge out freshman Seth Edwards of University High School by two seconds. Pine Richland's girls did come away with a team championship, placing five in the top seventeen to edge out Ohio's Eaton by 10 points, 64-74. Individual title honors went to Amelia Paladino of University High School, running 19:20 to win by nearly a minute.
 
 

California, PA

HS & COLLEGIATE

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09/01

 

Big Valley Invitational

Mifflin County High School
 
State College Area girls placed three in the top ten to finish with a winning score of 82 points. Emma Cousins led the way with a 5th place finish with Hannah Grubb finishing eight seconds behind her. Kennedy Weisner of Elk County Catholic started what could be a huge season for the junior. She ran an impressive 18:15 to defeat Adair Gennocro of St Mary's impressive time of 18:49 by 34 seconds. Weisner's teammate Victoria Dippold finished 3rd. State College Area boys placed four in the top fifteen to complete the team double, defeating Mifflin County 55-86. William Cather led the team with a silver medal performance, running 16:32, 13 seconds behind champion Jon Colwell of Mifflin County. Colwell's teammate Addison Monroe finished 3rd.
 
Photo by David Beyerle
 
 

Reedsville, PA

RESULTS POSTED

 

Photo Gallery by David Beyerle

09/01

 

Delaware Valley College Invitational

Delaware Valley College
 

Doylestown, PA

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09/01

 

Duquesne Duals

Duquesne University
 

Pittsburgh, PA

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RESULTS POSTED

09/01

 

Gannon/Mercyhurst Invitational

 
 

COLLEGIATE

RESULTS POSTED,

09/01

 

Hornet Harrier Invitational

Hickory
 
West Middlesex boys used some pack running to take the team title in their first race of the new season. They scored 8-9-10-11-21 to edge out Hickory 60-66, despite Hickory placing two runners in front of the first West Middlesex runner. Ethan Wilson of Laurel ran 17:08 to win the individual title by seven seconds over Robbie Kroner of Neshannock. The girls of West Middlesex used a similar race strategy to win the girls team title over Laurel 41-77. Neshannock's Lizzie Manickas ran 20 minutes even to take the gold medal by 19 seconds. Emily Maxwell of Laurel finished 2nd and Kristen White of West Middlesex was 3rd.
 
 

Hermitage, PA

 

RESULTS POSTED

09/01

 

Millersville Alumni Open

Millersville University
 

, PA

COLLEGIATE

RESULTS POSTED

09/01

 

Salisbury University Fall Classic

Salisbury University
 

Salisbury, MD

COLLEGIATE

RESULTS POSTED

09/01

 

Seton Hill University Griffin Classic

Seton Hill University

 

Greensburg, PA

COLLEGIATE

 

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