Probably the best way to capture the career of Pennsbury senior Sara Sargent is to point out that she has won at least one state championship in her first three years of high school. Got that? Freshman. Sophomore. Junior. Check them off. In 2009, she won the state AAA cross country title. Later that month, she was 8th in the Northeast at the Foot Locker Regional, and then was 21st in nationals, just 10 seconds out of all-American. As a sophomore, she was diagnosed with mono just two weeks after the state XC championships. She bounced back and captured the PTFCA Indoor 3000 meter title. Oh, we missed the 3200 meter PIAA AAA title as a freshman. Then, as a junior, she was the PIAA AAA 1600 meter champ in a PR of 4:51.04. Throw in some all-states, Millrose Games and US Open Miles, and appearances in the Penn Relays Mile and 3000, and other state medals, and you have an awesome career. And just this past November 3rd, she led her team to their 3rd consecutive AAA State XC Title. Sit back and enjoy her senior campaign.
Ben and Sam Ritz ran together in the summer. (via phillyburbs.com)
Three Virginia schools in James Robinson, North Stafford, and West Potomac traveled up to Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to compete against many of that state's best teams as well as watch some top collegiate action at the Paul Short Run. The Robinson squad enjoyed a lot of success at the meet with their boys' squad, ranked #7 in Virginia, beating some of the top tier teams in Pennsylvania with a runner-up team showing. Meanwhile, Robinson's top girl in Macey Schweikert did not run, but her teammate Lauren Berman shined in her absence to finish runner-up individually with a 5K personal best time of 18:22 for the VA #15 ranked sophomore Berman.
BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Senior Molly Carl (York, Maine) placed 16th among 342 finishers to pace the University of Southern Maine women's cross country team to a 25th-place finish at the prestigious 39th Annual Paul Short Run held Friday at the Goodman Campus Course on the campus of Lehigh University. (via www.southernmainehuskies.com)
Great American barn-burner in NC! Sean McGorty and Jacob Thomson fly, CBA exerts more dominance. (File photo by Joseph Bond)