Erin Finn dominated in MI! Montoya rips up state in AZ! Finn and Bos bring it in MI! Neale flies in WA! Hauger gets record 4th title in MN! (Photo by Pat Davey, runmichigan.com)
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.
Cover Photo by Don Rich
We begin our seventh year of the PennTrackXC.com XC Team Rankings - a poll of coaches from around the state to rank the top cross country teams of the season. This year for the first time, two are reserved for the top five A/Small schools, top five AA/Small schools, while as has been the case since its inception, the Top 10 reflects all PA schools, whether A, AA, AAA, public or private.
Photo by Patty Morgan
Courtney made a big late race move to secure the win and the record.
Russell storms away as WC Henderson wins in a tight team battle over Cardinal O'Hara.
Galassi pulled away late from Luke Jones to secure the win.
Vinny ran poop-out hill like it wasn't even there and powered home for the victory.
Palmyra won the team title by 3 over Dallas, Adair Gennocro surprises with the win.
Just 43 points, a 28s spread and a CR 18:58 team average!
Pottsgrove over Grove City and Vinny Todaro dominating the last hill.
Adair took control of the race late and capped her HS career with a state title!
Northeast Bradford gets team title and Rico Galassi battled Luke Jones for the individual crown.
Conner Quinn was the best of the best a year ago. (via www.phillyburbs.com)
Kennedy tied the meet record all alone two races before Courtney broke it.
Kennedy Weisner took charge from the gun and pulled away to win by over a minute.
Watch as Pennsbury dominates and Smith captures the individual title.
Palmyra won a tight race over Dallas by just 3 points.
Bradford won the first Class A team title with a strong showing up front.
The coaches discuss the 2nd straight year of finishing 2nd do to a tiebreaker and the great effort the team put in.
Dallas finished 2nd by the narrowest margins, 3 points behind Palmyra for the girls Class AA title.
Luke finished just behind Galassi, less than a second from the championship.
Russell used a powerful surge on the last hill to give himself a chance at the record over the last 200m.
PIAA State Championships 2012
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