There were signs that Aislinn Devlin was the next in line, that she was ready to follow in her brother's footsteps, or at least show glimpses early on.
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.
Bismarck gets 8 straight state titles, Leingang wins individually. Burcham and Drazba set records in WV. Alli Cash takes KS 6A state title! US#1 Edward Cheserek blasts 14:18 5k! (Photo courtesy of Bismarck HS)
Jenkintown's Greg Wagner wins the first-ever boys' Class A title in District 1.
Archbishop Wood, the defending District 12 Class AAA girls cross country champion, has set its sights on a crown in the lower-enrollment Class AA Thursday at Belmont Plateau (2:50 start). (via phillyburbs.com)
PIAA District 1 AAA: Sara Sargent of 2nd place and PA#2 Pennsbury
Individual champ Tony Russell (15:11) and 3rd place finisher Reiny Barchet (15:22) of team champs West Chester Henderson.
Bill Coren promised his girls he'd do something special for them if they qualified for states. They did. And he will.
Junior Alexa Botelho of New Hope-Solebury led her team to the first-ever Class A Girls title in District 1
Junior Courtney Smith led PA#1, US#5 Unionville to a District 1 title with a 17:36 win.
PIAA District 1 Class A #1 runner Emma Keenen, of team champ Gwynedd-Mercy Academy
Pennridge sophomore Marissa Sheva gets a runner-up finish in the AAA Girls District 1 race in 17:45.
Senior Megan Magarrity repeated at District 1 AA Champ and led her Gwynedd-Mercy team to the district title.
Unionville captures the AAA Girls title at District 1 by 15 points over PA#2 Pennsbury.
PIAA District 1 Championships 2012
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