Nov 3: A little twilight zone to the Boyertown back-to-back in AAA | Central Cambria won a title. But they took home so much more. | Coatesville doen't rebuild. They reload. | Cross country rings true in Wellsboro. | Experienced coach, expert spotters, and soccer lead North East to 9th state title. Oct 27: PODCASTS: Wellsboro and Shikellamy surprised and Lewisburg delivered in D4. Dallas' boys competed well in D2. Liberty swept individual titles and advanced two teams to states, Emmaus was Emmaus in D11. Henderson's Chris Aldrich and Carly Hamond caputured individual crowns and St. Basil held off Christopher Dock in D1. Oct 20: Winning streaks were preserved at the big Tri-State Coaches Association meet on October 28th at Cooper's Lake in Slippery Rock. Baldwin senior David Adley won his 6th invitational of the season, while Latrobe junior Natalie Bower captured her third straight Tri-States. Video interviews with both chams. Oct 13: Three videos, including the post- Manhattan interviews with Central Cambria's Carly Seymour, who set the 2.5 mile Van Cortlandt Park record of 13:56; her coach, Randy Wilson; and North Penn coach Ron Jaros after his boys' team ran the best team average of the day, 12:57.1, which happens to be the 2nd best of all time. Oct 6: There is something different this year about Vince McNally. He's hungrier than ever. Most of last year's U.S. champs are in college. But Coatesville is still Coatesville. Winners. (Posted Wednesday AM. Coming Thurs: McNally's plan). If running is mental, then confidence is currency. Just ask Heather Giovagnoli. Sept 29: Ignore North Penn at your own risk this year. A track power excels at cross, too. And it's good to get your #1 runners back. Just ask Unionville & Cardinal O'Hara. Sept 22: Holy Ghost Prep is a very small AAA school. And Central Cambria, Lewisburg and North East are AA. All four are using the pack to attack their large school competition, and winning. Plus, North East coach Ted Miller is going for his ninth state tltle. Sept 15: Carly Seymour is more fit, more rested and more confident than last year when she was 9th at Foot Lockers. But her team is right with her with big goals. Germantown Friends made some noise on the national scene with a near upset of the U.S. #1 team. They are both little schools with some big talent. Sept 8: Kara Millhouse breakthrough – Cumberland Valley is back – Chanelle Price uses cross for the 800 (but she has goals this season too) – Podcast interview with Vince McNally. Sept 1: Baldwin distance stars David Adley and T.J. Hobart – Meghan Lutz of Nazareth Academy – Mark Dennin of Boyertown.
Results needed for EverhartWhat a weekend for cross country racing in Pennsylvania. The weather ranged from misty and cool to humid and hot, and all the competition was fierce. At the first ever pre-States Inaugural Hershey XC Invitational Carly Seymour and Mark Dennin took home victories and the fastest times of the day, 18:17 and 16:05 respectively. Central Cambria girls won the entire meet by a commanding margin, and the North Allegheny boys squeaked out a 1 point win in the boys combined scoring. At the Sharpsville Invite Laren Zarger (18:06.0) and Andrew Geist (15:54.2) posted impressive wins. Kacey Gibson runs 18:43 for 2nd in OH at the Malone College Invite. Emmaus girls were 4th at the Bowdoin Classic in New York, site of the November 24th Nike Team Nationals qualifer. Emmaus was missing Brianna Faust, who had an appendectomy a little over a week ago.North Allegheny swept the Gold Races at the 1st Pre-States.
After years of watching other states offer an opportunity to race on the state championship course prior to the state meet, the PIAA has orchestrated the inaugural Hershey Cross Country Invitational at the once-raced Hershey Parkview course. According to PIAA Associate Executive Director Robert Lombardi, the meet is set for the 4th Saturday of September, the 22nd to be exact. There will be four races, and a limit on the number of teams per race. The entry form is now posted on the meet page, or download it by clicking here or from the PIAA site.
The Inaugural Hershey Cross Country Invitational is set for Saturday, September 22nd at the Hershey Parkview course. The PIAA has released the team lists for the four races, and it's quite a lineup, featuring about a dozen teams ranked in the PennTrackXC.com weekly ranking. The four races go off on the hour beginning at 10am with the Small School girls race. It's time for PA's first-ever Pre-States. On Tuesday, the PIAA released the map of the revised 2007 course and final instructions. We also have links to the starting lane assignments and directions. Enjoy.
Photo Gallery by Don Rich of the 9/22/07 Inaugural Hershey Cross Country Invitational @ Hershey Parkview
Meet Comment: Inaugural PIAA Foundation XC Invitational 2007
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