9/21 WKND Feature: Unionville girls and 'Stoga guys shine in NJ



18th Cherokee Challenge

Cherokee HS
Photo courtesy of Margaret Smith

In 2012, the Unionville girls put themselves on track for an amazing season with a solid team performance and the best combined score. In 2013, they returned to the 2 mile invitational and reminded everyone just how good this group really is. Courtney Smith led the squad with the 2nd fastest time of the competition (10:56) and Emily Fisher had the 3rd best time of the meet (11:06). Olivia Young and Kacie Breeding finished 6th and 7th respectively and Elizabeth Edwards finished 15th to round out their scoring five. The quintet were separated by 48 seconds and scored 33 points to outdistance their local rivals Downingtown West by 85 points! Freshman Aislinn Devlin led Downingtown West with a 5th place finish, 2nd best freshmen time of the meet (11:17). Germantown Friends finished 6th overall with a score of 271 points with a 44 second spread. Brigit Anderson had the 22nd best performance of the meet with a time of 11:54.

For the boys, Conestoga, Downingtown West and North Penn all finished in the top five overall to give their seasons a major boost! Conestoga finished 2nd with 180 points and were led by Andrew Marston, who had the 6th best time of the day in 9:53. The squad had a 1-5 spread of 36 seconds and their five finishers inside the top 60. Downingtown West finished 4th with 215 points with a 1-5 spread of 13 seconds and five in the 30-60 place range. Freshman Drew Alansky ran 10:14 to finish 32nd overall. North Penn finished right behind Downingtown West with a score of 255 points and were led by a 17th place finish from Ryan Grace (10:03).