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09/02 Kiski Area Cross Country Relays R
Kiski Area
 
Summary by Tom Berzonsky
Kiski Area of District 7 hosted a 5 x 1 mile cross country relay race.  The first race was a thriller as the varsity boys from Pine Richland, Norwin, and Franklin Regional finished within 32 seconds of each other.  Pine Richland took an early lead, but Franklin Regional and Norwin closed the gap until the anchors received the batons in a virtual three-way tie.  Norwin’s Dylan Colcombe ran the last mile in 5:07 to hold off Franklin Regional’s Brett Trottier.  It was Norwin’s second win of the early season.


In the girls race it was a contest of three Westmoreland County schools as Kiski Area, Franklin Regional, and Norwin claimed the top three spots. Franklin Regional’s Sterling Simek opened with a 5:58 to take an early lead. Kiski Area Letizia Collini closed the gap for the host team. Stephanie Lednak broke the race open for Kiski Area in the third leg opening a 39 second gap. Megan Aller held off Franklin Regional’s Bria McMahon for the win.

 

 

Vandergrift, PA

RESULTS POSTED

09/03 Freeport Invitational
Freeport Area 
Sarver, PA
09/04 Wyalusing Valley Lasagna Invitational
Wyalusing Valley Area 
 

Northeast Bradford boys put on a comfortable performance in the midweek invitational at Wyalusing Valley. The District 4 champions were led by a gold medal performance by Levi Upham (16:42.6) and four runners in the top ten to score 37 points to win by 36 over the host school.

For the girls, Northeast Bradford completed the sweep, with Lydia Werner running 20:47.5 to win the gold medal and her team scoring 41 points to win by 37 points over Wellsboro. Northeast Bradford placed three in the top 7 overall to help their cause.

 

Wyalusing, PA

RESULTS POSTED

09/06 23rd Big Red Invitational
West Middlesex
 
The North East 1-2 punch of Rachel White and Kate McIntosh were at it again at the West Middlesex Invite. The freshman and sophomore pair finished 1-2 in the girls red race, with White winning the race in 19:51 and McIntosh hitting the 20:00 even mark for 2nd. That 1-2 performance was just enough to get their North East teammates over the hump to the team title over Laurel 75-76, the closest finish so far in the early season. Knoch was 3rd with 81 points. In the white race, Reilly Walsh of Cambridge Springs held off Chloe Tyillian of host West Middlesex to win the individual crown by 6 seconds with a time of 20:28. Behind Tyillian's runner up finish, West Middlesex were excellent, placing six of the top 12 finishers to score 34 points and cruise to the team title.

For the boys, the red race was also a close chase to the team title, as Corry Area knocked off Knoch by 3 points, 75-78, to win the team title, using a 52 second 1-5 spread to make up for Knoch's 4-5-9 start. Individual honors went to Andrew Maxwell of Slippery Rock Area, as his 16:43 was good enough for him to earn a 30 second victory. The white race saw the 2nd one point team finish of the day, as Cranberry defeated the host West Middlesex 86-87, thanks to having five in the top 25 against West Middlesex's five in the top 35. Hanz Wents of Maplewood ran 17:38 to earn a 7 second victory over Nathan Kline of Cochranton.

 

West Middlesex, PA

RESULTS POSTED

09/06 27th Annual Central Bucks EAST Invitational
Central Bucks East 
 

CB East girls won the first of many head to head battles with league rivals North Penn at their home invitational. Lizzie Morris and Jackie Kinkead led the way for the Patriots, by finishing 1-2 for their team. Morris ran 19:36, while Kinkead ran 19:51. CB East placed six of the top ten runners to North Penn's three in the top ten to win the team title 20-37.

For the boys, Jake Brophy and his CB East squad completed the team and individual title sweep against, defeating neighboring rivals Central Bucks West. Brophy won the individual crown with a season best 15:59 to make it two wins in his first two races. His teammates stepped up to the plate against the John Sharp winners behind him, placing four more in the top nine to take the win 28-51.

Girls Highlights

Boys Highlights

Doylestown, PA

RESULTS POSTED

09/06 47th Annual Mill Street Run
 

Jerrica Bauer of George School made her season debut and she was excellent in victory. The junior won the race by nearly a full minute with a time of 18:36, defeating the sister pairing of Caroline and Lizzie Harmon of Lower Moreland. In the team race, Council Rock North placed four in the top ten to get the best of their rivals Council Rock South for the team title 45-66.

For the boys, Brian Arita of North Penn made it to the winners circle with a time of 16:15, holding off Bensalem's Alex Ramirez by 8 seconds. Ramirez did win gold with his teammates, as his team placed five in the top eleven to win the team title over Council Rock North by a narrow 3 points, 34-37.

Boys Highlights

Girls Highlights

Bristol, PA

RESULTS POSTED

09/06 7th Annual Hurricane Invitational
 
Schuylkill Haven, PA
09/06 Chestnut Hill Academy-Springside Invitational
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
 
Masterman boys started their march back to the Class A state championship final with a victory over Springside Chestnut Hill 22-52. Julian DeGroot-Lutzner led the way for Masterman with a victory in 17:01, 45 seconds better than the field.

In the girls race, Terri Turner and Jamie Costarino helped turn the tables for the host team against Masterman, as Springside Chestnut Hill defeated the District 12 Class A champs 23-34. Turner won the race in 20:25, while Costarino finished close behind in 2nd in 20:34.

Philadelphia, PA

TOP TEN RESULTS POSTED

09/06 LVC Dutchmen Invitational
Lebanon Valley College
 
St Joe's Prep boys had a strong performance from their top two runners, as champion Isaiah Fisher (16:40) and runner up Joseph Piscano (16:52) took the first two places. Behind them, however, Palmyra placed four together in front of the Prep's #3 runner, which was just enough to take the team title from the District 12 squad by a score of 62-69. Jason Robinson led the team winners with an 8th place finish.

For the girls, the chase for the individual gold was extremely tight. Not only did the top six finish within 8 seconds of each other, but the winner of the race was decided by one hundredth of a second, and the win went to Elaine Estes of Oxford Area over Jamie Zamrin of Cocalico. Both runners ran 19:42. In the team race, Palmyra started life in the AAA division on a high note, placing three of the top six and five of the top eleven to score 32 points and win by 40.

Annville, PA

RESULTS POSTED

09/06 Northampton Invitational
Northampton Area 
 
 

The Northampton Invitational was the first race of the 2014 season for the Class A state champions Holy Cross. For those who came to see how the champs would start their title defense, they were far from disappointed.

Mackenzie Greenfield led the way for Holy Cross with an individual title win in 18:51, just 3 seconds ahead of freshman teammate Lexi Walsh. The team accounted for six of the top ten finishers to cruise to the team title with 25 points to defeat the hosts Northampton by 30.

For the boys, Schuylkill Valley were boosted by a gold medal performance from Clay Stabolepzy (16:39) to come away with the team title over East Stroudsburg South 81-101. Freshman Ben Reisenweaver finished 3rd for Schuylkill Valley to help lead his team to the crown.

Girls Highlights

 

Northampton, PA

RESULTS POSTED

09/06 The Farmer Jones Appreciation Relays
West Chester Rustin
 
AAA girls champions Unionville were back on their relay grind, making a visit to West Chester Henderson for the 4x2400 meter cross country relay. The three girls teams of four took the first three team spots for Unionville, with the three teams separated by just 13 seconds. The team of Kacie Breeding, Gretchen Mills, Lea Talley, and Virginia Korrell ran 39:26 to win the relay.

For the boys, host West Chester Rustin took the top two boys team spots with only 14 seconds separating the two teams. The team of Jack Carmody, Eddie Hapstead, Jimmy Cook, and Matt Coates ran 33:07 to earn the win.

 

West Chester, PA

RESULTS POSTED

09/06 Twin Valley Raider Invitational
Twin Valley 
 

The Cardinal O'Hara girls made their season debut and put their young talent on display, as only one of the top seven, and four of the 18 runners that participated were seniors. O'Hara placed five in the top eleven with a solid 44 second spread to score 31 points and win by 19 over Owen J Roberts. Individual honors went to Lexi VanBlunk of Downingtown East, who ran 20:27 to win the race by 10 seconds over Sara Hayes of Cardinal O'Hara.

For the boys, Twin Valley used the senior foursome of champion Josh Coakley (17:07), runner up Colin Geary, bronze medalist Colby Geary, and 4th place finisher Dominic Digiacomo to lead their team to a 23-61 win over Downingtown East. The four were separated by only by just 13 seconds.

 

Elverson, PA

RESULTS POSTED

09/06 Windsor Invitational
Windsor Central
 
Athens Area traveled to New York to compete at the Windsor Invite. Maria Hudock led the way for the girls with a 3rd place finish in 21:58. Her team would also finish 3rd with 75 points. Kevin Singhel finished 36th in 20:13 to lead the boys team to an 8th place finish.
 

Windsor, NY

RESULTS POSTED

 

College

 

09/05 3rd Galen E. Piper Alumni/Open Cross Country Challenge
Shippensburg University

Shippensburg, PA

RESULTS POSTED

09/05 Lock Haven Dolan Duals
Lock Haven University

Lock Haven, PA

RESULTS POSTED

09/06 Doug Watts Distance Gala
Edinboro University

Edinboro, PA

RESULTS POSTED

09/06 LVC Dutchmen Invitational
Lebanon Valley College

Annville, PA

RESULTS POSTED

09/06 Penn State Abington Cross Country Invitational
Penn State Abington

Huntington Valley, PA

RESULTS POSTED

09/06 Seton Hill Griffin Classic
Seton Hill University
Greensburg, PA

 

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