PTXC 7 - Presented by New Balance
Saturday, September 12, 2015
"The Farm Course" at Kutztown University
Four Varsity Races - Girls/Boys GOLD (A)/BLUE (B) 5000m
Two Junior Varsity Races - Girls/Boys 5000m
One Middle School Race - Girls & Boys 2500m
Varsity teams per gender - $110 (limit 8 athletes per race)
JV and MS teams per gender - $60 (unlimited)
Individuals - $25 per person
Presented by New Balance, with support from InsideTrack, this meet has firmly established itself on the PA calendar as an early season must-run.
Now in our 5th year on the very popular venue at Kutztown University, we plan to continue to improve on the fun that is unique to cross country and this meet.
This nationally certified, all-grass course is a true cross country challenge. Coaches who raced it in college, rave about it as one of their favorites. No killer hills (It is, after all, early season). It is fan-friendly by using two loops which pass the start/finish at about the half-way point, and then goes over a new section before looping backward for the final mile.
2015 will have all the cool stuff from PTXC-1 through 6, including chip timing, great awards and entertainment, meet T-shirts for sale, and more to be announced in the coming months.
Each year since its inception, we have had at least one returning or same-year Foot Locker Finalist, plus an NXN qualifying team:
- in 2009 it was Sara Sargent, Pennsbury
- in 2010 it was Angel Piccirillo, Homer Center, and that year's eventual national champion Aisling Cuffe of Cornwall, NY
- in 2011, it was Piccirillo again.
- in 2012, it was that year's qualifiers, Kennedy Weisner, Elk County Catholic, and Regan Rome, Dallas, plus Brendan Shearn, North Schuylkill
- in 2013, it was repeat finalist Regan Rome of Dallas. Injured toward the end of XC, Weisner was unable to run the Northeast qualifier.
- also in 2013 (plus 2009 and 2011), we hosted NXN team qualifier and PIAA AAA Team Runner-up Pennsbury - a brief hiatus from the team championships they won in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2014.
- in 2014, it was Pennridge senior Marissa Sheva, who was 7th at the FL Northeast Regional, plus Hatboro Horsham senior Casey Comber who would be 4th in the Northeast and 20th in San Diego. Comber won the PTXC-6 Blue (B) race.
Competitively, this year’s PTXC-7 Races will feature top PA distance runners.
One of the first to sign up is rising senior Mady Clahane, Cumberland Valley: Runner-up in this race last year to eventual Foot Locker Finalist Marissa Sheva of Pennridge. She would go 4:47.95 for 2nd to Sheva (4:44.73) in the AAA State Champ 1600 - 13th and 25th in the US, respectively. Two top 15 finishes at FLNE, never finished outside the top 12 in any PA invitational in three years. 3rd in PTXC 5 Gold Race; 4th in 2012 and 3rd in 2013 AAA PIAA XC State Champs.
Once again, we'll be doing video of each race from the front with a gator... and have great awards, music and food.
The meet is open for online registration using the MileSplit system, and closes when the meet reaches capacity.
Sanctioned for NY, NJ, MD, DE, WV and OH. Others as needed.
PTXC-7 welcomes all of our 2015 competitors for what promises to be a great day of cross country.
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This year's meet headquarters is again at the Hampton Inn on Route 100 near I-78, with a great special rate of just $89 for up to four, and includes a hot breakfast.
Reservations can be made online
Go to: Hampton Inn, Allentown, PA - When prompted, click the Add Special Rate Codes and enter PTX under the Group Code box after selecting the date and number of rooms.
Deadline for making reservations is August 28th.
2014 Girls Gold Race Video
2014 Boys Gold Race Video
Presented by New Balance, with support from InsideTrack,
this meet has now established itself on the PA calendar as an early season must-run.
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