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09/25 Big 7 Conference Championship

Monongahela, PA


09/27 13th Mercersburg Academy Invitational
Mercersburg Academy
By Michael Carpenter

The 13th Annual Mercersburg Academy Invitational was this weekend, and Gonzaga JR Billy Ledder took the boys individual race, enroute to a team title for Gonzaga.  Ledder won the race in 16:21, beating out Sidwell Friends SO John McGowan who was 2nd in 16:38.  Reid Nickle, SO from Episcopal, rounded out the top 3, finishing 3rd in 16:40.

National Cathedral's girls squad took home the team title. JR Lottie Hedden was their top finisher, placing 5th overall in 20:31.  Potomac School's Anneka Wilson won the race in 18:46, beating the field by over a minute. Georgetown Visitation's Moira was 2nd in 19:50, and Glenelg Country School's Maeve Ricaurte rounded out the top 3 in 19:57.  Mercersburg's top finisher was Mackenzie Riford, the SO standout was 6th in 20:34.

Mercersburg, PA



15th Lackawanna County Commissioners Inv.

By Michael Carpenter

The 15th Lackawanna County Commissioners Invitational was in Scranton this weekend, and all four varsity races were filled with exciting competitive finishes.  On the girl's side, Crestwood's Kirsten Schafer ran away with the Varsity A race, winning in 19:41.  The next five finishers spread only :09 seconds, but Honesdale's Erin Craig battled her way to 2nd in 20:13, and Abington Heights Britteny Martin was 3rd in 20:20.

The Varsity B race, Honesdale girls took 1-3-4, behind Mariah Diamond's winning time of 23:25.  Kourtney and Kara Brussel took 3rd and 4th in 24:05 and 24:08 respectibly.  Prep's Hannah Dickinson broke up the pack, finishing 2nd in 23:56.

The Boys Varsity A race saw Bobby Micikas of Crestwook and Tunkhannock's Reece Ayers battle it out the for win, with Micikas coming out on top, posting a 16:23.  Ayers 2nd place finish was a 16:28.  Victor Costello rounded out the top 3 with a 16:43 3rd place finish.

And it was all Dallas in the Varsity B race, as the boys squad were untouched goig 1-5.  Kevin Goilbert led the way going 18:41, with teammate Tanner Baloh close in 18:43.  Jake and Tim Reineat went 3-5, with Carl Zimmerman coming in 4th for the Dallas boys cross team.


Scranton, PA


09/27 3rd Annual Souderton Invitational
By Michael Carpenter
Souderton boy's squad proudly took home the team title at their own, 3rd Annual Souderton Invitational.  The squad was led by Donnie Noble, who was 2nd overall in 16:33.  David Douza was 4th in 16:47 and Matt Seeley was 8th in 17:07.  Matt Kacyon, SO from Whitehall, won the race in 16:13, while Garnet Valley's Andrew Smith rounded out the top 3 individual finishers in 16:34.

The ladies from Spring-ford Area HS took the team title in the girl's race winning with a total of 44 pts.  The race for 2nd was very close, Bishop Shanahan scored 74pts, while Quakertown and Souderton were right on their heals with 82 and 83 pts respectively.  Leah Goeke of Garnet Valley won the race in sub-19 fashion, posting 18:48. Springford's team title was led by Audrey Burger who was 2nd in 19:05, while Souderton's Becky Kratz and Kelsey Cameron went 3-4, in 19:18 and 19:21.

Souderton, PA


09/27 44th McQuaid Invitational
By Michael Carpenter
PA#3 AA North East were among teams that traveled to NY this weekend to compete in the 44th McQuaid Invitational. SR Dylan Klein was the top PA finisher, going 15:37 and 3rd overall on the 3-mile layout.  Teammates Zach Mix and Rob Merkel were 13th and 16th overall going 16:04 and 16:11 respectively. Other strong PA performances came from Sam Havko, SR from Fairview, who was 4th overall in 15:43 and Bradford JR Matthew White was 14th in 16:07.

PA#3 AA Union City girls team put four girls in the top 25 of the Varsity A seed race, with SO Rebecca Reichbaum finishing 15th overall in 18:54.  Fairview girls team also competed in this race, with FR Andrea Miller and JR Jessica Kocan finishing 28-29 in 19:32 and 19:33 respectively.  In the Varsity AA seed race, Oakland Catholic SO Marissa Polk and FR Charol Lamoenfeld finished 5-6, going 18:55 and 18:57.

Rochester, NY


09/27 Bull Run Invitational
Hereford High School

Parkton, MD


09/27 Cochranton Invitational
Cochranton Area

Cochranton, PA


09/27 Conrad Weiser Invitational
Conrad Weiser HS
By Michael Carpenter
North Penn gilr's looked untouchable at the Conrad Weiser Invitational this Saturday, winning in near perfect fashion with only 18 pts. Heather Selheimer, Christy Cohick and Rachel Brown went 1-2-3. Selheimer won in 20:18, with Cohick close in 20:20 and Brown 3rd in 20:54.  Owen J. Roberts' Kelly Meyer broke up the perfect finish with a 21:07 4th place finish.  Lauren Bond was 4th for North Penn and 5th overall in 21:14, and North Penn's winning squad was rounded out by Carolyn Fergus's 7th place, 21:34 finish.  The North Penn girls spread only 1:16.

Robesonia, PA


09/27 Council Rock Invitational
Council Rock North
By Michael Carpenter
The Council Rock Invitation was this weekend, and saw some strong battles in both the girl's and boy's races.  In each race, the top 5 finishers represented 5 different competing schools.  Sean Keefe, SR from Council Rock South, took the win in 16:27, while Hempfield's Kevin Hull fought off Council Rock North's Dan Wallace for 2nd place; they finished 16:41 and 16:42 respectively. Central Bucks West Nick Scarpello was 4th in 16:51, and Jon Shope of Phil-Mont Christian was 5th in 16:55.

Pennsbury Freshman Ann Herman won the race in a PR fashion, going 19:25, defeating the field by :25 seconds.  Kaylee Irwin of Hatboro-Horsham was 2nd in 19:50, holding off Phil-Mont Christian's Cecelia Forshee in 19:54.  Katie Filemyr was Bishop McDevitt's top finisher, taking 4th in 20:08, crossing just before Central Bucks South's Emily Chappell, 5th in 20:09.

Newtown, PA


09/27 George School Invitational
George School
By Michael Carpenter
The girls from Germantown Academy were easily the victorious team at the George School Invitational this weekend, scoring a mere 27 points, half what any other team scored.  They were led by Molly Shapiro who won the race in 20:33, followed closely by Peddie School's Melissa Provost in 20:42.  While the Peddie School managed to finish 2-3-4, Germantown Academy finished 1-5-6-7-8-9.

Lower Moreland HS boys won the team race with 56 pts going 1-2-3, over Peddie School who finished 2nd with 61 pts. PA#1 AA/PA#8 Germantown Friends was third with 98 pts, even while sitting out multiple runners of their varsity squad.  Matt Devinnery won the race for Lower Moreland in 17:44, while teammates Dan Gelman, 18:00, and Andrew Duda, 18:03, rounded out the top 3.

Newtown, PA


09/27 Nike Pre-Nationals-Jim Danner Invite
Portland, OR
09/27 Northeast Invitational
Bloomsburg University
By Michael Carpenter
The Northeast Invitational was at Bloomsburg University this weekend, and John Reiley, the senior from Blue Mountain, ran away with the individual title in 16:44, beating out the next competitor by :30. Dan Blackman finished 2nd in 17:04, whil East Juniata's Tyler Erhard rounded out the top 3 with a 17:07.  Kyle Ragan and Paul Crowe were 14th and 16th overall and helped State College to the team title.

The girls from State College also took home team gold with 3 girls in the top 10 overall, including Chloe Schmidt who was 2nd in 19:29 and Nora Adams, 4th in 19:51.  Zophia Zieman of Lewisburg ran away from the rest of the field, winning the race by :38 seconds in 18:51. Teammate Shannon Wright rounded out the top 3, finishing in 19:45. PA#1 AA/PA#3 Lewisburg girls finished 4th with Kiah Hardcastle being held out of competition.

Bloomsburg, PA