PTXC 11 - Girls Gold Race Recap
Taryn Parks left no doubt about it again this season, rolling to the Gold Race win in a dominant effort to open up her season. The Greencastle-Antrim senior made her season debut, running 18:30 to defend her PTXC crown.
Parks took control of the race early and kept it going, running a solo effort for the last few miles. It wasn't as fast as her PTXC 10-winning time of 18:08, but Parks noted she's running more miles as this point of the season.
North Schuylkill's Cori McCormick started her season off well, taking second in 18:48, which is a 27-second improvement from her sixth place finish at PTXC 10. Loudoun Valley went 3-4 with Ava Gordon taking third in 18:50 and Ricky Fetterolf coming across fourth in 18:52. Neshaminy's Kaylee McCullough was fifth in 18:53 and Council Rock South's Marisa Kilgarriff took sixth in 19:02.
Loudoun Valley took the team title for a second straight season. After Gordon and Fetterolf, LV put three others in the top 20 to roll to the team victory.
Chambersburg was second, making a big statement in the squad's 5K season opener. Camryn Kiser, a freshman, led the way with an eighth place finish in 19:26 and three others placed in the top 20, as Chambersburg earned runner-up team honors. Cumberland Valley ran well to take third with 146 points.