Meet Preview: PIAA District 10 Championships

Girls Preview - PIAA District 10 Championships

Class A

  • State Qualifying Spots For Teams: 2

Expect to see Wilmington's Grace Mason near the front from the start. A multi-time state qualifier in track and XC, Mason has the fourth-fastest time statewide in Class A from the recent Mercer County championships, almost 30 seconds faster than Hannah Wagner of Reynolds. Mason was the runner-up a year ago, while Wagner placed fifth.

In the team race, Mason and her Greyhound teammates are No. 5 in this week's PTXC rankings for Class A. They were third last year at Buhl Park with a lineup of six underclassmen.

Class AA

  • State Qualifying Spots For Teams: 2

Sharon's Gianna Labbiento is rounding into shape at just the right time as a third consecutive District 10 title is within reach. After claiming last year's race, Labbiento was third in Hershey, with Fairview's Maddison Hayes right behind her and Meaera Shannon of Conneaut Area in 10th. This trio should be at the top of the individual standings on Saturday, with the current state rankings showing Hayes 17th, Labbiento 20th and Shannon 24th statewide.

Villa Maria's Sarah Clark also could be a factor as the freshman looks to lead the Victors to another district title. Last year, Villa Maria and Fairview held off General McLane for the two state berths as the three teams were separated by only five points.

Class AAA

  • State Qualifying Spots For Teams: 1

In the girls' race, Kyla Kramer of McDowell is looking at a second consecutive victory in this meet. As a ninth-grader last year, Kramer won by more than 20 seconds. Another sophomore, Aurora Fuchs, leads the Erie squad and was second last year.

McDowell will be the team to beat in a slim field with one state qualifying spot on the line.