Meet Recap: PTXC 12.2

Boys Recap - PTXC 12.2

Gold Race

The battle up front was intense with a number of boys fighting for the win in the Gold Race to start off the high school races Saturday. After the lead exchanged hands a number of times throughout the race, James Glebocki of Severna Park took the win with a nice kick at the end. Glebocki won in 15:52 outkicking Hatboro Horsham's Brian DiCola.

DiCola, who made some big moves in the last mile, creeped up on Glebocki on the homestretch, but ultimately, Glebocki had enough to hold him off. DiCola also ran 15:52. Those are the tenth and eleventh fastest times in PTXC history at the Farm Course.

Lewisburg's Jacob Hess was third in 15:57, making it three sub-16 boys on the day. Triton Regional's (NJ) Dennis Fortuna was fourth in 16:02 and Howard's (MD) Joseph Raudabaugh was fifth in 16:06, a strong say for the non-PA runners. Exeter Township's Alex Holbrook took sixth in 16:06 and Downingtown East's Brendan Flynn was seventh in 16:09.

The Severna Park (MD) boys rolled to the team title in the Gold Race. After Glebocki's one-stick, SP put four in the top 13 to score 57 points and run away with the team title.

Downingtown East was the top PA squad with a pair of top ten boys. The Cougars scored scored 126 points to finish a point ahead of Central Bucks West, which was third with 127 points in a good battle between a pair of the top District 1 squads.

Lewisburg Area was fourth with 153 points and Hershey was fifth with 181 points.

Blue Race

James Corbett continued his hot start to the 2021 XC season. The Holy Ghost Prep senior, on the heels of a good season opener at Moravian Academy, ran to the win in the Blue Race. Corbett made his move to the front in the middle mile and held on to win in 16:59.

Lake Lehman's Nick Hockenbury ran well to take second in 17:12. Conestoga Valley's Emmanuel Gitonga was third in 17:20.

Montgomery (NJ) took the team title with 104 points, putting together just a 28-second 1-5 spread for the win. Mendham (NJ) was second with 155 points, followed by Danbury (CT) in third with 168 points.