Mia Cochran's senior season started off in a big way at Saturday's Red, White & Blue Classic. The Moon Area senior clocked an XC 5K PR of 17:26, and won a key battle over one of the country's best in a thrilling race.
Cochran battled it out nearly the whole way in the AAA race at White Oak Park with Irene Riggs of Morgantown (WV). But Pennsylvania's top-ranked girl was able to gain some separation in the last bit of the race to kick to the victory. Riggs settled for second in 17:29.
It was a solid season-opener for Cochran who is the two-time reigning PIAA Class AAA state champion. She will be looking to win her third straight XC state title this fall, and surely has some big post-states plans as well.
Watch Cochran's win in the AAA race above and check out a post-race interview with her below.
|1||Mia Cochran||12||Moon Area||17:26.00||1|
|3||Logan St. John Kletter||10||Mount Lebanon||17:56.00||3|
|5||Wren Kucler||9||North Allegheny||18:10.00||5|
|6||Eva Kynaston||10||North Allegheny||18:25.00||6|
|7||Samantha Hennen||12||Shaler Area||18:29.00||7|
|8||Jenna Lang||10||Bethel Park||18:33.00||8|
|9||Eliza Miller||10||Kiski Area||18:33.00||9|
|10||Robin Kucler||9||North Allegheny||18:36.00||10|