Performance List: Warrior XC Classic

Performance List

Tonight (11/16), some of the best runners in the state will hit the track for a tune-up 3200 meter race. Entered amongst the competitors is Brian DiCola (Hatboro Horsham), the reigning 3A State Champion.

He'll set his sights on the opportunity to dip below 9 minutes for the first time in his career. He ran 9:02 to finish in third at the PIAA State Championship last spring.

Watch Gary Martin set the Pennsylvania State Record on this track in the Spring.

It should be noted that Gary Martin set the 3200m state record in on this same track back May. Martin ran 8:41.57 to snag Robert DiDonato's one year old record. We're not suggesting DiCola will break the Martin's record in this go-around, but it's hard to imagine that he isn't at least thinking about it.

Other notables include Simon Donovan (Germantown Friends), Matt Castronuovo (Upper Dublin), and Andrew Mcgonigle (Owen J. Roberts). We wouldn't be surprised to see all three challenge sub-9:20.

On the girls side, we're very excited to see what Middle School Phenom, Sophia Rodriguez can do. Sister of Dallastown's Victoria Rodriguez, Sophia most recently won the Middle School State Championship at Lock Haven University, in a stunning 10:42 (2 Mile). She'll look to replicate that performance on the track.

She ran a 17:32 5K at New Balance Outdoor Nationals in June.

Lillian DiCola, Brian DiCola's sister, will challenge her in a battle of younger siblings. Lillian finished in 16th at the State Meet a couple of weeks ago.