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PA Coverage of the Manhattan College Invitational


10/09 1st Annual West Middlesex XC Relays
West Middlesex
The host West Middlesex boys had the first two three man relays teams cross the finish line to win the team title of the inagural event. The winning team ran a total time of 15:56.31 featuring Chasel Whelan, Rich Klumph, and Jason Devlin. They were 4 seconds better than their 2nd team of Trey Powell, John Sochor, and Lee Bochert. Their female teammates accomplished the same feat as the boys, taking the first two places to win the team title. The winning team ran 19:08.33 and it featured Brittany Rufo, Shelby Pontera, and Kelsey Murran. They won by nearly 40 seconds over their 2nd team.

West Middlesex, PA


10/09 Albright Invitational
Albright College

Reading, PA



10/09 55th Annual William Tennent Invitational
William Tennent
The girls race featured two big time performances that have been mostly under the radar this season. First, PA#3 Downingtown East had a very strong performance, placing four in the top nine overall to cruise to victory with a low score of 42 points, with formerly ranked Central Bucks West a distant 2nd. At full strength, Downingtown East has yet to be beaten this season. The other big performance came from freshman Kara Steinke of Methacton. On this day she went up against Penridge junior Tori Gerlach and rose to the occassion and came away with a win. Steinke ran 18:23 for the win while Gerlach ran 18:44 for 2nd place. As of this point in the season, Steink has 3 wins and a runner up finish behind Sara Sargent.
For the boys, Great Valley placed their scoring five in the top 25 overall and a 1-5 spread of 45 seconds to come away with the team trophy with 76 points, almost doubling up runner up Cheltenham. Individual honors went to Springfield Montco's John Trueman (16:15) who held off William Tennent's Alex Cichitti (16:18) by 3 seconds.

Warminster, PA


10/09 Cardinal Classic 5K
Pine Grove Area
Pine Grove, PA
10/09 Carnegie Mellon Invitational
Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA



10/09 DeSales University Invitational
DeSales University

Center Valley, PA



10/09 Laurel HS Tri-County Invitational

With just 28 points, Riverside (Ellwood City), captured the boys title by sweeping the top three and placing five in the top 15 behind the 1st place finish of Bill Evans in 16:55.6. Laurel took 2nd with 65. Evans' teammates, Adam Snowden (17:52.5) and Critian George (17:55.2), were 2nd and 3rd, respectively.

Neshannock's Lizzie Manickas won the individual title in 21:04.2. But Riverside tallied just 30 points to Laurel's 2nd place 63 to take home team honors. Molly Duffy led Riverside with her 2nd place 21:23.2. Her four scoring teammates were in the top 14.

Ellwood City, PA


10/09 Ridgway Invitational
Freshman Kennedy Weisner continues to impress in her first season, taking the individual title with a time of 19:42.76, ten seconds better than Punxsutawney's Milea Schall. Schall's performance was good enough to help her team come away with the team title by five points over Elk County Catholic 45-50.
For the boys, Harley Thompson of Elk County Catholic won the race
with a time of 17:17 and led his team to the team title over Northern Potter 63-82.

Ridgway, PA


10/09 Southern Tier Classic XC Invitational
McDowell boys were the winners of the Large School Varsity race with a score of 46 points with six scoring in the top twenty overall, including individual winner Caleb Cordell, who won the race in 16:56.9. In the small school race, Eisenhower finished 3rd with a score of 78 points. Anthony Amroski led the way for his team with a 2nd place finish in a time of 18:05.9. No full teams scored on the girls side, but the best performance of the day for PA came from Eisenhower's Lacey Stanko. She finished in 10th place in the small school race with a time of 22:58.3

St. Bonaventure, NY


10/09 State College Invitational
State College Area High School
Emma Cousins led State College to the team title by pacing five of her teammates in top eight finishes. Her 2nd place 20:22 was behind only St. Mary's Adair Jennocro, who ran 20:-01. State College tallied 20 points, with Altoona finishing 2nd with 65.

In the boys race, Altoona's Wade Endress and Tyler Lidwell sat out, but the results were similar to most earlier meets this season. Their 29 points outdistanced 2nd place State College by 11. Korey Replogle led Altoona with his first place 16:49, pacing the scoring five in the top ten. State College's Paul Crowe also cracked 17 minutes, going 16:55.

State College, PA



10/09 Stock/Conwicke Invitational
Union Endicott

The Wallenpaupack girls placed four in the top 13 to take 2nd place by just five points behind Vestal NY's 57. Leading the PA team were Stevie Lis with a 4th place 21:06, Taylor Maxson, 8th in 21:19, and her sister Erika, just five seconds back. Marley Miller was the 4th scorer in 21:44.
The Wallenpaupack boys captured 3rd with 105 points behind a 4th place 17:47 by Josh Rank and 10th place 18:06 by Tom Ruppel.

Endicott, NY


10/09 The Saint Francis Father Bede XC Invitational
Saint Francis University
Central Cambria girls returned to the course and came away with a solid performance with a 21-54 victory over Penns Manor. Alyssa Brandeis of Central Cambria had little difficulty winning the race, as she won in a time of 20:22.
For the boys, Central Cambria completed the team title sweep with a score of 19 points to over take Philipsburg Osceola. Individual honors went to Central Cambria's Arjun Vyas in 17:48.

Loretto, PA




Philadelphia Catholic League Division Championships

Lasalle had a 63 second spread led by Tom Trainer's victory in 16:46 to win the Boys North Division race with 21 points. St. Joe's Prep placed 1-2-3 led by Owen Glatt's win in 17:07 to win the South Division race without some varsity runners. Cardinal O'Hara boys did not run their varsity.


For the girls, Cardinal O'Hara took seven of the top eight places led by winner Nicole Delgrosso in 21:12 to win the South Division. Archbishop Wood were led by Kasey Brown's first place finish in 20:09 and also placed seven in the top eight to win the North Division.


Philadelphia, PA