Talkin's XC is a quick Q&A with top PA runners, and includes Striders... some of their favorites things you'll find very interesting.
Kennedy Weisner set a course record with a quick 17:48.98 clocking.
Devi Jagadesan won with a time of 19:46.50.
Casey Comber won with a time of 16:46.80.
Dominic Deluca set a course record of 15:43.00 with an impressive solo effort in the second half.
Week 2 of the PA Cross Country season will be the opening weekend for many teams across the state. PennTrackXC will host the 5th edition of their annual cross country invitational at Kutztown University and Baldwin will host the 10th annual Red, White and Blue Invitational. Follow this page for all the updates throughout the weekend!
Cross Country is back! Opening week has come and gone, and here is a quick run down on all the action!
Elk County Catholic senior Kennedy Weisner enters her final year of XC with a champion's resume. Her best year to date was last year as a junior when she won her first state cross country title - this one in the inaugural Class A Championship. Weisner also qualified for her first Foot Locker Nationals. During indoor, she was invited to her first Millrose Mile, and also to the Brooks PR meet, an elite gathering in the Northwest. She came back in outdoor to capture two state AA titles, winning the 800 and the 1600 - a very tough double. She began her final XC season at PTXC-5, setting a course record of 17:49.
They say that when you compete against the best, the best gets brought out of you.
Four Pennsylvania harriers are among the top 25 in the country in the latest Saucony Elite 50 produced and published by the MileSplit national site.
Dallas senior Regan Rome has had a remarkable career at Dallas in her first three years. Rome has been a medalist each of her first three years in XC, twice in AAA and in 2012 taking 3rd - leading her team to the podium in 2nd by just three points in AA. She is a three-time defending champ in Distirct 2 (2x AAA,1x AA); and capped off 2012 with a 4th place finish at Foot Locker Northeast, finishing 19th in San Diego, just seven seconds from all-American. And Rome is a three time medalist in AAA in the 3200 in the PIAA champs, plus a two time medalist in the 3k at the PTFCA Indoor Champs, taking 3rd in 2013 in 9:53.59 as Tessa Barrett and Courtney Smith both bettered the state record.
Shannon Quinn is another soccer player turned track talent.
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