A preview of the AA Girls PIAA State Championship Team and Individual competitions (just for fun).
A preview of the AAA Girls PIAA State Championship Team and Individual competitions (just for fun).
A preview of the AA Boys PIAA State Championship Team and Individual competitions (just for fun).
A preview of the AAA Boys PIAA State Championship Team and Individual competitions (just for fun).
Surprise, surprise, surprise. Henderson\'s Ian Gottesfeld, the defending AAA State Champ, and Greg Williams, made their move where planned. What wasn\'t planned was for a very confident sophomore to follow in their footsteps, and run them down on the final straightaway to win States. Manheim Township\'s Craig Miller says he hopes to win two more. Gottesfeld held on for second, while Williams faded with dehydration. He fared better than a year ago, and helped his Henderson team repeat as State Champs. One race which didn\'t surprise was the girls\' AAA, where Frances Koons went to the front, as is her style, and cruised to a very fast 18:37. Hatboro-Horsham repeated as AAA State Champs, and only lose one of their top five. For Chris Spooner, his plan worked. He surged with 600 to go, but was overcome by heat in the final 30 meters as Westmont Hilltop\'s David Mock passed him to win. Spooner held on for second, but was taken to the hospital with heat exhaustion. He\'s fine, and pleased that he and his team, which finished second to Eisenhower, gave everything they had. Adriane Beltz of Hamburg, spent the better part of a year overcoming physical setbacks to post her finest high school race and the AA state championship. Dallas came in from District 2 to stop the Wyomissing streak at four.
The PIAA State Qualifiers link, along with links to the meet results and summaries for all 10 District competitions.
Starting lane assignments from the PIAA for the State Championships, 11/1/03 in Hershey.
PIAA QUOTES: Adriene Beltz, Dallas Coach Matt Samuel, Frances Koons, Anna Baker, David Mock, Chris Spooner, Craig Miller, Ian Gottesfeld, Greg Williams, Henderson Coach Kevin Kelly
The story of the Boys AAA Race with quotes from Craig Miller, Greg Williams and Kevin Kelly.
The story of the Girls AAA Race with quotes Frances Koons and Hatboro cocaptain Anna Baker.
The story of the Boys AA Race with quotes from David Mock and Chris Spooner.
The story of the Girls AA Race with quotes from Adriene Beltz and Dallas Coach Matt Samuel.
PIAA State Champs-Boys AA Race Photos
PIAA State Champs-Girls AA Race Photos
The PIAA State Champs TV Schedule on PCN: The show is two hours, and will start with AA Boys, followed by AA Girls, AAA Boys, and AAA Girls Saturday November 8: 7:00 pm Sunday November 9: 3:00 pm Friday, November 28: 9:00 am Check PCN for your affiliate: PCN Affiliates Link
PIAA State Champs-Girls AAA Race Photos
PIAA State Champs-Girls AAA Finish Photos
PIAA State Champs-Boys AAA Race Photos
PIAA State Champs-Boys AAA Finish Photos
Photos are in a gallery format for all the races at the PIAA State Championships held Saturday, November 1 @ the Hersheypark Course in Hershey.
QUOTES INCLUDE: Adriene Beltz, Matt Samuel (Dallas coach), Frances Koons, Anna Baker, David Mock, Chris Spooner, Craig Miller, Ian Gottesfeld, Greg Williams, Kevin Kelly (Henderson coach) Competitor and coach quotes from the PIAA State Championships, including: Adriene Beltz, AA Champ; David Mock, AA Champ; Chris Spooner, AA Runner-up and 2002 Champ; Frances Koons, AAA Champ; Craig Miller, AAA Champ; Ian Gottesfeld, AAA Runner-up and 2002 Champ; Greg Williams, Henderson; Kevin Kelly, Coach, AAA Boys\' Champ Henderson; Matt Samuel, Coach, AA Girls\' Champ Dallas