Angel Picarillo and Dustin Wilson take 13th in their respective races. At the course tour on Friday, PA athletes Dustin Wilson, Angel Piccirillo, Tori Gerlach and Meredith Speakman - Photo by Don Rich
Angel Piccirillo of Homer Center won the Foot Locker Northeast Regional Championship in 18:01! Meredith Speakman of Boiling Springs (9th) and Tori Gerlach of Pennridge (10th) also qualified for San Diego! Dustin Wilson of Chestnut Hill Academy will represent the PA Boys in San Diego, running 15:50 for 5th! Ann Herman of Pennsbury ran 18:48 to earn the 5th and final qualifying spot for NXN Nationals in Portland!
The postseason has arrived, as PA cross country teams look for league championship glory!
The Cardinal O'Hara boys and Hannah Grossman of Strath Haven repeated at DELCO Champions in the wind, while Drew Magaha of Upper Moreland stole the show at William Tennent, and Reynah Spence, Shippensburg, captured Mid-Penn, in a time second only to her older sister, Neely.
PA made a great showing at the Manhattan Invitational on Sunday. But there were some great performances at other meets back in the Keystone State on Saturday, as well.
Week 5 officially marks the half way point of the 2011 cross country season. Paul Short is on Friday
PA#1 Mt. Lebanon boys were upset by PA#2 Cardinal O'Hara 79-85 in the PIAA Foundation Gold Race. AA #1 Elk Lake girls were 4th in the PIAA Foundation Blue Race to winners Quaker Valley, and Chambersburg girls win the Puma Challenge race over PA#8 North Allegheny 102-118.
Angel Piccirillo ran the #2 all-time high school mark at Spiked Shoe. Pennsbury battled the Downingtown East pack and prevailed by a point at Briarwood. Tori Gerlach of Pennridge was 2nd in the girls race to NJ star Megan Lacy. Chestnut Hill Academy senior Dustin Wilson ran the #3 all-time mark for the course in 15:39. Cover photo by Bob Piccirillo.
Angel Piccirillo powers through the mud and competition to PTXC-3 win. West Chester Henderson uses delayed surge to slosh past Pennsbury|Surprises at RW&B
PA#2 West Chester Henderson boys and PA#2 West Chester Henderson girls both got off to winning starts at the 2nd Immaculata Relays.