Jenna Mulhern will have company as she looks to defend her state title, and the North Allegheny girls are out to win their second straight team title.
Articles with Council Rock North
It will be a fast one at Lehigh for the District 1 Championships. We break down what to watch for.
Recapping another busy week of XC action in PA.
Recapping the best action from Week 4!
Foundation, Sharpsville, George School, and Council Rock highlight another busy weekend in PA XC!
Loudoun valley won all four varsity races, and Taryn Parks repeated as Gold Race champ.
Virginia's Loudoun Valley is back to defend its team titles, while Taryn Parks highlights a strong girls individual field.
Recapping a busy first week of XC action from across the state of Pennsylvania
Analyzing the top girls teams and individuals to watch for in PIAA District 1 this season.
A close look at the boys 800, 1600, 3200, and 4x800 relay at the PIAA State Championships.
Previewing the girls high jump, long jump, triple jump, and pole vault for the PIAA State Championships!
Lydia Bottelier's 5-10 is the state's top returning jump this season.
The shot is loaded with national-level talent, while Christina Warren looks to add another triple jump gold. The high jump, long jump & pole vault should all get interesting!
All the week 6 action recapped in one spot!
Lydia Bottelier of Palisades returns as the reigning state champ. She'll look go even higher this year.
Look for fast times and great matchups at Lehigh on Friday!
Foundation, Sharpsville, Council Rock, Crimson Hawk, and Penncrest are among the top meets to watch for this weekend.
Briarwood, Big Spring, George School, Kiski, and Boardman highlight a strong Week 3!
Rusty Kujdych earned his first win of the season at Briarwood last season before winning a state title.
PTXC 10 is set to be a great meet with loaded team and individual fields assembled. Kutztown is the place to be Saturday.
Big meets at Cal U, Northampton, Big Valley, McDowell, Hickory, McKeesport & More highlight Week 1!
There will be plenty of close battles to watch for in District 1 this fall.
In most cases, the favorites picked up wins, but a few surprises came through in Shippensburg!
Kujydch goes for the distance season trifecta. CB West goes for 2-in-a-row in the 4x8, as does Forsythe in the 1,600. We'll see tons of close races!
Ayden Owens goes after the hurdles sweep again. Kratz will chase fast times in the 100 and 200. Green goes for outdoor gold.
Between Henderson, Baldwin, Stan Morgan, and more, Week 7 was HUGE!
Looking back on a big week of track and field action in PA!
Austin Kratz ran 21.01 indoors. Can he chase the all-time state record outdoors?
Austin Kratz will go after some crazy fast times after a big indoor season, while Sayyid Saunders may be the one to beat in AAA.
Rusty Kujdych will be shooting for outdoor gold, but Noah Beveridge is hungry for a state crown.
Miles Green will look to add outdoor gold to his indoor state title in the quarter mile.
Palisades' Lydia Bottelier will aim for another big season in AA, while Taylor O'Brien will be worth watching for in a deep AAA.
Garland and Owens to go head-to-head in the pentathlon, Kratz goes for more in the sprints, and many more big names are set for NBNI!
Saint Joseph's Prep has the depth to go after 4x2 and 4x4 wins, while the 4x8 and DMR have no clear favorites.
Gambrell, Horn, Warrem, Montana, Langley-Walker, Gillen, and Willshaw are just some of the many names you should get familiar with before Sunday!
Austin Kratz looks to improve on his own state record in the 200 meters, while Ayden Owens, Miles Green, and Kristian Marche will be others to watch for.
The DVGTCA and TFCAofGP have their Meet of Champions and the TSTCA has its championship meet.
The Millrose Games, DVGTCA, TFCAofGP, and another Kutztown meet make up another big weekend!
Big out-of-state meets will rule the weekend, but there are plenty of PA meets that should produce some big performances.
It's a busy weekend ahead with meets at Penn State, The Armory, Ocean Breeze, Dickinson, Haverford and more!
Recapping the action from Ocean Breeze, The Armory, Lehigh, Dickinson & more!
Bishop Loughlin, Hall Of Fame Coaches, Dickinson, DVGTCA, and TFCAofGP headline this weekend!
A very talented group of long jumpers is back and looking to do big things this winter.
Rusty Kujdych leads a talented group of 3K returners.
Which milers will be looked upon to compete for the state title this winter?
Three Pennsylvania individuals are Portland-bound. The Fox Chapel Area girls take third in the region.
Miles Green just missed a state title last winter. Is this his year?
Who are the ones to beat in the boys' 200 meter this winter?
LaSalle won a sixth runner tiebreaker over Council Rock North, while Rusty Kujdych earned the win in a thrilling AAA race.
Rusty Kujdych and Noah Beveridge are the individual favorites, while Seneca Valley, LaSalle, Downingtown West, Council Rock North, Butler, Owen J. Roberts, and Spring Ford are among the teams in the mix.
What caught our eye this districts week as we head into states week?
Which teams in District 1 will have a shot at punching tickets to Hershey?
Butler's Beveridge committed to Syracuse and CR North's Campbell is going to UNC.
What should you keep your eye on this week?
Recapping another big weekend with meets at William Tennent, DELCOs, Gettysburg, Ridgway and more!
Recapping a remarkable day in Carlisle.
All you need to know about Saturday's big Carlisle Invitational!
Dave Marrington (Boys) and Tom Kennedy (Girls) were named PA XC coaches of the year.
Five new teams in the top 25!
Noah Affolder will be heavily favored to win the state title in his first season in PA, but he'll also look to help his team win, but they'll be challenged.
PennTrackXC.com will preview the the top contending teams in each class looking to become state champions on November 1 at Hershey. The final preview will look at the AAA teams!
Athlete: Ross Wilson/Year: Senior/School: Council Rock North High School/Location: Newtown, PAMile PR: 4:15.093200m PR: 8:56.29 (via Runner's World)
Ross Wilson is the 4th Council Rock North boy to qualify for Foot Locker Nationals. It is no accident, as Wilson gives full credit to long-time coach Dave Marrington.
Each year, PennTrackXC asks several of the top returning harriers to share their summer experiences, talk a bit about last year, and to share their goals and dreams for the 2013 cross country season. Enjoy...
Cross country notebook - Chris Campbell is pleased with his start to the cross country season. (via www.phillyburbs.com)
Upper Dublin is the AAA boys best shot at denying North Penn a 2nd straight XC title, but other teams are lurking. Perkiomen Valley senior Jimmy Tarsnane is the top-returner from last year with a 8th place finish. Brad Miles, a North Penn junior, has run a 15:24 5k and should have a shot of finishing in the top-3 as he leads North Penn on another quest to stand atop the podium.
Emmaus girls return their entire top-5 from last year’s State Championship team, making them the clear favorite to be the first AAA girls’ team to win back-to-back titles since Hatboro-Horsham. But Cumberland Valley, Latrobe, Liberty and others may have something to say. Jess Cygan, Liberty, and Natalie Bower, Latrobe, headline returning individuals.
The best distance runners do not fear pain. They push their limits and are sometimes surprised with how much they can endure. And when they break through their own expectations and perceptions, they often achieve success that at one time may have seemed unattainable. Keith Capecci is one such distance runner. A star at Council Rock North who graduated in 2005 with a Foot Locker finalist berth on his resume, Capecci knows how to endure and how to break through the pain. With stress fractures and sprained ankles on his injury resume, he had experienced much of the physical pain runners face. But during his brief debut in college at the University of Arizona last fall, Capecci confronted a new kind of pain - depression. He came home, and with the help of family, friends, and high school coach Dave Marrington, he is ready to run again, and re-entering his freshman year in college - this time as a walk-on at Villanova. With the help of Marrington, and Bucks County Courier Times sportswriter Jason Haslam, Capecci has shared his story in hopes of helping others who may be going through the same thing. "I thought it was just moods and it would go away. It wasn't, and it didn't" Capeccia says. Since the article appeared in early July, Capecci says the response has been positive. "People on my street see me running and say they saw the article and to 'keep working hard'." The news on the training front is equally as positive. "I'm running injury free, so I'm excited to start this fall." Photo by Don Rich from 11/26/05 Foot Locker Northeast Regionals, Van Cortlandt Park, New York City, NY He's Ready to Run... For the second straight year, Keith Capecci is entering his freshman year of college. True, his graduation from Council Rock-North High School came in 2005. He left as one of the top distance runners in school history, with an athletic scholarship to the University of Arizona. He set off immediately to begin his college running career. But after only a few weeks in Tucson, Ariz., four years of pent-up sorrow and frustration came to a head. Capecci was steeped in depression. Click here for the story by Jason Haslam in the Bucks County Courier Times Teen Depression A GUIDE FOR PARENTS AND TEACHERS Teenage depression isn't just bad moods and occasional melancholy. Depression is a serious problem that impacts every aspect of a teen’s life. Left untreated, teen depression can lead to problems at home and school, drug abuse, self-loathing—even irreversible tragedy such as homicidal violence or suicide. As a concerned parent or teacher, there are many things you can do to help a depressed teen. Click here for the complete article
Because she had started her run before the rest of the team one Christmas break practice last year, Allison Sikora missed an announcement from her coach. But as she finished, she met up with the other girls who gave her the news she had a feeling was coming.
Her elbow was broken. Her knee was bruised. But Jessica Cickay did what she knew best when she hit rock bottom. The 5-7, dark-haired college sophomore scraped herself back up and started over. (Jessica Cickay at the 1/28/06 Terrier Classic, Boston University - Photo by Alison Wade, www.eliterunning.com)
WEEK #1: Ernesto hit, but it wasn\'t a knockout. This is cross country... so runners prevailed at most meets. The Viking Invitational at Tamanend Park moved the schedule ahead and combined races and got it all in... being rewarded with one course record. In the rain Saturday, US#4 Coatesville cruised to an easy win with just 16 points. Unfortunately, three others cancelled.
It\'s been about a month since his esophagus and a portion of his stomach were removed. Still, Council Rock North girls cross country and track coach Cliff Robbins\' convalescence was an abbreviated one. Although he lacks the energy he used to have, he still rises early and heads to the high school to conduct summer training.
The Council Rock North girls came into their league meet with a perfect record. They left impressed with the North Penn pack, which threw an impressive 28-second compression at their competitors. The Council Rock North boys were 12 point winners over North Penn as senior Keith Capecci set the pace.
Christopher Dock won the girls Class A race to go along with the individual championship by their #1 Beth Lambright. Central Bucks West won the Class AAA title, while Nazareth took the Class AA. In the boys race, Keith Capecci, Council Rock North, continued his strong season. CR North took the Class AAA win, Holy Ghost Prep Class AA, and Jenkintown Class A.
Bonner was picked as a contender to challenge LaSalle in the Philly Catholic League, and they got off to a fast road start in the Mill Street Run... while Christopher Dock won Divison 2 girls with the overall winner, and Council Rock North took Divison 1 behind Allison Sikola.
Maria Monks, the Hazelton senior, looks poised to have a great final campaign as a prep runner. In the boys\' race, Lakeland\'s Mark Bucklaw had a few chasers as he set the pace from the gun...
Two photo Galleries from the Council Rock North 24-Hour Relay - including Keith \"no photos please\" CapecciCam.
The first Council Rock North 24-Hour Relays got off to a great start Saturday at noon under partly cloudy, but warm and humid skies. And the early atmosphere indicated that these athletes and their coaches were going to have some fun.
The Council Rock North 24-Hour Relay is this Saturday and Sunday.
North Penn boys and girls, and Council Rock-North girls battle in SOL National Conference meet at North Penn.
Ryann Krais has been making noise since her first indoor meet last year. She has earned records and more importantly, respect from competitors, as well as her coaches, including Rob Ronzano...
The Pennsylvania distance crew surprised a few people with great showing in Distance Medley Relay, Mile and 3000... and West Catholic\'s girls suffered some bad luck to finish 3rd in the 4x400 Championship of America. Plus the Simon Gratz boys qualified for the 4x100 Championship of America.
After a 4x1600 of 17:55.9l, the Council Rock North boys will think the DMR at Penn is a sprint by comparison. In the girls competition, Gwynedd-Mercy showed they\'re ready for their big test next week.
Senior Faye Korich posts a unique triple win. Bayshawn Johnson joins an elite group. Council Rock North\'s boys are ready for the Penn Relays DMR.
The young guns shot out of the Outdoor gate quickly, winning athlete of the meet honors as well as setting a meet record at the annual Pennsylvania Track Classic.
Three Pennsylvania state champions (and one that would have been if we ran their event), won all-American honors AND national titles at the Nike Indoor Nationals in Landover, (Photo by John Dye)
4xMile- Council Rock North PA wins the 4xmile in 18:00.5 Brandon Pomerantz 4: 25, Grant Stanfield 4:37, John Mahoney 4:32, Keith Capecci 4:23.
While Germantown Academy was beating North Penn at the PTFCA Carnival, Springfield Montco was getting the top 4x800 time in the state across the river at Lawrenceville\'s Lavino Relays.
To raise money for The Jimmy Fund: The relay begins at 9am. Each team must consist of 10 people, male or female.