Updates from today’s PIAA cross country championships in Hershey:
The PIAA cross country championships have concluded. Not a great ending for District 10 in the Class AAA boys race. McDowell finished 18th out of 19 teams. The top D-10 runner was Cathedral Prep’s Pat Kloecker in 113th place with a 17:32.
The District 10 Class AA boys didn’t fare as well as Class A down in Hershey. Grove City finished in fifth place and General McLane was 19th. Ryan Budnik finished in eighth place with a 16:50, while Aaron Benka was in 10th with a 16:51. That was it for the top 50 as Slippery Rock’s Andrew Maxwell was 53rd with a 17:38. General McLane’s Lukas Hallett finished in 63rd with a 17:42. Grove City had a third finisher in the top 100 as Braydon Pyle ran a 17:47 to take 73rd, while Meadville’s Kyle Rose was 77th with a 17:48.
District 10 runners dominated the PIAA Class A race, as Saegertown claimed a state title. The Panthers, led by Morgan Schenberg’s 17:01, had five runners finish with sub-18-minute times as their 60 points outdistanced second-place Masterman (93) by 33 points. Meanwhile, Mercyhurst Prep placed fifth (199) and Seneca took sixth (200). In the individual race, D-10 again dominated, as three D-10 runners finished among the top six and five placed among the top 14. Maplewood’s Jeremy Parsons led the way with a second-place finish and a time of 16:25. His twin brother, Jake, placed sixth in 16:47. District 10 champion Sebastian Curtin of Mercyhurst Prep closed an outstanding season with a third-place fi
Central Tech’s Colleen Campbell led all District 10 girls in the Class AAA race with a time of 21:26 and a 162nd-place finish among 220 runners. McDowell’s Kelsey Swantek (21:53) finished 180th as the Trojans placed 18th among 18 teams. Strong Vincent’s Courtney Sargent finished in 22:12.
Villa Maria put together another impressive performance at the PIAA cross country championships today in Hershey. The Victors finished in third place as a team behind Dallas and Archbishop Wood. Claire Brown led Villa by running the race in 20 minutes, 27 seconds to finish in 38th place, while freshman Carlee Constable was 40th with a 20:29. Grace Trucilla ran a 20:42 to finish in 53rd place, while Bernadette Prichard was one second behind to take 55th.
Also in Class AA girls, Hickory finished in 10th place. Lexi Bible led the Hornets with a 20:10 to finish in 31st place, while Jackie Abraham ran a 20:40 to finish in 50th place. Bible was the top District 10 finisher in the Class AA race, followed by Grove City’s Catie Jaskowak in 36th place at 20:25. Slippery Rock freshman Tabitha Donaldson (20:50) finished in 70th place, and Haley Boyd (20:56) of Hickory took 78th. Taylor Pletz (21:04) of Mercyhurst Prep also finished in the top 100 in 86th place, and Franklin freshman Savanna Carr (21:10) in 95th place.
In the Class A race, Wilmington finished fifth to pass up District 10 champion West Middlesex, which came in seventh. Allison Baldwin led Wilmington by running a 21:17 to finish in 55th place, and Hannah Winters was 62nd with a 21:25. Freshman Lexi Brumbaugh ran a 21:37 to finish in 73rd, and Kate Robb ran a 21:56 to come in 90th place. Chloe Tyillian paced West Middlesex by running a 20:28 to finish in 25th place, and Kristen White was 58th with a 21:20. Alyson Pierce ran a 21:34 to finish in 69th place for the Big Reds.
Cambridge Springs junior Reilly Walsh was the top District 10 finished by running a 20:02 and finishing 11th place. Rocky Grove’s Maggie Prorok was right behind in 12th place with a 20:10. North East freshman Kate McIntosh ran a 20:23 to take 23rd, while Olivia Mamula of Cambridge Springs was 29th with a 20:42. Kelsey Leasure of Seneca finished 35th with a 20:49, and Youngsville’s Brooke Messinger wasn’t far behind at 21:02 to take 42nd. Maplewood’s Savannah Phillips was 48th with a 21:08, while Sharpsville’s Maddie Przicina ran a 21:27 to take 64th place. Freshman Emma Verdonik (North East) and Alyssa Boyd (Union City) capped a successful day for District 10 runners finishing in the top 100. Verdonik ran a 21:48 to come in 80th, and Boyd was 87th with a 21:55.