Cross Country District Meet: Boys' Finish 2nd, Whitaker Qualifies For State Meet
On Saturday, the boys' and girls' cross country teams competed in the 2-A District III meet at Big Spring HS. Both teams had good performances and had individual runners earn medals.
The girls' team finished 3rd out of 7 teams competing. Aubrey Magagna and Jaclyn Martin finished in the top 20 individually, earning medals. Boiling Springs' Peyton Ellis won the individual title with a time of 19:17 and Berks Catholic won the team title with 49 points. Wyomissing and Lampeter-Strasburg were the two closest finishers with scores of 51 and 98 respectively.
The boys' team finished 2nd out of 9 teams competing. Colin Whitaker (3rd) and Parker Stoner (16th) earned medals as well. Greencastle-Antrim's Weber Long won the race with a time of 15:47, and Kennard-Dale won the team gold with 45 points. Lampeter-Strasburg and Boiling Springs were the closest finishers with 68 and 78 points respectively.
TOP GIRLS' RUNNERS:
(Boiling Springs) Peyton Ellis 19:17, (Wyomissing) Grace Kuhn 19:30, (Kutztown) Erika Moriarty 19:48, (Oley Valley) Ava Lottig 19:50, (Wyomissing) Addie Cohen 20:07, (Conrad Weiser) Sydney Werner 20:10, (Berks Catholic) Michaela Burkey 20:12, (Kennard-Dale) Angelina Hammond 20:28, (Bishop McDevitt) Anna Burke 20:31, (Conrad Weiser) Erin Horack 20:45
L-S GIRLS' RUNNERS:
Aubrey Magagna 20:50 (11th), Jaclyn Martin 21:28 (18th), Morgan Wright 22:01 (30th), Molly Wissler 23:19 (59th), Emma Drouillard 24:13 (72nd), Megan Stratton 24:16 (73rd), Tori Smith 24:29 (76th)
TOP BOYS' RUNNERS:
(Greencastle-Antrim) Weber Long 15:47, (Kennard-Dale) Garrett Quinan 16:10, (L-S) Colin Whitaker 16:17, (Kennard-Dale) Collin Wolf 16:23, (Boiling Springs) Evan Kase 16:32, Gibran Varahrami 16:35, (Susquehannock) Matthew O'Brien 16:37, (Kennard-Dale) Dylan Cunningham 16:39, (Annville-Cleona) Jack Tshudy 16:40, (Kennard-Dale) Dan Gibney 16:45
L-S BOYS' RUNNERS:
Colin Whitaker 16:17 (3rd), Parker Stoner 16:55 (16th), Adrian Elia 17:20 (22nd), Luka Vranich 17:39 (31st), Nate Eberly 17:47 (37th), David Pritchard 18:09 (50th), Luke Smith 18:23 (61st)
While neither team qualified for the PIAA state meet, Colin Whitaker finished within the top 6 and qualified individually. The state meet will take place on Saturday, November 7th in Hershey. Another outstanding season for the cross-country program!
By Logan Moyer, LS News reporter