Friday, February 12, 2016

Pa.: Saturday Cross-Country

Bishop Shanahan had the best girls' team and Boyertown had the best runner at the 45th annual Steel City Cross-Country Invitational in Coatesville Saturday.

Pa.: Saturday Cross-Country

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Bishop Shanahan had the best girls' team and Boyertown had the best runner at the 45th annual Steel City Cross-Country Invitational in Coatesville Saturday.

Shanahan placed two of the top four runners behind individual winner Elizabeth Simpson of Boyertown (19 minutes, 47 seconds). The Eagles’ Kayla Lampe (20:00) was second and teammate Maria Stickley (20:44) fourth.

Sandwiched in between those efforts was Exeter’s Sarah Brzostek, who finished third, also in 20:44.

Shanahan compiled 36 team points, well ahead of Boyertown’s second-place 63 points.

Altoona swept the boys’ competition, taking the team title with 39 points, and Altoona's Wade Endress was the top individual finisher (16:35).

Council Rock North had both the second- and third-place finishers in Chris Campbell (16:41) and Mike Mahoney (16:53).

Unionville had the second-best team finish (63).

Harrier Invitational. At Pottstown, Glen Mills won the boys’ team title and Owen J. Roberts’ Kelly Meyer was the top girls’ individual finisher.

Glen Mills had 46 points to beat second-place Oley Valley (63).

Meyer’s 20:44 in the girls’ race was also a full minute ahead of second-place finisher Melinda Pierdomenico of Oley Valley (21:30).

Oley Valley had the best team score among the girls with 24 points.

The best overall time of the day went to Reading’s Carlos Carrasguillo (17:54), who won the boys’ race.

Salesianum Invitational. At Brandywine State Park in Wilmington (Del.), North Penn needed a first-place finish from  Meghan McGovern to nip West Springfield (Va.) for the team title. Her 19:31 was the fifth-best by a girl ever on the course.

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