Friday, July 31, 2015

Nazareth Academy's Wheeler, Visconto finish 1-2

Veronica Wheeler and Karli Visconto, Nazareth Academy’s top two runners, are always together, their cross-country coach said. They run side-by-side at each practice and workout. And during league meets, which Paul Peters said they always seem to dominate, the pair always remains neck-and-neck. So it was fitting on Tuesday that Wheeler had to inch her head across the finish line to edge Visconto and capture the Catholic Academies title at Tyler State Park. Wheeler, a senior, finished the 3.1 miles in 18 minutes, 48.28 seconds. Visconto, a junior, was just .29 of a second behind. “It was a nose or a chin,” Peters said. “I could tell Veronica had it, but it was close.” Assistant coach Ray Miller said he told the runners that this was a “taste of winning” and they will need to carry it into next Friday’s District 1 meet. The top two Class AA teams from that meet will advance to the state championships. Nazareth’s biggest competition looks to be Lower Moreland and Gwynedd Mercy, which finished second in the team scoring at the Catholic Academies meet. Mount St. Joseph won the meet with 52 points and three top-10 finishers.

Nazareth Academy's Wheeler, Visconto finish 1-2

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Veronica Wheeler and Karli Visconto, Nazareth Academy’s top two runners, are always together, their cross-country coach said.
They run side-by-side at each practice and workout. And during league meets, which Paul Peters said they always seem to dominate, the pair always remains neck-and-neck.
So it was fitting on Tuesday that Wheeler had to inch her head across the finish line to edge Visconto and capture the Catholic Academies title at Tyler State Park. Wheeler, a senior, finished the 3.1 miles in 18 minutes, 48.28 seconds. Visconto, a junior, was just .29 of a second behind.
“It was a nose or a chin,” Peters said. “I could tell Veronica had it, but it was close.”
Assistant coach Ray Miller said he told the runners that this was a “taste of winning” and they will need to carry it into next Friday’s District 1 meet. The top two Class AA teams from that meet will advance to the state championships.
Nazareth’s biggest competition looks to be Lower Moreland and Gwynedd Mercy, which finished second in the team scoring at the Catholic Academies meet. Mount St. Joseph won the meet with 52 points and three top-10 finishers.

Veronica Wheeler and Karli Visconto, Nazareth Academy’s top two runners, are always together, their cross-country coach said.

They run side-by-side at each practice and workout. And during league meets, which Paul Peters said they always seem to dominate, the pair always remains neck-and-neck.

So it was fitting on Tuesday that Wheeler had to inch her head across the finish line to edge Visconto and capture the Catholic Academies title at Tyler State Park.

Wheeler, a senior, finished the 3.1 miles in 18 minutes, 48.28 seconds. Visconto, a junior, was just .29 of a second behind.

“It was a nose or a chin,” Peters said. “I could tell Veronica had it, but it was close.”

Assistant coach Ray Miller said he told the runners that this was a “taste of winning” and they will need to carry it into next Friday’s District 1 meet.

The top two Class AA teams from that meet will advance to the state championships.Nazareth’s biggest competition looks to be Lower Moreland and Gwynedd Mercy, which finished second in the team scoring at the Catholic Academies meet. Mount St. Joseph won the meet with 52 points and three top-10 finishers.

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