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Weekly Roundup - Oct 5

by Don Rich,
PennTrackXC

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Highlights | Summaries |


the start at Steel City

Highlights

NE US#9 Council Rock-North placed no one above 13th, and no scorer after
21st to tally just 77 points, but it wasn't enough as NE US#6, US#25
West Chester Henderson started their scoring with 1-2
(Gottesfeld/Williams) and won by eight. O'Hara girls tally just 82 for
dominating win. Fresh off a 4th at the Great American, Cedar Cliff soph
Janelle Young sprints to 18:55.4, six second win over Emily Kruger,
Lampeter-Strasburg. Kate Papenberg, Red Lion, was leading on the
course's large hill, took a wrong turn and lost eight spots. She
recovered for 5th.

Meadville's Maris Reutzel, a senior, ran the 2nd fastest 5K of the
season in PA at the Grove City Invitational, going 18:14.

Leanna Nastase of Forest Hills, continued her strong season with a
19:48.6 40-second victory over the tough St. Francis University course.

 

Summaries

Steel City Invitational @ Coatesville High School -
NE US#9 Council Rock-North placed no one above 13th, but no scorer after
21st to tally just 77 points, normally good enough to win an invite the
size of a Steel City. But NE US#6, US#25 West Chester Henderson started
their scoring with 1-2, then placed three more in the teens, twenties
and low-thirties to score just 69 points. The narrow margin has to set
up some great scenarios for both Districts and States. The 1-2 was, as
expected, Ian Gottesfeld and Greg Williams, the junior-duo who will
terrorize opponents for another year, as well. The 16:11.2-16:12.4 were
good times on the warm, humid day. Part-time runner/soccer player Eric
("the soccer season's almost over") Fleming finished a strong third in
16:17.8. In the girls' race, it was sophomore Janelle Young, (coming off

a stellar 4th place showing at the Great American Elite race 9/28) of
Cedar Cliff who used a strong closing kick to take Lampeter-Strasburg's
Emily Kruger by just six seconds, going 18:55.4. But it was Katie
Papenberg of Red Lion who, with the race nearly in hand closing on the
top of the race's monster hill, took an early turn, missed a marker, and

lost eight spots after turning around to correct the mistake. She would
finish 5th in 19:25.8. "It won't happen again" according to coach Marv
Berkowitz. "She's a real student of the sport, and this was a memorable
lesson." Cardinal O'Hara used three medalists and a strong 4-5 to get
just 82 points to win by more than 100. They were led again by frosh
phenom Katie Kelly, who finished in 7th place @ 19:45.9.

2nd Annual Red Flash Invitational @ St. Francis
University: Leanna Nastase of Forest Hills, continued her strong season
with a 19:48.6 40-second victory over the tough St. Francis University
course. But it was Penns Valley with five in the top 20 behind Erin
Deihl's 22:26.9 7th place that earned the team win with 65 points.
Westmont Hilltop's David Mock took the boys title with his 16:51.2. But
Virginia's Massaponax placed five in the top 31 behind Michael
Disilvestro's 4th place 17:56.1 for 74 points and the team win.
Hollidaysburg Area was 2nd with 102 points.

Grove City Invitational @ Grove City HS -
Meadville's Maris Reutzel, a senior, ran the 2nd fastest 5K of the
season in PA at the Grove City Invitational, going 18:14. But Plum,
behind Rachel Twigg's 2nd place 19:47, placed six runners in the top
nine with a 1:02 spread on one-five. Their 24 points was 18 better than
2nd place Meadville. Plum's margin was a narrow six points over Grove
City in the boys' race, behind Cam Christeson's 16:35 4th place. Grove
City's Paul Masterone, and teammate Chris Dumbroski, were one-two, going

16:00-16:23, respectively.

Harrier Invitational in Pottstown - Tim O'Neill led
St. Joe's Prep to an 18 point team win over Upper Dublin. O'Neill's
16:35 was 38 seconds better than Upper Dublin's Matt Lawson. Twin Valley

took the girls' title by a narrow five points over Conrad Weiser behind
the 5th place performance of Mere Beaton. Heather Hoffman, Emmaus took
the individual title in 20:14.

1st Annual Lion Classic Linesville Invitational @
Linesville HS - Ft. Leboeuf's Bruce Hordusky and Corry's Leslie Gentile
broke course records at the first annual Lion Classic Linesville
Invitational. Hordusky went 15:54, breaking the record held by former
PIAA Runner-up Scott Antoun (Union City) by 4 seconds. He was trailed by

teammate R.J. Smith in 16:10. Gentile beat the course record by clocking

an 18:56, winning by 18 seconds over Aryn Gruneisen of Fairview, 19:14.
McDowell easily took both team titles, getting just 46 points in the
girls' race, and a very low 30 in the boys'.


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