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PA Week Oct 11

by Don Rich, PennTrackXC.com, the site for PA news.

| Rocky Grove | Delaware County | Wm Tennent | George School |


Another course record set in 2001 by Foot Locker Finalist Andy Weilacher
falls in PA, this one to Greenville Junior Jed Christiansen @ Rocky
Grove, by 19 seconds

O'Hara's Steve Hallinan runs 15:32, the fastest time @ Rose Tree Park
since 1997 State Champ Ben Showers posted the same time

The frosh one-two punch of the Hatboro-Horsham girls led the Harrier
NE#9 team to a win @ William Tennett

Rocky Grove winners

Greenville junior Jed Christiansen starts
the final 400 of his record setting 15:54
General McLane soph Lindsay Petri won handily
on the difficult Rocky Grove layout in 19:50.

10/11-Rocky Grove Invitational @ Two Mile Run County Park, 5k -
Greenville junior Jed Christiansen beat 2001Foot Locker Finalist Andy
Weilacher's Rocky Grove course record by 19 seconds, going 15:54. But
Weilacher's old team looked strong behind the senior leadership of
Grant Allen, scoring just 65 points to beat Unior City by 16 with a 2:05
spread. Christiansen said he didn't set out to get the record, but an
opening 5:00 on the very tough openingmile, with only three guys within
striking distance, gave him the push to repeatedly surge in the 2nd
mile.Soph Lindsay Petri of General McLane was a 30-second winner (19:50)
over West Allegheny senior Julie Snyder, but Synder's team took the
girls' team title by seven over General McLane. And for those who didn't
know that Jed Christiansen is not last runner in the family, younger
brother Jake, a 9th grader, finished 13th in the Varsity Seeded Race in
17:42. In two earlier races, 7th grade brother Job won the 2.0 Junior
High Race in just over 11:00; and little sister Jacy took all the 5th
and 6th grade boys in the combined 1.6 Mile Race in 9:55.

10/11-Delaware County Championships @ Rose Tree Park (5k) - Steve
Hallinan, Cardinal O'Hara, ran the fastest 5k at Rose Tree Park in six
years, matching the 1996 15:32 by that year's AAA State Champ Ben
Showers from Henderson. With his one point, and two more top five
finishes by teammates, O'Hara scored 55 points to beat Upper Darby by
17, winning for the fourth year in a row, and 5th out of the past six.
Garnet Valley's Julie Karaszkiewicz went 19:07 to beat O'Hara's Katie
Kelly by 11 seconds. But Radnor, behind the 5th place 19:41 by Shannon
Holm, won the team title by just four points over Ridley.

10/11-William Tennett Invitational @ William Tennett HS (4800 meters) -
Hatboro-Horsham girls roll thanks to their freshman stars Kerry Swayne
and Brittany Sullivan. They placed five in the top 15 with a 1:08
spread, and all seven in top 21. Leading were frosh Kerry Swayne, 3rd in
18:21, and Brittany Sullivan, 8th in 19:08 on the 4.8k layout. Liz
Kearins of CB West won in 17:54. For the boys, Matt Lawson went 15:15,
but his team was 2nd to Council Rock South by 13. South was paced by the
10th place finish of Mike Terzyk.

10/11-George School Invitational 5k - Germantown Friends won the George
School Invitational with 47 points to hold off Westtown. Ian MacTavish
led the championship team with his first place 16:52. Germantown Academy
was the top PA girls team thanks to the 4th place 21:02 by Niki Finelli.
Lawrenceville won the team and individual titles. Faye Korich,
Springfield (Montco) was the top PA finisher, getting 2nd in 20:10.



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