Congratulations to our region’s Cross County Runners that participated in the PIAA Cross County Championships in Hershey, PA this past weekend.
Big Congratulations to Clarion’s Liam Raehsler, North Clarion’s Issac Wilson, Maplewood’s Hans Wentz, and Franklin’s Savanna Carr for earning medals this past weekend!
We send huge support and are very proud of our local student athletes!
We hope to not only see you all prosper and flourish as your running careers grow, but we also hope that you can join the Foxburg community on November 22nd for our very first Foxburg Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk.
All proceeds from the event will go to the AC-Valley School District, Foxburg Free Library and The Boys and Girls club along the Allegheny.
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Article from The Oil City Derrick -
HERSHEY – Clarion’s Liam Raehsler, North Clarion’s Isaac Wilson, Maplewood’s Hans Wentz and Franklin’s Savanna Carr all earned medals and all-state honors on Saturday at the PIAA Cross Country Championships held on the Parkview Course at Hershey.
Raehsler, who finished 55th last year, moved all the way up to 16th place in the Class A boys race with a time of 17:01 to lead all local runners. Wilson followed in 22nd place in the Class A race with a time of 17:07 while Wentz was 23rd at 17:07. Cochranton’s Nathan Kline missed out on a medal by four spots as he took 29th place with a time of 17:18.
Cranberry was the lone local team to compete in the Class A boys race as the Berries took 12th as a team with 262 points. Winchester Thurston won the team title with 65 points while South Williamsport’s Griffin Molino won the individual title with an effort of 15:46.
Sam Lander led the Berries in 54th place with a time of 17:50 while Harrison Keenan (66th, 17:58), Jared Dailey (132nd, 18:40), Nolan Brannon (139th, 18:47), Kyle Bryan (140th, 18:48), Paul Zacherl (151st, 18:56) and Nick Varsek (203rd, 20:18) also competed for the Berries.
Lakeview’s Zac Tingley (39th, 17:37), North Clarion’s Isaiah Griebel (79th, 18:03), Clarion’s Adam Bettwy (85th, 18:06) and Allegheny-Clarion Valley’s John Anderson (157th, 19:00) rounded out the local runners.
In the Class AA girls race, Carr was the lone local medalist as she took 24th place with a time of 19:48, which was a giant step forward from last year where she placed 95th. Grove City’s Catie Jaskowak (76th, 20:44) and Olivia Lowe (113th, 21:15) also competed in the race.
District 10’s Villa Maria won the Class AA girls team title with 60 points while Ally Rome of Dallas won the individual crown with a time of 18:44.
In the Class A girls race, North Clarion’s Kayce Bobnar was the top local finisher with a 42nd-place effort with a time of 20:48 as the She-Wolves took 12th as a team with 291 points. Abbie Schmader (67th, 21:16), Maggie Schwabenbauer (82nd, 21:41), Michaela Higgins (155th, 23:14), Meghan Higgins (196th, 25:08) and Cassie Kriebel (204th, 25:55) also competed in the race for the She-Wolves.
Cranberry’s Kristin Reynolds (71st, 21:26) and Tifany Berry (160th, 23:16), Moniteau’s Gabriella Stewart (129th, 22:27) and Samantha Hall (174th, 23:56) and Cochranton’s Erin McCartney (117th, 22:15) rounded out the local runners in the Class A girls race.
Central Cambria won the Class A girls team title with 72 points while Vincentian Academy’s Marianne Abdalah won the individual title with a time of 18:35.
In the Class AA boys race, Franklin’s John Danvers failed to medal, but he did move up 70 spots from where he finished last year as he took 53rd place with a time of 17:19.
Grove City took second place as a team with 117 points despite not having any of its seven runners finish in the top 25. York Suburban won the team crown with 86 points and Lake-Lehman’s Dominic Hockenberry won the individual title with an effort of 16:01.
Braydon Pyle led the Eagles in 28th place with a time of 16:56 while Aaron Benka (32nd, 17:00), John Paul Depew (45th, 17:14), Ryan Budnik (66th, 17:29), Dillon McConnell (98th, 17:47), Ben McKnight (106th, 17:49) and Jacob Powell (135th, 18:06) also competed for the Eagles.