XC: PIAA District III AAA/AA/A Boys and Girls Rankings

PIAA District III


Released 9/16/18

AAA Boys Top 10 (Previous Rank)

1.Palmyra (2) Won team title at Lebanon County Invite. Still without last year’s #1 runner Matt Carroll.

2.Cedar Crest (10) Defeated #5 Warwick; Big win at Ben Bloser.

3.Hempfield (9) Defeated #8 Manheim Twp and Conestoga Valley. 2nd at Ben Bloser

4.Twin Valley (3) Lost to AA #1 Wyomissing 27-30; 6th at Briarwood Invite

5.Chambersburg (4) Defeated to top District 6 team, Mifflin County on a tie-breaker; Defeated CD East; 3rd at Ben Bloser

6.Carlisle (1) Defeated #7 ranked Cumberland Valley 19-40 and Central Dauphin 15-48. Jack Wisner (Carlisle) finished 1st in 16:42; Luke Klingenberg (CV) 2nd in 16:48. Team finished 5th at Ben Bloser.

7.Warwick (5) Lost to #10 Cedar Crest

8.Hershey (6)

9.Manheim Township (8) Lost to #9 Hempfield; Defeated Conestoga Valley; Ian Miller wins in 16:55.

10. Cumberland Valley (7) Lost to #1 Carlisle 19-40

Bubble: Governor Mifflin, Red Land

Dropping out: Mechanicsburg

Week 3 Schedule Highlights: PIAA Foundation 9/22

Notes: AAA boys is wide open. Could see anyone in the top 10 finishing within the top 4 at the District meet. There really isn’t a lot that separates these teams. Cedar Crest makes a big jump for their performance at Ben Bloser. Cedar Crest upperclassman are beginning to round into shape and freshman Luke Hinegardner and Ben McElroy are running really well. Palmyra moves into the top spot and if they can get Matt Carroll back they could maintain their top spot throughout the season. Hempfield‘s depth pushes them to the #3 spot. Only 44 seconds separated their #1-5 runners on Saturday. Twin Valley hasn’t run in any of the same events as the other top teams to date, making it difficult to assess them in comparison to the rest of District 3. Chambersburg‘s Trentin Overcash had a breakout performance at Bloser. He could provide some low points at the district meet for the Trojans. While Carlisle drops to #6, the team has a lot of experience and will surely improve over the next several weeks. History suggests they will be at their best in mid to late October. Senior Jack Wisner is the early favorite to win the individual district title coming off his 2nd place finish at Bloser and his head to head win over Cumberland Valley’s Luke Klingenberg (sr) earlier in the week.

AAA Girls Top 10 (Previous Rank)

1.Carlisle (1) Defeated #5 Cumberland Valley 27-32 and Central Dauphin 17-44; Sophia Toti (Carlisle) wins in 20:14; won Ben Bloser without #1 runner Meg Lebo. Carlisle is solidifying themselves in the #1 spot.

2.Dallastown (2) Defeated E. York, South Western, and AA #2 York Suburban; Emily Schuler wins individual race in 19:33. 2nd place to Carlisle at Ben Bloser. Emily Schuler wins Bloser in 18:51.

3.Governor Mifflin (3) Defeated Wilson, Hamburg, and Berks Catholic

4.Hershey (4)

5.Cumberland Valley (5) Lost to #1 Carlisle 27-32; Defeated Central Dauphin 18-43; Kate Vonah of CV was 2nd in a time of 20:31

6.Wilson (NR) 3rd at Ben Bloser, only 12 points behind #2 Dallastown

7.Elizabethtown (6) Defeated Solanco’s, Penn Manor, and Ephrata. Katie Locker, Cat Shontz, Madeline Quinn go 1-2-3

8.Exeter (7) Defeated Conrad Weiser, Wyomissing, and Twin Valley

9.Hempfield (9) Defeated #8 Manheim Twp and Conestoga Valley

10.Manheim Township (8) Defeated Conestoga Valley; Lost to #9 Hempfield

Bubble: Daniel Boone (10), Chambersburg, Northeastern, Red Lion

Week 3 Schedule Highlights: PIAA Foundation 9/22

Notes: Carlisle is beginning to break away from the field in District 3. Without #1 runner Meg Lebo, the Thundering Herd still won the Ben Bloser invite comfortably over #2 Dallastown. Speaking of Dallastown, Emily Schuler won the girls individual race at Bloser in 18:51 leading her team to the runner-up position. Debuting on the top ten rankings this week was the third place team from Bloser, the Wilson Bulldogs. They were led by freshman Ella Kahn who finished 15th in 20:03. The AAA girls race for the 2nd-4th place qualifying spots at Districts should be very close. It still appears as though anyone in this top ten could earn one of those spots. The next time we will see many of these teams compete head to head will be at the Carlisle Invite on 9/29.

AA Boys Top 5 (Previous Rank)

1.Wyomissing (1) Defeated AAA #3 Twin Valley 30-27. Wyo placed 4 in top 6 in meet that also included Daniel Boone and Exeter

2.York Suburban (2) Defeated Southwestern, Eastern York, and Dallastown. Cole Adams (17:54), Jarrett Raudensky (17:55), Jordan Ohl (17:55) go 1-2-3. Won AA division at Ben Bloser. Story on York Suburban from this past week here

3.Boiling Springs (3) Defeated Waynesboro 22-33. Team placed 2nd in AA division at Ben Bloser

4. Big Spring (NR) – 3rd at Ben Bloser in AA

5. Milton Hershey (4) Defeated Bishop McDevitt and Middletown

East Pennsboro (5)

Went 3-0 on the week

Bubble Teams:

Northern – Went 3-0 on the week

Fleetwood – Defeated Oley Valley, Tulpehocken, and A #2 Kutztown

Week 3 Schedule Highlights: PIAA Foundation 9/22

Notes: Nothing changes in this week’s AA boys rankings. Wyomissing remains the team to beat in AA. They are coming off an impressive Berks county victory over Twin Valley. York Suburban maintains their #2 spot in the rankings with their AA win at Ben Bloser.

AA Girls Top 5 (Previous Rank)

1.Northern (1) Went 3-0 on the week; Starliper finished 3rd in her first race on the season, returning from an illness that kept her out of PTXC10

2.Donegal (NR) Big debut for the Indians. Defeated Octorara, Lampeter Strasburg, and Cocalico moving to 6-0 in league match-ups. Won Ben Bloser AA team title over York Suburban

3.York Suburban (2) Defeated E. York and Southwestern; Lost to AAA #2 Dallastown. Finished 2nd in AA division at Ben Bloser. Story on York Suburban from this past week here

4.Boiling Springs (3) Defeated Waynesboro 18-43. Finished 4th in AA division at Ben Bloser

5.Big Spring (4)

Bubble Teams: Conrad Weiser (5),Gettysburg, ELCO

Week 3 Schedule Highlights: PIAA Foundation 9/22

Notes: The only change in this weeks rankings is the debut of the Donegal Indians. Donegal is currently undefeated in Lancaster Lebanon League competition and defeated last weeks #2 ranked team, York Suburban, to win the Ben Bloser AA Championship. Taryn Parks (jr, Greencastle-Antrim) continued her fast start, winning the Ben Bloser Individual title.

A Boys Top 3 (Previous Rank)

1.Fairfield (1) Defeated Northeastern and York Tech; Lost to AA Susquehanock. Won A Ben Bloser team title

2.Kutztown (2) Defeated Tulpehocken 19-41; lost to AA Bubble team Fleetwood

3.York Catholic (3)

A Girls Top 3 (Previous Rank)

1.Camp Hill (1) Defeated Susquenita 21-34; lost to AA #1 Northern 20-43; Camp Hill’s Laura Sakol wins in 20:55. Won A Team title at Ben Bloser.

2.York Catholic (NR) 2nd to Camp Hill by only 3 points at Ben Bloser

3.Delone Catholic (3) Defeated Bermudian Springs and West York; Lost to AA Gettysburg and AAA Red Lion; 3rd at Bloser, but only 4 points behind Camp Hill

Falling out: Annville-Cleona (2) – Defeated Columbia; Lost to AA ELCO and AAA Manheim Central

Week 3 Schedule Highlights: PIAA Foundation 9/22

Notes: The only change in either boys or girls rankings is the introduction of York Catholic at #2 in the girls poll. At Bloser, Camp Hill won the A team title, but only by 3 points over York Catholic and only by 4 points over Delone Catholic. This should be a very close race for the 2 state qualifying spots! The Fairfield boys maintain their #1 ranking coming off of their A win at Bloser.

This week in XC coverage

1. From York Dispatch on York Suburban boys and girls teams

2. From Cumberlink.com – Jake Adam’s Story on Ben Bloser Invite

3. From Cumberink.com – Photos from Ben Bloser Invite

4. From Cumberlink.com – Jake Adam’s Story on Boiling Springs boys and girls teams

5. From Pennlive.com – Timothy Johnson’s coverage on Ben Bloser Invite