XC: PIAA District III Week 5 Rankings (9/30/18)

PIAA District III


WEEK FIVE AAA RANKINGS (released 9/30/18)

Week 5 Schedule Highlights: Gettysburg XC Invite (10/6), William Tenant Invite (10/6)


AAA Boys Top 10 (Previous Rank)

1. Carlisle (8)

2. Twin Valley (1)

3. Cedar Crest (3)

4. Chambersburg (4)

5. Warwick (5)

6. Palmyra (2)

7. Manheim Township (10)

8. Hershey (7)

9. Hempfield (6)

10. Cumberland Valley (9)

Bubble: Governor Mifflin, Red Land, Wilson, Exeter

Notes: Carlisle was the best of District 3 at the Carlisle Invitational. The Thundering Herd’s Jack Wisner was the top District 3 finisher running 15:54. Twin Valley was the top District 3 team at the Paul Short Run at Lehigh University. Cedar Crest may have the best depth of any team.

AAA Girls Top 10 (Previous Rank)

1. Governor Mifflin (2)

2. Hershey (4)

3. Carlisle (1)

4. Exeter (7)

5. Wilson (8)

6. Manheim Township (9)

7. Mechanicsburg (NR)

8. Red Lion (NR)

9. Dallastown (3)

10. Elizabethtown (6)

Bubble: Cumberland Valley (5), Hempfield (10), Warwick

Notes: Hershey was the top District 3 team at the Carlisle Invitational. They were followed closely by Mechanicsburg, Carlisle, and Manheim Township. Cumberland Valley looked to be without several of their top girls on Saturday, maybe giving some rest. Carlisle looks to be without top runner Meg Lebo for the remainder of the season. A tough loss for the Thundering Herd. Sophia Toti has stepped up nicely as have several other runners, keeping Carlisle very much in the race for one of the 4 state qualifying spots. Mechanicsburg is the highest riser this week, entering the rankings at #7. Dallastown and Elizabethtown both fall this week. Depth is both teams top challenge. Both looked to be without one of their top 4 runners and in their absence they lost some low point scorers. Hershey, Mechanicsburg, Manheim Township, and Carlisle are the teams showing the most depth. At the Lehigh Paul Short Run, Exeter defeated Wilson by 4 points. Exeter 1-5 split based on best times goes from 20.17-21.04; Wilson’s goes from 19.55-21.22.



AA Boys Top 5 (Previous Rank)

1. Wyomissing (1)

2. York Suburban (2) 3. Boiling Springs (3)

4. Greencastle-Antrim (NR)

5. Milton Hershey (4)

Bubble Teams: Big Spring, Fleetwood, East Pennsboro

Notes: Wyomissing was the top District III team in the White race at the Paul Short Run in Lehigh and took 5th place overall. Greencastle-Antrim has been led by freshman Weber Long. They enter the rankings this week following their performance at Carlisle.

AA Girls Top 5 (Previous Rank)

1. Northern (1)

2. Gettysburg (NR)

3. Donegal (2)

4. York Suburban (3)

5. Boiling Springs (4)

Bubble Teams: Big Spring, Conrad Weiser, ELCO

Notes: Northern’s Marlee Starliper won the Paul Short Run in Lehigh in 17:59 while the rest of the Northern girls competed in Carlisle. Had Starliper competed in Carlisle with her team they would have been the top overall district III team amongst all AAA/AA/A teams. Gettysburg beat Donegal, Boiling Springs, and Big Springs in Carlisle. Greencastle-Antrim’s Taryn Parks won the individual title in Carlisle with a 17:59. The races between she and Starliper in the post-season should be fun to watch!



A Boys Top 3 (Previous Rank)

1. York Catholic (1)

2. Fairfield (2)

3. Kutztown (NR)

Bubble Teams: Trinity (3), Camp Hill

A Girls Top 3 (Previous Rank)

1. Camp Hill (1) 2. Delone Catholic (2)

3. Kutztown (NR)

Bubble Teams: York Catholic (3), Annville-Cleona, Fairfield

Notes: Kutztown boys and girls did well at Carlisle comparative to their A peers. The boys take over the #3 ranking from Trinity. The Kutztown girls also move up to #3.