Garden Spot, Lancaster Catholic, and N. Lebanon @ Columbia
Northern Lebanon‘s Gage Krall (sr) hasn’t lost this season and already has 2 sub-17 min efforts and 1 sub-16 min run under his belt. He is the early season favorite in the LL League with Cedar Crest‘s Tommy Bildheiser close behind.
Lancaster Catholic get’s 3 big section II wins today. Close battle against N. Lebanon.
Lancaster Catholic goes 3-0 on the day.
Cedar Crest, JP McCaskey, and Warwick @ Penn Manor
Cedar Crest’s Tommy Bildheiser (jr) keeps rolling. He’s off to a great start, winning today in 16:52. Jeremy Bell (sr) of Warwick is also off to a hot start. He went sub-17 min at PTXC and goes even faster today in 16:54. Cedar Crest goes 4-0 while Warwick gets a slight upset over JP McCaskey.
Gwyneth Young (jr, Cedar Crest) goes 2-0 in league competition with a nice win today over strong competition from Anna Martin (jr, Warwick) and Arielle Breuninger (jr, JP McCaskey). Strong junior class in the LL League this season.
Donegal, Lampeter-Strasburg, and Octorara @ Lancaster Mennonite
Lampeter-Strasburg goes 3-0 on the day and takes home the individual win with Daniel McMichael (sr) running 17:59. Octorara freshman Lucas Thaler was 2nd.
Donegal girls squeak one out against Lampeter-Strasburg in a key section II match-up. LS goes 1-2 overall with Colleen Gilbert (sr) and Micah Gordley (sr), but Donegal’s team depth prevails.
Cocalico, ELCO, and Manheim Central @ Annville-Cleona
Manheim Central gets a key LL League Section II win over ELCO. ELCO senior Mitchell Gray is running very well so far early in the season as he picks up the victory today in 17:00.
Manheim Central with the nail-biter over Annville-Cleona. Meet goes to a tie-breaker with MC getting the nod with their #6 performer’s 10th place finish. Braeten Peters (so, Annville-Cleona) with the win today coming off of her sub-20 min performance at LVC this past weekend.
Conestoga Valley and Lebanon @ Manheim Township
Manheim Township picked up victories against Lebanon and Conestoga Valley. Tyler Stevens (so, Manheim Township) gets the individual win in 17:03. Conestoga Valley sophomore Emmanuel Gitonga (2nd, 17:05) and Township senior Riley Horton (3rd, 17:08) were close behind.
Tyler Stevens en route to his win today in 17:03
Emmanuel Gitonga finished 2nd today for CV in 17:05
Riley Horton (MTWP) on his way to 3rd in 17:08
Manheim Township goes 2-0 on the day against Conestoga Valley and Lebanon. Township junior Chloe Kline led from the gun and won in 21:05. CV sophomore Kylynn Frankford (2nd, 21:48) edges out Township senior Ava Pasewicz (3rd, 21:52) in the last 200m for 2nd.
Chloe Kline (MTWP) took today’s victory in 21:05
Ava Pasewicz (MTWP) and Kylynn Frankford (CV) battle to the finish
Elizabethtown, Ephrata, and Solanco @ Hempfield
Hempfield put in a dominating performance, sweeping the top 5 spots in a meet held on their home course. Maybe even better for Hempfield was their close spread between runners 1-5 of 16:31-16:53. They’ll look to challenge Cedar Crest for the league regular season title. Jack Mieszkalski (sr, Hempfield) is enjoying a successful return to XC after suffering a season ending injury mid-way through his 2018 season. He wins the individual race in 16:31.
Hempfield scores the sweep in this match-up against Ephrata, Elizabethtown, and Solanco. Ephrata suffers two defeats by the smallest margins, losing to Hempfield in a tie breaker and to Elizabethtown by 1 point. They’ll be competitive at the league championship meet. Elizabethtown’s Katie Locker (sr) and Sierra Kapcsos (so) go 1-2 running 19:37 and 19:55, respectively.