D3 Class AAA Girl’s XC Preview and Pre-Season Team Rankings

At least 10 teams have a realistic chance of earning one of the 5 team qualifying spots for states. Northeastern took home the district title a year ago and should stay in contention again this season. York/Adams rival Dallastown returns 6 from last season’s district team and will welcome a strong group of newcomers. Wilson will likely be tops in Berks County and they return everyone from last season. From the Mid-Penn, Mechanicsburg and Hershey look to be strong. Hershey will look for a “do-over” from the 2020 season. COVID ended their year before districts. Manheim Township, Warwick, and JP McCaskey will look to represent the LL League at the state meet.

The individual race will feature some of the state’s best:

* Wilson’s Caryn Rippey (sr) enters 2021 as the pre-season favorite. She finished 2nd to Margaret Carroll (now at Villanova University) a year ago and equaled that finish a week later to finish as state AAA runner-up. Her outdoor season suggests she has only improved from last fall as she ran 10:42 and 4:58 for 3200m and 1600m. She finished 3rd in the state over 1600m and ran a leg on Wilson’s state medal winning 4x800m relay.

(Learn more about Caryn in our “senior journal” series found here)

* Claire Paci (so, Greencastle-Antrim) placed 3rd at districts and 4th in the state as a freshman in 2020. She continued her excellence in the spring, placing 4th in the state over 3200m and 8th in the 1600m. Her PRs in those events are 10:44 and 5:04.

* Camryn (Camy) Kiser (jr, Chambersburg) placed 6th at district and 29th at states. She lowered her 1600m PR to 5:06 this past spring and ran a leg on the Trojans state medal winning 4x800m team. She finished 14th at the XC state meet as a freshman.

(Check out my interview with Claire and Camy here)

* Kaitlyn Highduch (so, Governor Mifflin) only got stronger as the season progressed last fall. She placed 3rd at BCIAAs, 8th at districts, and 16th at states. She ran 11:10 for 3200m this spring.

* Lydia Tolerico (sr, Dallastown) broke the 11-min mark in the 3200m when she placed 6th at districts running 10:58. She was 10th at district XC last fall and won another XC state medal a week later, placing 22nd.

* Vanessa Alder (jr, Carlisle) transferred to Carlisle this summer. She was runner-up to her sister at the North Carolina 4A (large school) State XC Championships last year. She owns track PRs of 4:57.98 (1600m) and 10:11.74 (3000m).

Others looking to challenge for the individual title and for state medals include: Katie Dallas (sr, Wilson); Hope McKenney (sr, Mechanicsburg); Olivia Walter (sr, Mechanicsburg); Winter Oaster (so, Gettysburg); Ella Hartel (so, Warwick); Ava Shirk (so, Manheim Township); Nicole Dauberman (jr, Susquehannock); Marissa Pritchett (sr, Northeastern); Bella Treglia (sr, Northeastern); Brooke Preputnick (jr, Hershey); and Ella Wolfe (so, Hempfield)

State Qualifying Breakdown: 5 Teams and the top 25 individuals not on one of the qualifying teams advance to the PIAA State Championships.

Team Rankings (Top 25 ranked)

1. Dallastown – 6 of their top 7 return this season, including state medalist Lydia Tolerico (sr). Tolerico will lead an experienced group of returnees that also includes Mae Treml (so), Allison Hartman (sr), Nicole Register (sr), Olivia Brenneman (so), and Kennedy Boger (jr). Tolerico will look for her 3rd state xc medal this fall. Treml could push for a district medal this season following a strong freshman track campaign in which she ran 11:31 or 3200m. Dallastown has one of the top freshmen classes in the district (that I know of). Look for freshmen Victoria Rodriguez and Lexi Federline to push the Wildcat’s returners to new heights.

(Check out my interview with the Dallastown girls here)

2. Mechanicsburg – This is an experienced team with 4 seniors and a junior returning for 2021. Hope McKenney and Olivia Walter, both seniors, will lead the Wildcats again this year. Both are strong state medal contenders. McKenney ran 10:52 for 3200m in the spring while Walter ran 5:00 for 1600m. The talent continues with Raihana Yameogo (sr), Faith Evans (jr), and Leah Snyder (sr). Coach Hager has this team rolling and you can expect some new names to pop up and contribute for Mechanicsburg.

(Check out my interview with the Mechanicsburg girls here)

3. Wilson – The Bulldogs could have the best 1-2 combo in the district. Seniors Caryn Rippey and Katie Dallas could both challenge for the individual title. Rippey finished 2nd in the state as a junior last year. Dallas was the state runner-up over 800m this past spring. She showed incredible range and lowered her 3200m PR to 10:53. Wilson started slow last season, but came on strong by the end of the year. A better summer could have them fighting for the district title late in the season. Emily Foight (sr), Grace Mangold (sr), and Sami Eisenhofer (so) bring strong middle lineup support. These 3 were separated by only 19-seconds at districts last fall. If there is a weakness it could be their depth. To make a run at the title their top 5 must stay healthy.

(Check out my interview with the Wilson girls here)

Coach Falk: “Experienced group of ladies [as we are] bringing back the top 7 from last year’s league championship team. Will need to get solid performances from top to bottom with consistency through the year to find success. Ambitious group knows they are going to continue working hard to compete well against very talented teams in the league and District 3.

4. Northeastern – Northeastern has built up quite the program over the last several years. Expect them to be back near the top of the district once again this season. They return 5 from their 2020 YA Championship team, including 3 potential district medal threats. Seniors Marissa Pritchett, Bella Treglia, and Hannah Herr are back to lead the way. Pritchett (3200m – 11:05; 1600m – 5:15) and Treglia (3200m – 11:09; 1600m – 5:10) had great track seasons last year and will both look to place inside the top 10 at districts. State medals should be within their reach. Juniors Haylie Kurilla and Riley Bell round out a solid top 5. Freshman Riley Keefe could add valuable insurance this season. She placed 14th at the Carlisle MS Meet of Champions as a 7th grader in 2019.

Coach Lobianco: “We return five girls from last year’s top seven, led by veteran seniors Bella Treglia and Marissa Pritchett who have qualified for the state meet every year of their high school careers.  Also, we return Senior Hannah Herr who was a big contributor to the team’s success last year and their fourth place finish at the AAA State Championships. We also return to the top six Juniors Riley Bell, Haylie Kurilla, and Rylie Kurilla. We look to round out the top seven with one of a few new runners to the team who have been working out with us over the summer. We hope to compete for a team qualifying position at the AAA District Championships.

(Check out my interview with the Northeastern girls here)

5. Manheim Township – The Blue Streaks start out the season ranked #5, but don’t be shocked if they walk away with the district title this year. They return their top 6 from last season and welcome 2 impact freshmen in Elena Barrall and Macyn Fogleman. Ava Shirk (so) missed qualifying for states by 1 spot last season when she placed 14th. Sarah Russo (sr), Marina Papadimitriou (so), and Jenny Weiss (sr) were all LL League Medalists in 2020. Sabrina Hess (so) and Avery Ebersole (sr) also return. This may be the deepest team in the district. Expect a lot of internal competition to determine Township’s top 7 this season.

(Check out my interview with the Manheim Township girls here)

Coach Stover: “2020 was a strong year for the MT cross country teams. We are returning a strong nucleus of runners with both teams. Senior leadership should help guide us throughout the season. This summer the kids have trained hard with high expectations for a successful 2021 season.”

MTWP key returners: senior Sarah Russo (placed 12th at 2020 L-L League championship), senior Avery Ebersole (placed 26th at 2020 L-L League championship), senior Jenny Weiss (placed 22nd at 2020 L-L League championship), , sophomore Ava Shirk (placed third at 2020 L-L League championship, placed 14th at 2020 District 3-3A championship), sophomore Marina Papadimitro (placed 21st at 2020 L-L League championship), sophomore Sabrina Hess (placed 32nd at 2020 L-L League championship)

Key newcomers: freshman Elena Barrall, freshman Macyn Fogleman

Last year’s record: 8-1 league (placed third at L-L League championship)

6. Hershey – There may not be a more motivated team in District 3 than Hershey. They had a great team last year, but unfortunately COVID concerns at the High School shut down their season the week of the district meet. The good news for Hershey is that they return everyone this fall. Emma Taylor (sr) and Brooke Preputnick (jr) give the Trojans two potential low-stick athletes. They finished 5th and 6th respectively at last year’s Mid-Penn Championships. Ally Wilson (jr) Kylie Dixon (sr), Rachel Lyn-Sue (jr), Taylor Simmons (jr), and Julia Zakovich (sr) form a strong supporting cast.

7. JP McCaskey – McCaskey looks like a championship team up front. They return a big three that includes sophomores Gabby Thiry and Isabella Shertzer and junior Milana Breuninger. Shertzer owns an 800m PR of 2:15; Breuninger a 1600m PR of 5:15; and Thiry a 3200m PR of 11:33. These three are all district medal contenders. Joining the fray this season is track star Kamiah Wright (jr). Depth could be their biggest barrier to top tier success this fall.

Coach Craighead: “We return 3 of our top 4 runners from 2020 who have a lot of big meet experience from cross country to track and field.  The key to our season will be the continued development of our top 3 runners as well as getting runners 4-7 improving from meet to meet.  The end of the season is where we want to running our best cross country.”

Key Returnees: Gabby Thiry (so); Isabella Shertzer (so); Milana Breuninger (jr); Naomi Main (sr); Zoe Biles (sr); Tessa Locke (sr)

Key Newomer: Kamiah Wright (jr)

8. Warwick – I underestimated the Warriors last fall. I won’t do that again! This is yet another team with significant depth returning. Ella Hartel (so) is a legit #1 performer. She qualified for states as a freshman a year ago, placing 33rd overall. Grace Rudder (jr), Sidoney Freeman (so), and Alexa Wenger (sr) formed a tight pack last season, separated by only 38-seconds at districts. Freshman Alleha Glenn could contribute immediately. She placed 8th at the 2020 Bridge the Gap MS Invitational. Sophie Brandwene (sr) joins Wenger in providing senior leadership.

Coach Bomberger – “The Warwick Girls XC team is excited to head into the 2021 season! The team is returning 9 of their top 12 from last year and are bringing in some good 9th grade energy to carry the momentum from their 2020 run. The team has been working hard over the summer and gathering for team runs 3 times per week. As workouts and training start to pick up on the 16th, they will be eager to push each other and become one united team. The bond and commitment that each girl shows to her team is what will carry them through to be their best when the races get tough. Be on the lookout for these girls in the post-season, where they will aim to continue on the successes of their 2020 season. Led by several dedicated seniors, the Girls squad is ready to work hard and improve! The Warwick coaching staff is both encouraged and excited to get the 2021 season started!”

9. Exeter Township – The Eagles return their top 5 from last fall and welcome a strong freshmen class. Gabby Keith (so), Kira Marr (sr), and Katherine Ryan (jr) give Exeter a strong top 3. Helene Shevick (sr) and Rachael Smith (sr) could make this a tight pack of 5. Keith (800m – 2:20), Ryan (3200m – 11:54; 1600m – 5:26), and Shevick (1600m – 5:29; 800m – 2:24) had nice spring track seasons. Freshman Madelyn Holbrook figures to factor into the team’s top 5 this season. She was the Berks Co Junior High XC champion last year. This team has solid depth. If they can sneak a couple of girls inside the top 25 at districts they could surprise.

10. Governor Mifflin – Kaitlyn Highduch (so) was one of the top freshman distance runners in the state last year. She ended her freshman season with a 16th place finish at states (XC) and track PRs of 11:10 and 5:20 for 3200m and 1600m. She’ll pace a roster that returns 6 from last season’s top 7. Rachel Ulrich (sr) and Emily Gauker (so) could both be top 30 finishers at districts. Faith Drago (jr), Emmy Angstadt (jr), and Sabryna Collins (sr) round out a good group of returners.

11. Cumberland Valley – Cumberland Valley returns 5 from last year’s varsity squad. Kate Vonah (sr), Chloe Warrell (jr), and Hailey Hoover (sr) give the Eagles an experienced top 3. Warrell and Vonah both ran under 12-minutes in the 3200m this spring. Underclassmen may fill out the remaining 4 spots in the Eagles top 7. Sophomores Hanna Long and Chloe Pyles both competed at Mid-Penns as freshmen a season ago. Freshmen may again make an impact for the Eagles this fall. This group could include Alexandra Dreihaup, Greta Dwyer, Quincy Robertson, Emily Bacon, and Olivia Stouffer. All performed well as 7th graders back in 2019. More recent results are not available.

12. Chambersburg – Camy Kiser (jr) is a state medal threat and a legit low-stick for the Trojans. In just two years, she has earned significant championship level experience and has won multiple state medals between XC and track. Chambersburg graduated a lot from last year’s team, but do seem find a way to re-load. Olivia Rieck (sr) and Lexi Boyd (so) will look to work their way to the front to support Kiser. Boyd could be one of the most improved runners as she enters her 2nd HS season. She ran 11:46 for 3200m as a freshman last spring.

13. Hempfield – Hempfield enters 2021 with a really nice top 3, but new depth will need to be developed if they hope to break into the top 10 this season. Ella Wolfe (so) could be primed to qualify for her first state meet after she placed 21st at districts as a freshman. Molly Siebert (so) and Hannah Kilheffer (so) both came close to breaking 20-min last year. Paige Harrington will provide some needed senior leadership as this could be one of the younger teams in the district.

14. Lower Dauphin – LD returns 5 from last season. They lack a low-stick, but do have a tight pack of 4 runners, all capable of running under 21-minutes. Greta Bretz (so) is the team’s top returner from last year. She advanced to districts last fall and could be an individual qualifier for states this season. Ava Donahue (sr), Taylor Atkinson (so), and Alexia Hedrick (sr) could push Bretz this season. All 4 athletes had good spring track campaigns.

15. Palmyra – 5 girls return for the Panthers this fall. Look for Palmyra to be led by a tight pack of 3 that includes Hannah Rohrer (sr), Abby Beraducci (so), and Riley Holsople (sr). As this pack improves, so too will Palmyra.

16. Red Lion – Sophia Breschi (sr) returns to lead Red Lion into action in 2021. She will provide upperclassman leadership to what may be a very young team. Breschi has top 20 potential within the district and should be looking to individually qualify for the state championships. She ran 5:23 for 1600m this past spring. Sophomores make up the 3 additional varsity returners for the Lions. Grace Kaufman (so) and Abby Butera (so) are potential YAIAA medal contenders.

17. Carlisle – Carlisle gets a significant boost with the addition of North Carolina 4A state XC runner-up Vanessa Alder (jr). Alder finished 2nd in NC to her sister (now running at BYU). Adler immediately inserts herself as a district title contender. The Thundering Herd graduated their top 4 runners from last year, so Coach Boardman will need to develop additional depth, something he is more than capable of doing.

18. Elizabethtown – Elizabethtown returns a solid cast of 6 runners from last season. They have had a solid run of top tier talent over the last several years with Katie Locker (now at Monmouth) and Maddie Quinn (now at High Point). For E’town to be competitive with the best in District 3 this season they will need to run as a pack. Sierra Kapcsos (sr) and Jordan DiRisio (so) are the top returnees, both of whom could be LL League medalists. Freshman Allison Fink should contribute immediately. She ran 5:38 (1600m) and 2:32 (800m) as an 8th grader last spring.

19. Cedar Crest – The Falcons return everyone but perennial all-league performer, Gwyneth Young (now at Univ. Of Pennsylvania). Cedar Crest has nice depth and the coaches have shown the ability to develop talent. Maddie Lowe (so), Jillian Tobias (jr), and Grace Tadajewski (jr) are the team’s top 3 returners. Pack running will be important to their success this season. May be a tough out in regular season competition.

Coach Risser: “I am very excited about the team culture and atmosphere that these girls are cultivating. Throughout the summer, our girls have done a great job of coming together to support each other and push each other. I don’t know how fast we are in relation to other teams, but that’s not really that important to me right now. As long as our girls keep striving to be best runners and team that they can be, we are going to have an awesome 2021 XC Season! Our key returners and promising newcomers for the upcoming season are Alyssa Stiver, Lizzy Vila, Katelyn Waranavage, Jillian Tobias, Grace Tadajweski, Sarah Durning, Lizzie Lowe, Maddie Lowe & Maggie Chernich.

20. Gettysburg – Winter Oaster (so) made her presence felt last year as a freshman. She has top 10 potential at districts this fall and will challenge for her first state medal this year. She ran 11:21 (3200m) and 5:18 (1600m) on the track this spring. Carolyn Scheungrab (jr), Gabriella Sainato (so), and Megan Hurst (jr) return to provide solid middle line-up support. This is a team on the rise.

21. Daniel Boone – This ranking may be too low for Daniel Boone. They return 6 of their top 7 and will welcome a coupe of impact freshmen. Natalee Kryman (so) could individually qualify for the state meet this fall and Renee Camburn (sr) returns as a solid #2. Freshmen Emrie Watts and Annabeth Glass were 10th and 12th, respectively at the 2020 BCIAA Junior High XC Championships.

Coach Snyder – “Daniel Boone Girls Cross Country will have a solid core group of girls this fall.  Daniel Boone returns 2020 District 3 Qualifiers Natalee Kryman and Renee Camburn from a team that finished 8-6 in 2020.  Daniel Boone lost 2020 District 3 Qualifier Ashley Benoit to graduation.  Daniel Boone Girls are expecting another winning season in 2021.”

22. Susquehannock – Nicole Dauberman (jr) could battle for a top 10 finish at the district meet this season. She could also compete for a state medal. She ran 19:03 at districts a season ago and then followed that up with a strong outdoor track season. Sabreena Fahringer (sr) may be the “fastest” XC runner in all of District 3. She ran 59.47 (400m) and 25.89 (200m) during the spring track season. She has great range and could medal at the Y/A XC meet.

23. Solanco – Solanco is a young team and may have only 1 senior in their top 7 this season. Lily Soulliard (so) was one of the LL League’s top freshman in 2020 and figures to be team #1 this year. They may get a boost with the return of Daria Neaves (jr). Neaves was injured last season. Emma Baxter (jr) will also look to make an impact in the LL League this fall.

24. Northern – Allie Engle (sr) gives Northern an experienced leader and potential low-stick performer. She figures to be in district medal and state qualifying position as she enters her senior season. She ran 5:15 for 1600m this past spring. Elizabeth Anthony (jr) and freshman Anna Lehman could provide some additional depth up front.

25. Conestoga Valley – The Buckskins are trending in a positive direction. Kylynn Frankford and Brittney Johns will provide senior leadership for what appears to be a very young team. Underclassmen figure to make out the remaining top 7. Young teams sometime surprise. Freshman Abigail Zook could be a good one!

Coach Amway: “Girls team returns seniors Kylynn Frankford and Brittney Johns.  Sophomores Seana Dougherty, Kylee Antrim and freshman Abigail Zook should round out the top 5. The team has the potential to finish in the top 6 in the LL League.

NR. York Suburban – Returns a solid pack of 5, led by senior Sarah Stark. Stark and junior Sarah Gleba will both look to be medalists in the Y/A league. Stark ran a solid 2:24 800m in the spring. Developing this pack of 5 will be critical to Suburban’s success this season.

Coach Enders: “Looking for someone to fill big shoes after losing our top runner Brooke Sargen the YAIAA division II runner of the year isn’t going to be easy. No big weapons heading into 2021. Everyone except Brooke ran horrible at the county meet last year so we’ll see what we can piece together this summer. The girls have been working hard but I really don’t know what to expect. We’ll focus on running as a pack and to cut our gaps down. Hopefully we can be competitive.”

NR. Dover -Dover returns district medal threat Summer Hogan (jr) up front. Hannah Hogan (sr) and Emily Skelly (sr) provide valuable experience and quality depth. Coach Miller has had a better turnout this season, so expect new names to populate Dover’s top 7.

Coach Miller: “Dover’s cross country team is definitely looking to improve on their performances from last year. We are also excited to actually have enough girls to score this year, losing only Chelsea Ezibe to graduation and adding some newcomers to round out our team. Summer Hogan returns as our top runner – she was 11th at the YAIAA meet and qualified for districts. Also returning are Hannah Hogan, Carley McDowell, and Emily Skelly.

NR. Ephrata – The loss of LL League Champion and state medalist Alyssa Fedorshak hurts. Madison Kimmel (sr) was running well last year, but contract tracing ended her season before the post-season. Kimmel, Kayla Reidenbaugh (so), and Lexi Roe (sr) provide Ephrata with a good 1-3. Depth beyond these three is a bit of an unknown.

Coach Molchany: “Both our boys and girls teams are small, so staying healthy is going to be crucial for us. From a team standpoint, we may be more in a rebuilding year. We have the pieces to be a solid team, but a lot of that has to come from within the girls. Kayla Reidenbaugh has put together a very nice summer of training. She trained along side of the league champion last year, so if she can translate her training into racing, she could be a low stick for us. Madison Kimmel will hopefully run with something to prove this year. She really came on strong for us last year, and then got quarantined the day before leagues, which brought her season to an end.

NR. Penn Manor – The Comets enter 2021 with a small and young team. Building strong camaraderie this season will be important for long-term growth and development. Abby Ames (jr) figures to pace Penn Manor in the fall. She placed 14th at the LL League meet last fall.

Coach Ecker: “The girls team continues to be led by Junior Abby Ames who has been working hard to improve her base training with the goal of improving on last year’s performance. The girl’s squad is young and limited in numbers.  However, their positive attitude and hard work should result in improved performance this year.

NR. Garden Spot – Nicole Kelch (sr) is the top returner for Garden Spot in 2021. Expect to see many newcomers competing for a top 7 position on the team this fall.

Coach Tempone: “We have many young runners on the Garden Spot girls team. They already have shown so much growth through the summer.  I am excited to see them start racing and competing together. They are supportive of each other and helpful in leading our new runners.”

NR. Lebanon – Coach Pearson has been building up the Lebanon program since his arrival and this year looks to be the first where he will have a full girl’s team scoring at meets. Keep building!

Coach Pearson: “The girls team has not scored as a full team at the League meet since 2007.  As long as everyone stays healthy, we should end that streak this year at Leagues with a full team.”

NR. Muhlenberg – The rebuild continues this season. Expect a young team to compete for Muhlenberg this fall. Jineylis Sierra (sr) and Juliet Solensky (jr) do return to provide some experience. Sierra ran 2:28 for 800m this spring.

Coach Conrad: “The Muhlenberg boys and girls cross country team is in a rebuild for the 21-22 season. The team is young, with the majority of the runners being in their first or second year of running cross country. However, the team has a lot of young talent with a high ceiling, looking to set the foundation for years to come. The team also comes with the motivation to improve upon last year’s record. A runner to look out for is Juliet Solensky.”

NR. Donegal – Donegal returns 4 from last year’s league team, led by senior Hadley Shoaf. Freshman Katherine Fernald was a top 20 performer at the LL League Junior High Championships (Iron Bridge) back in 2019 as a 7th grader.

Coach Koser: “It seems like should be a rebuilding year after graduating 3 of our top 4 (The three were also top 3 in the class at graduation), but we are a lot healthier and have a few additions to the team that will make a big impact.  Hadley ran through injuries last year but is healthy and had a great summer running.  We also return Marleigh Ballard from injury after she missed about a year of running. She ran well as a freshman 2 years ago, but she brings a lot more to the team than just her ability to run.  She and the other girls are like a fighter that refuses to stay down.  Joined by Natalie Greiner, Emma Myers and the 2 freshmen, we hope to have a spread of under 2 minutes from 1 to 5. The #6-9 girls are a great compliment to the team and are very encouraging and supportive.  It is a fun group.  We aren’t really sure what are goals are yet, but a section title and top 10 finish at leagues seem realistic.  The girls are the ones who came up with our motto: The strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack (Kipling).  They understand that when we take care of the little things, the things we have control over, we make the team stronger.  The team is the supporting and unifying element that makes us successful.  Hadley Shoaf and Natalie Grainer will serve as team captains.

Coach: Philip Koser (second consecutive year as head coach, 18th year overall of coaching high school or junior high cross country at Donegal) Duane Koser (20+ years coaching high school and junior high) 

Last year’s record: 11-0 league (L-L Section Two champion, placed seventh at L-L League championship),  

Key returners: senior captain Hadley Shoaf, junior Emma Myers, sophomore Kendall Finicle, junior Marleigh Ballard, junior captain Natalie Greiner 

Key newcomers: Freshman Kathryn Fernald, freshman Addison Houck, soph Bailey Shoaf, and soph Kara Nissly 

NR. Manheim Central – Olivia Sunderland (sr) and Julie Lindberg (so) provide the Barons with a good duo up front. Minimizing the gap between these top 2 and the remainder of the team will be important to the team’s success in 2021. MC could make some noise in Section 2 of the LL League.

NR. Central York – Sophomores Hayley Green and Kathryn Fives give Central York two critical pieces of which to build upon over the next few years. Both are YA league medal contenders. Allison Minnich (sr) and Alivia Scheidegg (sr) provide some needed experience.

NR. Twin Valley – Laura Posh (jr) will lead the way for Twin Valley this year. She’ll look for a top 10 finish at the BCIAA Championships and an opportunity to individually qualify for states.

NR. Greencastle-Antrim – Claire Paci (so) gives the Blue Devils a viable District title contender. She’s one of the top runners in the state and will look to improve upon her 3rd place finish at districts and 4th place finish at states from last year. Classmate Katherine Board (so) gives GA a good #2.

NR. South Western – 4 return from last season’s Y/A Championship team. Paige Watson (jr) gives the Mustangs a potential top 10 performer at this season’s league meet.

NR. Waynesboro – Waynesboro returns 6 from last year and all 6 competed in distance events during the spring track season. Cora Helman (sr) figures to lead the way.

NR. Shippensburg – 4 athletes return from last year’s Mid-Penn Conference team. Samantha Herman (sr) is the Greyhounds top returner.

NR. Red Land – 6 runners return this season for Red Land. Sophomore Claire Shaffer is the top returner.

NR. New Oxford – Ella Kraus (jr) leads 5 returnees from last fall’s Y/A Championships.

NR. Cedar Cliff – The Colts should have a very young team this fall as only 1 athlete returns from last season’s conference team.

NR. Central Dauphin – Makenzie Logan (jr) leads 2 returnees for the Rams this fall.

NR. CD East – Delaney Line has graduated and is now running at Duquesne University. Only 2 runners return from last year’s team.

NR. Cocalico – Paige Reeser (so) will pace what should be another young team this fall. Only 3 runners return from 2020’s league team.

NR. Spring Grove – Charlee Kurtz (jr) gives Spring Grove a solid #1 heading into the 2021 season. 3 athletes return.

NR. Milton Hershey

NR. Reading

NR. York Co School of Technology