Cross Country

Fox Chapel Area’s Grace Sisson finished eighth at the state cross country meet.
Fox Chapel ends cross country season with pair of PIAA medals
November 15, 2019
The Fox Chapel cross country team brought home a pair of medals from the PIAA championships Nov. 2.

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Fox Chapel’s Christian Fitch keeps pace with the leaders during the WPIAL Class AAA boys cross country race on Oct. 24, 2019, at California University. Fitch finished the race fourth.
Fox Chapel’s Fitch, Sisson named A-K Valley cross country runners of year
November 14, 2019
Fox Chapel seniors Christian Fitch and Grace Sisson were selected as the Alle-Kiski cross country runners of the year as a part of the 2019 All-Star teams.

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Hampton’s Josh Holmes competes during a meet at Pine-Richland this season.
Hampton’s Holmes runs ‘victory lap’ at PIAA cross country meet
Josh Holmes had been chasing a state cross country qualification for a long time. All it took was a little bit of patience.

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Members of the North Allegheny girls cross country team competed at the PIAA championship meet Nov. 2, 2019, in Hershey.
North Allegheny runners honored for performances
After earning recognition as one of the top cross country performers in the state, North Allegheny senior Dan McGoey will continue his career with North Carolina State next season.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Patrick Anderson crosses the finish line to win the WPIAL Class AAA boys championship race Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, at Cal U (Pa.).
Mt. Lebanon’s Patrick Anderson leads PTFCA all-state cross country team
November 10, 2019
Two-time state cross country champion Patrick Anderson was named as the sport’s male athlete of the year by the Pennsylvania Track and Field Coaches Association.

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Baldwin’s Teddy Boehm competes at the PIAA cross country championships Nov. 2, 2019, in Hershey.
Three Baldwin runners finish season as state cross country qualifiers
November 8, 2019
Three top runners in the Baldwin cross country program — senior Teddy Boehm, junior Gina Bolla and sophomore Dominick Ditoro — qualified for the PIAA finals held Nov. 2 in Hershey.

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Quaker Valley’s Anna Cohen, Daniel Ford and Annie Wicker competed at the PIAA cross country championship meet Nov. 2, 2019, in Hershey.
Sewickley-area runners excel at PIAA cross country championships
Three Sewickley-area runners earned medals at the PIAA cross country championships Nov. 2 in Hershey.

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Shaler runners savor PIAA cross country experience
November 7, 2019
Shaler Area sophomore runner Tyler Paszkowski was happy to have an opportunity to run in the PIAA Class AAA cross country championships earlier this month in Hershey.

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Riverview’s Mason Ochs runs to the finish line during the WPIAL Class A championship race Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, at California University.
Future bright for Riverview boys cross country team
November 3, 2019
Riverview junior Mason Ochs finished eighth in the Class A boys race at Saturday’s PIAA cross country championships after taking second at WPIALs.

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Brownsville’s Gionna Quarzo (yellow ribbon) congratules sister Jolene at the PIAA cross country championships Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, in Hershey.
Riverview places 2nd at PIAA Class A cross country meet
November 2, 2019
HERSHEY — Jenkintown came into the PIAA Class A boys cross country championships as the heavy favorite to win the team title.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Patrick Anderson leads trio of area cross country state champions
HERSHEY — Mount Lebanon senior Patrick Anderson said it’s not easy to win back-to-back cross country titles.

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Gateway cross country focused on positives after difficult WPIAL meet
November 1, 2019
Gateway’s cross country team couldn’t check off the top item on its list of goals this season — having a runner qualify for the PIAA meet.

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Juli Bem was the senior captain for Shady Side Academy’s girls cross country team.
With help of senior captain, Shady Side Academy girls cross country has strong season
The Shady Side Academy girls cross country team recently concluded its season with a 9-2 overall record that included a 7-2 section mark. The team also finished eighth out of 19 schools at the WPIAL championships.

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Members of the 2019 Eden Christian boys cross country team include, from left, coach Rachel Martin, Noah Reaoch, AJ Wagstaff, Eric Gronbeck, Wes Rodu, Ian Bilger, Sean Aiken, Brandon Gunzburg, David Kettel, Collin Hicks and coach Kelly Gronbeck.
Big finish for Eden Christian boys cross country team at WPIALs
Eden Christian Academy cross country coach Kelly Gronbeck screamed herself hoarse watching three of her runners finish in the top 20 in the WPIAL Class A boys cross country championship meet Oct. 24 at Cal (Pa.).

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Pine-Richland’s Meredith Price finished 12th at the WPIAL cross country meet.
Pine-Richland girls, boys cross country teams finish strong season
The Pine-Richland cross country teams wrapped up their team season with a number of landmark performances at the WPIAL Class AAA cross country championships last week at Cal (Pa.) The girls team took fourth, and the boys team finished 14th.

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Plum’s Justin Mascilli runs to a first-place finish at a dual meet with Avonworth on Oct. 10, 2019 at Boyce Park in Plum.
Plum’s Justin Mascilli misses spot at state cross country meet by narrowest of margins
Plum senior Justin Mascilli placed 27th in the boys Class AAA race at the WPIAL cross country championships Oct. 24 at Cal (Pa.).

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Norwin’s Jake Tarosky rounds a corner at the Westmoreland County Coaches Association cross country championships on Oct. 9, 2019.
Norwin cross country falls just short of team goal
Norwin cross country coach Brian Fleckenstein knew it would take a great effort from his boys team to qualify for the PIAA cross country championship Nov. 2.

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The Shaler cross country team competed at the WPIAL championsihps Oct. 24, 2019, at Cal (Pa.).
Shaler runners make impact at postseason cross country meets
October 31, 2019
Tyler Paszkowski, Dalton Kalbaugh and Samantha Hennen have developed into great examples for Shaler Area cross country coach Justin Eskra.

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Bishop Canevin sophomores Erin LaQuatra and Trey Varley qualified for the PIAA meet during the WPIAL championships Oct. 24, 2019, at Cal (Pa.).
Varley, LaQuatra, Kozy follow siblings’ lead to PIAA cross country championships
When it comes to playing sports, a younger sibling usually follows in the footsteps of the older. Bishop Canevin sophomore Trey Varley took the opposite route.

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Penn Hills runners gain experience at WPIAL meet
With a young, inexperienced and shorthanded lineup, the Penn Hills boys cross country team wrapped up its season at the WPIAL Class AAA championships Oct. 24 at Cal (Pa.).

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