Cross Country

Anderson 29th at national cross country meet
December 9, 2018
Mt. Lebanon junior Patrick Anderson placed 29th overall Saturday at the 40th Annual Foot Locker Cross Country National Championships at Morley Field, Balboa Park in San Diego. The field of 40 runners competed on a dry course under sunny skies with temperatures in the mid 60s. Anderson was 10th among

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North Allegheny’s Christy to run at Duquesne
November 21, 2018
North Allegheny senior Ally Christy will continue her cross country career close to home. Christy signed a letter of intent to the Duquesne women's team for the 2019 season Nov. 14. Christy, who plans to study business, said the school offers the perfect mix of academics and running. She considered

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Greensburg Salem’s Brown, Binda sign D-I scholarships
November 20, 2018
Four Greensburg Salem athletes recently signed letters-of-intent , and two were to Division-I universities. Senior Cameron Binda will continue his track and cross country career at Duquesne, and Mark Brown will head to Youngstown State to run track and cross country. Brown edged Cam Binda to win the WPIAL Class

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Fox Chapel cross country finishes strong at PIAAs
November 16, 2018
The Fox Chapel cross country team wrapped up its 2018 season with a successful showing at the PIAA championships three weeks ago. The girls finished fifth overall with Sarena Seeger (fifth) and Grace Sisson (ninth) earning medals. Christian Fitch finished fifth for the boys and also earned a medal. Overall,

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North Allegheny cross country runner Kinne chooses Duke
November 15, 2018
North Allegheny cross country senior Zachary Kinne put so much into figuring out where he wanted to continue his career, he made himself sick. Kinne signed a letter of intent to the Duke men's team for the 2019-20 season Nov. 14. andquot;I finished my application for early decision on Nov.

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Shady Side Academy runners look forward to next season
November 9, 2018
For the second year in a row, the Shady Side Academy girls cross country team finished with a 9-2 overall record and 8-2 in the section. andquot;It was a wonderful season for us,andquot; SSA coach Sue Whitney said. andquot;We were consistently positive and had constructive senior leadership at every turn.andquot;

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Patience, persistance help Hampton’s Cafaro qualify for PIAA meet
November 8, 2018
When Joey Cafaro finished within five seconds of qualifying for the PIAA cross country meet as a sophomore, he was a prime candidate for a spot last year. But things don't always go as planned. In December of 2016, he was diagnosed with a tarsal coalition, an irregular bone growth

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Shaler Area’s Hennen, Kalbaugh gain experience at PIAA meet
Samantha Hennen and Dalton Kalbaugh didn't bring back any medals from the PIAA Class AAA cross country championships. What both gained is confidence and perspective. Despite it being the first trip for each runner, the Shaler Area duo was a little disappointed with how they performed. But the collective experienced

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Carroll becomes 1st Redeemer Lutheran runner to compete at PIAA meet
As Charis Carroll was starting high school, she was debating about if she wanted to continue with dance or if she needed to change her extracurricular activity. After going on a run with a friend last year, Carroll decided she would pursue cross country. In just her second year, Carroll

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PIAA champion North Allegheny cross country teams to compete at regional meet
After earning the PIAA Class AAA title, the North Allegheny girls cross country team hated to see the season end. The Tigers will get a chance to extend it Nov. 24 at the Nike Cross Regionals Northeast meet in Wappingers Falls, N.Y. One of eight regional championships, top finishers will

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Greensburg holding parade to honor state champion Golden Lions cross country team
November 4, 2018
Greensburg Salem boys cross country will receive a heroes' welcome 5 p.m. Sunday. The team will be paraded through downtown Greensburg after winning the PIAA Class AA Cross Country Championship on Saturday. The team also was honored with a fire-truck parade on Oct. 25 when ther won the WPIAL title.

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Fox Chapel cross country pair finishes fifth
November 3, 2018
HERSHEY -- Fox Chapel junior Christian Fitch and senior Sarena Seeger took fifth place at the PIAA Class AAA cross country championships Saturday at the muddy Parkview course. andquot;I just tried to get out fast and maintain like I did all year,andquot; Seeger said. andquot;I tend to run well when

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Greensburg Salem boys cross country makes history with state title
HERSHEY -- How do teams celebrate titles Some Super Bowl champions go to Disney World. The Greensburg Salem boys cross country team, after winning the PIAA Class AA team title Saturday at the Parkview cross country course, went to nearby Hersheypark for some thrilling adventures. Nothing was more thrilling than

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North Allegheny girls claim 4th PIAA cross country title
HERSHEY -- The North Allegheny girls cross country team captured its fourth PIAA Class AAA team title and first since 1999, on Saturday at the wet and sloppy Parkview Cross Country Course. Behind a strong performances from junior Hannah Lindgren (fourth overall), sophomore Keeley Misutksa (12th), freshman Rachel Hockenberry (17th),

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Shady Side Academy sends pair of boys runners to PIAA meet
November 2, 2018
The Shady Side Academy boys cross country team recently completed its season with a fifth-place finish at the WPIAL championships. The first four teams qualified for the PIAA meet. andquot;We peaked at the WPIALs,andquot; SSA coach Paul Ejzak said. andquot;The boys ran their best times and came within a gnat's

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Kiski Area’s Shreffler hopes experience pays off at PIAA championship meet
Kiski Area senior Kierra Shreffler knows what the PIAA cross country course at the Hershey Entertainment Complex can deliver, and she hopes to run her best race there Saturday in her third and final attempt. andquot;The course at Hershey is very tough, mentally and physically,andquot; Shreffler said. andquot;To have those

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Top-6 finish highlights successful season for Hampton runners
November 1, 2018
The Hampton cross country team found success and a bit of redemption at the WPIAL championships at Cal (Pa). The Talbots sent a runner to the state meet for the first time since 2014. Senior Joey Cafaro, who missed qualifying last year for the PIAA championships by one spot, finished

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Pair of Shaler Area runners advance to PIAA championship meet
Dalton Kalbaugh seldom runs as far as his dad, Tom, does. The Shaler Area junior cross country runner has watched his dad tackle ultramarathons. Having such a strong influence helped Dalton get into distance running himself. andquot;When I was in primary school, he was signing up for 5Ks,andquot; he said.

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Sweeping WPIAL cross country titles a ‘dream come true’ for North Allegheny runners
It goes without saying that sweeping the WPIAL Class AAA boys and girls championships is a major accomplishment for the North Allegheny cross country program. But more then that, Tigers coach John Neff says it represents an important lesson that transcends sports, one that can be taught verbally but figures

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Greensburg Salem cross country has PIAA gold in their sights
October 31, 2018
Runners participating in the annual PIAA Cross Country Championships on Saturday at Hershey will face a new challenge: a revised course. The PIAA decided to make changes to the Parkview Course near Giant Center because of abundant wet weather. Runners will encounter a flatter course along some of the old

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