Cross Country

Quaker Valley senior Annie Wicker signs her letter of intent to William & Mary for track. She was joined by her parents, Doug and Carolyn Wicker.
Quaker Valley’s Annie Wicker to run for William & Mary
December 20, 2019
A lead from a Quaker Valley alum convinced senior Annie Wicker to sign a letter of intent to compete for the William &Mary women’s cross country and track and field teams next season.

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North Allegheny’s Hannah Lindgren signs a letter of intent to Delaware for cross country. She was joined by her parents Kirsten and Bryan (seated) and (in back) North Allegheny coach John Neff.
North Allegheny runner Hannah Lindgren headed to Delaware
North Allegheny senior Hannah Lindgren has signed a letter of intent with Delaware to continue her running career.

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Fox Chapel senior Christian Fitch signs a letter of intent to Temple for track and field and cross country. With him are Fox Chapel coaches Tom Moul, Matthew LaPatka and Pete Shiner.
Fox Chapel runner Fitch signs with Temple
Fox Chapel senior Christian Fitch is the most decorated American runner to come down the pike — literally and figuratively — for the Temple men’s cross country team since James Snyder became coach in 2013.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Patrick Anderson competes at the 2019 Footlocker Finals on Dec. 14, 2019, in San Diego, Calif.
Mt. Lebanon’s Anderson takes 3rd at national 5K final
December 15, 2019
Mt. Lebanon senior Patrick Anderson came up short in his bid for a title at the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships National Finals on Saturday at San Diego’s Balboa Park.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Patrick Anderson crosses the finish line to win the boys WPIAL Class AAA championship race Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, at California University.
Anderson, Cochran headed to Foot Locker Championship
December 1, 2019
Another big cross country meet, another big win for Mt. Lebanon senior Patrick Anderson.

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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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