Cross Country

Mt. Lebanon’s Logan St. John Kletter wins the Class 3A girls race during the TSCA cross country championships on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, at PennWest California.
Trio of runners aim to defend titles at WPIAL cross country championships
October 26, 2022
The WPIAL cross country championships will be held Thursday at Cal (Pa.)’s Roadman Park.

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Thomas Jefferson’s girls cross country team took first place at the 2022 Big South Conference race held at Mingo Creek Park in Monongahela.
Thomas Jefferson cross country teams run to breakout season
October 23, 2022
The Thomas Jefferson girls cross country team claimed the Big South Conference championship this season in a close race with Ringgold.

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                                Norwin’s Dom Cerilli celebrates a goal against North Catholic last season. Cerilli had a hat trick in Norwin’s season-opening win over Westmont Hilltop this year.
Norwin notebook: Runners set pace at county cross country meet
October 22, 2022
Get used to seeing the Norwin girls cross country team out in front of the pack.

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Riverview’s Holden Deasy runs to a fifth place finish in the Class A boys race during the TSTCA cross country championships Thursday at PennWest California.
Riverview runners set stage for WPIALs with strong Tri-State showing
October 20, 2022
Riverview cross country coach Palma Ostrowski walked away from the annual Tri-State Coaches Association Invitational pleased with the team’s performance.

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Butler’s Drew Griffith cruises to victory in the Class 3A boys race during the TSTCA cross country championships on Thursday at PennWest California.
Butler’s Drew Griffith sets course record at Tri-State cross country event
Butler junior Drew Griffith was hoping to set the course record at Cal (Pa.) during the Tri-State Cross Country Invitational on Thursday.

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Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review
                                Norwin’s Annie Czajkowski finishes fourth in the girls WCCA cross country championships Oct. 12 at Westmoreland County Community College.
Norwin uses ‘pack mentality’ to rack up cross country success
October 15, 2022
From the youth level to varsity, the Norwin cross country teams are outpacing the field with regularity.

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Franklin Regional’s Paityn Blakley
Franklin Regional runner pleased to improve finish at WCCA cross country meet
Franklin Regional senior Paityn Blakley improved on her finish from a year ago at the Westmoreland County Coaches’ Association cross country meet on Oct. 12 but not her time.

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Boys winner Sam Plazio of Kiski Area runs during the WCCA cross country championships Wednesday at Westmoreland County Community College.
Kiski Area’s Sam Plazio, Eliza Miller claim WCCA cross country titles
October 12, 2022
It was quite a day for the Kiski Area cross country program.

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The Hempfield cross country program has six sets of brothers and sisters. Front row (from left): Margerette Dougherty, Noelle Dougherty, Cydney Blahovec, Abby Blahovec, Julia Snider and Luke Snider. Back row: Tatum Swope, Colin Swope, Alan Methven, Harrison Methven, Tyler Miller and Tessa Miller.
Hempfield cross country program is a family affair
October 11, 2022
When the Westmoreland County Coaches’ Association cross country meet is run Wednesday, it will be a family affair for the Hempfield program.

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Belle Vernon junior cross country runner Tessa Rodriguez
Westmoreland H.S. athletes of the week: Belle Vernon’s Tessa Rodriguez, Latrobe’s Peyton Myers
October 8, 2022
Tessa Rodriguez

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Riverview’s Amberson Bauer took fifth place at the McQuaid Invitational in 15 minutes, 39 seconds.
Riverview runners shine at McQuaid Invitational in New York
Each year, the Riverview cross country teams venture beyond the borders of Pennsylvania to test themselves at a high-level meet.

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Plum’s Connor Pivirotto takes sixth in the WPIAL 3A Section 4 Championship Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2022 at Northmoreland Park.
Plum runners battle at Section 4 championships
The Plum boys cross country team challenged the top teams in Division I, Section 4 at the league championships at Northmoreland Park on Oct. 5, and the Mustangs rallied together for third place.

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Aquinas Academy’s Alexis Abbett competes in the PIAA Foundation meet in Hershey Sept. 24, 2022.
Aquinas Academy junior Alexis Abbett proving to be hard to catch
When Aquinas Academy junior Alexis Abbett was a toddler, she loved to run.

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Fox Chapel’s Rowan Gwin celebrates winning the WPIAL Division I, Section 4 meet Oct. 5 at Northmoreland Park.
Fox Chapel runners beat heat to win another section title
Some cross country runners thought the weather was a bit hot at the WPIAL Division I, Section 4 meet Oct. 5.

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Kiski’s Eliza Miller with her first place medal after winning the WPIAL Division I, Section 4 girls meet Wednesday at Northmoreland Park.
Eliza Miller leads Kiski Area girls cross country team back to section top spot
October 5, 2022
For the first time since 2015, the Kiski Area girls cross country team is section champion.

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Gateway junior Kefimba Cisse placed 15th in the Class 3A boys race at the Red, White & Blue Invitational on Sept. 10 at White Oak Park.
Gateway runner Kefimba Cisse gains confidence ahead of postseason races
October 2, 2022
Kefimba Cisse made his Gateway cross country debut last year after playing soccer as a freshman in the fall of 2020.

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Junior embraces competition, camaraderie of cross country
Sawyer Kinney can usually see the people he races against are feeling what he is feeling. After crossing the finish line, Kinney sees, and emphasizes with, the suffering.

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Hempfield senior Cydney Blahovec
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Hempfield’s Cydney Blahovec
September 26, 2022
In most sports, a span of five seconds isn’t that big of a deal, unless it’s right before the buzzer.

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Burrell senior Kadi Bauer
A-K Valley Senior Spotlight: Burrell’s Kadi Bauer
From a top 12 finish at the state track meet to broken individual and school records to, most recently, a big improvement in times at the annual Red, White & Blue Invitational, senior Kadi Bauer has done a lot in her Burrell athletic career.

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North Allegheny’s Jack Bertram finishes third in the Class AAA boys race during the WPIAL cross country championships on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021, at California University of Pa.
Talented sophomores pacing defending PIAA champion North Allegheny cross country teams
September 24, 2022
At this time of year, North Allegheny’s cross country team doesn’t talk much about winning championships, even if the boys and girls are both defending state champs.

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