Cross Country

Sweeping WPIAL cross country titles a ‘dream come true’ for North Allegheny runners
November 1, 2018
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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Strong showing for Riverview boys, girls at WPIAL cross country championships
October 25, 2018
The Riverview, Greensburg Salem and North Allegheny cross country programs compete in different classifications, but after Thursday's WPIAL championship meet on the Roadman Park course at Cal (Pa.), they have something in common. They will have their boys and girls teams competing at the PIAA championships Nov. 3 in Hershey.

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Oakland Catholic’s Shupansky runs to 2nd straight WPIAL title
Oakland Catholic senior Hannah Shupansky mastered Slippery Rock's Cooper's Lake Campground course at last year's WPIAL cross country championships to claim her first WPIAL individual title. A change of scenery this year didn't deter Shupansky from again finishing on top. She turned away the rest of the field Thursday on

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Greensburg Salem’s Brown captures WPIAL boys cross country title
Very few runners left Thursday's WPIAL cross country championship meet in better spirits then Greensburg Salem's Mark Brown. And for good reason. The senior led the pack in the WPIAL Class AA boys championship race and finished ahead of all other competitors to claim first place in 16 minutes, 52

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Five things to watch at the WPIAL cross country championships
October 24, 2018
The annual WPIAL Class AAA, AA and A boys and girls cross country championships will be held Thursday at Cal (Pa.). It is a new venue for the next two years after Cooper's Lake Campground decided it no longer wanted to host the event. The event begins at 12:45 a.m.

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Seeger, Fox Chapel girls have high expectations for WPIAL championship meet
October 23, 2018
Sarena Seeger was satisfied with her first race on the Roadman Park cross country course at Cal (Pa.). The new site of Thursday's WPIAL championships also was the setting for Seeger's win last week in the Class AAA girls race at the Tri-State Coaches Association championships. andquot;It's a really difficult

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Pine-Richland runners looking for strong finish at WPIAL championships
October 19, 2018
In the last few weeks, the Pine-Richland cross country team has been collecting victories. The girls team (5-2) in particular has been trending in the right direction after three consecutive wins in their final Section 3-AAA meets and a first-place finish in the 13-team Bill Lennox XC Invitational held in

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Plum runners set to test mettle on new WPIAL cross country course
After holding its cross country championships at Cooper's Lake Campground for numerous seasons through last fall, the WPIAL moved the event to Cal (Pa.). Teams and individuals had to switch their preparation for the new course at Cal's Roadman Park. Plum coach Adam Molinaro said his runners are ready to

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Following win at WCCA meet, Norwin girls cross country team sets sights on WPIAL success
With its recent win at the Westmoreland County Coaches Association meet, Norwin girls cross country received a shot of confidence. The Knights upset Greensburg Salem, the team it finished behind in Division I, Section 1, and they hope to take the momentum with them into the WPIAL championships Thursday at

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Franklin Regional runners prepare for WPIAL championship meet
Running provides comfort for Franklin Regional senior Clare McCarthy, so much so that she feels at home whether she's participating in a cross country race or just jogging for fun. andquot;For me, running is a huge stress reliever,andquot; McCarthy said. andquot;Just finishing a race and that sense of joy is

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Wicker, Quaker Valley runners turn attention to WPIAL championship meet
Quaker Valley junior Annie Wicker looks forward to repeating as WPIAL Class AA girls cross country champion Oct. 25 at Cal (Pa.), but needs better form than she showed recently. Wicker (20 minutes, 50 seconds) placed third in the varsity girls 5,000-meter run final in the Midwestern Athletic Championship Oct.

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Gateway runners well-prepared for WPIAL championship meet
After holding its cross country championships at Cooper's Lake Campground for numerous seasons through last fall, the WPIAL moved the event to Cal (Pa.). Teams and individuals had to switch their preparation for the new course at Cal's Roadman Park. The Gateway teams got a good look at the course

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Video: Tri-State Track Coaches Association cross country championships
October 18, 2018
Runners from across Western Pennsylvania got a look at the WPIAL championship course Thursday at the annual Tri-State Track Coaches Association cross country meet at Cal (Pa.).

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Runners get to test ‘The Hill’ at Tri-State Coaches cross country meet
Thursday's annual Tri-State Coaches Association cross country championships at Cal (Pa.) served as a preview for the WPIAL championships, set for Oct. 25. Since the WPIAL was asked not to return to Cooper's Lake Campgrounds after the 2017 season, district officials decided to take the championship event to Cal for

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Quaker Valley athlete of the week: Annie Wicker
Annie Wicker School: Quaker Valley Sport: Cross country Class: Junior Claim to fame: Another top-three finish did not completely satisfy Annie Wicker, who has been an active runner since she was in third grade. The Quakers' star cross country runner recently earned third place at the Midwestern Athletic Conference championships

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Trib HSSN athletes of the week: Mars’ Zachary Leachman, Freedom’s Jayden Sharpless
October 16, 2018
Zachary Leachman School: Mars Class: Junior Sport: Cross country Claim to fame: Leachman battled through a rainy, muddy course at Brush Creek Park and won the MAC championship with a time of 17 minutes, 18 seconds Oct. 11. Leachman also won the Bill Lenox Invitational hosted by Slippery Rock University

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Westmoreland athletes of the week: Greensburg Salem’s Cameron Binda, GCC’s Corinn Brewer
Cameron Binda School: Greensburg Salem Sport: Cross country Year: Senior Claim to fame: Binda won his second Westmoreland County Coaches Association title in 16 minutes, 28 seconds to lead Greensburg Salem to a team title on Oct. 11. Greensburg Salem finished with four of the top five finishers in the

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Shaler runners looking forward to WPIAL championship meet
October 11, 2018
The WPIAL Class AAA cross country championships are fast approaching, and Shaler coach Justin Eskra is ready to see how his team performs. Recent results have Eskra believing his runners are trending in the right direction. Sophomore Dalton Kalbaugh raced around the Lawrence County Fairgrounds in 17 minutes, 37 seconds

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Penn Hills runners deal with injuries, illness
For a team with limited runners, the one thing Penn Hills cross country couldn't afford was injuries or illnesses. That's exactly what happened to the Indians as their top runners on the boys and girls teams fell victim to a bug. The boys team recently lost sophomore Jonah Silverman to

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