North Hills Malone Sisters Finish 1-2 in Girls AAA X-Country Finals

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Friday, October 28, 2011 | 12:05 AM


No major surprises at the WPIAL Boys and Girls Cross Country Championships, just lots of wind, rain and mud. The competitors battled challenging conditions and a 3.1 mile course that had very few blades of grass remaining at the end of a long day at Cooper’s Lake.

On the girls side, Quaker Valley won their third straight Class AA title, scoring just 36 points, the Quakers had all five runners place in the top eleven. South Park was a distant second, followed by Freeport and South Fayette. All four teams qualified for the PIAA Championships on November 5th in Hershey.

Senior Caitlin Bungo of Sewickley Academy won the individual championship, in her first season of completion with a time of 20:21. Bungo, who played in a second round soccer match for the Panthers last night, said she was just trying to keep the pace. She added she is not sure what to expect at the PIAA championships, since she has never experienced it.

Hannah Scipio, a senior from Derry, finished second. Sophomore Lizzy Manickas of Neshannock was third.

In girls AAA, senior Margo Malone of North Hills won her second consecutive championship, besting her sister Shannon by a second. In the Tri-State meet last week, Shannon, a junior,  beat Margo by less than a second. A third sister, Mary Malone, just a sophomore, finished fourth.

Both sisters said it is a friendly competition, and they liked the challenge of the weather. The 1-2-4 finish by the Malone’s helped North Hills to the team championship, with just 46 points.

Senior Charlotte Lampenfeld of Oakland Catholic broke up the possible gold, silver and bronze finish, coming in third, after a second place finish in 2010. Freshman Morgan Ansell of Hempfield ran fifth.
Mount Lebanon finished second in the team standings, followed by North Allegheny and Pine-Richland. All four of those schools also qualified for the PIAA meet in 2010.

Heading to the boys side, in Class AA, same as it always is, with Quaker Valley winning their fifth straight title. The Quakers won with just 29 points, placing all five runners in the top eleven, including a 1-2 finish for junior Roy Hatfield and senior Nat Fox. Hatfield said he was able to break away at the first mile mark, he didn’t realize that Fox was trailing him until he crossed the finish line at 17:21, and Fox finished six seconds behind. Defending champion L.J. Westwood, also of the Quakers finished ninth.

Vincentian Academy’s duo of juniors Ryan and Alex Archer finished third and fifth, Ryan McGuire of Trinity Christian finished fourth. Junior Ethan Wilson of Laurel finished sixth. Beaver, Vincentian Academy and Freedom, along with the Quakers were all able to qualify for the PIAA meet next week.

Finally in Boys AAA, North Allegheny won their seventh straight team championship with 50 points. Mount Lebanon finished a distance second, followed by Pittsburgh Central Catholic and Kiski Area. The Tigers also claimed the individual champion as senior Logan Steiner bested Central Catholic senior Mike Rungo by a second, Andrew Kuchta, a senior from Baldwin was third, a pair of teammates, sophomore Brett Kennedy and senior Richard Lednak from Kiski Area were fourth and fifth.

Below are the team qualifiers and the top twenty individuals who qualified for the PIAA Championships next week:

Girls AA
1  Caitlin Bungo  – Sewickley Academy 20:21

2  Hannah Scipio –  Derry
3  Lizzy Manickas – Neshannock
4  Dee Dee Adams – Freedom
5  Sarah Miller – Quaker Valley
6  Emily Maxwell – Laurel
7  Lauren Ferris – Quaker Valley 
8  Sarah McKendry – Quaker Valley
9  Madeline Schmiedekit Winchester-Thurston
10 Abby Rausch – Quaker Valley
11 Lilly Hall – Northgate
12 Brittany Shay – Beaver
13 Rachel Skolnekovich – Quaker Valley
14 Kayla Zboran – Freeport
15 Natalie DiCenzo – Quaker Valley
16 Rebecca Dudek – Freeport
17 Emily Lamm – Shady Side Academy
18 Krystyna Finikiotis – Vincentian Academy
19 Stephanie Felix – South Park
20 Stephanie Hillard – South Side
21 Morissa Golgosky – Ambridge
22 Mary Hannon – OLSH
23 Molly Duffy – Riverside
24 Amber Hauser – Derry
25 Meghan Obusek – Greensburg Central Catholic
26 Heidi Miller – The Ellis School
27 Tara Manfred – South Park
28 Ashley McKendry – Quaker Valley
29 Sara Vallelunga – South Fayette
30 Alyssa Paencher – Derry
31 Elizabeth Bovie – Keystone Oaks
32 Brooke Dicks – Laurel

Team: Quaker Valley 36, South Park 186, Freeport 213, South Fayette 231
 

Girls AAA:
1  Margo Malone – North Hills 19:25

2  Shannon Malone – North Hills
3  Charlotte Lampenfeld – Oakland Catholic
4  Mary Malone – North Hills
5  Morgan Ansell – Hempfield
6  Kaitlyn Figurelli – Franklin Regional
7  Kelsey Metheny – Bethel Park
8  Brianna Schwartz – Shaler
9  Callie Guzenhauser – Mt. Lebanon
10 Amanda Ruschel – Bethel Park
11 Julie Kociancic – Mt. Lebanon
12 Jillian Hansberger – Mt. Lebanon
13 Autumn Greba – Norwin
14 Julie Friend – Uniontown
15 Hannah Green – Latrobe
16 Caitlyn Janeda – North Hills
17 Kirsten McMichael – Ringgold
18 Maddie Marince – Moon
19 Jasmine Clark – Pine-Richland
20 Hillary Boxheimer – Bethel Park
21 Madeline Nellis – North Allegheny
22 Mariah Custer – Laurel Highlands
23 Clare Brown – North Hills
24 Adelle Collins – West Allegheny
25 Madison Fiaschetti – Hempfield
26 Alexis O’Shea – West Allegheny
27 Alex Gambill – North Allegheny
28 Betsy Erlanger – Upper St Clair
29 Holly Keefer – Butler
30 Matti Davis – Pine-Richland
31 Maggie McChesney Mars
32 Ashley Czerniewski – Baldwin

Team: North Hills 46, Mount Lebanon 137, North Allegheny 156, Pine-Richland 223.
 

Boys AA:
1  Roy Hatfield – Quaker Valley 17:21

2  Nat Fox – Quaker Valley
3  Ryan Archer – Vincentian Academy
4  Ryan McGuire – Trinity Christian
5  Alex Archer – Vincentian Academy
6  Ethan Wilson – Laurel
7  Wes Roberts – Freedom
8  Matt Cooper – Quaker Valley
9  L.J. Westwood – Quaker Valley
10 Sawyer Palonder – Fraizer
11 Josef Dipietrantonio – Beaver
12 Rob Veltre – Quaker Valley
13 Jack Bagamery – Shady Side Academy
14 Jake DeWeese – Freedom
15 Will Cusick – South Fayette
16 Carter Smith – Eden Christian Academy
17 Josh Szymanski – Quaker Valley
18 Andrew Koryak – Vincentian Academy
19 Eric McCall – Ellwood City
20 Marco Bennett – Burgettstown
21 Cameron Clerici – Beaver
22 Matt Haupt – OLSH
23 Jacob Campbell – New Brighton
24 Jonathan Gusew – Northgate
25 Cory Krall – Fraizer
26 Robbie Kroner – Neshannock
27 Asa Equals – Beaver
28 Adam Snowden – Riverside
29 Ryan Lerda – South Fayette
30  Jalen Scott – Chartiers-Houston
31 Anthony Smaldino – Vincentian Academy
32 Aaron Neal – South Side
33 Nick Kocent – OLSH
34 Colten Trimble – Shady Side Academy
35 Max Young – Shady Side Academy
36 Brock Adams – Freedom
37 Jack McLaughlin – Beaver
38 Ryder Ballou – OLSH

Team: Quaker Valley 29, Beaver 146, Vincentian Academy 166, Freedom 171
 

Boys AAA:
1  Logan Steiner – North Allegheny 17:04

2  Mike Runco – Pittsburgh Central Catholic
3  Andrew Kechta – Baldwin
4  Brent Kennedy – Kiski Area
5  Richard Lednak – Kiski Area
6  Ethan Martin – Fox Chapel
7  Caleb Wakely – Shaler
8  Alex Moran – Mt. Lebanon
9  Cordon Luuco – North Allegheny
10 Scott Seel – North Allegheny
11 Timothy Appman – North Allegheny
12 Madison Goodman – Seneca Valley
13 Lawton Tellin – Mt Lebanon
14 Brian Bollens – Pittsburgh Central Catholic
15 Christopher Georgiais Mars
16 Luke Schott – Franklin Regional
17 Tyler Snider – Kiski Area
18 Chris Culley – Moon
19 Mike Meehan – North Allegheny
20 Tyler Nicotra – North Allegheny
21 Andy Haky – Pittsburgh Central Catholic
22 Anton Martinez – North Hills
23 Jon Fave – Hempfield
24 Sean Gannon – Mars
25 Seamus Roddy – Mt Lebanon
26 Patrick Quirk – Mt. Lebanon
27 Kevin Mauser – Shaler
28 Ryan Bocabella – Norwin
29 Patrick Miller – Kiski Area
30 Thomas Bailey – Bethel Park
31 Sam Bojarski – North Allegheny
32 Derek Zvnn – Pine-Richland
33 Colin Martin – Fox Chapel
34 Pat Curley – Pittsburgh Central Catholic
35 Karthik Naravanan – Fox Chapel
36 Connor Whelan – Fox Chapel
37 Jonathan Radolec  – Peters Township
38 Ben Nickel – Seneca Valley
39 Jake Perri – Seneca Valley

Team: North Allegheny 50, Mount Lebanon 115, Pittsburgh Central Catholic 122, Kiski Area 148.

 

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