PA#1 Mt. Lebanon boys were upset by PA#2 Cardinal O'Hara 79-85 in the PIAA Foundation Gold Race. AA #1 Elk Lake girls were 4th in the PIAA Foundation Blue Race to winners Quaker Valley, and Chambersburg girls win the Puma Challenge race over PA#8 North Allegheny 102-118.
With the high school team entry period now closed, it is clear that the September 24-25 Maymont X-Country Festival is once again a must-do meet for many of the country’s most competitive programs. Over 260 teams representing almost 90 schools from 16 states and the District of Columbia have registered over 2,200 runners. The highlight of the high school meet is the Girls and Boys Invitational races on Saturday morning. In the Girls’ Invitational at 10:10 a.m. Tatnall HS from Delaware (#10-ranked team in United States) headlines a field that includes three additional teams ranked in the top 25 nationally and as the top team in their states. Those teams are #20 Green Hope HS in North Carolina, #22 North Gwinnett HS in Georgia, and #24 Blacksburg HS in Virginia. There are also many other teams that are rated among the top in their state including Preston HS (#1-ranked in West Virginia), Bolles HS (#1-ranked AA team in Florida), and Baylor HS (#2-ranked team in Tennessee).
Lydia Olivere, 10, Wilmington, DE 12:08
Team champs - Tatnall (DE) 48 pts. Individual winner - Megan Lacy (Cherokee NJ) 17:58.
Ryan Thomas (Albemarle) 18:12
Team champs - Blacksburg 79 pts. Individual champion - Derek Armstrong (Western Albemarle) 15:58.
Interview with top VA finisher in invite girls race, Mattie Webb, who finished 3rd in 18:21.
Western Albemarle (VA) senior Derek Armstrong scored an upset victory in his 15:58 win at Maymont.
Collin Hahn, 14, Chesterfield, VA 10:40
Colleen Schrader (Bishop Sullivan VA) 20:17
Katt Grasberger (Atlee VA) 22:04