Sheva takes second at states
A dream season for Marissa Sheva continued in Hershey at the PIAA Cross Country Championships.
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Sheva — one week after taking second in the District One Championships — was only topped by Unionville’s Courtney Smith at the Class AAA Championship. The 3HQQULGJH VRSKRPRUH fiQish in a time of 18:36, with Smith won gold in 18:16.
The Maidens took sixth overall behind a pack of freshman Phoebe Clowser (24th, 1V:3V), Melanie Vlasic (32nd, 1V:5V), Court- ney Kern (33rd, 1V:5V), Ali Valenti (38th, 20:08), Jenna Reimer (53rd, 20:30), Janki Patel (71st, 20:53) and Brianna Mengini (82nd, 21:08).
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In the 2A girls, Emma Keenan helped the Monarchs take 10th with 282 points. Keenan was 18th overall with a time of 20:13. Also for GMA, Allie Flint (44th, 20:51), Emily DeGrandpre (67th, 21:27), Tara Webster (76th, 21:3V), Sydney Hirokowa (77th, 21:40), Caroline Dennin (V4th, 22:23) and Sally McDonough (103rd, 22:43) were a tight pack.
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Pennridge’s Marissa Sheva finished second in the PIAA Class AAA Cross Country Championships Saturday in Hershey.