Sheva takes sec­ond at states

News-Herald (Perkasie, PA) - - OPINION -

A dream sea­son for Marissa Sheva con­tin­ued in Her­shey at the PIAA Cross Coun­try Cham­pi­onships.

For the North Penn girls, a solid pack car­ried them to a VLxWK-SODFH fiQLVK.

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).

1RUWK 3HQQ fiQLVKHG wLWK 180 points, off the pace of cham­pion Penns­bury (43). CB West was third with 141 points.

For the Bucks, Emory GULI­fiQ OHG WKH wDy wLWK D 14WK-SODFH fiQLVK LQ 19:12. Also for CB West, Mad­die Vil­lalba (15th, 1V:13), Meghan Iatarola (27nd, 1V:41), Gretchen Krause (37th, 20:07), Lind­sey Gerlach (48th, 20:23), Shelby Binga­man (7Vth, 21:05) and Kee­lan McDon­ald (80th, 21:07) set the pace.

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.

In the boys 3A race, Jack Ma­cauley com­pleted a stel­lar ca­reer with a sixth-place fiQLVK LQ WKH VWDWH. HH wDV MuVW fiYH VHFRQGV RII WKH SDFH of Hen­der­son’s Tony RusVHOO. 0DFDuOHy fiQLVKHG WKH race in 5:10.

File photo / AMANDA PIC­CIR­ILLI

Pen­nridge’s Marissa Sheva fin­ished sec­ond in the PIAA Class AAA Cross Coun­try Cham­pi­onships Satur­day in Her­shey.

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