A good day for C.dock

North Penn Life - - SPORTS ROUNDUP - By Kev Hunter NKUNWHU@MRUUNDOUHJLVWHU.FRP

The Christo­pher Dock boys cross coun­try team has 15 run­ners out this fall and the girls have a tight pack of fivH.

“It’s a nice, small fam­ily,” said the Pi­o­neers’ John Capps.

That bond was put to good use out on the course on Tues­day, as Capps and Don Roessler served as each other’s mo­ti­va­tion.

“:H SuVKHG WKH fiUVW WwR PLOHV DnG finLVKHG RuW strong,” Capps said. “I’m proud of us, very proud. Ba­si­cally we pushed it go­ing out, kept it un­der con­trol, and then let it loose the sec­ond and third miles.”

Capps cranked out a time of 19 min­utes, 48.39 sec­onds and Roessler was right be­hind in 19:56.34 to lead a small but spir­ited Dock boys squad to a pair of wins over Delco Chris­tian (15-0) and Church Farm (17-40). JenNLnWRwn, OHG Ey fiUVW-SODFH Greg Wag­ner, was able to top the Pi­o­neers, 18-38.

“They all ran pretty well, had some per­sonal bests, so it was a good day,” Dock coach Justin Wik­erd said of his team.

The Pi­o­neers’ John Ruth stayed up front early on and was able to cross in 21:00.67. Aaron Guttenplan (10th) and Michael Gun­den (14th) rounded out Dock’s WRS fivH, Rn D wDUP GDy Rn the home course.

“Not too hard, not too many huge hills, so it’s a fast course,” Capps said.

The Dock girls went 2-0 on the day, top­ping Jenk­in­town (19-41) and Delco Chris­tian (15-0). An­nette Kempf earned top hon­ors for Delco, cross­ing in 23:37.40, fol­lowed by team­mate Cas­sidy Fox­hoven in sec­ond, but Dock took the next three spots, led by Ju­lia Bergey (24:56.25). Team­mate Me­gan Bishop wasn’t far be­hind.

“It’s a new year for all of them, so they’re learn­ing,” Wik­erd said. “It’s go­ing to take some time, but our top two girls ran re­ally well.”

The post-race at­mos­phere had the feel­ing of a back­yard bar­be­cue, as ev­ery­one sa­vored the warm weather and HnMRyHG VRPH wDWHUPHORn. When the days are much chill­ier, Dock wants to be run­ning its best.

“I think it’s a pro­gres­sion,” Wik­erd said. “Our goals are to try and do well in the (Bi­cen­ten­nial Ath­letic) League and see what we can do at the end of the sea­son.” Boys Jenk­in­town 18, Christo­pher Dock 38, Christo­pher Dock 17, Church Farm 40, Christo­pher Dock 15, Delco Chris­tian 0

1. Greg Wag­ner (J) 17:41.14; 2. Hatcher Bal­lard (J) 17:51.34; 3. Ja­son Lia (J) 19:33.60; 4. Liam Muleaney (J) 19:41.69; 5. John Capps (CD) 19:48.39; 6. Don Roessler (CD) 19:56.34; 7. Grant Lin­de­muth (DC) 20:20.17; 8. John Ruth (CD) 21:00.67; 9. Con­nor Cheek (J) 21:03.93; 10. Aaron Guttenplan (CD) 21:07.01; 11. Slan Dunkley (CF) 21:14.43; 12. Chris Ar­bo­gast (CF) 21:17.24; 13. Ai­dan Lorenz (J) 21:@1.74; 14. Michael Gun­den (CD) 21:22.10; 15. Nysir Grif­fin (CF) 21:37.58; 17. Chris Larry (CF) 21:45.62; 26. Maxwell Drexler (CF) 23:14.96. Girls Christo­pher Dock 19, Jenk­in­town 41, Jenk­in­town 15, Delco Chris­tian 0, Chris­tian Dock 15, Delco Chris­tian 0

1. An­nette Kempf (DC) 23:37.40; 2. Cas­sidy Fox­hoven (DC) 24:52.19; 3. Ju­lia Bergey (CD) 24:56.25; 4. Me­gan Bishop (CD) 25:02.66; 5. Erika Benner (CD) 27:09.09; 6. Nina Lin­den­baum-Gros­bard (J) 27:36.67; 7. Amy Bergey (CD) 27:43.53; 8. Carly Guagliona (DC) 27:43.79; 9. Emma Dor­shimer (J) 28:65.80; 10. Abby Bergey (CD) 29:23.69; 11. Kourt­ney Wal­ter (J) 31:08.27; 12. Sa­man­tha Hughes (J) 34:02.36; 13. Dalia Lorenz (J) 34:05.74.

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