Wyomissing boys win 2A title, Hamburg’s Hayle finishes top 50
The PIAA Cross Country Championships were held on Nov. 4 on the Parkview Course in Hershey.
CLASS 2A BOYS » The Wyomissing boys were the team champion thanks to the strong finishes of senior Joe Cullen ( 22nd, 16: 51), sophomore Ben Kuhn ( 33rd, 17: 03), senior Matthew Driben ( 35th, 17: 06) and junior Josh Diehl ( 39th, 17: 13).
Wyomissing had 105 team points, narrowly ahead of runner- up York Suburban ( 107).
Hamburg junior Levi Hayle crossed in 45th in 17: 19. Hamburg senior Wyatt Conrad placed 82nd in 17: 39.
CLASS 2A GIRLS » Oley Valley senior and BCIAA champion Rebecca Snyder capped her scholastic career by playing seventh in 19: 10 in 2A. Northern sophomore standout Marlee Starliper was the runaway champion finishing in 17: 50, the lowest girls’ time in all classes.
Hamburg freshman Brea Borrell crossed in 105th ( 21: 07).
Berks Catholic junior Hilary Good finished in 136th ( 21: 34).
CLASS 3A GIRLS » Gov. Miff lin junior Andrea Miller was Berks’ top girls finisher as she placed 17th ( 19: 15) to earn a state medal. Teammate Jessie Taylor placed 133rd in 20: 52.
Cardinal O’Hara’s Eliza-
beth Mancini won the race in 18: 18.
CLASS 3A BOYS » Boyertown’s Christian McComb placed 28th in 16: 33 while teammate Dominic Derafelo was 43rd ( 16: 45) as the top finishers from Berks County. Twin Valley senior Chase Knorr placed 60th in 16: 55, leading the Raiders to a 17th place finish as a team.
Gov. Mifflin junior Alexander Ermold finished 70th in 16: 59, followed by Wilson’s Jake Underwood in 80th ( 17: 02).
Daniel Boone’s Zach Murray placed 110th ( 17: 16) while Alex Pingitore crossed 204th ( 18: 19).
Neshaminy’s Rusty Kujdych was the champion in 15: 47.
CLASS A GIRLS » Kutztown freshman Erika Moriarity was Berks’ top finisher by placing 57th ( 21: 03) in her first states trip. Teammate Robyn Hoch placed in the top 100, taking 95th in 21: 45.
CLASS A BOYS » The District 3- A champion Kutztown team placed 14th in the state in 1A with freshman Mitchell Brett leading the pack in 81st ( 18: 03). Also for the Cougars were senior Matthew Angstadt ( 133rd, 18: 48), junior Michael Hill ( 146th, 18: 59) and sophomore Derek Hanna ( 147th, 18: 59), senior Alexander Lanyi ( 159th, 19: 10), senior Samuel Arnold ( 166th, 19: 18), and senior Jake Walker ( 214th, 21: 30).