Mustang girls dominate meet
The Gov. Mifflin girls cross country team literally “teamed up” to dominate the Berks County Interscholastic Athletic Association championship meet Oct. 16 at Kutztown University.
The Mustangs had the race winner, and a league-best four Top 10 finishers, as they headed the 13-school field. Mifflin scored 41 team points to finish ahead of runner-up Exeter (55 points) and thirdplace Wilson (73).
Andrea Miller covered the “Farm Course” in 19:09 to emerge the champion. She was joined in the Top 10 by teammates Kallan Carter (third, 19:57), Krystalyn Super (sixth, 20;15) and Ariel Gardner (10th, 20;32).
The Eagles got a fifth-place showing from Helene Shevick, who clocked a 20:11. Exeter’s other high finishers were Kat Kerchner and Sarah Smith, a respective seventh and eighth for Exeter.
Daniel Boone, fourth in the team standings, was headed by a 20th-place showing from Carlina Davis. Davis ran a 20:55 ahead of teammates Ashley Benoit (26th) and Vivian Kase (29th).
Elsewhere in the Top 20, Kutztown’s Erika Moriarty placed 16th in 20:47. Top finishers for their respective teams were Hamburg’s Quinn Holl (31st), Fleetwood’s Lauren Paules (55th) and Schuylkill Valley’s Jaden Heck-Hoppes (56th),
While Alex Pingitore gave Daniel Boone a Top 10 performance, Exeter was third in the team standings of the BCIAA championship meet Oct. 16 at Kutztown University.
Pingitore placed seventh in a time of 17:14 on Kutztown’s “Farm Course” for a Blazer squad that was seventh among the 16 competing schools. Wyomissing’s Ben Kuhn was the race winner, clocking a 16:21, while Twin Valley emerged as the team champion after placing its first five runners in the Top 20.
Nate Harding finished ninth in 17:18 to lead Gov. Mifflin, which had David Mansell placed 14th in 17:29. Kutztown’s Mitchell Brett came in 11th in 17:24, and Exeter had a pair of Top 20 finishers in Jason Fisher (13th, 17:27) and Alex Holbrook (16th, 17:31).
Leading their respective teams were Hamburg’s Levi Halye (21st, 17:44), Schuylkill Valley’s Luke Seymour (22nd, 17:46) and Fleetwood’s Quinten Collinge (26th, 17:52).
Gov. Mifflin’s Andrea Miller smiles as she crosses the finish line to win the BCIAA Cross Country Championships.