Mus­tang girls dom­i­nate meet

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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),

BOYS

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).

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Gov. Mif­flin’s An­drea Miller smiles as she crosses the fin­ish line to win the BCIAA Cross Coun­try Cham­pi­onships.

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