CoEd Varsity Cross Country
Game Summaries & Headlines.
- Game Date
- Oct 27, 2022
The girls and boys Cross Country team competed in their final meet of the season at the WPIAL District 7 Cross Country Championships on Oct 27th.
The girl’s side closed out a successful season by scoring for the first time as a team. Senior Mylah Faulk made her Cross Country debut and set the standard for the lady’s team. She completed the 5k course in 24:54. Fellow seniors Larissa Lockridge and Talia Russell followed in 25:39 and 30:43 respectively. First year runners Amanda Heide and Nevaeh Mosley completed the scoring for the Penn Hills side. Both ladies set 5k personal bests on a challenging course. Sophomore Jadyn Golden also competed in her first Cross Country race. Her efforts were instrumental in helping the team appear on the final team standings.
The boy’s race started off on the wrong foot with Senior Owen Templer out due to an ankle injury. Despite the setback, the rest of the team rallied around the two upperclassmen and turned out an impressive team performance. Junior Sawyer Kinney and senior Austin Stuchul were at the front of the pack again this week. The junior ran a strong second mile to complete the course in 18:07. Austin improved on his time from last week, crossing the line in 18:32. The solid team performance was due in large part to the work of the team’s four freshmen runners. Brody Dougherty, Avin Keller, Xavier Nicholas, and Adam Rosemeyer all produced top performances on the day.
This was the last Cross Country meet of the 2022 season. Most of the team will be back in action with the Indoor Track program. Practice starts December 5th with the first indoor meets contested in January of 2023.