Thursday, October 27, 2011

Lehighton's Jeni Beers Moves onto States

The District XI Cross Country Championship was run in a the damp rain today, but that didnt stop Jeni Beers from a berth in the State Championship at Hershey next week.

Despite the raw weather, Jeni turned in a time of 21:38 (just 18 seconds slower from her previous week time at league championship on the same course under perfect conditions).  She placed 10th earning her the final medal spot in the Girls AA race. 

Notre Dame of Green Pond took first and Bethlehem Catholic second for team title of the District AA.  They will send their entire team of 7 runners to states.  Others making the state cut-off of 10 additional runners are: Amber Carro1l of Tamaqua (21:01), Kelsey Patrick of Tamaqua (21:24), Emily Smith of Moravian Academy (21:26), Rebecca Askins-Gast of Moravian Academy (21:34), Andrea Stevko of Palmerton (21:42), Samantha Corcoran of Northern Lehigh (21:43), Ashleigh Lesko of Wilson Area (21:47), Jess Yeneskie of North Schuylkill (21:58), Angelina Biondo of Pen Argyl (22:03).
(Complete Girls AA Results.)

Rounding out the Lehighton girls, who placed 12th of the 19 competing schools were: Emily Oldt (23:40), Cassie Rehnert (24:36), Alyssa Schleicher (27:04), and Erica Koutch (28:20).

The Lehighton boys had a tougher go in the AAA Meet.  Daulton Radler finished 101 of 149 with a time of 19:57.  Rounding out the Lehighton boys were Dave Magyar (22:34), Chris Bosco (22:52), and Josh Gornick (25:08).
(Complete Boys AAA Results.)

The Last Practice - It was "Twin Day" at our last practice (note the unusal bright and sunny day)
Though unplanned whatsoever, all but one Lehighton runner wore a team shirt to the final 2011 practice.
(L-R)-Bosco and Radler sport our 2009 edition, Gornick in Blue, Oldt and Schleicher have last year's tye-dye, while
Koutch, Rehnert, Beers and Coach Rabenold all model this year's shirt.  What a crew!
Seniors Dave Magyar and Alyssa Schleicher ran their last race in a Lehighton XC uniform.  What a wet way to go out!  Their presence on the team will be missed next year.  Best of luck.

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