From Mirror reports
HERSHEY - Two members of the Altoona Area High School boys cross country team and one from the Central Cambria girls team achieved all-state status.
Seniors Dylan Mountain and Korey Replogle of Altoona each placed in the top 25 in the Class AAA division at the PIAA Cross Country Championships on Saturday at the Parkview Course. Mountain, the District 6-AAA runner-up, placed 21st in a field of 281 runners, and Replogle, the District 6-AAA champ, was 24th.
"Today for Dylan and Korey, it was the icing on the cake,'' Altoona boys coach Lee Baranik said. "There are thousands of runners in Pennsylvania, and only the top 25 in each of the four categories get medals. So to be in the top 25 is a great honor.''
Mountain ran a time of 16 minutes, 29 seconds, which was 26 seconds behind the champion, and Replogle earned a time of 16:33.
"Dylan was ninth with a half-mile to go and then ran into a little trouble on the last hill,'' Baranik said. "Korey was in the 19-25 range the entire race, so he stuck where he did. We're very, very proud of them. They worked very hard. It's no secret they helped carry our team - we called them our 1-2 punch all season.''
Altoona, which also had seniors Patrick Reade and Dalen Stroh, junior Cody Nail, sophomore Khristian Delozier and freshman Todd Taylor compete, placed 14th in the team race. North Penn won the AAA boys team title, and Hatboro Horsham's Conner Quinn won the individual race.
"We're a little disappointed we were 14th but happy for [Mountain and Replogle],'' Baranik said. "We've had a nice streak going on having runners be all-state. We've been blessed with a lot of great athletes who are now running at a number of different colleges, and today we had another good showing.''
Central Cambria junior Alyssa Brandis earned her third all-state finish by placing 12th in the AA girls race with a time of 19:40. She was 1:09 behind two-time champion Angel Piccirillo of Homer-Center. Brandis was fourth as a freshman and 15th as a sophomore.
Central Cambria, which also had Jordan Hayward place 109th, Dawn Craft 130th and Olivia Lipnic 170th, placed eighth in the team race. Other runners for the Lady Devils included Rachel Fedore, Kelsey Hagans and Punjari Vyas.
The Penn Cambria girls were 12th with freshman Arlee Simendinger running a 21:09 to place 77th. Geena Bruce was 113th for the Lady Panthers, and Jalynn Smithmyer was 139th. Other runners inlcuded Sara Clauto, Danielle Pompa, Emily Roberts and Kaitlyn McGarry.
Northern Bedford junior Maria Snyder, the District 5 champ who placed 17th at states last year with a time of 20:07, was 78th in 21:09. Philipsburg-Osceola's Lauren Simcox was 105th in 21:30, and Bedford's Carrie Baker was 142nd in 22:01. Bedford placed 24th in the team race.
Bishop Guilfoyle senior Jared Keller was the top area AA boys finisher in 50th place with a time of 17:36. Williamsburg's Bryce England was 80th in 17:51, Cambria Heights' Eric Boothman was 135th in 18:15, and Central Cambria's Grant Barber was 163rd in 18:29.
The following is a list of the top team and individual finishers along with a complete list of area competitors:
Teams: 1, North Penn, 132; 2, Cardinal O'Hara, 132; 3, North Allegheny, 144. Also: 14, A-Altoona, 344.
Individuals: 1, Conner Quinn, Hatboro Horsham, 16:03; 2, Daniel Jaskowak, Grove City, 16:06; 3, Brett Kelly, Boyertown, 16:10. Also: 21, Dylan Mountain, A, 16:29; 24, Korey Replogle, A, 16:33; 168, Patrick Reade, A, 17:45; 218, Cody Nail, A, 18:16; 230, Dalen Stroh, A, 18:21; 231, Khristian Delozier, A, 18:22; 153, Todd Taylor, A, 18:58.
Teams: 1, Pennsbury, 42; 2, Unionville, 129; 3, WC Henderson, 148.
Individuals: 1, Meghan McGovern, North Penn, 18:28; 2, Hannah Grossman, Strath Haven, 18:30; 3, Ann Herman, Pennsbury, 18:42. Also: 248, Lauren Pheasant, Hollidaysburg, 22:13; 254, Emily Ansley, Hollidaysburg, 22:17.
Teams: 1, Quaker Valley, 90; 2, North East, 181; 3, Holy Redeemer, 190.
Individuals: 1, Brendan Shearn, North Schuylkill, 16:15; 2, Luke Jones, Elk Lake, 16:17; 3, Rico Galassi, Holy Cross, 16:26. Also: 50, Jared Keller, Bishop Guilfoyle, 17:36; 80, Bryce England, Williamsburg, 17:51; 135, Eric Boothman, Cambria Heights, 18:15; 163, Grant Barber, Central Cambria, 18:29; 188, Michael Heck, Northern Bedford, 18:39; 192, Jimmy Farnan, Chestnut Ridge, 18:42; 202, Tanner Williams, Bedford, 18:46; 231, Seth Lingenfelter, Northern Bedford, 19:12.
Teams: 1, St. Basil Academy, 72; 2, Elk Lake, 75; 3, Quaker Valley, 121. Also: 8, CC-Central Cambria, 252; 12, PC-Penn Cambria, 326; 24, B-Bedford, 620.
Individuals: 1, Angel Piccirillo, Homer-Center, 18:31; 2, Kennedy Weisner, Elk County Catholic, 18:52; 3, Adair Gennocro, St. Marys, 18:58. Also: 12, Alyssa Brandis, CC, 19:40; 77, Arlee Simendinger, PC, 21:09; 78, Maria Snyder, Northern Bedford, 21:09; 105, Lauren Simcox, Philipsburg-Osceola, 21:30; 109, Jordan Hayward, CC, 21:34; 113, Geena Bruce, PC, 21:38; 130, Dawn Craft, CC, 21:54; 139, Jalynn Smithmyer, PC, 21:59; 142, Carrie Baker, B, 22:01; 170, Olivia Lipnic, CC, 22:25; 193, Rachel Fedore, CC, 22:39; 197, Kelsey Hagans, CC, 22:42; 203, Sara Clauto, PC, 22:47; 205, Brittany Kurtz, Juniata Valley, 22:50; 206, Lauren Diehl, B, 22:50; 215, Danielle Pompa, PC, 22:56; 217, Punjari Vyas, CC, 23:00; 226, Emily Roberts, PC, 23:11; 250, Kaitlyn McGarry, PC, 23:46; 257, Samantha Coffman, Tussey Mountain, 23:59; 264, Allison Caddy, B, 24:28; 275, Katie Sigler, B, 25:17; 281, Lauren Ickes, B, 27:55; 282, LeAnn Grimes, B, 28:49; 284, Summer Hartung, B, 32:08.