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Mercury Cross Country Roundup: Owen J. Roberts boys win PAC Liberty Division

Boys Cross Country

Owen J. Roberts 23, Methacton 36 >> Linus Blatz led the Wildcats’ completion of their PAC Liberty Division sweep with their victory over the Warriors Wednesday.

Blatz covered Methacton’s home course in 16:52, beating out Methacton’s top runner Matt Varghese (17:04). David Brunton and Thomas Damiani followed with a 3-4 finish for Owen J (5-0), which had seven runners place in the Top 10.

Spring-Ford 25, Perkiomen Valley 30 >> A 2-3 run by John Zawislak and Joey Power, coupled with Alex Fink and Anthony Bamford going 5-6, carried the day for the Rams in their PAC Liberty Division meet with the Vikings.

Tyler Clifford gave PV individual race honors with a 16:01 run on his home course. Zawislak followed in 16:11, with Power checking in at 16:32.

Pottsgrove 18, Phoenixville 47 >> Simon Keen and Brandon Henriksen provided a 1-2 finish that keyed the Falcons’ victory over the Phantoms in their PAC Frontier Division meet.

Keen covered his home course in a winning time of 18:17, Henriksen three seconds back (18:20) in second place. Connor Wilchusky gave Phoenixville a third-place (18;25) showing.

Upper Perkiomen 15, Pottstown 50 >> The Indians came close to sweeping the top 10 spots in the finishing order in their PAC Frontier Division meet with the Trojans.

Jamie Sharp was Pottstown’s lone Top 10 performer, placing eighth. The rest of the order was UP’s, headed by Gabe Pitcher’s winning 17:39 run.

Girls cross country

Owen J. Roberts 18, Methacton 43 >> The Wildcats capped a 5-0 run through the PAC Liberty Division for a second straight year. Senior Kenzie Kurtz captured first place for the Wildcats.

Spring-Ford 27, Perkiomen Valley 28 >> One second made the difference for the Rams as they edged the Vikings in a PAC Liberty Division meet.

Nora Albertson took ninth place in a time of 20:58, edging PV’s Emma Alexy (20:59).

Delaney O’Sullivan claimed individual race honors for the Vikes, covering her home course in 19:11 to beat out Spring-Ford’s Emily Smith (19:19).

Pottsgrove 19, Phoenixville 37 >> Naomi Hillen blew the field away with her winning run for the Falcons in their PAC Frontier Division meet with the Phantoms.

Hillen covered her home course in 21:12, beating out teammate Calista Faust (22:59) by more than 1-3/4 minutes. Madison O’Neil was Phoenixville’s top finisher, placing fourth in 23:43.

Upper Perkiomen 24, Pottstown 31 >> Serena Detweiler was the runaway winner of the Indians’ PAC Frontier Division meet with the Trojans.

Detweiler’s winning time of 22:27 on her home course was 2-1/2 minutes faster than the rest of the field. Teammate Alexa Banner crossed the finish line in 24:57, and Adrianna Hayward was Pottstown’s top runner in third (25:23).




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