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Mercury-Area Boys Cross Country Roundup: Conway, OJR sweep first five spots

Owen J. Roberts 15, Perkiomen Valley 48 >> Liam Conway headed the Wildcats’ sweep of the first five spots, securing a PAC-opening victory over the Vikings.

Conway covered the Battle Creek course in 17:09, followed by Conner Murray at 17:33. Sean Barone (17:41), Kyle Malmstrom (18:09) and Zack Kardos (18:34) completed OJR’s first five.

Alex Wagoner was PV’s first finisher, coming across the line sixth overall in 18:42.

Pottsgrove 16, Upper Merion 50 >> Michael Neeson got the Falcons’ PAC season off to a good start, leading their victory over the Vikings.

Neeson covered his home course in 18:44, and Pottsgrove made it a 1-2-3-4 showing behind the efforts of Gabe Craug (19:14), Bryce

Hampton (19:16) and Cole Goldcamp (19:40). Abhiram Vagvala was UM’s leader, placing fifth in 19:53.

Spring-Ford 15, Norristown 50 >> The Rams dominated their PAC opener with the Eagles, placing runners in the first 17 spots.

Jacob McKenna crossed the line first for Spring-Ford, his 17:38 heading teammate Zach Smith (17:40). Norristown’s top finisher was Moises Castro, 18th in 19:53.

Pope John Paul II 17, Pottstown 40 >> Taking the first four spots in the finishing order was key to the Golden Panthers opening their PAC schedule with a victory over the Trojans.

Jack Phillips crossed the line in 19:33 to lead PJP, with Shane McKeon (19:43), J.P. Schiele (20:31) and Robert Erwin (20:35) following in order. Khalif Burgess was Pottstown’s leading runner, fifth in 20:57.

Boyertown 15, Methacton 45 >> Three Bears crossed the finish line first to set the tone for their team’s PAC victory over the Warriors.
Josh Endy, Dominic DeRafelo and Justin Smyth were all clocked at 17:52, the front part of Boyertown’s Top Five pack that included Christian McComb and Kollin Miller. Nick DeFillippis finished first for Methacton, coming in seventh.

Phoenixville 25, Upper Perkiomen 32 >> Though Landon Detweiler claimed overall race honors for the Indians, the Phantoms took this PAC race by placing runners in seven of the first 10 spots.

Detweiler won handily in 17:32, ahead of Phoenixville’s Christian Schaaf (17:50). But the Phantoms were aided by Aaron Hin’s third (17:55) and a fifth by Conor Wilchusky (18:21).



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