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CB West girls, North Penn boys climb to 3-0 in SOL Continental

EAST ROCKHILL >> “Treat it like a hill workout,” said Central Bucks West’s Piper Wilson, speaking of her team’s approach to Pennridge’s imposing course.

“There are so many hills it’s like you’re doing hill repeats,” said Wilson. “That’s how I kind of attacked it.”

Wilson led a tight pack for the Bucks, who placed five runners in the top seven in an impressive display Wednesday afternoon. West won 18-42 over the Rams and 16-48 over North Penn to improve to a perfect 3-0 in the Suburban One League Continental Conference. North Penn did the same on the boys side, winning 21-39 over West and 22-37 over Pennridge to climb to 3-0.

Wilson pulled away to a winning time of 19 minutes, 37 seconds on a sunny, breezy day at Pennridge.

“Perfect weather,” Wilson said. “(I think I broke away) after the second loop and then after that first turn. I felt rough after the first two big loops, but I knew that was just the beginning. You gotta keep the energy up.

“We’re so happy about (our performance) — super psyched.”

Julia Flood took second for West, with Emmi Simon placing fourth and Grace Kolbe fifth, and Carlin McFadden in seventh.

The Pennridge (1-2) girls, with Meg Lysk-Hagy (third) pushing the pace, charged to a 20-39 win over North Penn (1-2).

“I thought we competed today,” said Rams coach Bill Smith. “CB West is CB West. Right now, they’re the team to beat, maybe even in District One. So we knew it was gonna be difficult.

“But we really wanted to beat North Penn. That was the challenge. And any time you can beat a North Penn, you gotta be happy with it.”

Jamie Diedel was the front runner for the Knights, placing sixth. Lysk-Hagy and Diedel were the only runners to break up the West pack.

Diego Lera-Lozano of Pennridge won the boys race, crossing in 16:36. North Penn packed it in pretty well, taking five of the top 10 spots. Noah Demis was fastest for the Knights, with a second-place finish.

CB West (2-1), meanwhile, notched a 26-33 win over Pennridge (0-3), led by Luke Cimakasky (third).

“It was a great day for racing and a great way for us to get some running in on hills, especially with preparing for the postseason,” Knights coach Mike Werner said. “We don’t see hills like these in Lansdale.”

Boys Cross Country
North Penn 21, CB West 39
CB West 26, Pennridge 33
North Penn 22, Pennridge 37
North Penn: 2. N. Demis, 16:50; 4. G. Zanck, 17:35; 5. I. Kelly, 17:39; 7. J. Shive, 17:47; 10. C. Fisher, 18:02.
CB West: 3. L. Cimakasky, 17:08; 6. K. Mangest, 17:43; 12. W. Jack, 18:09; 14. B. Wellock, 18:18; 15. C. Gross, 18:21.
Pennridge: 1. D. Lera-Lozano, 16:36; 8. E. Saville, 17:49; 9. R. Yochum, 17:58; 21. N. Mason, 18:39; 31. L. Richaid, 19:26.
Girls Cross Country
CB West 18, Pennridge 42
CB West 16, North Penn 48
Pennridge 20, North Penn 39
CB West: 1. P. Wilson, 19:37; 2. J. Flood, 20:05; 4. E. Simon, 20:44; 5. G. Kolbe, 20:50; 7. C. McFadden, 21:52.
Pennridge: 3. Meg Lysk-Hagy, 20:11; 8. Olivia Corbet, 22:03; 10. A. Puttovak, 22:08; 12. B. Musgrove, 22:37; 15. S. Foster, 23:13.
North Penn: 6. J. Diedel, 21:19; 14. R. Ahlmark, 22:59; 16. J. Shin, 23:19; 20. R. Wang, 24:30; 22. R. Storm, 24:51.

 

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