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Delco High Schools: High Schools: Sacred Heart, Penncrest boys standouts at district cross country

It was quite the day for Delco at the District 1 cross country championships at Lehigh University Friday.

Sacred Heart won the girls Class A title. Penncrest finished second in the boys Class 3A race. The Haverford boys and girls teams were the only school to qualify both squads as a team for the PIAA championships in Class 3A.

Individually, Sacred Heart’s Maya Walker and Mackenzie Fisher, Haverford’s Olivia Cieslak, Camryn McGeehan, Patrick Lawson and Quentin Ryan, Gavin Mogck of Penncrest and Radnor’s Luke Bodden all finished in the top 10 in their respectively classes.

Walker placed fifth in 21:49.3 and Fisher was ninth in 22:20.0 to help Sacred Heart edge Regina Luminis Academy, 26-33 for the girls Class A title. Lucy Rice (12th, 22:33.6), Lihn Taitt (15th, 23:33.3) and Grace Brown (17th, 23:42.1) were the other scorers for the Lions.

Cieslak took second in the girls Class 3A race in 17:41.4, less than three seconds behind overall winner Ella Woehlcke of Mount St. Joseph. McGeehan placed fifth in 17:51.7 to help the Fords finish fourth in the team competition. The top six teams advance to the PIAA championships. The top 30 individuals not affiliated with the qualifying teams also advance to the state championship meet. Kelly Murray (52nd, 19:49.5), Ryan Dankanis (65th, 20:02.2) and Mackenzie Gillespie (85th, 20:19.7) rounded out the top five scorers for the Fords.

The other individual qualifiers in girls 3A were: Radnor’s Zoe Margolies (19th, 18:48.7), Hannah Prokup (25th, 18:57.5) and Chloe Browne (54th, 19:51.5) of Strath Haven, Garnet Valley freshman Avery Lustgarten (26th, 18:57.2) and Loralei Golembiewski (32nd, 19:15.3) and Gabriella Fralin (41st, 19:30.20) of Upper Darby.

Mogck led the way for Penncrest with a fourth-place finish in 15:27.5). The other scorers for the Lions were Brendan Hefferan (27th, 16:05.6), Edomies Mulugeta (31st, 16:10.0) and Shane Hall (53rd, 16:28.2).

Lawson (15:16.3) and Ryan (15:17.2) placed second and third, respectively, to lead the Fords to fourth place in boys Class 3A. Also scoring for Haverford were: Gabriel Zwilling (50th, 16:24.8), Logan Eagles (77th, 16:45.8) and Teddy Foster (78th, 16:47.7).

Bodden took sixth in the Class 3A race in 15:37.8. Also qualifying individually were: Ben Wuenschel (21st, 15:59.4) and Matt Lund (30th, 16:08.2) of Strath Haven, and Michael Colavito from Garnet Valley (34th, 16:15.1).

In the District 12 championships Thursday at Belmont Plateau, Archbishop Carroll’s Michael Glavin was the boys Class 2A winner with a time of 17:01.6. Collin Gross (12th, 19:22.9) and Eric Dougherty (14th, 19:30.0) of Bonner & Prendergast also qualified for the PIAA championships.

In girls 3A, Cardinal O’Hara’s Sara Lorenz was fourth (22:21.80) and teammate Joanie Quinn took sixth (23:07.3) to advance to the PIAA championships.

In girls 2A, Allison O’Brien (seventh, 23:03.4) and Ava Ezzie (11th, 23:29.5) from Bonner & Prendie earned a trip to Hersey for the state championships.

Boys Soccer

Akira Heath turned back four shots as Episcopal Academy blanked Penn Charter, 2-0, in the Inter-Ac League.

David Knox scored on a free kick in the first half to open the scoring. Eddie Jones added an insurance goal off an assist from Ryan Sewell.

Field Hockey

Episcopal Academy used single goals from Charly Bruder, Kiley Gallagher, Paige McMeekin and Bella Notaro to top Penn Charter, 4-0.

Girls Soccer

Kate Dente converted a pass from Avery Le in the second half to give Episcopal Academy a 2-1 Inter-Ac League triumph over Penn Charter.

Maya Bright tallied the first goal for the Churchwomen off an assist from Ava Roberts.

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