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Mercury roundup (Nov. 5): Phoenixville takes third in PIAA Class 3A girls cross country championship, Hill School field hockey claims MAPL title

Phoenixville's Josephine Reed (678), Alyssa Cunningham (674), Anna Carruthers (673), Caitlin O'Meachem (676), Liza Barbash (671), Nevaya Carr (672) and Kenzi Padilla (677) pose for a photo with a photo after finishing third overall as a team in the PIAA Class 3A state girls cross country championship at Hershey Saturday. (Photo courtesy Dan Cunningham)


Phoenixville took third place as a team in the PIAA state girls Class 3A cross country championship with 172 points. North Allegheny took first as a team with 57 points with State College the runner-up at 113 points.

Anna Carruthers (42nd place, 20:29.80), Kenzie Padilla (46th place, 20:33.60), Alyssa Cunningham (70th place, 20:56.70), Liza Barbash (98th place, 21:24.20), Nevaya Carr (106th place, 21:26.60), Josephine Reed (193rd place, 23:06.30) and Caitlin O’Meachem (201st place, 23:22.70) all fueled the Phantoms to the third-place state finish.

Owen J. Roberts placed fifth at 193 points. Claire Zubey won her fourth straight state medal after taking 13th overall at 19.16.50. Jane Kratz (20:49.50) placed 63rd with Khya D’Angelo (20:49.90) just behind her. Ava Taylor (116th place, 21:36.10), Maggie Lustig (141st, place, 22:02.30), Grace Fennell (157th place, 22:20.30) and Branna Cargo (199th place, 23:14.90) also paced the Wildcats.

Perkiomen Valley placed sixth behind Owen J. Roberts at 204 points. Allison Matasich (40th place, 20:28.40), Emerson Whetstone (50th place, 20:36.00), Abrielle Schweitzer (73rd place, 20:58.50), Sienna Miller (115th place, 21:35.10), Elyse Tancini (142nd, 22:03.90), Summer Watts (153rd, 22:16.50) and Sydney Fitzpatrick (198th place, 23:13.10) all placed for the Vikings.


Hill School 3, Lawrenceville 0

With a 3-0 win over Lawrenceville, Hill School’s No. 1 nationally-ranked field hockey team won the Mid-Atlantic Prep League title and improved to 18-1 on the season. Emilie Kirschner, Riley Savage and Aubrey Turner all found the back of the cage while Hala Silverstein made three saves in the shutout. Hill assumes the top seed in the PAISAA tournament and will open against William Penn Charter in the quarterfinal Tuesday.

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