Balla leads Panthers to fifth place

Quakertown senior Alex Balla won the boys’ competition at the 34th annual Centaur Invitational on Saturday at DeSales University. Balla finished in 16:38. Joining him in the top 10 was teammate Colin McLaughlin (17:01), who was seventh. Overall, Quakertown earned fifth place as a team at the invitational. The Panther girls were 13th as a team and were led by Karina Bolton, whose time of 21:50 was good for 34th place.