Solebury School cross country lost a pair Tuesday to George School. The boys stumbled, 21-40, and the girls lost, 17-42.
Solebury School cross country competed with Doane, Kohelet, Life Center Academy, Girard College and Villa Victoria at Life Center Academy on Thursday. The Doane boys finished first, with Solebury second and Kohelet third. (The other teams didn’t have five runners to count as a team). The Spartan girls finished first with Villa Victoria second in their heat. (The other teams didn’t have five runners to count as a team.)
Pennridge cross country took a pair from Quakertown (boys, 23-36, and girls, 28-30) on Wednesday. Top 10 (boys): Alex Balla (Q), 16:16; Joey Logue (P), 16:35; Matt Schulberger (P), 16:44; Alex Haas (P), 16:49; Colin McLaughlin (Q), 16:54; Phil Gunderson (P), 16:59; Stephen Shelly (Q), 17:10; Eric McGarry (P), 17:15; Jeff Henderson (P), 17:20; Conor Brady (P), 17:30. Top 10 (girls): Reland Saugling (Q), 20:32; Karina Bolton (Q), 20:34; Natalie Manrol (P), 21:02; Hannah Kramlik (P), 21:26; Ashley Galluppi (Q), 22:42; Samantha Pregizer (P), 23:12; Katrina Przybylowski (P), 23:35; Abby Cross (P), 23:44; Hannah Kolbe (P), 23:45; Jessica Harr (Q), 24:38.
Solebury School boys’ cross country lost to Princeton Day School, 18-43, on Tuesday. Top finishers for Solebury were: Sam Arnold, 19:00; Nick Lavery, 19:31; Robert Lagay, 20:44; Jeff Lin, 21:23; and Kyle Miller, 21:39. The girls only had three runners, thus there was no score.
North Penn boys’ cross country downed both Central Bucks East (22-35) and Quakertown (17-46) in a tri-meet on Wednesday. The Patriots handled the Panthers (19-40) in the other match. Top 10: Jake Brophy (CBE), 16:18; Ryan Long (NP), 17:05; Ryan Grace (NP), 17:20; Matt Aham (NP), 17:32; Colin McLaughlin (Q), 17:35; Billy Rollo (CBE), 17:30; Tim Boyle (NP), 17:40; Nick Decerbe (NP), 17:48; Connor Sands (CBE), 17:48; Josh Goetz (CBE), 17:51. On the girls’ side, CB East posted a pair of wins: 22-35 over North Penn and 15-50 over Quakertown. North Penn beat Quakertown (15-40) in the other contest. Top 10: Elizabeth Huuki (CBE), 19:23; Tate Dawson (CBE), 19:30; Brianna Mengini (NP), 19:34; Meghan Willcoxon (CBE), 19:36; Jenna Reimer (NP), 19:50; Ali Valenti (NP), 20:00; Lizzie Morris (CBE), 20:30; Hannah Morris (CBE), 20:36; Colleen McGovern (NP), 20:39; Jackie Kinkend (CBE), 20:42.
Solebury School boys’ cross country lost to Pennington School, 17-47, on Wednesday. The Solebury girls did not have enough runners to compete.
New Hope-Solebury boys’ cross country took first place in Class AA at the Council Rock Invitational on Saturday at Tyler State Park in Newtown. Team members, from left, include Jake Dupont (sophomore), Bradley Neumann (sophomore), Greg House (junior), Danny Schlussel (senior), Colin McClusick (senior), Josh House (freshman) and Dylan Selbst (senior).
Central Bucks West boys’ cross country beat both Souderton (15-41) and Quakertown (28-31) at a tri-meet at Peace Valley on Wednesday. At the same meet, Quakertown defeated Souderton (22-34). Top 10: Colin McLaughlin (Q), 16:25; Alex Balla (Q), 16:25; Rock Fortna (CBW), 16:37; Brian Iatarola (CBW), 16:50; Stephen Shelly (Q), 17:02; Ian Davies (CBW), 17:03; Declan McDonald (CBW), 17:04; Brian Mass (CBW), 17:17; David Cappi (S), 17:20; and Ben Severn (CBW), 17:23. For the girls, the Bucks were again victorious, downing Souderton (15-50) and Quakertown (15-50). Souderton knocked off Quakertown (21-38). Top 10 (all CB West): Maddie Villalba, 19:12; Lindsey Gerlach, 19:22; Meghan Iatarola, 19:38; Emily Aunihs, 19:54; Jill Keyte, 19:58; Shelby Bigaman, 20:14; Olivia Lafferty, 20:22; Marlee Evans, 20:32; CC Davies, 20:43; and Lauren Olsen, 20:54.
By Dylan Junkin
Early Saturday morning, Sept. 14, 48 schools from the greater Philadelphia area competed in the 24th annual Bulldog Invitational. Among these schools was Central Bucks East. Top runners from East such as Jake Brophy, Connor Sands, Billy Rollo and Jon Wommer for the boys and Elizabeth Huuki, Tate Dawson, Elizabeth Morris and Hannah Morris for the girls raced on Saturday.
Brophy led the boys’ varsity team, placing third with a time of 15:38, a new record for the sophomore. He was followed by Sands with a time of 16:23, Rollo at 17:23 and Wommer at 17:24. The boys took sixth place in the race.
Huuki ran a great race, as well, placing second with a time of 18:42. Dawson, Elizabeth Morris and Hannah Morris followed with times of 18:50, 18:57 and 19:25, respectively. Overall, the girls claimed first place in the race.
East also ran well in the JV races. For the boys, Frank Brophy, Troy Flagler and Will Shultz led the pack. The top runners in the girls’ event were Sarah Romanus, Amanda Conley and Courtney Wentz.
After a stellar race this Saturday, East hopes to repeat as league champions in its upcoming season. The Patriots’ next race, a dual meet against CB West and Pennridge, will be crucial to their success.
Central Bucks South boys’ cross country defeated both Hatboro-Horsham, 24-31, and Quakertown, 28-29, at a tri-meet Wednesday in Warrington. The Panthers edged the Hatters, 28-29. Top 10: Casey Comer (H-H), 15:40; Alex Balla (Q), 16:02; Colin McLaughlin (Q), 16:21; Tom Quinn (CBS), 16:39; Matt Scarpill (CBS), 16:45; Dylan Ashbach (H-H), 16:47; James Chappell (CBS), 16:54; Stephen Shelly (Q), 17:01; Jack Marquis (CBS), 17:03; and Chris Buchavich (Q), 17:12. On the girls’ side, CB South beat both Hatboro-Horsham, 18-43, and Quakertown, 19-42, while the Hatters defeated the Panthers, 24-33. Top 10: Brynne Mulloy (CBS), 19:41; Kaitlyn Poiesz (CBS), 19:41; Reland Saugling (Q), 20:27; Alexa Kwapinski (CBS), 20:30; Alyssa Quinn (H-H), 20:34; Lauren Brauckman (CBS), 20:42; Karina Bolton (Q), 20:45; Hanna Knudsen (H-H), 20:59; Brianna Stratz (CBS), 21:16; and Amber Stratz (CBS), 21:24.