GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Trojans earn 2nd place: Chambersburg competed in the Penn Track X-C Invitational on Saturday at Kutztown University and placed second in the Gold (elite) team standings.
Loundon Valley, Va., took first with 52 points, Chambersburg had 91 and third-place Cumberland Valley had 146.
Trojan coach Chris Monheim said, “That was our strongest team effort in years; it’s a great sign and a big confidence booster. Including both races, we were second among 45 teams and the top Pa. team.”
Camryn Kiser turned in a time of 19:26.6 to place eighth for Chambersburg. The other seven finishers for the Trojans were Maddie Kinton (14th, 20:01.3), Olivia Rieck (19th, 20:05.0), Keira Whitehead (20th, 20:05.2), Anna DeGrange (30th, 20:50.8), Abagail Bricker (59th, 21:15.8) and Amelya Mauriello (61st, 21:56.4).
“All of the top seven girls had a great race, and getting all seven to do that on the same day isn’t easy,” Monheim said.
Greencastle-Antrim star Taryn Parks rolled to a first-place finish in a fine time of 18:30.6, and teammate Isabella Weaver took 27th in 20:26.1.
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
Trojans take 11th place: Chambersburg placed 11th in the team standings at the Penn Track X-C on Saturday in the Gold race.
Brayden Boyd was the top finisher for the Trojans, taking 18th with a time of 16:37.2.
Also for Chambersburg, Billy Prentice was 64th (17:35.3), Joe Corwell took 73rd (17:46.6), Justin Maxwell was 78th (17:55.5), Ben Colli placed 88th (18:07.5), Dakota Strait was 101st in 18:20.7 and Zack Yourkavitch was 104th in 18:27.4.
For Greencastle-Antrim, Weber Long ran a time of 16:42.2 to place 21st, while Danny Miller was 83rd in 17:58.1.
Central Dauphin 2, Chambersburg 1: The Rams scored one goal early and one goal late to get past the Trojans in a Mid Penn Commonwealth game on Saturday.
CD got on the scoreboard three minutes into the game, and got the game-winner with about four minutes remaining.
Chambersburg coach Ed Franchi said, “I was pleased with the energy and effort the girls came out with. Kudos to center backs Katarina Betris and Ashley Bawell — they played an excellent game and limited CD’s opportunities.”
Aubrey Pyne scored her fourth goal of the young season for the Trojans (1-3, 0-2 MPC), heading in a pass from Layne Kimple.
Franchi said, “I like the energy Pyne brings. We started another freshman, Bridget Kemerer in goal, and she played a great game.”