GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Kiser earns gold medal: Trojan senior Camryn Kiser pulled away from a pack of runners to triumph in a postseason race for the first time Saturday morning, taking a win in the Mid Penn Conference championships at Big Spring.
Kiser finished the race in 18:10.7. Hershey’s Brooke Preputnick was second and Greencastle-Antrim’s Claire Paci, the defending champion, took third (18:45.8).
Trojan coach Chris Monheim said, “Kiser was just incredible today. She put up as good of a performance as anybody we’ve had (in the program). She won over a really strong field and she won by 20 seconds.
“She came by me at about a mile in and she looked good and strong. Then she broke after about two miles and then just pulled away.”
Chambersburg also placed third as a team, behind state-ranked State College and Hershey.
Monheim said, “We ran well and we had five girls get medals.”
The rest of the Trojan medalists included Madelyn Koons (16th, 20:11), Lexi Boyd (20th, 20:20), Abigail Bricker (26th, 20:58) and Fernanda Orihuela (35th, 21:08).
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
Trojans compete in Mid Penns: The Trojan boys placed sixth as a team at the Mid Penn Conference championships at Big Spring on Saturday, advancing as a team to the District 3 meet, which is Oct. 29.
Chambersburg’s Ari Snyder placed sixth with a time of 16:19.3 and Aden Alleman captured 21st place in 16:55.8 to gain medals.
Also for the Trojans, Caden Rife placed 34th in 17:42.5 and Liam Kirkpatrick was 49th in 17:52.1.
Plum 3, Chambersburg 1: The Trojans traveled all the way to Pittsburgh to take on a strong team from Plum and the home team Mustangs took the non-league victory.
Plum (12-1) went ahead 2-0 in the first half and both teams scored a goal in the second. Chambersburg (7-8-1) from Aubrey Pyne after a quality pass from Carly Cook.
Trojan coach Ed Franchi said, “I thought we controlled the run of play better, but struggled to get the ball in the net. They made the most of their chances — they had only three shots in the first half, but scored twice.
“While we didn’t get the win, I was proud of the effort and the way we played.”
Hershey 1, Chambersburg 0: The Trojans dropped their fourth game in the last five — all shutouts — in a non-league match at Hershey on Saturday morning.
Hershey led in shots (8-5) and corner kicks (2-1). Chambersburg goalkeeper Drew Cover made 5 saves.
Trojan coach Corey Grove said, “We got outplayed. We lacked heart and leadership.”
Chambersburg is 9-6.