HERSHEY, Pa. – Grove City boys’ cross country is bringing home hardware.
The Eagles finished second at the PIAA Championships Saturday in Class 2A with 107 points behind only Lewisburg, who scored 87 points. Northwestern Lehigh was third with 130 points.
Grove City had four runners finish in the top 42 overall led by Josh Jones, who was 16th in a time of 17:01.1.
Also for the Eagles, Caleb Hawke was 22nd (17:08.8), Quinn McKnight was 38th 17:22.9, and MJ Pottinger was 42nd (17:25.0).
Additional runners for Grove City were Justice Brown (17:54.0), Isaiah Stauff (17:59.1), and Wyatt Shepson (19:41.9).
It is the highest finish in school history for the Eagles.
The top area individual runner was Cathedral Prep’s Luke Brown, who was 10th in Class 2A in a time of 16:501. Archbishop Wood’s Gary Martin won the Class 2A race in a time of 15:46.7.
Manny Diaz of Bradford was 14th in Class 2A in a time of 16:57.5, and Hickory’s Tommy Hunyadi took 26th in a time of 17:08.5.
In Class 2A, Cranberry was the highest District 9 and District 10 finisher with 250 points. Rocky Grove was second with 271 points, and Elk County Catholic was 12th with 348 points.
Lakeview’s Colson Jenkins was the top area finisher in Class 1A taking 14th in a time of 17:24.1. Thomas Smigo of Palisades won in a time of 16:31.1
The top District 9 finishers was Coudersport’s Kevin Sherry, who was 20th in a time of 17:29.5.
Also in the Top 30 were Cambridge Springs’ Hunter Spaid (27th, 17:46.1) and Cochranton’s Kyler Woolstrum (30th, 17:52.8).