Saturday, December 22, 2012

ALL-AREA: Girls cross country team

Mercury file photo Owen J. Roberts’ Megan Bernotas.

By Rosemarie Ross

Megan Bernotas, Owen J. Roberts
Freshman ... Placed fourth at PAC-10 championships with a 20:12 ... Placed 48th (19:16) at District 1-AAA ... Placed 134 at states (21:00) ...Placed second at Twin Valley Invitational (20:41) ... Placed second at Chris Fretz Invitational (19:46).
Sammy Christman, Spring-Ford
Sophomore ... Placed seventh at PAC-10 championships with a 20:23 ... Placed 47th (19:16) at District 1-AAA ... Placed 188th at states (22:13).
Morgan Faust, Perkiomen Valley
Sophomore ... Placed fifth at PAC-10 championships with a 20:17 ... Finished 67th (19:46) at District 1-AAA.
Lydia Keiper, Upper Perkiomen
Senior ... Placed fifth at District 1-AA with a 19:49 to storm back after falling at PAC-10 Championships that forced her to drop out ... Placed 72nd at states (20:54) ... Placed 12th at Paul Short White Race (20:26).
Allie Monyak, Pope John Paul II
Senior ... Placed sixth at PAC-10 championships with a 20:19 ... Placed ninth (20:17) at District-AA ... Placed 84th at states (21:01).
Emily Schumaker, Boyertown
Sophomore ... Placed second at PAC-10 championships with a 19:52 ... Finished 35th (19:04) at District 1-AAA ... Finished advanced to states ... Placed 132nd at states (20:58) ... Placed second at Steel City Invitational (20.51).
Kara Steinke, Methacton
Junior ... Went undefeated in dual meets for third straight season ... Won PAC-10 championships for third straight year with an 18:41 ... Placed fourth (17:57) at District 1-AAA ... Placed 26th at states with a 19:20 ... Won Abington Invitational ... Won Briarwood Invitational ... Won Twilight Invitational ... Placed second at Viking Invitational ... Placed second at PIAA Foundation Invitational. ... The Mercury’s Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year for the third straight year.
Jill Weston, Owen J. Roberts
Junior ... Finished third at PAC-10 championships with a 20:06 ... Placed 55th (19:27) at District 1-AAA ... Placed fourth at Chris Fretz Invitational (20:18) ,.. Placed 12th at Twin Valley Invitational (21:49).

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