Guess Who's Back?
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The Loudoun Valley (PA) High School boys are back, duh!
While senior Sam Affolder was out taking the ACT, his fellow senior teammate, Jacob Hunter, picked up a very impressive win on a tough course in Pennsylvania, running 15:44.10 for 5K at Kutztown University to win PTXC10. Junior teammate Carlos Shultz was right behind him in 15:48.20.
The Vikings, meanwhile, scored 25 points and had its fifth in by the 12th position, beating second-place Mendham by over 100 points. Loudoun Valley actually had its first eight runners in by the 25th finish and had all eight under 16:40. Juniors Kevin Carlson (15:56.90) and Kellen Hasle (16:04.80) were third and fourth for the team, respectively. Transfer Mateo Barreto was the team's fifth, finishing 12th overall in 16:16.40.
No doubt just as impressive as 2017's result, Loudoun Valley showed why its still the team to beat in 2017.
Overall Results For PTX10
|1||Jacob Hunter||12||Loudoun Valley||15:44.10||1|
|2||Carlos Shultz||11||Loudoun Valley||15:48.20||2|
|3||Jack Stanley||12||Mendham HS||15:55.60||3|
|4||Kevin Carlson||11||Loudoun Valley||15:56.90||4|
|7||Kellen Hasle||11||Loudoun Valley||16:04.80||7|
|8||Andrew Healey||11||Holy Cross High School||16:06.30||0|
|9||Owen Johnson||11||Calvert Hall College High School||16:12.20||8|
|10||Luke Klingenberg||12||Cumberland Valley||16:13.20||9|
|11||Alexander Ermold||12||Governor Mifflin||16:14.80||10|
|12||Mateo Barreto||11||Loudoun Valley||16:16.40||11|
|14||Connor Wells||12||Loudoun Valley||16:21.10||13|
|17||Brandan Knepper||12||Mechanicsburg Area High School||16:27.00||15|
|18||David Endres||12||Central Bucks East||16:30.00||16|
|19||Ian Miller||12||Manheim Township||16:30.80||17|
|20||Jack Jennings||11||Mendham HS||16:32.30||18|
|21||Cameron Mcdaniel||12||Honeoye Falls-Lima (HFL)||16:35.70||19|
|22||Jacob Windle||12||Loudoun Valley||16:37.40||20|
|24||Elliot Petersen||11||Loudoun Valley||16:38.70||0|
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Meanwhile, in the girls race Greencastle-Antrim's Taryn Parks earned the win in 18:08.20, scoring a victory by nearly 40 seconds over the next fastest girl.
Parks, a two-time Foot Locker Nationals qualifier, is off to a stellar start.
Her time at PTXC10 was 45 seconds faster than a similar showing at the Rebel Invitational on this weekend a year ago and was just three seconds off her career PR of 18:05.40, which she accomplished at the Foot Locker Northeast regional as a freshman in 2016.
- Page 1: North Rockland off to a great start
- Page 2: Freshman power player, Naperville girls roll
- Page 3: Loudoun Valley's boys are back
- Page 4: Rainey conditions at Southlake
- Page 5: Coverage from elite performances in California
- Page 6: Performances From Around the country
- Page 7: Craziness at the Liberty Bell Invitational
- Page 8: Unpacking the Chittenango Invitational