The Scoop: The Return Of Some Of The Nation's Best

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

1Jacob Hunter12Loudoun Valley15:44.101
2Carlos Shultz11Loudoun Valley15:48.202
3Jack Stanley12Mendham HS15:55.603
4Kevin Carlson11Loudoun Valley15:56.904
5Christian McComb11Boyertown15:58.505
6Tyler Wirth12Wallenpaupack16:04.606
7Kellen Hasle11Loudoun Valley16:04.807
8Andrew Healey11Holy Cross High School16:06.300
9Owen Johnson11Calvert Hall College High School16:12.208
10Luke Klingenberg12Cumberland Valley16:13.209
11Alexander Ermold12Governor Mifflin16:14.8010
12Mateo Barreto11Loudoun Valley16:16.4011
13Connor Shields12Warwick16:19.6012
14Connor Wells12Loudoun Valley16:21.1013
15Riley Williamson12Parkland16:21.4014
16Mitchell Rome12Dallas16:22.300
17Brandan Knepper12Mechanicsburg Area High School16:27.0015
18David Endres12Central Bucks East16:30.0016
19Ian Miller12Manheim Township16:30.8017
20Jack Jennings11Mendham HS16:32.3018
21Cameron Mcdaniel12Honeoye Falls-Lima (HFL)16:35.7019
22Jacob Windle12Loudoun Valley16:37.4020
23Nicholas Bower12Parkland16:37.6021
24Elliot Petersen11Loudoun Valley16:38.700
25Trentin Overcash12Chambersburg16:39.1022

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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. 

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