The Top Six Storylines Heading Into Foot Locker Regionals

* Drew Griffith toeing the line at the PIAA State XC meet.

Photo Credit: Phil Grove

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Future Fighting Irish Fleet Will Go Head-to-Head in Boston

Three Fighting Irish commits will go head-to-head at Northeast for the last time.

All three are Pennsylvanians.

They account for Butler's Drew Griffith, Ringgold's Ryan Pajak and Lampeter Strasburg's Colin Whitaker

Last year, all three placed in the top 10, with Griffith finishing first, Pajak coming in seventh and Whitaker following in ninth.

 Marty Lewis Championship Boys 5k Results 2022
  Pl Athlete             Yr Team            Time
   1 Drew GRIFFITH      Butler, PA         15:20.9 
   2 Sam BURGESS       Framingham, MA      15:21.3 
   3 Paul BERGERON      Westford, MA       15:30.8 
   4 Antonio CAMACHO  Ellicott City, MD    15:33.2 
   5 Brian DICOLA        Horsham, PA       15:33.5 
   6 Nathan LOPEZ       Lynnfield, MA      15:36.5 
   7 Ryan PAJAK        Eighty Four, PA     15:38.7 
   8 Colin WHITAKER       Pitman, NJ       15:40.6 
   9 Tamrat GAVENAS       Andover, MA      15:44.0 
  10 Timothy RODEN II    Harrisburg, PA    15:47.8 

At nationals, Griffith took eighth, Pajak took 12th and Whitaker took 32nd -- the first two earned All-American honors.

Griffith is a step above this season. He has run the fastest 5K time in the nation in 14:21.

But Pajak could be better than expected. He also holds a top 20 5K of 14:40.51, while Whitaker has run 14:42.60. Pajak could go toe-to-toe with Griffith for the title here. 

These PA natives could go 1-2-3.

Paul Bergeron is also a contender to podium. Finishing third last year at Northeast, the Stanford bound senior is set to come back for a final round.

This past weekend, he collected his second consecutive MIAA XC state win, finishing an undefeated season.

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