The 2012 WPIAL Cross Country Championships were held on October 25 at Cooper’s Lake Campground in Slippery Rock, PA. Congratulations to five UCC individuals who qualified for states next week in Hershey.
The girls team finished second overall and also qualifies the team for states. Julie Friend finished 1st in 19:23, Julie Gerber finished 4th in 20:14 and Rachel Diamond finished 13th in 21:10. Congratulations also to Jade Belotti 21:35, Paige Tibbe 22:00, Alexis Wivell 23:58 and Katie Burgess 23:59. They barely missed first place by only two points to Quaker Valley and crushed third place Knock High School.
The boys team placed fifth out of over thirty teams. For the boys Nate Edenfield finished 7th in 17:26 & Brady Guthrie 10th in 17:28. The boys had great runs by Paul Klatt, Justin Hostetler, Patrick Hager, and Gerald Ellington.
Congratulations to Coach Everhart, these individuals and alternates for an outstanding performance and best wishes at Hershey.
Check out more including an interview with Julie Friend on the UCC facebook page.
Photos by Tori Burgess.