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Mid-Penn Cross Country Championship: Palmyra Results

Update October 18, 2022

On Saturday, the Palmyra Cougars competed at the Mid-Penn Cross Country Championships held at Big Spring High School.  As has been the case in recent years, this race decided the Mid-Penn teams and individual runners that will be moving on to compete at the District 3 Cross Country Championships, which will be held at this same site on Saturday, October 29th.

From the Mid-Penn, the District accepts the top 8 girls teams from AAA, along with the first 28 individual runners who are not affiliated with one of the qualifying teams.  On the boys side, this numbers is 7 AAA teams and 25 individual runners.


Girls Results

The girls race was won by Cami Kiser of Chambersburg who completed the 5,000 meter course in a time of 18:10, twenty seconds ahead of second place.  Leading the way for Palmyra were sophomores Ellie Schaffer (20:38, 27th) and Avery Rohrer (21:04, 33rd). It is worth mentioning that due to an injury the Cougars were without Abby Berarducci, a junior who had been the team’s #2 runner most of the season.  Even without one of their main runners, a resilient Palmyra squad ran hard and was able to qualify three members for the District 3 Championship.  Joining Schaffer and Rohrer in earning the chance to run this course again on October 29th is freshman Avery Rohrer (23:10, 90th).  Since the time that this article was initially published, it was discovered that Abby Keiner and Cecilia Cole also qualified for Districts.  Though, they did not qualify as a team, having five will allow Palmyra to score as a team when they run at the District 3 Championships.

27) Ellie Schaffer -20:38 #

33) Avery Rohrer – 21:04 #

90) Andrea Cooper – 23:10 #

118) Abby Keiner – 24:13 #

123) Cecilia Cole – 24:42 #

138) Grace Chesney – 25:28

153) Carmen McConaghy – 26:34

# denotes District 3 qualifier


Boys Results

The Mid-Penn’s newest boys champion is Tim Roden of Central Dauphin, who completed the race in a time of 15:52, ten seconds ahead of his nearest opponent.  Palmyra had a new top dog of its own, with freshman Cornelius Cummings leading their squad with a 31st place finish in a time of 17:11.  Next to cross the finish line for the orange and black were juniors Jake Vottero (18:29, 73rd) and Camden Lynch (19:04, 94th).  The efforts of Cummings, Vottero, and Lynch have earned them spots at the starting line for the District 3 Championships.  It was then the rest of the Cougars varsity squad that ran with a fairly tight spread, with the final four finishing over a 27-second frame. Since the time of the original publication of this article, it was discovered that Ethan Yorty will be joining his teammates at Districts.

31) Cornelius Cummings – 17:11 #

73) Jake Vottero – 18:29 #

94) Camden Lynch – 19:04 #

103) Ethan Yorty – 19:20 #

112) Logan Mierzwicki – 19:28

119) Colin Kirkpatrick – 19:37

124) Connor Klucinec – 19:47

# denotes District 3 qualifier


Editor’s note: All times were rounded down to the nearest whole second.


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