Under brilliant fall skies, Delco RRC hosted and directed another successful X-C championship meet for all the high schools in Delaware County. The meet was held Saturday October 5 at Rose Tree Park. Approximately 600 high school boys and girls participated in five races held over the challenging 5K course: Novice boys, JV girls, JV Boys, Varsity girls, and Varsity boys. The varsity race scores were the closest in the 56 year history of the event. The Haverford girls took top team honors by beating runner-up Strath Haven, 57-58.
The Penncrest boys were declared Delco champs over Haverford, after the two teams’ top 5 runners tied at 43-43. The tie was broken by the 6th Penncrest runner, who placed 17th, compared to runner-up Haverford’s 6th runner, who placed 20th.
Meet directors Mike Gormley, John Ashton PA-C, and Byron Mundy would like to thank all the volunteers who worked the meet including Terry Adamson, Jen Powers, Larry Filtz, Andy Keller, Jack Langan, Cheryl Cantlin, Frances Kirk RN, John Greenstine, Mike Walsh, Sue Walsh, Meg Nilan, Mark Draper, Paul O’Donnell, Sally Diver, Dean Dennis MD, Bob Fyfe, Mike McTague, Diane Lista, Glenn Bowman, Bill Schultz, Bill Coren, and three physician assistant students from Drexel University; Katelin Erickson, Crystal Gempko, and Erin Peters.
Photos are available on the Delco RRC Facebook page.