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Michael Love | Norwin Star
Hannah Rusinko was one of two Norwin girls to record a top-20 finish at the Gateway Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012.
By Matt Grubba
Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, 8:46 p.m.

Norwin's girls opened their cross country season close to where they hope to finish.

The Knights placed third as a team in the girls standings at the Gateway Invitational, and three Knights — two girls and one boy — placed in the top 20 of their respective races at the first meet of the year on Saturday.

The Norwin girls had 99 points, which placed them behind only Hempfield and Laurel Highlands. The Knights' boys team placed 11th with a total of 211 points, while Baldwin finished first.

In the girls race, Hempfield's Morgan Ansell won in a time of 20 minutes, 37 seconds. Abby Pristas placed in 14th and was the top finisher for Norwin with a time of 22:29, while Hannah Rusinko was 19th in 23:22 for Norwin.

On the boys' side Ethan Martin of Fox Chapel turned in the winning time of 17:20. Norwin's top finisher was Brendan Moretton, who placed 18th in 18:48.

Also competing for Norwin's girls were Julia Rosso, Cam Grudowski and Becca Rohak, who finished 21st, 22nd and 23rd with matching times of 23:31. Lindsey Dawson was 28th in 23:48, and Becca Peters was 46th in 24:43 for the Knights.

For the Norwin boys, Brenden Wagner was 45th in 19:53, Charles Huss was 46th in 19:58, Andrew Bradley was 48th in 20:01, Trey Bueley was 54th in 20:13, Clay Brough was 56th in 20:22, and Logan Dunn was 75th in 21:25.

Matt Grubba is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-388-5830 or

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