Share This Page

Franklin Regional, Norwin, Penn-Trafford cross country teams race at Schenley

| Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, 8:59 p.m.

Franklin Regional, Norwin and Penn-Trafford all competed Saturday at one of the biggest cross country meets of the season, the Red, White & Blue Invitational at Schenley Park in Pittsburgh.

On the boys side, the Panthers placed 11th, Norwin was 24th, and Penn-Trafford finished 40th as a team, while in the girls' standings, the Knights were 15th, Franklin Regional was 16th, and P-T was 30th. North Allegheny won the boys title, while Morgantown (W.Va.) won the girls title.

The top local individual finisher was Franklin Regional's Kaitlyn Figurelli, who placed 13th with a time of 19 minutes, 18 seconds. Her teammate, Danielle Vensel, was 27th in 19:44, and following her for FR were Katja Kochvar (21:31), Hayley Grajewski (22:09), Amanda Gamwo (22:29), Kristin Segiel (22:46) and Meg Irvine (22:53).

Lindsay Dawson was the top girl for the Knights by finishing 42nd in 20:12, while Abby Pristas was behind her with a time of 20:37, which was good for 59th. Also running for Norwin were Camryn Grudowski (21:31), Rebecca Rohac (21:39), Julia Russo (21:43), Kayla Grudowski (23:14) and Jaclyn Crawford (24:19).

For Penn-Trafford, Sarah Taylor was 37th in 20:00, while Chelsia Poole was 66th in 20:49. Next were Julia Wimer (23:07), Erin Ramsey (24:46), Kelly Matoney (25:21), Nicole Loeliger (25:28) and Delaney Cooper (25:41).

The Panthers also had the top local boys finisher, Luke Schott, who was 14th in 16:12. Two of his teammates, Brett Trottier (76th, 17:21) and Ian Griffith (89th, 17:27) also finished among the top 100.

Also finishing for Franklin Regional were Ben Meyers (17:37), Mo Sajjad (18:07), Tim Mastovich (18:42) and Eric Pierce (19:26).

For Norwin's boys, Brandan Moretton was the lone top-100 finisher with a time of 17:10 to place 61st. Next for the Knights were Brenden Wagner (17:55), Trey Quealy (18:00), Clay Brough (18:13), Charles Huss (18:35), Andrew Bradley (18:55) and Logan Dunn (19:01).

Penn-Trafford's top boy was Jonah Graffius, who placed 73rd in 17:18. Also racing for the Warriors were Daniel Kolonay (18:15), Austin Applequist (19:53), Sean Lane (20:00), Nelson Phillips (21:11), Tyler McBride (21:41) and Matthew Defazio (22:42).

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

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.