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The District XI Cross Country Championships take center stage at DeSales University

It was a full day of action at DeSales University on Wednesday with the running of all three classifications for the District XI Cross Country Championships.

The 1A class got things going with Scotty Zoscin of Weatherly taking first place on the Boys side with a time of 17:40, 20 seconds faster than Cole Streisel of Mahanoy Area who finished second. Moravian Academy won the team championship with four runners placing in the top ten. The Girls winner once again was Reagan Pender of Northern Lehigh. The senior is a repeat winner and crossed the line in 19:25, Grace Medei of Notre Dame was second with Samantha Masser of Tri-Valley coming in third. The Crusaders won the team title placing four runners in the top ten.

The 2A class belonged to Northwestern-Lehigh, with both the Boys and the Girls taking home the title. As far as individual champions, Thomas Smigo of Palisades, fresh off winning the Colonial League title last week, won the District Championship in a time of 16:28. The freshman was six seconds faster than Anthony Coppolella of Pen Argyl who finished second with Matthew Chaikowsky of Saucon Valley coming int third. The Girls 2A title went to Olivia Haas of Blue Mountain in a time of 18:18, with Cori McCormick of North Schuylkill coming in second and Grace Stegmerten of Tamaqua crossing the the line third.

Onto the 3A Championships which was dominated by LIberty when it came to individual honors. Cole Frank won on the Boys side in 16:20, followed by Marco Cardone of Easton at 16:35 and Alexander Kane of Southern Lehigh at 16:38. The Girls Champion was Emily Jobes of Liberty. The Junior joined teammate Frank as she captured the Gold in 19:17. She was followed by Keerstin Augustin of Emmaus and Isabella Lees, also from the Green Hornets. Emmaus would capture the team title on the Girls side with Nazareth walking away with the team championship on the Boys side.

Next up the PIAA Championships set for Hershey next weekend. See below tweets for recaps of each race. Here is a link to all of the results from the District XI Cross Country Championships:

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