O'Hara races to Briarwood title

Posted: September 16, 2012

Cardinal O'Hara placed three runners in the top 10 to capture the championship boys' team title on Saturday afternoon at the Briarwood Invitational at Belmont Plateau.

Kevin James was the top Lions finisher, as he navigated the 5,000-meter course in 16 minutes, 4 seconds for fourth place. He was followed a second later by teammate Ernie Pitone and two seconds later by O'Hara's Dan Savage.

Brendan Shearn of North Schuylkill finished in first place with a time of 15:41.40.

In the Division I race, Hatboro-Horsham's Connor Quinn finished in first place with a time of 16:18.30. Alex Brand of Central Bucks East came in second with a 16:31.

Paul VI took the team title with a pair of runners in the top 12.

In the Division II race, Malvern Prep's Billy McDevitt needed a late charge to pull away from his teammate Jaxson Hoey. McDevitt finished in 16:37.80, one second ahead of Hoey.

Penn Charter captured the team title as it finished three runners in the top six. Scot Mason led the way with a fourth-place finish in 17:01.90.

Girls. Kara Steinke used a large margin to cruise to a first-place finish in the championship division. The Methacton junior finished in 18:49.30, nearly a minute faster than Hereford (Md.)'s Meghan Anderson.

Lenape captured the team title, followed by Hereford and third-place Central Bucks East.

In the Division I race, Alyssa Rudawsky of Garnet Valley topped Central's Lucy Van Kleuned by five seconds to capture first place. Rudawsky, a senior, finished in 19:32.60.

Mount St. Joseph captured the team title by finishing a pair of runners in the top five. Meredith Reiche led the Mount with a fourth-place finish in 20:05.30. Her teammate, Hassiyna Taylor, finished in fifth.

In the Division II race, Archbishop Wood secured the team title with 60 points and five runners in the top 17. Erin Young was the top finisher for Wood at 20:50.

Kelly Hayes of Pearl River captured first place.


Contact staff writer Matt Breen at mbreen@phillynews.com or @matt_breen on Twitter.

22nd BRIARWOOD INVITATIONAL

BOYS' RACES

Championship team scoring: Cardinal O'Hara 36, West Chester Henderson 92, Hereford 119, Council Rock North 135, Chaminade 135, Salesianum 176, Great Valley 177, North Penn 186, Xavier 198, La Salle 227.

Championship individual leaders: 1, Brendan Shearn, North Schuylkill, 15:41.40. 2, Tony Russell, West Chester Henderson, 15:41.40. 3, Ross Wilson, Council Rock North, 16:00.60. 4, Kevin James, Cardinal O'Hara, 16:04.00. 5, Ernie Pitone, Cardinal O'Hara, 16:05.90. 6, Dan Savage, Cardinal O'Hara, 16:07.90. 7, Jack Macauley, North Penn, 16:11.20. 8, Francis Ferruzzi, Upper Dublin, 16:17.10. 9, Mac Emery, Council Rock North, 16:17.60. 10, Reiny Barchet, West Chester Henderson, 16:20.90.

Div. I team scoring: Paul VI 117, Downingtown East 176, William Tennent 198, Lenape 199, Pennridge 225.

Div. I individual scoring: 1, Conner Quinn, Hatboro Horsham, 16:18.30. 2, Alec Brand, Central Bucks East, 16:31.00. 3, Ryan Hertzog, South Western, 16:34.30. 4, Adam Bodine, Haverford Township, 16:34.80. 5, Julian Greco, Lenape, 16:44.50.

Div. II team scoring: Penn Charter 38, Malvern Prep 125, Lawrenceville 127, Archbishop Wood 137, West Deptford 144.

Div. II individual scoring: 1, Billy McDevitt, Malvern Prep, 16:37.80. 2, Jaxson Hoey, Malvern Prep, 16:38.80. 3, Jonathan Schmidt, Archbishop Wood, 16:51.40. 4, Scott Mason, Penn Charter, 17:01.90. 5, Etienne Dumas, Penn Charter, 17:10.20.

GIRLS' RACES

Championship team scoring: Lenape 65, Hereford 68, Central Bucks East 69, Downingtown East 77, North Penn 84, Methacton 134.

Championship individual leaders: 1, Kara Steinke, Methacton, 18:49.30. 2, Meghan Anderson, Hereford High School. 19:41.80. 3, Erin Causey, Hereford, 19:49.70. 4, Anja Weiler, Downingtown East, 19:59.10. 5, Natalia Ocasio, Lenape, 20:04.30. 6, Camille Franklin, Lenape, 20:08.10. 7, Marisa Hawley, Central Bucks East, 20:18.00. 8, Elizabeth Huuki, Central Bucks East, 20:21.60. 9, Courtney Kern, North Penn, 20:32.10. 10, Phoebe Clowser, North Penn, 20:35.60.

Division I team scoring: Mount St. Joseph 85, Cardinal O'Hara 89, Great Valley 94, Strath Haven 105, Hempfield 146.

Division I individual scoring: 1, Alyssa Rudawsky, Garnet Valley, 19:32.60. 2, Lucy Van Kleunen, Central 19:37.30. 3, Tess Meehan, Haverford Township, 19:53.20. 4, Meredith Reiche, Mount Saint Joseph, 20:05.30. 5, Haasiyna Taylor, Mount Saint Joseph, 20:07.40.

Division II team scoring: 1, Archbishop Wood, 60. 2, Pearl River, 65. 3, Padua Academy, 97. 4, Villa Joseph Marie, 152. 5, Penn Charter 199.

Division II individual scoring: 1, Kelly Hayes, Pearl River, 18:54.60. 2, Cathryn Skinner, Penn Charter, 19:29.70. 3, Veronica Wheeler, Nazareth Academy, 19:36.70. 4, Meridith Twomey, Villa Joseph Marie, 19:48.70. 5, Emily Paolucci, Padua Academy, 19:53.10.

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