Several members of Mars Area Middle School Cross Country Teams competed in the 2023 Middle School Cross Country MAC Championship, held Oct. 11 at Settler’s Cabin Park.
The girls team took fourth place overall with an average time of 14:27. Eighth-grader Katie Kasper took 10th place with a time of 13:55; seventh-grader Kinley Manges, 13th place (14:08); seventh-grader Ella George, 15th place (14:11); seventh-grader Londyn Denk, 23rd place (14:43); seventh-grader Isabella Mascari, 42nd place (15:19); seventh-grader Monica Grunden, 43rd place (15:22); seventh-grader Nila Van Wyk, 47th place (15:30); seventh-grader Madison Young, 48th place (15:31); seventh-grader Kate Chomicki, 69th place (16:32); seventh-grader Amaya Benninger, 73rd place (16:57); eighth-grader Natalie Hagen, 78th place (17:44); and, seventh-grader Tumaris Yalkun, 82nd place (18:31).
The boys team earned third place overall with an average time of 12:14. Seventh-grader Scott Kelly took 18th place with a time of 11:53; seventh-grader Bryce Mitro, 28th place (12:10); eighth-grader Beckett Szczesniak, 34th place (12:20); seventh-grader Luke Dawson, 35th place (12:20); eighth-grader Jack Melaro, 40th place (12:31); eighth-grader Landon Mitro, 43rd place (12:35); seventh-grader Tanner Hunt, 52nd place (13:00); eighth-grader Ryan Kuremsky, 58th place (13:14); seventh-grader Rocco Bernardini, 60th place (13:17) seventh-grader Cade Christy, 70th place (13:41) eighth-grader Preston Musser, 76th (13:46) seventh-grader Evan Lewis, 80th (13:52)
For more information, visit https://pa.milesplit.com/meets/578597-mac-championships-2023/results.
2022 Junior High Cross Country MAC Championships
Mars Area Middle School Boys and Girls Cross Country Team both earned first place at the 2022 Junior High Cross Country MAC Championships, held Oct. 12 at Settler’s Cabin State Park.
The boys team took first place overall with 103 points and an average time of 12:06. Individually, eighth-grader Sam Argotti took second place with a time of 11:15; eighth-grader Raphael Bencun, fourth place (11:21); eighth-grader Max Argotti, fifth place (11:32); eighth-grader Jacob Maze, 37th place (12:49); eighth-grader Jackson Kotula, 55th place (13:43); eighth-grader Luke Bowser, 58th place (13:56); eighth-grader Aiden Gloystein, 61st place (13:59); and seventh-grader Preston Musser, 70th place (14:30)
The girls team earned first place overall with 52 points and an average time of 3:37. Individually, eighth-grader Hailey Long claimed first place with a time of 11:49; eighth-grader Lucy Balazs, sixth place (13:26); eighth-grader Emma Ladesic, (13th place (14:05); eighth-grader Reese Connelly, 14th place (14:17); eighth-grader Brynn Williams, 18th place (14:28); eighth-grader Hannah Utz, 20th place(14:41); seventh-grader Katie Kasper, 41st place (15:22); eighth-grader Madelyn Peterson, 41st place (15:28); eighth-grader Jenna Smith, 44th place (15:50); and, eighth-grader Julia Lego, 47th place (16:34).
For more information, visit www.runhigh.com/2022RESULTS/R101222AA.html.
2022 North Allegheny Middle School Cross Country Invitational
Three members of Mars Area Middle School Boys and Girls Cross Country Team placed in the North Allegheny Middle School Cross Country Invitational, held Oct. 11 at Marshall Middle School.
On the girls team, eighth-grader Hailey Long took first place with a time of 11:32.24, defeating 209 runners from 20 middle schools and earning the sixth fastest course time.
On the boys team, eighth-grader Sam Argotti took 27th place (11:45.82) and eighth-grader Max Argotti received 30th place (11:53.25). More than 280 runners compete in the boys race.
For more information, visit https://wolfcreektrackclub.com/north-allegheny-middle-school-xc-invitational-2/.