Archive for the ‘Girls’ X-Country’ Category

RYAN VANDERSLOOT, 505-5403/@yaiaascores

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The Quarterback Club of York honored a number of York-Adams athletes on Monday night. Pictured, from left, are: QB Club of York president Roy Robbins, Nick Erickson (Spring Grove), Tessa Myers (Dallastown), Emma Leik (York Suburban), Jake Jansen (Dallastown), Thomas Merkle (York Suburban) and Kyle Krout (Hanover).(Photo: RYAN VANDERSLOOT PHOTO)

Most athletes have gone through a few down periods in their sports careers.

While it’s always preferable to taste victory, sometimes personal struggle is necessary in order to grow.

That theme was hit on several times Monday evening at San Carlos Restaurant in York when the Quarterback Club of York held its annual awards banquet.

Emma Leik, a standout cross country runner at York Suburban High School, has had to muster the ability to overcome a serious obstacle — a condition called compartment syndrome. Leik, who helped lead the Trojans to a District 3-AA title in 2014, was tested mentally and physically by the condition that was diagnosed just before her senior season.

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By DICK VanO’LINDA
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York Suburban’s Olivia Gettle has been part of the Trojans’ standout cross country team for four seasons.

York Suburban’s Olivia Gettle has been part of the Trojans’ standout cross country team for four seasons. (YORK DISPATCH FILE PHOTO)

A pack of runners took off from Fayfield Park Wednesday on a dreary afternoon.

The guys and the girls from the York Suburban cross country teams were beginning a 45-minute run, which would end back at the park in East York.

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By DICK VanO’LINDA
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Kennard-Dale’s Maddie Ferner, left, leads Eastern York’s Maddie McLain just past the two-mile mark of the York-Adams League Girls’ Cross

Kennard-Dale’s Maddie Ferner, left, leads Eastern York’s Maddie McLain just past the two-mile mark of the York-Adams League Girls’ Cross Country All-League Run at Gettysburg High School on Tuesday. Ferner won the meet with a time of 19 minutes, 7.01 seconds. (JOHN A. PAVONCELLO — jpavoncello@yorkdispatch.com)

 

GETTYSBURG — The two Maddies ran shoulder to shoulder for the first two miles of the York-Adams League Girls’ Cross Country All-League Run on Tuesday.

Maddie Ferner, a senior from Kennard-Dale, and Maddie McLain, a sophomore from Eastern York, raced stride for stride until Ferner gained some separation in the final mile.

Ferner, a senior, maintained the lead and won the race in a time of 19 minutes, 7.01 seconds, while McLain, a sophomore, finished second in 19:15.43.

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By DICK VanO’LINDA
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EMIGSVILLE — Lydia Fimmano moved away from the pack and helped deliver a championship for the Dallastown girls’ cross country team on Tuesday.

Fimmano and a teammate, Isabella Wise, finished one-two, helping the Wildcats defeat three opponents and earn a share (with Red Lion) of the York-Adams Division I title.

The Red Lion boys’ team, meanwhile, captured the Division I crown outright with three victories.

The Dallastown girls scored victories over Central York (27-30), Red Lion (23-34) and Spring Grove (15-50).

The Red Lion boys, meanwhile, edged Dallastown (28-29) and also defeated Central (23-33) and Spring Grove (20-37).

Dallastown’s Lydia Fimmano finished first in the York-Adams League girls’ cross country meet at Rudy Park on Tuesday in 20:56.
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GIRLS’ CROSS COUNTY

Ferner breaks course record: At Littlestown, Kennard-Dale’s Maddie Ferner broke the course record with a time of 19 minutes, 48 seconds, breaking the old course mark of 20:34 set by Eastern York’s Maddie McLain last season. Dallastown took first in the team standings by defeating Littlestown, K-D, Northeastern and Fairfield. The Rams took second, followed by the Bobcats, Thunderbolts and Green Knights.

West York’s Weaver finishes first:

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Being “very family oriented,” Kennard-Dale senior cross country standout Maddie Ferner didn’t expect to attend a college eight hours away from home.

That was before Ferner visited the University of Toledo in northwest Ohio.

“It just felt right there,” said Ferner, who made a verbal commitment last week to the NCAA Division I school. “At first, I wasn’t sure I wanted to go that far, but the girls on the team there were just like my teammates here, so welcoming, like a family.”

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Maddie Ferner set a new Kennard-Dale course record on Tuesday afternoon in Fawn Grove.

The Rams’ standout finished in a time of 19 minutes, 52 seconds on her home course. She shattered the old course record of 20:28 set by Kady Schrann in 2009.

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Eastern York’s Maddie McLain races at Codorus State Park recently during a York-Adams League cross country meet hosted by Delone Catholic. She set

Eastern York’s Maddie McLain races at Codorus State Park recently during a York-Adams League cross country meet hosted by Delone Catholic. She set the course record, breaking the mark previously held by York Catholic’s Kady Schrann. (JOHN A. PAVONCELLO — jpavoncello@yorkdispatch.com)

There’s a chance you’ve heard this narrative before.

A distance runner from Eastern York is quickly rising to the top of local league.

She’s winning races and setting course records along the way.

Her last name is McLain.

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BOYS’ CROSS COUNTRY

Maldonado leads Rockets: At York Township, Jordan Maldonado’s first-place finish in 17 minutes, 11 seconds led Spring Grove to victories over York Tech, Kennard-Dale and Eastern. The Golden Knights came in second and the Rams took third, followed by Tech.

Dallastown captures three victories:

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York Suburban coach Dan Vanhouwe congratulates Cecilia Lantz, left, Zette Pflaum, and Brooke Ruth after the girls’ team won a cross country meet at

York Suburban coach Dan Vanhouwe congratulates Cecilia Lantz, left, Zette Pflaum, and Brooke Ruth after the girls’ team won a cross country meet at Codorus State Park on Tuesday. (JOHN A. PAVONCELLO — jpavoncello@yorkdispatch.com)

CODORUS – The Eastern York girls’ cross country team may have the most talented top three runners of any squad in the York-Adams League.

With Maddie McLain leading the way, the Knights are a threat to take down any opponent.

Well, any foe that isn’t York Suburban.

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