2022 WCCA Cross Country Championships
Kiski Area's Sam Plazio and Eliza Miller Win 2022 WCCA Cross Country Championships
It was a gold medal day for Kiski Area, as the Cavaliers' long distance runners grabbed top finishes in both the boys and girls races at the 2022 Westmoreland County Coaches Association Cross Country Championships on Wednesday, October 12, on the course at the WCCC Youngwood campus.
Kiski Area freshman Sam Plazio won the boys race with a time of 16:42.5, beating Hempfield Area's Antonio Tuttoilmondo by just over 8 seconds. August Lawrence of Greater Latrobe was third, Greensburg Salem's Aaron Tressler fourth, and Hempfield’s Owen DeMatt crossed in fifth.
In the girls race, the Cavaliers' Eliza Miller defended her 2021 title, finishing in 18:19.4, beating Penn Trafford's Amelia Barilla to the line by 15.1 seconds. Third place went to Emerson Skatell of Greater Latrobe, fourth to Annie Czajkowski of Norwin, and fifth to Cydney Blahovec of Hempfield.
In the team competition, Hempfield topped Norwin for the boys 3A title, with Kiski Area claiming the trophy in Class 2A. Norwin edged Hempfield for the girls 3A title, with Derry Area winning the trophy in Class 2A.
Full results for all runners and teams, including results of the Junior Varsity races, can be viewed at this link, courtesy of the timing and scoring experts at Gingerbreadmanrunning.com.
Follow this link to our galleries of hundreds action photos from this event, available for purchase or sharing. We have photos of every runner who participated.
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